FZI House of Living Labs

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The living and working environment of the 21st century

At the heart of the IT region Karlsruhe, the FZI Research Center for Information Technology created the FZI House of Living Labs, a research environment on two floors and 2000 sq.m., where especially small and medium enterprises are welcome to do interdisciplinary research and development.

Research, Evaluation and Development

There, researchers from FZI and partners can develop and test new applications until they are ready to launch on the market. The FZI House of Living Labs supports their applied research with the latest equipment and information and communication technologies as well as vehicles, devices and building technologies.

Real-life scenarios

An integrated research environment like the FZI House of Living Labs allows to test innovative solution approaches in real-life scenarios, thus supporting participatory research and development of experimental technologies.

Generation of ideas and innovation

This approach not only joins competencies from different disciplines but also creates new scenarios extending technical assistane systems with comfort and security aspects.

Therefore, FZI provides mainly small and medium enterprises with an opportunity to enter markets with innovative solutions to which they have had no access before.

The FZI House of Living Labs not only offers a platform to exchange and form ideas, but also develop, integrate, research and test.

FZI Living Labs

  • FZI Living Lab Automotive
  • FZI Living Lab smartAutomation
  • FZI Living Lab smartEnergy
  • FZI Living Lab smartHome/Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
  • FZI Living Lab mobileIT/mobileBusiness
  • FZI Living Lab smartMobility 
  • FZI Living Lab Service Robotics
  • FZI Living Lab smartSecurity

Furthermore, more than 150 researchers from the fields of informatics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and economics disseminate their know-how and support our project partners methodically, pragmatically and with the latest findings from their field of research.

Together with you, we work on solutions for the living and working environment of the future. Benefit form the FZI House of Living Labs in your next research and development project, meet prospective employees and profit from technological head start.

Your contact

Dr. Stefan Hellfeld

Manager FZI House of Living Labs



After Stefan Hellfeld completed his studies in computer science in Tübingen in January 2007, he was employed at the MagicMaps GmbH. He worked there as a software engineer, developing mobile assistance and navigation systems. Since October 2007, he worked as a research scientist and PhD student at the FZI research center for information technology. During his engagement, he built up successfully and established the research focus "Mobile Business" in the research departement Software Engineering. He was head of the FZI Living Lab mobileIT/satellite navigation and was parallel to his job at FZI CEO of the Forum for Applied Satellite Navigation and Mobile IT Baden-Wuerttemberg.

After his successful graduation, Stefan Hellfeld has taken over the management of the FZI House of Living Labs on the first of January 2013. In his position , he coordinates a team of seven FZI Living Lab-Manager, is responsible for the development of the FZI House of Living Labs , responsible for the generation of innovation in the FZI House of Living Labs as well as the identification of new interdisciplinary research topics. In this regard, he is a member of the Management Board of FZI.


"Hybride Simulation mobiler Geschäftsprozesse"

Stefan Hellfeld

Dissertation, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, KIT Scientific Publishing, 2013


"Hybrid Simulation of mobile business processes"

Stefan Hellfeld

In: Limère, V. Aghezzaf, E. (Hrsg.): Industrial Simulation Conference 2013, in Ghent, S. 28- 33, 2013.


"Identification of mobile sub-processes in business process models"

Esmahan Eryilmaz, Stefan Hellfeld, Andreas Oberweis, Ralf Trunko

In: Miguel Baptista Nunes, Guo Chao (Alex) Peng, Jörg Roth, Hans Weghorn, Pedro Isaías (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Theory and Practice in Modern Computing 2012; 17.-23. July 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal. IADIS Press, S. 19-26.


"Ein Ansatz zur Entwicklung von mobilen Augmented Reality Anwendungen"

Sascha Alpers, Stefan Hellfeld, Andreas Oberweis, Ralf Trunko

In: Andrea Back, Markus Bick, Martin Breuning, Key Pousttchi, Frédéric Thiesse (Hrsg.): MMS 2012. Mobile und ubiquitäre Informationssysteme 7. Konferenz zur "Mobile und Ubiquitäre Informationssysteme"; 01-02. März 2012 in Braunschweig, Germany. Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn, Volume P-202, S.27-41.


“Mobile Informationstechnologie im Unternehmen - Geschäftsprozesse für effiziente Nutzung identifizieren“

Stefan Hellfeld

In: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer (Hrsg.): IM - Die Fachzeitschrift für Information Management & Consulting; Heft 1/2012; S. 30-37, 2012.


“Management kontextgenerierender, mobiler Dienste in Geschäftsprozessen“

Stefan Hellfeld, Marco Mevius, Andreas Oberweis

In: Alexander Zipf, Sandra Lanig, Michael Bauer (Hrsg.): 6. GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch "Ortsbezogene Anwendungen und Dienste" (2009); S. 70–80, 2010.

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Phone: +49 721 9654-946
Fax: +49 721 9654-947
E-Mail: hellfeld@dont-want-spam.fzi.de

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