The Chair of Industrial Information Technology is engaged in the advancement of digital solutions for the improvement and the enlargement of engineering operations in the entire cycle of virtual product creation. Regarded Topics start from the product idea and the product development up to planning of production and assurance of production start-up. The department is embedded in the Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management. Further on it is connected to the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology in the Business Area of Virtual Product Development.
Selected areas of research are the intuitive and contextual modeling, intuitively operable and functionally tangible virtual prototypes, the functional product developemnt as well as development porcesses and methodologies for product design. The most important element of the teaching concept of our field of expertise is the content of engineer and information technology, which needs to be taught and communicated appropriately. Competencies, experiences and values for the engineering profession are conveyed in a sustainable way.