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SmartPro – Key to Smart Products!

SmartPro Management

SmartPro-Management Forschung an der Hochschule Aalen
SmartPro-Management Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst

The SmartPro management team supports the SmartPro network in a wide range of measures to achieve the strategic goals – both organizationally and operationally.

The SmartPro management team supports the SmartPro network in a wide range of measures to achieve the strategic goals – both organizationally and operationally. At the same time, the management team is responsible for important conceptual areas. This includes the development of new tools for evaluating and assuring research quality and transfer as well as for improving the dissemination of project results. Central tasks are also the integration of recruits and new partners as well as the organization of innovative event formats to strategically expand the network and further strengthen networking. Communication and marketing are also becoming increasingly important as well as sustainable anchoring of the partnership at the university and in the region.

These activities are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the management projects of the development (2017-2020) and intensification (2021-2024) phases. Due to its outstanding importance for the further development of applied research in the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Ministry of Science (MWK) is also supporting the SmartPro intensification phase with personnel funds.

SmartPro-Management (Smart-PROM)

SmartPro Management Project: Intensification Phase and Long-Term Stability (Smart-PROM)

In the initiation phase, the SmartPro network was successfully established in the core region of Ostwürttemberg. In the intensification phase (2021-2024), the aim is to react agilely to new challenges from business, science, and society, to strengthen the network between research and industry partners, and to ensure that research results are applied to products developed in the industry.

In addition to general management tasks, Smart-PROM contributes significantly to the achievement of objectives in the SmartPro fields of action: research and development, networking and transfer, marketing, communication, and dissemination as well as long-term perspective. Smart-PROM acts as an impulse generator, catalyst, bridge builder, and pilot. It has an equal impact on the university, the partnership network, and the region. The management team is closely integrated into the transfer network with regional and national partners and plays an active role in shaping the network.

Smart-PROM

// Project duration: 01.01.2021 to 31.12.2024

 

Project management

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Goll
Materials Research Insitute Aalen (IMFAA)
Tel.: +49 (0) 7361 576-1601
dagmar.goll@hs-aalen.de

 

Project partners

SmartProM

// Project duration: 01.01.2017 bis 31.12.2020

 

Project management

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Goll
Materials Research Institute Aalen (IMFAA)
Tel.: +49 (0) 7361 576-1601
dagmar.goll@hs-aalen.de

 

Project partners

SmartPro-Management (SmartProM)

SmartPro Management Project: Initiation Phase (SmartProM)

SmartPro focuses on researching and developing innovative materials and new processes to create future-oriented, energy-efficient products. To implement this, strengthen the network between partners, and respond agilely to new challenges from business, science, and society, efficient management structures and processes are required. These were established and continuously developed as part of the SmartProM 2017-2020 management project.

As the central point of contact and interface for all SmartPro partners both internal and external to the university, SmartPro management has created interfaces between existing and newly developed organizational structures and procedures. In addition to quality management and supporting the steering committee, SmartPro management supports research and innovation as well as transfer of research into industry. An additional focus was put on networking and communication.

Steering Committee

The steering committee supports the strategic orientation and further development of the SmartPro network. Members of the steering committe usually meet to discuss new project ideas and current developments every six months. To incorporate diverse perspectives, representatives from companies, trade and industry organizations, and research are involved.

SmartPro-Management Steuerkreis

The members of the steering committee in May 2019 in front of the expedition-d-Truck at Aalen University, together with SmartPro management Dr. Kristina Lakomek (far left).

Steering Committee Members

  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Börret, Speaker of the core research area „Photonics“ at Aalen University
  • Prof. Dr. Dagmar Goll, Speaker of SmartPro
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Knoblauch, Deputy Speaker of SmartPro, Speaker of the core research area „Advanced Materials and Manufacturing“ at Aalen University
  • Dr. Kristina Lakomek, SmartPro Management
  • Dr. Andreas Ehrhardt, Director of Aalen Innovation Center INNO-Z
  • Andrea Hahn, Business Development in the Ostalb District
  • Prof. Dr. Marc Kamlah, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Thilo Renschler, CEO IHK Ostwürttemberg
  • Dr. Dirk Sellmer, Vice President of Research and Development MAPAL Dr. Kress KG

Contact

Please contact us if you have any questions about SmartPro!

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Goll

Prof. Dr.
Dagmar
Goll

SmartPro
Speaker

 

+49 7361 576-1601
dagmar.goll@hs-aalen.de

// Ongoing projects:
Smart-MAG, Smart-Cycle

Prof. Dr. Volker Knoblauch

Prof. Dr.
Volker
Knoblauch

SmartPro
Deputy Speaker

 

 

+49 7361 576-1602
volker.knoblauch@hs-aalen.de

// Ongoing projects:
Smart-BAT, Smart-LIGHT, Smart-Cycle

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Goll

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Goll

SmartPro
Speaker

 

+49 7361 576-1601
dagmar.goll@hs-aalen.de

// Ongoing projects:
Smart-MAG

Prof. Dr. Volker Knoblauch

Prof. Dr. Volker Knoblauch

SmartPro
Deputy Speaker

 

 

+49 7361 576-1084
volker.knoblauch@hs-aalen.de

// Ongoing projects:
Smart-BAT, Smart-LIGHT

Dr. Kristina Lakomek

Dr.
Kristina
Lakomek

SmartPro
Management

 

+49 7361 576-1031
kristina.lakomek­@hs-aalen.de

// Management project
Smart-PROM

Dr. Anna Frank

Taylor
Rystrom

SmartPro
Science Communication

 

 

+49 7361 576-1084
taylor.rystrom@hs-aalen.de

// Management project
Smart-PROM

Dr. Kristina Lakomek

Dr. Kristina Lakomek

SmartPro
Management

 

+49 7361 576-1031
kristina.lakomek­@hs-aalen.de

// Management project:
Smart-PROM

Hochschule Aalen – Technik und Wirtschaft

SmartPro
– Key to Smart Products!

Beethovenstraße 1
D-73430 Aalen / Germany

+49 7361 576-1022
smartpro@hs-aalen.de

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SmartPro // FH-Impuls:
Strong universities of applied sciences - impulses for the region

With SmartPro, Aalen University of Applied Sciences has positioned itself in the top group of universities of applied sciences nationwide. SmartPro is one of ten partnerships funded through the “FH-Impuls” program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with around 10 million euros from 2017 until 2025. Core objectives are the sustainable expansion of the regional transfer and cooperation network as well as strengthening the research profile and innovative power. SmartPro contributes to the advancement of climate protection and digitalization, two key social challenges.