“PredictiveBMS” helps preserve art at the Museum of London

In a project of the Co-innovation lab of the Munich University of Applied Sciences, a team of bachelor and master students together with the Museum of London tackled the challenge of introducing predictive maintenance to the museum’s Air Handling Units (AHUs). The “predictiveBMS” application developed in the project uses data from the many sensors in the museum’s AHUs and is able to predict when failures will occur based on the already available data. This addresses the problem of AHU downtime, which can damage the museum’s art in the long run, as the museum can currently only react to failures after they occured as there is no way to predict them at the moment.

Possibility to avoid failures and downtimes of the Air Handling Units

So far, the MoL has not been able to predict failures and defects in its AHUs. The AHUs ensure that the environmental conditions in the museum remain within the set parameters that provide an optimal indoor climate for the artworks and protect them from, for example, temperature fluctuations and humidity-related damage. However, AHU failures occur frequently and can cause damage to the museum’s artworks if they fail for an extended period of time.

Co-Innovation Lab develops “predictiveBMS” to forecast failures in Air Handling Units

To improve workflow and detect damage in advance, the new application “predictiveBMS” was developed  for the AHU maintenance at MoL. Building on the continuously collected data from various sensors in the AHUs, the MoL has taken the opportunity to further develop the smart buildings applications. predictiveBMS is based on machine learning and artificial intelligence and provides the engineers of the MoL with an opportunity  to be proactive, as it is now possible to predict failures and outages of the AHUs. The predictiveBMS system provides engineers with a web dashboard that displays all potential failures and sends alerts for faults that might occur. For on the go, predictiveBMS offers an app that can be used from anywhere and informs about potential outages through push notifications.

Facility managers and engineers are looking forward to integrating the solution into their work processes

“The move to use sophisticated learning, forecasting and prediction models in building maintenance is long overdue. We’re excited at the Museum of London to implement predictiveBMS to predict failures and improve operational knowledge and efficiency. This will be a key piece of Facilities Management software going forward.” – Steve Watson, Technical Building Lead (New Museum)

The Museum of London is striving to be carbon free by 2040

The development of a smart building management system that precisely meets the museum’s needs is intended to help achieve the target. The museum wants to be a pioneer in this field, but also a positive influence on other museums in terms of its public responsibility. Smart building management can save not only costs but also large amounts of greenhouse gasses and help to achieve the net zero emissions target set by the British government. In addition, the construction of the new museum, which is currently being designed, offers great potential to make processes and working methods more efficient. The Director of Museum of London (MoL), Sharon Ament has stated that her aim for the New Museum at Smithfield is to build “a new civic space, that is sustainable, for millions of visitors to enjoy, 24 hours a day”

     Project team: (front from left to right:) Ishak Hagi, Fabian Halbig, Jannis Unkrig. (Back from left to right:)
Jana Caven, Lea Neureither, Kathrin Wetzels, Ana Babovic, Tobias Schwarzer, Pascal Severin

Support through Amazon Web Services for project teams

During the development process of the product, the project team was supported by partners from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Lars Schmitz coached the teams at the beginning of the project in Amazon’s “Working Backwards” approach. An approach in which the customer’s problem is fundamentally analyzed and understood prior to the development phase. This process helped the team to thoroughly understand the client’s problem and thus develop an effective solution.

Dieses Co-Innovation Lab Projekt wurde in Kooperation mit dem Digital Transformation Lab (DTLab) an der Hochschule München durchgeführt:
Das Digital Transformation Lab (DTLab) der Hochschule München widmet sich den großen gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit. Zusammen mit Akteuren im öffentlichen Sektor entwickeln Studierende zukunftsweisende Lösungsansätze. Hierbei werden sie von Amazon Web Services mit state-of-the-art Cloud-Technologien und der Innovationsmethodik Working Backwards unterstützt. Wir leben digitale Transformation.

