REAL PROJECT #1 - I2S Ideas to Solution – “Energy, Manufacturing and Raw Materials”

Topic: Energy, Manufacturing and Raw Materials - FK03 | FK10 Lecturer:in: Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Winfried Zanker, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Eursch, Doris Polzin Wednesdays, 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. | from 12 October 2022 | Location tba.

The I2S Real Project is based on the motto "learning by doing": Together with mechanical engineering students, you will develop innovative ideas in teams and, based on these ideas, a business concept, and in doing so, you will experience the first step towards founding a company.

Real Project: Innovation in Health, MedTech and Wellbeing

Topic: Health - FK03 | FK06 Lecturer:in: Prof. Dr. Andreas Schlüter, Prof. Dr. Bettina Maisch, Marina Leonie Moskvina, Dr. med. Christian Bayer Wednesdays, 10:00-13:00 | October 12 - January 11 | SCE Creative Hall (Heßstr. 89) or ZOOM

Growing old is not for cowards," US film actress Mae West once said. But globally, we will have more and more older people. Presumably, more than a quarter of the German population will be over 67 in 2040. With age, everyone's ability to perform daily activities (functional ability) declines to some degree. In addition, older people tend to have more illnesses and infirmities on average than younger people. However, with age, the human organism becomes more susceptible to diseases, which can sometimes become chronic. Typical diseases that primarily affect older people include dementia, incontinence, stroke, Parkinson's disease, and arthritis.

To address age-related challenges, there are multiple new opportunities through modern technologies for prevention, early detection and treatment. The needs on the patient, caregiver and family side are immense, but so is the market. According to Destatis, health care spending in Germany alone amounted to 411 billion euros in 2020, or 4,944 euros per inhabitant. In the Real Project Seminar, students will work in interdisciplinary teams on value-added solutions for real and relevant challenges faced by older people and develop both an innovative business model and a haptic prototype.

REAL PROJECT #3 AI solutions for a healthy, sustainable and inclusive city of the future.

Topic: Urban Mobility, Circular Economy I FK06 Lecturer:in: Prof. Dr. Bettina Maisch, Dr. Ulli Waltinger Thursdays 09:00 - 12:00 | 13.10.22 to 12.01.2023 | SCE Creative Hall

More and more people live in cities. The living, working and mobility of people in the city must be ensured smoothly and this under aspects of economic efficiency, sustainability and social justice. This results in a multitude of challenges for the city of the future. How can urban neighborhoods be designed that include different social classes and age groups, ensure a high quality of life and do not degenerate into social silos or dwellings? How can mobility be ensured that does not pollute the environment, that does not confront people with traffic jams or overcrowded subways, or that does not exclude people with disabilities? In the Real Project Seminar "Healthy, Sustainable and Inclusive City of the Future" we invite you to work in interdisciplinary teams on innovative, sustainable and health-promoting solution concepts for livable cities of the future and to further develop a grown urban district. Prerequisites for the seminar are an interest in entrepreneurship and the development of innovative business ideas.


In cooperation with the DAAD

REAL PROJECT #4 Innovations on the topic of "Future of Mobility

Topic: Urban Mobility - FK03 | FK09 Lecturer:in: Prof. Dr. Herbert Gillig, Prof. Dr. Julia Eiche Thursdays 17:45 - 21:00 | From 06.10.2022 to 19.01.2023 | R 1.084 How and with what will we get around in the future? This is currently one of the most exciting questions, shaped by developments such as urbanization, digitalization and demographic change. In the course, existing offers will be analyzed in interdisciplinary teams. Subsequently, based on the needs of a freely selectable target group, a new product or an innovative service including an implementable business model in the field of Future of Mobility will be developed.

REAL PROJECT #5 Green Tech, Agriculture & Nutrition

Thema: Food - FK06 I FK10 Dozent:innen: Prof. Dr. Bettina Maisch , Prof. Dr. Verena Kaiser Tuesdays, 10:00 - 13:00 | Oct 11th to Jan 10th | Online via ZOOM / English Partner: King's College Nepal | Wroclaw University of Economics and Business

Feeding all people on earth remains a major challenge. In 2050, about 9.7 billion people will live on earth. According to the UN, about 690 million people are already suffering from hunger. How can we ensure effective, low-cost and sustainable forms of food production? In many supermarkets, we in Germany have an abundant supply of food, some of which has already made a lang journey. Whether these are bananas from Tanzania, beef from Argentina or avocados from Colombia. In the context of food production, transport and processing, tons of climate-damaging C02 are produced. How to ensure a sustainable production, processing and delivering of food? How can modern technologies be used to more effectively treat and, if possible, even prevent existing diet-related diseases?

In the block seminar together with King's College Nepal and Wroclaw University of Economics and Business we will work on relevant topics, opportunities and challenges, in the context of Green Tech, Agriculture and Nutrition and develop innovative, value-added and sustainable solutions for Rural Areas in the World.

REAL PROJECT #6 Development of a Business Idea - Topic Digital Transformation

Topic: Digitalization FK03 | FK09 Lecturer:in: Prof. Dr. Herbert Gillig, Prof. Dr. Julia Eiche Thursdays, 2:15 p.m. to approx. 4:45 p.m. | 06.10.22 to 19.01.23 | R 3.097

Digital transformation refers to an ongoing, profound process of change in business and society that has been triggered by the emergence of increasingly powerful digital techniques and technologies.

