Funded Projects


11/2022 - 04/2025

Projekt Pi

Development of a sports belt based on modulated medium frequencies for mobile applications, for postnatal muscle development of the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles.

Technologietransfer-Programm Leichtbau



The interdisciplinary research project LignoLight develops materials and products based on lignin, a by-product of the global paper and cellulose industry. In contrast to the current thermal utilisation of the by-product, LignoLight utilises lignin in the...


02/2021 - 09/2021


Development of an adaptive textile through the integration of shape memory alloy for an autonomously controlled sun protection for public spaces in extreme climate regions. Comfort factors such as...

06/2020 - 05/2021

SoundAdapt 2.0

The research project SoundAdapt 2.0 builds on the SoundAdapt project and likewise deals with the development of acoustically variable kinetic surfaces. Adaptive wall panels are being developed that can be installed...

12/2017 - 11/2020


The research project Adaptex investigates the potential of using the shape-changing material Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) in an adaptive sun shading textile for architecture. By incorporating SMA as an actuator into a textile...

03/2017 - 02/2020

Sound Adapt

Adaptive surface modules for variable room acoustics The R&D project Sound Adapt deals with the development of a kinetic surface, which can influence the acoustic parameters within buildings in a fast...

10/2016 - 01/2019

smart materials satellites

What are smart materials? What makes a material smart? How can complex scientific topics be translated using methods from art and design? How can technological knowledge be made tangible and visible to a broad...

12/2014 - 5/2016

Smart Tools For Smart Design (ST4SD)

The research project within the framework of the BMBF-funded research cluster smart3 aimed to enable innovative cooperation between designers and scientists in order to encourage and facilitate the development of design concepts and prototypes...

01/2014 – 11/2014

Start Smart

the strategy phase of smart³ where a shared road map for the heterogeneous research consortium was determined. Project partners: Fraunhofer-Institut IWU, Dresden, Fraunhofer-Institut IAP, Potsdam-Golm, Fraunhofer-Institut IKTS, Dresden, Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein,...


06/2019 - 12/2022


Development of a technological platform to integrate sensory and actory functions into a textile, to support the therapy of people with hemiplegia. The transdisciplinary research-project „TheraTex“ deals with the development of an e-textile platform. By integrating sensory...

06/2017 - 05/2021

Textile Prototyping Lab

The Textile Prototyping Lab (TPL) is a research project of five organisations from the fields of textile, electronics research, design, and economy. It includes the design, installation, and testing of a textile prototyping...


01/2018 - 12/2020

Digital Materials

The practice-based research project Digital Materials examines possibilities to make digital processes directly operative and tangible in physical materials and is located in the interdisciplinary field of Active Matter. Conception,...