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

Dr. Daniel Walther




Daniel Walther studierte Germanistik und Geschichte an der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg und schloss sein Studium 2012 ab. Anschließend nahm er am Stuttgarter Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung und an der Universität Mannheim ein sozial- und medizingeschichtliches Promotionsstudium auf und erlangte im Sommer 2017 die Doktorwürde. Seit April 2018 arbeitet er in der Abteilung Innovation, Demonstration und Transfer (IDT) und koordiniert seit Januar 2019 sämtliche Aktivitäten des FZI House of Living Labs.

Sein Interesse gilt in der Digitalisierung kleiner und mittlerer Unternehmen im Allgemeinen, der Arbeitswelt 4.0 sowie der Angewandten Künstlichen Intelligenz im Besonderen.


Phone: +49 721 9654-702

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