Living Environment & Health

Microelectronic systems assist us in many different areas of daily life. New technologies make possible intelligent living and working environments that are especially efficient and resource-friendly. Systems for collecting and processing information and for process control are of particular importance.

Electronic assistance is also particularly suited for the elderly and handicapped. In addition, countless innovations that would not have been possible without new kinds of hardware and software are finding their way into medical technology, in particular.

Reference Projects

The project pursues the development of an early-detection and prediction system for the medical sector. The aim is to identify supply bottlenecks early and take countermeasures in good time. This should ensure the supply of necessary items and, overall, make supply chains resilient.


Simulations can increase the energy efficiency of buildings, especially if they are used in early planning phases. However, this is generally associated with a sizable commitment of time and money, so this project seeks to consolidate standardization approaches.


Fraunhofer IIS/EAS pursued within the project an especially small and energy-efficient microchip layout for cost efficient and high-performance cameras.


A major challenge in managing decentralized energy systems in buildings is reconciling the different energy sources as well as the energy conversion and storage methods in use. ARCHE simplifies the planning and deployment of self-optimizing control architectures for such systems.


This project aims at the development of a BIM-based digital platform for the management of buildings and information about their lifecycle.

The project is focused on developing a learning software platform that evaluates operating data and optimizes the control of technical building equipment on this basis.


The European project eeEmbedded aimed at providing architects, engineers and asset managers with the possibility to create reliable energy analyses and predictions for buildings in future - both in the planning phases as well as during operation.



ESiMED seeked to simplify access to technologies like system-in-package (SiP) for companies from the medical technology sector.


The seamless interplay of cloud, communication and IoT components will be decisive for many applications in the near future. The Flex4Apps project therefore aims to considerably improve the reliability, availability and stability of such systems.


The goal of the EnLight partners was to reduce the power consumption of modern LEDs by 40 percent. For this goal, they have developed unconventional innovations.