Digitization Center (Digital Hub) Ulm | Alb-Danube | Biberach

Das Digitalisierungszentrum (Digital Hub) Ulm | Alb-Donau | Biberach mit seinen Räumlichkeiten in Riedlingen, Ehingen, Biberach und Ulm ist erste Anlaufstelle, wenn Händler, Industrieunternehmen, Handwerksbetriebe und Dienstleister Fragen zur Digitalisierung haben.

Um dies umzusetzen, stellt das Digitalisierungszentrum Ulm | Alb-Donau | Biberach technische Infrastruktur sowie Know-how zur Erprobung und Entwicklung neuer digitaler Lösungen, Produkte und Geschäftsmodelle für Unternehmen aller Branchen zur Verfügung. Dazu werden unter anderem Räumlichkeiten für Experimentierräume, Informationsräume und Coworking Spaces vorgehalten.

Zusammen mit Serviceleistungen wie Beratungen und Veranstaltungen sowie einer zentralen Lotsen- und Bündelungsfunktion hinsichtlich der heute schon existierenden Angebote verschiedener Akteure, wird gerade den kleineren und mittleren Unternehmen der Region damit der Zugang zu neuen Technologien deutlich erleichtert.

BED Businesspark Ehingen Donau, Talstraße 21, 89584 Ehingen (Donau), 07391 / 7673920
Wegscheiderhaus, Langestraße 19, 88499 Riedlingen, 07371 / 4593820
Haus der Digitalisierung, Weinhof 9, 89073 Ulm, 0731 / 72557520
Hochschule Biberach, Karlstraße 11, 88400 Biberach, 07351 / 8099720

Institute for Digital Transformation

Companies receive support in digital transformation from professors at Neu-Ulm University (HNU) at the Institute for Digital Transformation. As part of the “Prepare small and medium-sized companies for the digital transformation” project, they are developing an e-learning offer. It is part of the project “Knowledge Transfer University and Job” and is funded by the European Social Fund and the State Ministry of Education and Science.

The aim of the project is to enable companies to digitize existing processes, use the freed-up resources and use the rural location as a competitive advantage, open up new digital business areas and determine digitization potential in the company.

The project is part of the project “Knowledge Transfer University and Job” and is funded by the European Social Fund and by the Bavarian Ministry of Science. The coordinating partner is the Virtual University of Bavaria.

Contact Person:
Prof. Manfred Plechaty, Head of the Institute for Digital Transformation at Neu-Ulm University, manfred.plechaty@hs-neu-ulm.de

Ulm4CleverCity - Smart City model city

In July 2019, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Construction and Home Affairs (BMI) announced that Ulm was one of the winners of the first funding series for the “Model Cities Smart Cities” call. The city of Ulm was able to convince with its application through the Digital Agenda office in addition to the cities of Solingen and Wolfsburg in the “Big Cities” category and received 8 million euros in funding. The city itself contributes 4 million euros. In the next two years, a smart city strategy will be developed with the participation of citizens and science. As part of a sustainable urban development process, Ulm is to position itself well as a growing city for the challenges of the future. This strategy is to be tested in practice in the central quarters. Ulm, too, has been pursuing a consistently strategic orientation of its digitalization and smart city activities for many years and has created a breeding ground that creates a positive environment for digital and smart innovations. These include structures (e.g. digital agenda office, conspiracy house, future laboratories, innovation committee and a cross-sectional project management structure), IT infrastructures (e.g. open LoRaWAN or the open data platform under construction), initiatives (e.g. community ulm.api, ulm.digital eV, TTN Group), procedures and methods (e.g. Citizen Science, Open Innovation, mobile on-site dialogues) as well as an innovative project environment (e.g. Zukunftsstadt 2030, Zukunftskommune @ BW – neighborhood-related smart innovations).

A detailed description of the project can be found on the website of the city of Ulm.

Research at Ulm University: Data Science

Every time you visit the Internet, during clinical studies or in the digital factory with networked machines, data is generated. So many that the global data volume doubles every two years! There are real treasures in this flood of data. At the University of Ulm, interdisciplinary research is being carried out into how relevant knowledge can be obtained from the Tera- and Petabyte-sized mountains.

The new research field is called Data Science. The aim is to prepare and evaluate data and to derive recommendations for action. How can a company optimize the storage in individual plants by evaluating its production data in real time? And when should the next maintenance of a machine take place due to the data situation? These examples illustrate applications in the area of ​​Industry 4.0: Production is networked with modern information and communication technology and the planned analysis of data plays a major role.

At the University of Ulm, scientists from all disciplines, in particular from mathematics, computer science, economics and medicine, conduct research in the field of data science. Together they want to develop analysis methods that improve data quality and security, but also the preparation and visualization of the masses of data.

Research at the THU

In addition to high-quality teaching and further training, application-oriented research is one of the core tasks of Ulm University of Applied Sciences. With its research activities, the university wants to make an important contribution to the technical, ecological and thus also social development of the Ulm region and the state of Baden-Württemberg. The university’s researchers use their expertise to promote projects together with partners from business and science.

Tailor-made solutions for companies outside of the university’s application-oriented research and development are offered by various Steinbeis transfer centers under the direction of university professors.

Broadband expansion in the Alb-Donau district

Fast internet – an important location factor

Digital change is one of the central challenges that the Alb-Donau district and all of Germany will face in the coming years. Worldwide networking of work processes, digital information exchange and thus flexible working – our professional world is changing to a great extent due to increasing digitalization. High-performance broadband connections are therefore the basis for commercial businesses, liberal professions, private households, schools and municipal properties. The connection to the fast and congestion-free data highway has become a central location factor and decisive for the attractiveness of a community as a business and residential location.