Funded Projects


12/2017 - 11/2020


Development of a textile sun protection system with shape memory alloys for use in adaptive surfaces in an architectural context. Smart materials are already being used in important industrial sectors...

03/2017 - 02/2020

Sound Adapt

Adaptive surface modules for variable room acoustics The R&D project Sound Adapt deals with the development of a kinetic surface, which can influence the acoustic parameters within buildings in a fast...

10/2016 - 01/2019

smart materials satellites

What are smart materials? What makes a material smart? How can complex scientific topics be translated using methods from art and design? How can technological knowledge be made tangible and visible to a broad...

12/2014 - 5/2016

Smart Tools For Smart Design (ST4SD)

The research project within the framework of the BMBF-funded research cluster smart3 aimed to enable innovative cooperation between designers and scientists in order to encourage and facilitate the development of design concepts and prototypes...

01/2014 – 11/2014

Start Smart

the strategy phase of smart³ where a shared road map for the heterogeneous research consortium was determined. Project partners: Fraunhofer-Institut IWU, Dresden, Fraunhofer-Institut IAP, Potsdam-Golm, Fraunhofer-Institut IKTS, Dresden, Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein,...


06/2019 - 11/2021


Development of an technological platform to integrate sensory and actory functions into an textile, to support the therapy of people with hemiplegia. The transdisciplinary research-project „TheraTex“ deals with the development of an e-textile to integrate sensory and...

06/2017 - 05/2020

Textile Prototyping Lab

The Textile Prototyping Lab (TPL) is a research project of five organisations from the fields of textile, electronics research, design, and economy. It includes the design, installation, and testing of a textile prototyping...


01/2018 - 12/2020

Digital Materials

The practice-based research project Digital Materials examines possibilities to make digital processes directly operative and tangible in physical materials and is located in the interdisciplinary field of Active Matter. Conception,...