Open HoLL

Innovation through Cooperation

The project Open HoLL follows a unique method: It combines the concepts of open innovation, thus the innovation-supporting transfer of knowledge between companies, with the real and virtual research environment of the FZI House of Living Labs (HoLL).

The aim is to link relevant actors as early as possible and to include them into the development of solutions for the digital future.

Open HoLL relies on three interengaging core modules:

1. Dissemination: Virtual HoLL

Small and medium-sized companies that want to inform themselves about the current state of research or are looking for a research partner, can visit the HoLL either on site in Karlsruhe or easily access the Virtual HoLL via web viewer: in order to participate on a virtual tour though the individual Living Labs, interact with the demonstrators and thus to experience the current state of applied research in a playful and vivid way.


2. Networking: HoLL Open Innovation Community

As an online forum, the HoLL Open Innovation Community is available to interested parties for the exchange of ideas and impulses as well as for the exploration of cooperation opportunities both with other companies and with research institutes.The online forum provides research institutions the opportunity to both attract industrial partners as well as to obtain feedback from practice.


3. Event: OpenInnovation@HoLL

The event OpenInnovation@HoLL brings research and industry together in a physical form: on four event days on the topics of energy and IT security in October and November 2019 as well as on a special exhibition in autumn 2019. Detailed information on the event can be found here.


Contact person

M. Sc. Jana Deckers (geb. Dücker)




Jana Deckers studierte am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen von 2009 bis 2015. Anschließend an ihr Studium fing Frau Deckers als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Informationsmanagement im Ingenieurwesen (IMI) am KIT an und führt ihre Forschungsarbeit seit 2016 am FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik in der Abteilung Process- and Data Management in Engineering fort. Seit Anfang 2017 leitet sie diese Abteilung.

Ihr Forschungsinteresse gilt der Anwendung und Prozessintegration von Virtuellen Zwillingen im Produktlebenszyklus für eine durchgängige Kollaboration in der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette




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Phone: +49 721 9654-534

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The project Open HoLL is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing.