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Advanced UV for Life

Advanced UV for Life

  • Project description:

Solutions for social and economic challenges through decisive scientific and technical contribution are crucial for a sustainable future. In this context, the main objective of the consortium “Advanced UV for Life”, funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), is to develop and market worldwide competitive UV-LED based components, systems and methods in the area of medicine, water treatment, industrial engineering, environment, Life Sciences and further industrial fields. Research and development of novel semiconductor-UV-units with customized features and applications will contribute to the achievements of objectives. The implementation will be carried out through a closed value added chain of material over manufacturing and system integration up to the final application in Germany.

The consortium “Advanced UV for Life”, under the direction of the Ferdinand-Braun-Institute, has emerged from an interdisciplinary combination of 8 research institutions and 14 industrial firms from the BMBF’s funding competition “Zwanzig20 – Partnerschaft für Innovation”. The funding program aims to support selected BMBF projects. For further information concerning “Zwanzig20” please visit www.ur-zwanzig20.de.

Management Development of Open Innovation in Complex Networks

  • Project Description:

Based on “UV-Strategy”, with regard to the continuation of the development strategy, the work of the FU Berlin aims also at bringing skills to open up the innovation process in the consortium and participating in the development of sustainable organizational structures, drawing on the understanding of open innovation (Project "Management development of open innovation in complex networks”). Moreover, as a component of the stategy for the consortia “Advanced UV for Life”, provisions are made for the continuation of scouting for ideas, the innovation audit, the scenario analysis and the advancement of the innovation controlling.

  • Duration of the project: 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2018
  • Project management: Laura Mitzscherling (laura.mitzscherling@fu-berlin.de)

Setting up an innovation laboratory

  • Project description:

In addition to the development strategy, the Freie Universität Berlin supervises with the ground-project "Building an idea and product workshop" a further initiative under the umbrella-project "Advanced UV for Life". This ground-project aims at developing and extending a pipeline of novel UV LED based solutions, as well as at tackling the urgent need to develop a patenting strategy to protect the innovative UV-LED based products of the consortium "Advanced UV for Life".

  • Duration: 01.01.2015  - 31.08.2016
  • Researcher: Andreas Scheel (andreas.scheel@fu-berlin.de)

"Testing and modification of outside-in methods in the field of production” (EMO)

  • Project description:

The sub-project "EMO" is part of the overall project "Innovative UV-LED-curable polymer materials to coat glass fibers for medicine and material processing" of the research consortium Advanced UV for Life. The aim of the project under the direction of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP (research area Polymer Materials and Composite PYCO) is the development of new materials and processes for coating glass fibers. The sub-project EMO brings specific concepts and methods of innovation management - or more precisely, competences and instruments from the project "Setting up an idea laboratory" - into the overall project. The project focuses on the development of a project-specific methodology for exploring new fields of application and product ideas in the field of production (idea scouting, idea competitions) and on the other hand the testing and evaluation of "voice-of-the-customer solutions" to involve the (potential) customer in the project-specific innovation process.

  • Duration of the project: 01.04.-31.03.2019

                                        Andreas Scheel (andreas.scheel@fu-berlin.de )

  • Project partners: Collaborative project of the Fraunhofer Institute for Polymer Materials and Composite (coordinator), j-fiber GmbH, micro resist technology GmbH, Asclepion Laser Technologies GmbH

“Research and further development of cooperative innovation processes in the field of environment & Life Science” (KIPULS)

  • Project description:

The sub-project "KIPULS" is part of the collaborative project "SEcondaRy UV - Enhanced formation of secondary plant metabolites by irradiation with UVB LEDs for the production of natural functional foods" of the Advanced UV for Life consortium. Within the scope of the KIPULS sub-project, suitable methods of cooperative innovation processes for exploring new areas of application of the lighting unit in horticultural use are being examined (e. g. in miniaturized form for use in private households, restaurants or aquarium technology). In addition to the Quality Function Deployment- method, Open Innovation instruments such as the idea competition are used.

