Digitally sustainable and sustainably digital – Scheer Institute presents sustainable solutions at the Hannover Messe

At this year's Hannover Messe 2024, the August Wilhelm Scheer Institute is placing a clear focus on the future of sustainable digitalization. The Center for Digital GreenTech has been the location of the August Wilhelm Scheer Institute in Lower Saxony since 2021. As an innovation center that focuses on digitalization projects that promote sustainability and ecological change, the center offers an ideal platform for future-oriented solutions.

August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute presents the “digital twin” for automotive plant engineering at the Hannover Messe 2024

The August Wilhelm Scheer Institute will also be represented at the Hannover Messe this year to present groundbreaking developments in the field of digital technologies. Visitors to the trade fair from April 4rd to 23th, 27 will find a project, the “CoLab2024DigiTwin”, at the Saarland joint stand.

CoLab4DigiTwin is a groundbreaking digital platform for cross-company collaborations that aims to make the use of manufacturing and production data trustworthy and collaborative. “ Our project not only offers significant efficiency improvements and cost savings, but also sets new standards in terms of usability and sustainability. With the smart services in the project, we are making a decisive contribution to leading automotive plant engineering into a digital future,” said the managing director and scientific director of the August Wilhelm Scheer Institute, Dr. Dirk Werth.

Mobile working on four wheels - August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute and body manufacturer ROLFHARTGE combine remote office with driving fun - presentation at the Hannover Messe 2024

The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute and the Mercedes-Benz body manufacturer ROLFHARTGE Tuning are working together on innovative and sustainable ways to literally bring modern forms of work onto the road. As part of this year's Hannover Messe, they are presenting a groundbreaking concept for the mobile office of the future, which enables more efficient work on the go using the latest technologies such as VR or AI.

Scheer Network@HMI 2024 – Process integration as an important building block for company success

The Scheer companies are represented at HMI 2024 with a total of 4 stands. The non-profit August-Wilhelm Scheer Research Institute is showing research prototypes at 3 stands.

Research project “FlexChain” concluded: Private households could contribute to the energy transition and benefit financially. 

The research project "FlexChain“ comes to a successful conclusion because the results show a promising future for the stabilization of the low-voltage network in times of energy transition. Under the leadership of the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute and with consortium partners such as Hager Electro GmbH, VIVAVIS AG, OLI Systems GmbH and Stadtwerke Saarlouis GmbH, the project used the possibilities of blockchain technology to activate small flexibility potentials and ensure network stability.

August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute and B·A·D GmbH start a partnership to promote digital solutions in occupational health and safety

The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute is starting a cooperation with B A D Health Care and Security Technology GmbH, combining the best of two worlds: the institute's expertise in the area of ​​digital transformation and the many years of experience of the market leader for occupational safety, occupational medicine and company management Health management in Germany. Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, founder and managing director and Dr. Dirk Werth, managing director and scientific director of the August Wilhelm Scheer Institute, Prof. Dr. Thomas Auhuber, Managing Director of B·A·D GmbH, and Nico Kessel, Head of Strategy and Innovation at B·A·D, signed a framework agreement for cooperation on January 22, 2024 in Saarbrücken, the institute's headquarters.

August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute and Saarland University establish “Scheer School of Digital Sciences at Saarland University”

Saarland University and the non-profit August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute for Digital Products and Processes are jointly founding the “Scheer School of Digital Sciences at Saarland University”. The aim is to build a modern, international educational institution for acquiring highly sought-after digital skills. The aim is to strengthen future-relevant job profiles in Saarland. The regional economy should contribute professional know-how and its own projects in order to bind students to the Saarland economy.

Opportunities & risks of artificial intelligence – expert interview in SR

In an interview with the SR, our expert Tobias Greff talks about the opportunities and risks of artificial intelligence for companies with a view to the use of the technologies and the existing challenges of the shortage of skilled workers. It's worth watching, because in the interview he also goes into how Saarland compares to digital administrations across Germany!

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The first Greentech Innovation Day in the Rammelsberg World Heritage Site in Goslar sets important accents for a sustainable future! 

