Innovation through Cooperation

In the middle of the IT region Karlsruhe, the FZI established an innovative research environment on two storeys with over 2.000 sq m, for small and medium-sized companies in particular, which is available across industries and fields of application for research and development: the FZI House of Living Labs.

Research, evaluation and development

In the FZI House of Living Labs, new informatics applications are developed, tested and made ready for the market by researchers of the FZI together with partners from economy, science and society. The FZI House of Living Labs supports their application-oriented research, evaluation and development with the latest technical equipment, such as mobile and stationary information and communication technologies as well as vehicles, various devices and building technologies.

Real-life scenarios

This integrated research environment allows to test new and innovative solution approaches in the environment, in which they will be later implemented. In so-called "real-life" scenarios, experimental technologies can be participatively researched and developed in the FZI House of Living Labs.

Generation of ideas and innovation

The FZI House of Living Labs also joins competencies from different disciplines through the spatial proximity. Thus, innovations on interfaces can be identified and new scenarios can be created, in which for example technical assistance systems can be extended by comfort as well as safety and security aspects.

Therefore, the FZI provides small and medium-sized companies in particular, with this open research environment, the 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 for exchanging and generating new ideas, but also for developing, integrating, researching and testing.

The FZI Living Labs

Furthermore, approximately 200 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 interdisciplinarily work on solutions for the living and working environment of the future! Benefit from the FZI House of Living Labs for your research and development, meet prospective employees in projects and profit from technological head lead.

Your contact person

Tanja Zylowski (M.A., M.Sc.)

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin



Tanja Zylowski geb. Wessel hat 2012 Ihren Magister in Politikwissenschaft und Romanistik an der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg gemacht und war im Anschluss in der Hochschulverwaltung tätig. 2018 hat sie zudem den berufsbegleitenden Masterstudiengang Innovations- und Wissenschaftsmanagement an der Universität Ulm mit einem Master of Science abgeschlossen.

Sie unterstützt seit Juni 2014 den Bereich Innovation, Strategie und Transfer (vor Oktober 2017 Interdisciplinary Research Projects) und das FZI House of Living Labs. Seit Januar 2017 koordiniert sie sämtliche Aktivitäten des FZI House of Living Labs.

Schwerpunkte ihrer Forschungsarbeit sind kooperative Geschäftsprozesse und Fragestellungen im Bereich Innovationsmanagement.


Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Stuttgart

Open HoLL



Hellfeld, Stefan / Oberweis, Andreas / Wessel, Tanja: Plattform zur prozessgetriebenen Entwicklung von anwenderinduzierten Innovationen in domänenübergreifenden Anwendungsszenarien, HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik, Band 52, Heft 3, 2015, Seite 337-346


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