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Industrial Information Technology, TU Berlin

Department of Industrial Information Technology
TU Berlin

Sekretariat PTZ 4
Pascalstr. 8-9
10587 Berlin
Phone: +49 030 314-25416

Head of department
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark


Members of research staff: 20
Employees: 3
Student research assistents: 25
Bachelor students: 750
Master students: 190

Strategy / Vision for PLM

Virtual Product Creation is one of the keys to ensure effective product and manufacturing engineering. Digital innovations are essential for the future because they enable engineers to master the increasing complexity of information and to allow intuitive use of process and functional simulation.

Core competencies / main areas of education

  • Semantic data management for PLM, AI, Machinen Learning and Data Analytics
  • Sustainable product development
  • Product creation processes
  • Product modelling and simulation
  • Collaborative engineering
  • Digital and functional mock ups
  • New Interaction technologies, e.g. virtual and augmented reality, multi-touch, mobile interaction
  • Digital factory

Main areas of research

  • Product development methods and processes
  • Product design and functional verification
  • Intuitive interaction with virtual prototypes
  • Information management for product creation
  • Methods of digital production and factory processes


  • Scientific Society for Product Development – WiGeP
  • Design Society
  • CIRP – The International Academy for Production Engineering
  • acatech – German Academy of Science and Engineering
  • ProSTEP iViP Association
  • Research Association Smart Engineering
  • FVP – Research Association Programming Languages for Production Facilities registered association
  • FQS – Research Association Quality
  • GFaI – group for practical informatics
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK)
  • Werner von Siemens Center for Industry and Science (WVSC)
  • University of St. Peterburg
  • University of São Paulo (USP)

Industry projects

  • Strategy consulting for digital transformation
  • IT and information management strategies
  • Smart service development
  • Business model development for (smart) product service systems
  • Process analysis and optimization
  • Analysis of data and knowledge flows in development processes
  • Maturity assessment of collaboration capabilities
  • Strategic consulting for the implementation of Model-Based Systems Engineering approaches (e.g. selection of tools or definition of system boundaries)
  • Systematic description of modeling quality
  • VR/AR application in product development
  • Virtual commissioning
  • Design automation (CA techniques)
  • Establishment of digital twins parallel to development
  • Establishment of tangible prototypes
  • Digital factory and digital twins

Industry partners

Leading industrial enterprise in the fields of:

  • Automotive lndustry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Energy production
  • Medical technology
  • CAx- and PDM/PLM vendors