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Forschungspraktikum (FP): Enterprise of Things

In Summer Semester 2016 we are offering a Forschungspraktikum. Brief information is given below.


Preliminary meeting date/kick-off meeting: 12th April 2016 12:00-13:00., SS 2016, A119

Project agreement due date: Week 4 SS 2016

If you would like to participate in the FP please email Ms Clara Greeven ( to register your interest. Please include in your email i) your course name and ii) a brief paragraph explaining your interest in this topic.

FP: Overview

This practicum is a part of a research project of CEIR called “Mittelstand 4.0 - Digitales Handwerk”.  The aim of the project is to investigate the Internet of Things (IoT) from both a technical and a business point of view and to examine its impact and relevance for SMEs.

The aims of the practicum are as follows:

1. to conduct in-depth literature research into the topic of IoT, specifically, to investigate:

  • current trends in IoT technologies, development platforms and devices
  • emerging business models and ecosystems for IoT
  • challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0 for SMEs

2. to identify and prepare use cases to illustrate IoT applications in different industry sectors (with a specific focus on SMEs and the supporting of mobile work

3. to prepare learning materials and an information resource (using Wordpress) to organize and present the research findings.