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Autoren: Team MOL 1

The voice assistant that gives facility management a refreshing appeal

The Museum of London stores the capital of England’s long history from its settlers to modern times and welcomes over one million visitors each year. To realize its vision of becoming a “smart museum” and making use of resources efficiently, once again in the summer semester of 2022, the Museum of London shakes hands with the University of Applied Science Munich students and works together on another project. Accompanying the museum on the way to achieving its goal, a group of ten students has teamed up and developed a solution to integrate the use of the voice assistant ALLRight into facility management at the museum.

The Vision for 2023

Committed to engaging more people and constantly transforming to be a “New Museum”, knowing exactly where and when a malfunction in the building occurs is of great importance for all stakeholders. Within the scope of the previous cooperation projects between the Museum of London and the student teams at MUAS (Andreas Meuser, Syed Muhammed Ali Raza, Tobias Kuch, Lukas Förner, Simon Meier, Richard Nefzger, Florian Kaiser, Daniel Eberhard, Mai Linh Tran, Florian Horder), the main goal always involved the efficient consumption of resources and maintaining the best environment not only for the visitors but also for the preservation of the historical artifacts.

Hurdles in the way

“Usually, when at work, I was constantly concerned about the museum’s condition. I could not quickly and easily get reliable information about the temperatures and humidities in the galleries. I wanted accurate, reliable, and valid information to know that everything was alright”, John, facility manager at the Museum of London said.” However, with ALLright I feel more confident at getting the information I need at any time. And all that can be done simultaneously while I am working on my desk!” However, facility managers at the Museum of London have been having difficulty in quickly finding out the state of the building. Due to various data points and limited access to these data, it involves an inefficient and time-consuming process to pinpoint the problems with the functionality of the building, as they have to check various systems or ask around to find out what is wrong. Instead of having to go through all these troubles, they want to be granted easy and quick access to insights into the building’s functionality, and the most convenient way to get the information they need is via a voice assistant.

Delivering a valuable solution to solve the client’s problem

The intuitive voice assistant ALLRight was developed as a “Skill” based on the foundation of Amazon’s infamous voice assistant Alexa. It answers the 8 critical questions about the condition of the buildings at the Museum of London and gives information about occurring technical problems. With the voice assistant, facility managers can conveniently get a fast and simple overview of the current state of the building. The special feature of ALLRight is the interaction between it and the user as the skill has been developed to be able to include personalization and naturally converse with users.

“The team has surpassed my expectation!”, the client from the Museum of London, Steve Watson – Technical Building Lead – and John Iaciofano – Facility Manager – are very thrilled about the development of the voice assistant ALLRight from the early days until the prototype is completed.

 “ALLright is an exciting game-changer, which makes accessing building information easy, fun, and reliable.  Managing buildings is all about decision-making and ALLright informs me quickly of the relevant information to support important decisions.  This app is a glimpse into the future of building management”, Steve said. He also added when asked about future implementation potentials, “I see a future where buildings become much better structured at the data layer and then voice assistants will have a very rich source of information and analysis available.  Then I see voice assistants becoming more adept at natural language and also having a back-end learning capability that improves with specific buildings, their datasets, and their interactions.”

Dieses Co-Innovation Lab Projekt wurde in Kooperation mit dem Digital Transformation Lab (DTLab) an der Hochschule München durchgeführt:
Das Digital Transformation Lab (DTLab) der Hochschule München widmet sich den großen gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit. Zusammen mit Akteuren im öffentlichen Sektor entwickeln Studierende zukunftsweisende Lösungsansätze. Hierbei werden sie von Amazon Web Services mit state-of-the-art Cloud-Technologien und der Innovationsmethodik Working Backwards unterstützt. Wir leben digitale Transformation.

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Autoren: Mai Linh Tran

Conscious canteen food with EatGreener

In cooperation with Green Canteen and the Co-Innovation Lab, a newly conceptualized application EatGreener was launched. The application enables canteen guests to be more aware of the origin of their lunch. At the same time, collecting points with the purchase of Green Canteen products is possible.

EatGreener Prototype

Low willingness to buy regional organic food from canteen guests without further information

Green Canteen’s mission is to provide organic farmers with easier access to canteens and to make it easier for canteens to switch to regional products. Canteen patrons today need to find a balance between prices and regional foods when making a purchasing decision in the canteen. The results of a survey conducted with canteen patrons showed that only 9% of respondents would choose regional organic food. With the help of a simulation in which an organic farmer and his products were presented, 45% of the respondents were already willing to pay more money for a regional organic meal.

