The platform developed by HM students as part of the Co-Innovation Lab for the State Agency for Energy and Climate Protection (LENK) is intended to help mayors better inform their community about the topic of wind power in the future. LENK and the Co-Innovation Lab at Munich University of Applied Sciences worked together as part of a project in the period from March to July 2021.
The State Agency for Energy and Climate Protection (LENK) is actively engaged in implementing the political requirements for the energy transition and climate protection. In doing so, it acts on the one hand as a competence and consulting agency of the Free State of Bavaria and on the other hand as a driving force for the implementation of climate policy measures. A particular focus is on the expansion of renewable energies, especially wind energy.
Wind energy to become more transparent
The client was represented by the project partners Ulrich Buchhauser (Head of the State Agency for Energy and Climate Protection) and Keywan Pour-Sartip (C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V). The 10-member student consulting team consisted of bachelor’s and master’s students from the business administration, design and computer science departments. Within the framework of the project, an innovative platform was created that will allow mayors to inform their citizens about the topic of wind power in a targeted and fact-based manner in the future. The aim is to eliminate the spread of misinformation as far as possible and to create transparency. A central point of contact for interested parties did not exist before the website was introduced.
Information platform and project management system on one website
In the future, mayors should also be able to plan, create and manage projects independently. A ready-made action plan also shows which measures still need to be taken so that the intended wind power project can be successfully implemented. An integrated site search as well as the linking with the map of the Energy Atlas of Bavaria also allows a precise planning of new projects.
Mayor and citizens are fully informed in the future
Keywan Pour-Sartip (C.A.R.M.E.N e.V) is also convinced by the innovative concept of the HM students: “As a result of this collaborative effort, we have succeeded in creating a platform that provides mayors with appropriate access to information and helps them support their wind energy projects.”
This Co-Innovation Lab project was carried out in cooperation with the Digital Transformation Lab (DTLab) at Munich University of Applied Sciences:
The Digital Transformation Lab (DTLab) at Munich University of Applied Sciences is dedicated to the major social challenges of our time. Together with stakeholders in the public sector, students develop forward-looking solutions. They are supported by Amazon Web Services with state-of-the-art cloud technologies and the Working Backwards innovation methodology. We live digital transformation.
More information about the Co-Innovation Lab and the Digital Transformation Lab (DTLab) at Munich University of Applied Sciences:
- Website Co-Innovation Lab: https://www.co-inno-lab.org/
- Website DTLab: https://hm.edu/dt-lab/ & Challenge auf der DTLab-Website