The first Greentech Innovation Day, organized by the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute – Center for digital Greentech, took place yesterday in the picturesque Rammelsberg World Heritage Site in Goslar. The event brought together leading minds from the regional greentech industry, young aspiring founders and established companies to discuss the pressing challenges of our time and promote innovative solutions for a sustainable future.

German digitization institute launches entrepreneurial talent program at university in America

Philadelphia, September 07.09.2023th, XNUMX – The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute from Saarbrücken makes the leap across the pond and is expanding with a unique entrepreneurial talent program. The “Scheer-Widener Innovation Sprint” started this week at Widener University in Philadelphia.

Prof. Dr. dr hc mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer awarded the Rudolf Diesel Medal

Honor for "Most successful innovation performance" as a pioneer of modern architectures for information systems

On July 13, 2023, the Rudolf Diesel Medal, the oldest and most renowned innovation prize, was awarded to Prof. Dr. August Wilhelm Scheer. He was recognized as a pioneer and entrepreneurial implementer of modern architectures for information systems.

Starting signal for the European Digital Innovation Hub Saarland

With the European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH), another innovation driver is starting its work in Saarland.

The hub provides an extensive service portfolio, especially for companies in the manufacturing industry, medium-sized companies, the IT industry, the trade and service sector and public administration. Specifically, this involves assistance with digitalization projects and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other key technologies.

Demo Day des Unenterprising Saar - The innovative talent program ends the second round.
The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute promotes and challenges the next generation of entrepreneurial talents in Saarland.

This year's demo day of the unique talent program "Entrepreneurship Saar" will take place on June 17.06.2023th, at co:hub 66 in Saarbrücken and will mark the end of the five-week project phase. In addition to Saarland State Secretary Elena Yorgova-Ramanauskas, the event also attracted many company representatives and interested parties to experience the presentation of the projects live.

The recycling revolution? This is how insects could protect our climate!

In a world where the challenges of climate change are becoming ever more pressing, finding sustainable solutions to reduce carbon emissions is of paramount importance. An important aspect here is the concept of recycling and how we can make better use of our waste – two million tons a year. By implementing innovative concepts and using modern technologies, the recycling of waste can make a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions. Ellen Goel from the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute "Center for Digital Greentech" in Lower Saxony is now presenting her vision of a sustainable circular concept as part of her lecture at the GREENTECH FESTIVAL in Berlin: Supported by insects!

Big things come from small things: kick-off of the "CoLab4DigiTwin" funding project

As the name suggests, it revolves around the digitalization of manufacturing processes using the digital twin. Faced with the challenge that a wide variety of systems (i.e. authoring systems) are used today, whose data (2D and 3D data) cannot be exchanged in a wide variety of formats, annotations and change requests must be coordinated via common communication channels and made manually on both sides in the systems. This is time-consuming, error-prone and particularly challenging with continuous synchronization. In addition, there is no joint 3D inspection of the digital space with the help of virtual or augmented reality, which makes joint collaboration even more difficult. Although this challenge is well known, the problem remains unresolved until now. And that is exactly what was addressed in a first innovation project and is now being further developed at federal level.

Competence center for work research for Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland under the name "KOMATRA" founded

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the project "Shaping transformation in the future corridor Saar-Palatinate: Value-oriented work and learning in the circular economy" with 10 million euros (KOMATRA). Upheavals and processes of change in the regional economic structures in Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate pose major challenges for the working world.

Renewed increase in intrapreneurship activities in German companies

For the third time in a row, the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation has published the Intrapreneurship Monitor in cooperation with the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute. Intrapreneurship activities by German companies increased again this year. More than half of German companies carry out intrapreneurship activities at the employee or organizational level. The information and communication technology sector (ICT) is the pioneer here.

