Here you can find an overview of completed projects.

Qualifications are to be developed together with Iranian partners from companies, associations and training institutions. The aim is to improve the training and further education of workers in refrigeration and air-conditioning technology by linking the current state of the art in science and technology with didactic know-how in the field of refrigeration and air-conditioning technology from Germany and Iran. The qualifications are to be developed and didactically prepared in this project for the Iranian market with Iranian partners. A close connection of theory and practice is aimed at.

The cultural differences and the special features of the different educational systems will be taken into account. The craft and vocational training in Iran will be supported and strengthened. The certification of the modules according to international standards is a declared goal within the project.

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Companies depend on well-trained specialists who are familiar with international standards in production processes. TecSol is a three-year project funded by the BMBF to address this need. The project intends, in cooperation with German & Brazilian partners, to offer international certificates for various training levels in the field of welding in Brazil. The certifications are based on guidelines of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) and the German Association for Welding and Allied Processes. (DVS).

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The aim of the research project CoWin is the investigation and model testing of a VR-supported coworking concept for commuters in the context of a field experiment or real laboratory. The research concept is based on the testing of various models based on scientific results for the further development of virtual work within the framework of the coworking model, which is to be systematically designed, validated and implemented together with companies and commuters in the project.

The model-like testing will take place in the Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen and in the Designhaus Marl. Appropriately equipped suitable premises will be rented and equipped with the necessary VR technology by the project.

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The project SELMA – Selectivity and diversity in working cultures – is a transdisciplinary research project for job integration strategies oriented on refugees potential.

The objective of project SELMA is the analysis of the integration to formations and into the labour market of people with fleeing backgrounds, in the fields of geriatric care, IT industry and construction industry. Based on this analysis, the project will develop jointly with partners the action strategies and recommendations for a potential- and resource-oriented design of work cultures in companies.

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Youth Impact

Youth Impact is an international project focused on capacity development of organisations dedicated to support youth employment and entrepreneurship in the field of impact evaluation.

The project aims to create strategic tools and methods, deliver training and build transnational network of experts in the field of impact evaluation. The participation is free of charge thanks to support from EEA and Norway Grants.

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The AGEKO project is developing an integrated training concept for self-determined, innovative and preventive work design competence in nursing. The aim is to provide employees in nursing care for the elderly – management and nursing staff – with a tool box containing analogue and digital instruments. This helps to master the challenges of the future in the company and offers each individual the opportunity to develop his or her work skills in a potential-oriented manner.

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HYBRICO is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE.NRW) in the lead market competition Health.NRW. The aim of the project is the development and testing of an innovative further education offer to support self-learning and self-management of informal carers.

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In order to change mobility behaviour in urban areas in the sense of sustainable development, the motivation of organisations and individuals, but also innovative services, is required. This R&D project starts right here. For us, the aspects of user motivation and the development of possible service scenarios should already play an important role in the preparation phase.

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The coworking model as a new form of work in the digital economy offers numerous social opportunities, but also risks. The current coworking models are aimed primarily at the target group of self-employed and creative workers. The project investigates the potentials and risks of coworking models for the previously unstudied occupational groups of commuters, discontinuous employees and persons with family responsibilities.

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Customer Innovation Laboratory Electromobility (KIE-Lab)


Development of electromobile bridge services

Clarify benefits by involving the customer

A mature technological innovation alone does not automatically lead to the success of electric mobility. Customers must be closely integrated into the regional electromobility service chain at an early stage. They must be given the opportunity to be involved in processes, to define and design services. The benefit for the customer becomes an important link between the supplier and the market. The comprehensive involvement of customers and potential users helps to specify the requirements for electromobility and to illustrate the benefits of electromobility.

Establishment of a customer laboratory

The joint project will set up an electromobility customer laboratory (KIE-Lab) for this purpose. In it, customers and suppliers will develop services together, create new paths for electromobility and prepare them for implementation. The services generated in this way will build a bridge for customers towards greater acceptance of electromobility as a whole (“bridge services”). These bridge services can consist, for example, of bringing the e-car to the user (availability) or making personal settings and equipping the vehicle with individual accessories (individualisation). It is important to provide services that offer electricity for electric mobility from renewable sources.

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