Research projects

In the following we present our current research projects.

5G Smart Country

In the real-life laboratory "Smart Country", the development and testing of concrete 5G applications for agriculture and forestry is being implemented under real conditions in the two pioneering regions of the Wolfenbüttel and Helmstedt counties in Lower Saxony. This project is being carried out by a research consortium involving several research institutes and agricultural companies. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of its 5G innovation competition.

The sub-project "Smart Forestry" is led by Prof. Dr. Ina Schiering, member of DIGIT, Faculty of Computer Science at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences. Also involved in the project is our member Prof. Dr. Andreas Ligocki from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Ostfalia University.

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Digital Innovation Hub - Reallabor Digitized Circular Economy

The open infrastructure platform of the Reallab "Digitization Circular Economy" is one of 18 Digital.Hubs Lower Saxony. In our Digitized Circular Economy reallab, we want to develop and test concepts for the transformation of existing economic and production concepts towards the Circular Economy.

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In December 2021, the starting signal was given for all 54 projects funded by a federal-state initiative in the field of AI - including a joint project with the participation of Clausthal University of Technology and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences.

A total of 40 individual and 14 collaborative projects have been launched at 81 universities nationwide that are being funded by the federal-state initiative "Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education." The projects were selected in a science-led competitive process. Clausthal University of Technology is cooperating with Braunschweig University of Technology (lead) and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in the "KI4All" project. It is a participatory approach for the interdisciplinary teaching of data-centric methodological and application competencies in universities.

More about the start of the project can be found in the press release of TU Clausthal from December 10, 2021...


The project HitchHikeBox is about the development of an intermodal tramp logistics system based on an AI-based route planning of self-organizing delivery boxes.

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In the project LifeCycling² reconfigurable design concepts and services for the resource-efficient (continued) use of e-cargobikes are being developed. In our subproject, we are researching modular, adaptable software solutions for the use of software components in first and second use, including function updates.

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In the EffizientNutzen project, sustainable digitization strategies to reduce information deficits are to be used to find solutions to increase theservice life and useful life of electrical and electronic products and thus contribute to reducing electrical waste.

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The aim of the projekt Recycling 4.0 is to improve the recycling process through a targeted and controlled exchange of information. The ERDF innovation alliance "Recycling 4.0" deals with possible applications of digitalization in recycling in order to meet the challenges posed by increasingly complex products and a lack of information. The focus is on the extraction, dissemination and use of information through Industry 4.0 along the entire value chain.

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