In the course, business ideas as well as scalable business models are developed around the topic of digital transformation in a self-selected area in a structured process.


Thema: Digitalization | MUC.DAI Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Gudrun Socher | Dr. Audrey Stolze | Dr. Sebastian Planck | Johanna Kobilke 06.10.2022 to 15.12.2022 Class meets via Zoom on Thursdays 10:00 - 13:00 5 additional international Zoom sessions on Mondays 17.10. (16-17h30), 24.10. (16-18h), 14.11. (16-17h), 28.11. (16-17h) and 12.12. (15h30-17h30) Challenge Partner: Impact for Future

Real Project Digitalization is an online seminar that aims to promote students entrepreneurial, digital and intercultural competences.

Students learn how to work in interdisciplinary remote teams, following agile processes, developing digital prototypes and business models.

Students work in interdisciplinary (potentially international) teams on real-life problems that matter. These real-life problems are innovation challenges in the intersection of digitalization, mobility and sustainability trends. The students teams follow an innovation process to tackle the proposed challenges and prototype solutions using digital technologies with market potential for generating societal impact.

The course is a flipped-classroom, which means that the content is available via video lectures and on our dynamic weekly sessions we concentrate on teamwork with coaching.

REAL PROJECT #8 Metaversum und Co.: Experience Economy in der Hospitality-Industrie

Topic: Culture and Creative lndustries | FK14 Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Marion Rauscher | Prof. Dr. Dr. Irmi Eisenbarth | Andres Rueda Tuesdays, 09.00-12.00 | 11.10.22 to 17.01.23 | SCE Creative Hall (Heßstr. 89) Partners: inner.i, ThirdXeye, XR Hub Bavaria, Straight Labs

In this practical project you will develop an innovative and value-adding XR-based solution on the topic of Experience Economy in the hospitality industry in an interdisciplinary team. For this purpose, you will create a convincing business model and a concept with a functional prototype of your solution. You will work largely self-directed and decide yourself which technology you want to use or how deep you want to go into it. We will introduce you to possibilities (3D scans, 360° video recording, Mozilla Hubs, Gathertown, Wikitude) and provide you with the equipment (VR headsets). Previous knowledge is not necessary! However, you should have a certain technical affinity and a desire to try out digital tools.

During the project, you will have the opportunity to try out virtual environments using VR glasses and test your prototypes. In addition to the course instructors, various guest lecturers will support you in your work process by giving impulse lectures or workshops.

REAL PROJECT #9 Robotics & Tourism

Topic: Robotics & Tourism | FK14 | FK06 Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer | Prof. Dr. Sven Sterzenbach | Prof. Dr. Andreas Schlüter Tuesdays, 09.45-13.00 | 11.10.22 to 17.01.23 | SCE Creative Hall (Heßstr. 89)

The topic "Robotic & Tourism" should serve as an impulse topic to discover a suitable field for your group. For example, you can develop solutions in the field of gastronomy by using intelligent systems as well as safe traffic concepts or guided tours by using "robots". We support you in exploring topic areas that fit your team. During the real implementation of a "startup project" you can experience live how an innovation process works in a team and get to know current principles such as Effectuation, Design Thinking, Business Modeling, Lean Startup, System Thinking.

The individual stages are theoretically underpinned by integrating appropriate teaching modules into the process in each case, thus enabling learning that is close to application and implementation. To ensure a strong practical orientation, we involve international experts from profit, non-profit companies and partner universities and, if you wish, you can exchange ideas with an international tandem team working on a similar topic. Three milestones are used to document the progress of the founding teams, to receive feedback and thus to elaborate the business idea in an optimal way.

REAL PROJECT #10 Social Entrepreneurship

Topic: tbd | FK10 | FK11 Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Georg Zollner | Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gehra Tuesdays, 09.45-13.00 | From 13.10.22 | Chapel (Room KO 127), Campus Pasing


REAL PROJECT #11 Sustainable energy management

Topic: Energy | FK13 | FK 13 AW Subject: Creating the energy transition Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Bettina Maisch | Theresa Liegl | Prof. Dr. Simon Schramm | Prof. Dr. Christian Holler Mondays, 08:00 - 10:00 a.m. | 17.10.22 - 16.01.23 | SCE Creative Hall (Heßstr. 89)

Our standard of living depends very much on the availability of cheap energy. But (fossil) energy production is the biggest driver of climate change. Therefore, providing CO2-free energy to all people on earth is one of the biggest challenges for this century. Currently, the average total energy consumption (electricity, heat, mobility, industry, etc.) is about 60 kWh per person per day. However, there are big differences depending on where you live. In the global north, some countries consume up to 300 kWh per person per day, while in the global south, the average consumption in some parts is below 20 kWh per person per day. Furthermore, by 2050, there will be approximately 9.7 billion people on the planet. How can we ensure effective, affordable, and sustainable energy production in all parts of the world? What are the main sources of renewable energy? Do we need to change the way and amount of energy we use? Are technological developments helping or driving energy consumption? To solve this puzzle, solutions are needed in all areas of energy generation, distribution, storage and smart consumption! In this one-semester seminar, we will explore relevant issues, opportunities and challenges in the context of sustainable energy supply and develop innovative, value-added and sustainable solutions for different areas of the world.