Funded Projects


02/2021 - 09/2021


Development of an adaptive textile through the integration of shape memory alloy for an autonomously controlled sun protection for public spaces in extreme climate regions. Comfort factors such as temperature,...

06/2020 - 05/2021

SoundAdapt 2.0

The research project SoundAdapt 2.0 builds on the SoundAdapt project and likewise deals with the development of acoustically variable kinetic surfaces. Adaptive wall panels are being developed that can be installed...

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 such...

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

06/2017 - 05/2021

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,...