GWT Innovation centers

Your platform for flexibility, compliance, and successful innovation

GWT Innovation Center: Flexibility, legal compliance and expertise for your success

At the GWT Innovation Center, you experience flexibility and entrepreneurial freedom in an environment based on legal compliance and support. With our deep expertise in providing innovation and transfer services, your projects will benefit from GWT's long experience and efficient processes. This combination allows you to focus on the essentials and maximize innovation. In addition, the Innovation Center helps to increase the visibility of your expertise to industry by bridging the gap between science and business.

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Agricultural systems of the future

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Herlitzius

Development and optimization of agricultural systems technology

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Aquatic Ecology and Molecular Environmental Analysis

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Thomas Ulrich Berendonk

Aquatic ecology, hydroscience

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Biorefinery and Cellulose

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Steffen Fischer & Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Miletzky

noch bestimmen

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Building climatology and building physics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. John Grunewald

Research into the energy-efficient building

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Yordan Kyosev

Textile machinery and assembly of textile products

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Civil Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Marx

Research focuses on the modernization and digitization of existing building structures

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Construction Industry and Construction Operations

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Sundermeier

Engineering planning and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) of construction projects

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Construction machinery

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Will

Research into the automation of construction machinery and construction processes

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Digitization in rail transport

Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Freitag

Development and implementation of digital planning and scheduling solutions

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Electrical machines and drives

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilfried Hofmann

Development of novel machine and control concepts for the energetic use of renewable energies

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Electronic measurement and diagnostic technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Clemens Gühmann

Research on practical problems in mechatronics, especially in automotive and railroad engineering

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Fluid-Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Weber

Hydraulic and pneumatic operators, controls and regulators

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Industrial and organizational psychology

Dr. rer. nat. Sandra Wolf & Dr. rer. nat. Claudia Nebel-Töpfer

Organizational consulting and risk assessment of mental stress

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Integrated Electronic Systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Hofmann

analog and digital electronic circuits

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Lightweight construction and plastics technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Niels Modler & Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maik Gude

Development and optimization of components and systems of high-performance lightweight construction as well as in the associated manufacturing processes up to series production readiness

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Metallic materials

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thorsten Halle

Metallic materials

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Mauder

Research into the interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere

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Molecular biotechnology

Prof. Dr. Yixin Zhang

Biomolecular interaction

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Rail vehicles

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Hecht

Research activities in the field of rail vehicle acoustics, vehicle dynamics, passive safety as well as drives and energy efficiency

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Soft Matter

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Claus-Dieter Ohl

Research in the field of "soft matter" around the topic of vapor bubbles in liquids

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Solid Construction

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Manfred Curbach

The topic of "textile/carbon concrete" is a central component of current research

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Space Systems

Prof. Dr. techn. Martin Tajmar

Aerospace Technologies

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Sustainable molecular chemistry and recycling

Prof. Dr. Jan J. Weigand

Resource-saving concepts in synthesis chemistry and extraction/recovery as well as catalyst development

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Traffic Process Automation

Prof. Dr. Meng Wang

Research in the areas of traffic control systems, traffic control systems and traffic management

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Urban Hydrology

Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Hydrol. Björn Helm

Issues of urban drainage taking into account the interactions between the sewer system, the wastewater treatment plant and the water body

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Virtual product development

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kristin Paetzold-Byhain

Digitization of product creation processes and optimal process design through technical problem solutions

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Welding technology

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jonas Hensel

Technology consulting for joining and welding

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Wood and fiber materials technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Wagenführ

Research in the development as well as processing of novel materials based on lignocellulose as well as on other natural fibers

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Wood and plant chemistry

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Steffen Fischer

Production of innovative biobased products and the replacement of fossil raw materials in the manufacture of conventional functional products with regenerative raw materials

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