Our institute follows an integral approach for product development from the creative idea to virtual development steps till the mature product. We analyze the configuration of the process design, the efficiency and effectiveness of the application of methods and IT tools and the product realization on the basis of mechatronic construction elements. Other fields of research are innovation and product development management.
A close connection of research, teaching and praxis transfer is very important for us: Our aim is to make scientific concepts usable for real appliance. As our chair is embedded in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Saarland University we focus especially on the mechatronic integration of the product development process.