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FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen

Enterprise Integration Center

Linking research and industry

Picture: ante4c
Picture: ante4c

The Enterprise Integration Center (EICe) is the core part of the smart logistics cluster, one of 19 research clusters to be built on an area of 800,000 m² on the new Aachen Campus. The first part of the logistics cluster’s building complexes, involving 14,000 m² and an investment sum of around 21 million euros, is to be completed by October 2012 and will be situated at the future campus boulevard.

With a focus on a completely new form of cooperation between research and industry, the EICe will demonstrate the complexities of logistics in real production and IT environments.

The EICe consists of three innovation laboratories and a real production that will produce marketable products. Therefore, the EICe’s production environment is a direct application and test environment in a real value chain. The innovation labs, for instance, allow to map the production process. Thus, the impact of changes in the production process can be directly reconstructed and visualised in the innovation labs.

In this unique demonstration environment, logistical effects become more tangible in a realistic and integrated production and IT environment:

  • Creating the Future of Enterprise Resource Planning in the ERP InnovationLab
    Which systems, technologies and standards are necessary to allow for an optimal exchange of information in logistics networks?
  • Enabling High Resolution Transparency in the Smart Systems InnovationLab
    Which technologies and standards can be used to track logistical processes in IT systems in real-time?
  • Inventing the Future of Services in the Service Science InnovationLab
    How can innovations for and with services be successfully realised, using the most modern procedures and techniques? 

Video: Logistik-Demonstrator [only available in german language]

The partner of our innovation labs:

AIM-D e. V.
aixTeMa GmbH
ALPHA Business Solutions AG
Asseco Solutions AG
BCT Deutschland GmbH
Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand e.V.
Carpus+Partner AG
CheckMobile GmbH
Couplink Group AG
d.velop AG
Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e.V.
Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) e. V.
DFA Demonstrationsfabrik Aachen GmbH
Dr. Sander & Partner Managementberatung – Advanced Planning Solutions. Dr. Sander GmbH
Ebcot GmbH
EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG
ERPtablet (eine Marke der Promidata GmbH)
formitas Gesellschaft für IuK-Technologie mbH
Forum Vision Instandhaltung e. V.
gepe Gebäudedienste PETERHOFF GmbH
Gerry Weber International AG
GreenGate AG
GS1 Germany GmbH
Hammer GmbH & Co. KG
Human Computer Interaction Center (HCIC) der RWTH Aachen
i2solutions GmbH
ICM - Institut Chemnitzer Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
itelligence AG
KEX Knowledge Exchange AG
KVD Kundendienst-Verband Deutschland e. V.
Lebenshilfe Aachen Werkstätten & Service GmbH
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH
Mathes GmbH & Co. KG
MUL Systems GmbH
myOpenFactory eG
Pelzer Fördertechnik GmbH
PSI Aktiengesellschaft für Produkte und Systeme der Informationstechnologie
PSIPENTA Software Systems GmbH
PTC - Parametric Technology GmbH
Schuh & Co. GmbH
Service Science Factory
Siemens AG
Telekom Deutschland GmbH
TOP Mehrwert-Logistik GmbH & Co. KG
topsystem Systemhaus GmbH
Trovarit AG
Ubisense AG
VENTANA systems UK
Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA) e. V.
Vitra AG
WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie GmbH
Werkzeugmaschinenlabor der RWTH Aachen (WZL)
ZITEC Industrietechnik GmbH

Contact Person

Bigge, Ralf Vinzenz
Telephone: +49 241 47705-600

Further Contact Persons

Dr. Gudergan, Gerhard
Telephone: +49 241 47705-104

Dr. Schmidt, Carsten
Telephone: +49 241 47705-403

Prof. Dr. Stich, Volker
Telephone: +49 241 47705-100

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