Creation of an informative website and incentive system for the purchase of regional organic food.

After these results, the vision was created to develop a website that provides customers with information on the origin of the products, the CO2 consumption made and the added value that these products provide in organic form. This will get the customer excited about regional organic products. The website is easily accessible via cell phone using a QR code displayed in the canteen. A further incentive to buy is created with a points system. With this, canteen guests receive a discounted vegetable or fruit basket from a cooperating organic farmer on site.

Eleven students from the fields of business administration and computer science at Munich University of Applied Sciences have tackled this challenge and developed a prototype for EatGreener.


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.

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Creation of Audio Reports for Facility Managers at the Museum of London

The Co-Innovation Lab of the Munich University of Applied Sciences enabled a team of its’ students to demonstrate their skills. As part of the project, they developed a web-based software solution for the Museum of London (MOL). The smartReport (SRP) application collects sensor data from the building and creates audio reports that are made available to the museums’ Facility Managers. The SRP provides a general overview, helps with long-term maintenance of the building, and supports day-to-day operations by providing building data in a convenient way.


Dashboard view to access the current status reports on the building data of the Museum of London Docklands.

Museum of London – A building full of history and innovative drive

The Museum of London Docklands is committed to maintaining its historical repertoire. The staff, as well as the public of London, share a great interest in presenting a part of their history to visitors from all over the world for years to come. With this in mind, it is important to roll out innovative technology and enable the facility managers to do so as best as possible.

A matter of heart – The need for novel software solutions in everyday life is apparent

Until now, facility managers struggled with cumbersome information processes: Long and complicated chains of communication, complex software systems, and a missing integrated overview. They wondered if it is possible to be informed more quickly about critical data such as the humidity or temperature. Enabled employees, that is exactly what the technical management of the Museum has at heart. They are behind a new innovative thrust and are willing to invest in new technical implementations.

Co-Innovation Lab develops a web app that informs the user about building data via audio

The user-friendly application makes the facility managers’ everyday work easier. They can flexibly access the status reports from any location in the building via web either on their mobile phones or on the desktop computers in the backoffice. For the facility managers, this means no more cumbersome trips to the backoffice and an immediate understanding of the health of the bulding conditions and risk exposures of important exhibits while on the museum floor. But SmartReport wouldn’t be smart if it didn’t have smart functions in it. In the case of the novel SmartReport app, they come in form of dynamically created audio reports from realtime building data. The big benefit: Facility managers can access and assess everything relevant while action and without any interruption of their ongoing tasks.

Build things people need – Amazon Web Services as technical and methodical support

The app was developed in cooperation with partners from Amazon AWS who coached the team throughout their project. A modern methodology called ‘Amazon Working Backwards’ was applied to emphasize and approach the need of the facility managers in London. Based on regular talks and reviews the prototype was created in small but quick iterations.

The management, as well as the facility managers, are enthusiastic about the new solution

During the solution presentation, the facility managers and more than ten other stakeholders from the Museum of London praised the successfully validated prototype. A lively review and enthusiastic discussion about the implementation and future use cases has proven that the project hit the needs and the students fullfilled the core philosophy behind the Co-Innovation approach.

“As far as I know, this is the very first time in the history of the Museum of London that audio reports were created from real data in London!” – Steve Watson,Technical Lead at the Museum of London Docklands

“I just wanted to say it has been great working with you on this. I really like how the team approached and recognized our need just to prove how it could be met in such a short time” – John Laciofano,Facility Manager of the MOL

Team members of the Co-Innovation project: Roles of the Scrum Process & Working Backward Process

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.

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Wind power becomes digital

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.

Mayors will also be able to create, edit and manage projects independently in the future. A display also provides information about the potential earnings if the wind power plant had been fully operational from the start. (Source: www.lenk.de)

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.