  • Duration of the project: 01.07.2016-31.12.2019

                                        Andreas Scheel (andreas.scheel@fu-berlin.de )

  • Project partners: Collaborative project of the Leibniz Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Plants Großbeeren/Erfurt e. V. (IGZ), Ferdinand Braun Institute for High Frequency Technology (FBH), GEFOMA GmbH (GEFOMA), Großbeeren, Germany

“Development of a user research methodological approach to identify valid customer and market requirements for product innovations in the field of medicine” (EMMA)

  • Project description:

The sub-project EMMA is part of the collaborative project "Development and testing of a miniaturized procedure for the non-invasive determination of the sun protection factor of sunscreen products in human skin - SPF" of the Advanced UV for Life consortium. In connection with the collaborative project, both the possibilities of preventing skin diseases caused by solar radiation and the use of a miniaturized sensor for SPF determination of commercial products can be investigated. As part of the sub-project EMMA, a user research methodological approach is being developed to identify valid customer and market requirements for product innovations in the field of medicine. The methods used for this are, in addition to carrying out focus groups, participatory observations and the use of web analytics to identify trends and lead users in the mentioned application area of the sun protection factor sensor, which is going to be developed.

  • Duration of the project: 01.03.2017 – 01.01.2020

                                        Andreas Scheel (andreas.scheel@fu-berlin.de )

  • Project partner: Collaborative project of the Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Clinic for Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, Hans Karrer GmbH, Courage + Khazaka electronic GmbH (C + K)

“Analysis and testing of key methods to strengthen innovation capacity in the water sector” (ZENIT)

  • Project description: 

The ZENIT sub-project is part of the overall project "Development of UVC-LED-based disinfection technologies for water disinfection" (ELEDWa) of the Advanced UV for Life consortium. The overall project ELEDWa addresses the development of LED-based solutions for the disinfection and hygienization of water. The subproject ZENIT of the FUB brings specific concepts and methods of innovation management - or more precisely, competences and instruments from the basic project "Setting up an idea laboratory" - into the overall project and supports the collaborative partners concretely in the analysis and testing of central methods for strengthening the innovation capacity in the water sector. In addition to the testing of open innovation instruments (idea scouting, idea competition), the focus is on the development of customized idea assessment procedures and the development of business cases for the use of UV-LED-based water disinfection systems at the point of use.

  • Duration of the project: 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2019

                                        Andreas Scheel (andreas.scheel@fu-berlin.de )

 TIMETECH

  • Project description:

The objective of the research project is to support the partners of the consortium Advanced UV for Life in determining and analyzing technological dynamics and evolutions. The project also support to the consortium for their strategic technology management with a focus on coordinating the partners’ R&D portfolios and business models accordingly. In order to achieve this, a decision tool for strategic management of companies and research institutions will be developed. Strategic, long-term sustainable technology management covers the selection and promotion of specific technologies and their application as well as the implementation in suitable business models.

The strategy decision tool is based on indicators for exploring the potential development and the development stage of technologies. A technology life cycle model and a database with reference indicators will be developed for the different technologies and application fields.

  • Duration of the project: 2016-2018
  • Project management: Philipp Scherer (philipp.scherer@fu-berlin.de)
  • Initiator: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the context of the funding competition “Zwanzig20 – Partnerschaft für Innovation“
  • Direction: Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik
  • Project partners:

BKP Berolina GmbH & Co. KG, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik und Photovoltaik GmbH, CrysTec GmbH, Emerson Process Management GmBH, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut – Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (Projektkoordination), Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung IOSB, Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Polymermaterialien und Composite PYCO, Freiberger Compound Materials GmbH, FU Berlin, GMBU Gesellschaft zur Förderung von Medizin-, Bio- und Umwelttechnologien e. V., Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., LayTec AG, MA&T Organisationsentwicklung GmbH, OSA Opto Light GmbH, PURION GmbH, SENTECH Instruments GmbH, Senspec GmbH, sglux SolGel Technologies GmbH, Silicann Systems GmbH, TECHNOPLOT CAD Vertriebs GmbH, TU Berlin, Xylem Water Solutions Deutschland GmbH