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New impetus for Industry 4.0

Scheer companies present themselves with effective solutions for the top topics of platforms, data flows, AI and sustainability at the Hannover Messe Industrie (HMI) 2022

This year's HMI takes into account the digital transformation of business and administration with a focus on "digital ecosystems". Scheer PAS Germany GmbH, IS Predict GmbH and the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute for digital products and processes gGmbH are presenting application-oriented, smart solutions for profitable advances in digitalization in Hanover.

Highest award of the state capital:
professor dr August-Wilhelm Scheer was made an honorary citizen of Saarbrücken for outstanding achievements

Mayor Uwe Conradt presented honorary citizenship of the state capital of Saarbrücken to Professor Dr. August Wilhelm Scheer. It is the highest award that the state capital of Saarbrücken can bestow.

Intelligent energy management with digital process pass

BMWK funded project OekoProOF develops system for the control of electricity and waste heat efficiencies in high-temperature production processes

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) is now funding the project OekoProOf - "Intelligent economic & ecological resource efficiency control using a digital process pass". The project deals with a new approach for industrial companies, in which intelligent energy monitoring and management can be used to allocate resources transparently and efficiently to processes as needed. The aim is to develop an IT system that can be used across industries. The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute, Wegener Härtetechnik GmbH, KRAFTBLOCK GmbH and the Institute for Operational and Technology Management on the Birkenfeld Environmental Campus of Trier University of Applied Sciences will start the project in January 2022 with a duration of three years.

August Wilhelm Scheer Institute starts intrapreneurship program
This is how employees become innovation champions

The new intrapreneurship program of the August Wilhelm Scheer Institute (AWSi) supports companies on their way to more innovative strength. Because companies are increasingly relying on intrapreneurship in order to remain competitive in the long term. This is the most important finding of the "Intrapreneurship Monitor 2021", which the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute publishes together with the Institute for Entrepreneurship at the University of Bayreuth. It is currently the largest study on this topic in the German-speaking world.

Official opening of the Center for Digital GreenTech

  • Center for Digital GreenTech of the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute opened at TU Clausthal
  • Lower Saxony Minister for Science and Culture Björn Thümler, regional and federal politicians as well as representatives from science and business on site
  • Strong partnership with TU Clausthal for the realization of a sustainable circular economy

New "Center for Digital GreenTech" drives digitalization for more sustainability

The new Center for Digital GreenTech of the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute at the Technical University (TU) Clausthal will work immediately on the challenges of a digital circular economy. Climate change, the lack of raw materials and the decline in biodiversity are clear arguments for the need for a circular economy. Digital innovations in particular can significantly promote sustainability. The Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture supports the project with a funding volume of EUR 2 million.

Technology meets fashion - August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute at Berlin Fashion Week 2021

On Friday, September 10, the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute will be taking part in this year's Berlin Fashion Week as part of the "Wear It Innovation Summit" with the "MYOW - Make Your Own Wearables" project. The digital summit is Europe's leading platform for experts from the global wearable tech industry. The BMBF-funded research project MYOW thus has the exclusive opportunity to present the project work to a cross-industry and international audience. The aim of the project is to bring together fashion designers, DYI makers, service providers, tailors and manufacturers to develop personalized wearables on a digital service platform.

Scheer Group with three projects at GAIA-X

GAIA-X is a European project to build a competitive, secure and trustworthy data infrastructure for Europe. Representatives from business, science and administration are involved. Companies of the Scheer Group and the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute are partners with the projects MERLOT, POSSIBLE and GAIA-X Rescue included.

Together towards the power grid of the future

  • BMBF-funded research project "FlexChainpresented at an international conference
  • Project for the increased integration of private households in an intelligent and sustainable stabilization of the local power grid
  • low costs, sustainable documentation and automated system

Crisis management depends on the right business model

How do you survive crises? What does it take to avert them and how effective is digitalization for Germany in the pandemic? This is what the online conference “Business Model Crisis” is all about. Organized and held by the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute and the trade journal IM+io.

New Scheer book: Timing - from the effective use of time

His 80th birthday is within sight, but Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer continues to shape his life as a scientist, entrepreneur, political consultant and (amateur) jazz saxophonist. Dealing with time, timing, often proves to be decisive for success or missed opportunities - and this applies to every role. August-Wilhelm Scheer makes different situations and forms of timing, examples of good, coincidental or wrong timing directly tangible in his new book "Timing - on the effective handling of time" based on his own experiences.

