We are focusing on design-oriented research, that is to say research related to the development of new concepts, models, methods and solutions that help guiding companies through the required IIoT transition. This is to be seen in the context of strategy and business models for the IIoT, the organizational perspective, as well as required capabilities for the IIoT. We are differentiating between approaches, which are applicable for large enterprises vs. small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Our research targets individuals and organizations that provide resources for the research and in return expects favorable results for themselves. According to design-oriented information systems research, the research process is iterative and comprise the phases Analysis, Design, Evaluation and Diffusion.
The research is conducted especially in testbed environments.
We are using a jointly designed Framework of Reference to help structuring our research objects and objectives. This framework is matching different verticals, use cases and IT / OT patterns found in the Industrial Internet.
- Interdisciplinarity: IIoT as our guiding and connecting topic + IIC organizational connection + specific research topic that can be combined to form comprehensive models, solutions, methods and concepts.
- IIC practical know-how & expertise are practical results as ideal research basis and scientific perspective.
- Scientific perspective on IIC methods and cases are Ideal partner for IIC to bring result on a broad platform.