Learning Size One – The E-Learning Days

Learning factor one - this is the motto under which the virtual E-Learning Days will take place on December 8th and 9th. Organized by the non-profit August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute, imc AG and the specialist magazine IM+io, this exciting online event is all about digital teaching and learning. Representatives from research, education and a wide variety of industries such as Microsoft Germany, Deutsche Telekom, the new coding school 42, or the digitalization institute will present their innovative concepts on the subject of digital learning. A lively exchange with the speakers takes place in panel discussions and networking sessions.

100 mark cracked

The non-profit August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute for digital products and processes now has over one hundred employees in its team. The Digitalization Institute was founded in 2014 by scientist and entrepreneur Prof. Dr. August Wilhelm Scheer. In the now six-year success story, not only the number of employees but also the range of topics and expertise of the institute have developed and expanded. In addition to Scheer GmbH and imc AG, it thus strengthens the Scheer Innovation Campus at Saarbrücken University.

From the person with the bite to the entrepreneur of tomorrow

The non-profit digitalization institute from Saarbrücken shows talents with an entrepreneurial spirit new ways in an innovative online start-up program. In a four-week coaching phase, practical tips and support for setting up your own business are offered. The participants can try out their talent on real topics from research and practice and get the right team at their side. The aim is to further develop the talents, to give them as much know-how and the corresponding network as possible and to accompany them in a potential start-up. In addition to well-known speakers, the processed topics are evaluated by an exclusive jury.

Virtual inspection of wastewater systems will save CO2 and maintenance time in the future

The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute and the Saar Waste Management Association are working on a new technological solution for faster and more economical inspections of waste water systems. A digital image of the system and virtual reality are used. As a result, the previously complex maintenance and control can be carried out cost-effectively, quickly and with a reduction in CO2. The pilot project at an EVS plant for the recycling of sewage sludge shows the promising potential of virtual inspections.

August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute promotes individuals with talent and entrepreneurial spirit

Behind every good company there is a determined founder. Many young entrepreneurs who are thinking ahead but are still looking for the right topics or the appropriate network should now be offered assistance. The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute is now offering a start-up program that is designed to identify and promote talent. Because one thing is certain: a successful start-up largely depends on the personality of the founder.

#WirvsVirus hackathon breaks records

On the weekend of 20-22th of March 2020, the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute took part in the world's largest hackathon of all time, which was initiated by the federal government. A total of ten employees from the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute were involved in the development of the "LoCorona" app. This prototype web application is intended to support hospitals and test centers in the anamnesis of corona patients. - From digitalization to intelligent automation of business processes

The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute for digital products and processes gGmbH is part of the initiative, a joint project of the business process experts of the Scheer Group. As part of the Roadshow, visitors can learn more about the integration and application of artificial intelligence (AI) in corporate reality.

DatEnKoSt: August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute brings machine learning to the streets

The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute for digital products and processes gGmbH and Cyface GmbH are developing a road management application for municipalities. It will enable cost-effective and at the same time valid status recording via smartphones and make AI-based status forecasts available.

Revolution in process optimization: KI.RPA researches AI-based automation

Software robots autonomously learn processes and execute them in an optimized manner. The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute is a partner in the KI.RPA project - this is where the triad of artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and process mining come together. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

"DesigNetz" awarded - August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute is consortium partner

The large-scale research project on the German energy transition "DesigNetz" has been honored as a "Place in the Land of Ideas" 2018. In the project, the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute is responsible for the software of a smart energy system for Germany 2035.

The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute is the regional partner of the German government's SME 4.0 competence center

Under the leadership of the Center for Mechatronics and Automation Technology and together with the location agency, the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute supports the digitalization of Saarland companies. In the future, small and medium-sized companies will find contacts for the specific challenges of digital transformation in the SME 4.0 competence center

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