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Fit for the transformation of traffic in Munich with MUCmoves

An interdisciplinary team of computer science and business administration students at Munich University of Applied Sciences has developed a digital platform that bundles traffic data from different sources in one place and allows Munich’s traffic planners to base projects on the traffic turnaround on reliable and high-quality mobility data.

Students present MUCmoves to the client and other stakeholders at the final event.

Planning transportation projects requires one thing above all else: lots of data. It should be complete and reliable and, if possible, cover all modes of transport. A reliable data basis is indispensable, especially for a project of the century such as the transformation of the transport system.

No transformation of traffic without data

“We are shaping the traffic turnaround for a sustainable, livable future” – this is the vision of the Munich Mobility Department. But this is precisely where the unit, which was founded in January 2021, faces a problem: The traffic planners lack reliable data on stationary and flowing traffic on which to base their projects. The data they have collected themselves from sensors, video recordings and manual counts is not sufficient – relying on assumptions and extrapolations is too risky for a project as large and important as the traffic turnaround.

As part of the project course “D3I-DB.3 Project Study: Digital Technologies” / “M1.5o & M4.13o Project Study” / “Software Architecture” at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Mr. Attila Lüttmerding, Head of Department “Basis and Data” in the “Strategy” area of the Mobility Department, commissioned the twelve-member team of computer science and business administration students to improve the data situation on flowing traffic in Munich. The project took place in cooperation with the Co-Innovation Lab and the Digital Innovation Lab of Munich University of Applied Sciences.

MUCmoves – All of Munich’s traffic data in one place

MUCmoves, the students’ digital solution, is able to collect and standardize traffic data from a wide variety of sources in a central database. A filter function allows the user to select the location, time, date and mode of transport so that the traffic planners can display the traffic data relevant to them. Depending on preference, the data is visualized as a line, bar or radar chart and as a simple table. For further internal processing, the traffic data can be downloaded both as a table and as raw data.

Companies or individuals who want to make traffic data available can upload it to MUCmoves and thus increase the platform’s database. Since the mobility department can assign access rights for this, it is ensured that only reliable data sources are fed in.

Retrieve traffic data quickly, easily and securely

Thanks to MUCmoves’ central database, transportation planners now have the ability to more quickly retrieve data from different sources and compare it in one collected location. “It is a benefit that all data is collected in one place and no longer has to be looked up in several folders. Especially the data from the pedestrian zones will be helpful for our area,” Tobias Steurer from the mobility department praised the prototype at the final event.


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:

InSite – Seeing how a museum feels

As part of the Co-Innovation Lab at Munich University of Applied Sciences, ten Master’s and Bachelor’s students from the faculties of Business Administration & IT developed and implemented a concept for data-driven facility management for the Museum of London (MoL) in the summer semester of 2021.

The project team at a virtual SPRINT review session in June 2021 (from left to right: Christof Huber – Team Developer (IT), Felix Volz – Team Product Owner, Philip Pastuschka – Team Developer (IT), Svitlana Kögel – Team Scrum Master; 2. Row: Maximilian Fitzenwenger Quintero – Team Developer (Business Administration), Dennis Pschibul – Team Developer (IT), Johannes Schwarz – Team Developer (Business Administration), Terea Auerbach – Team Developer (IT); 3rd row: Anuujin Munkhjargal – Team Developer (Business Administration), Niklas Biesold – Team Developer (Business Administration)) – Picture: Felix Volz

Dissolve dependencies

The Museum of London documents the history of the British capital from prehistoric times to modern times. A variety of exhibits are displayed in a number of galleries across the floors of the building, which require certain constant environmental conditions at all times, from which there should be no deviation. When errors occur, the facility manager (FM) should respond as quickly as possible.

Identifying and locating problems took an enormous amount of time and made the museum dependent on an outside service provider to access the data that was collected in the building, but this did not speed up the process or make it sustainable.

The central task was to integrate and visualize the existing building data on a platform in such a way that the facility manager can directly use it to gain a centralized, transparent and detailed insight into the building data in order to gain a better understanding of the building and to be able to react both more quickly and more independently to any changes.

Create real added value

For this purpose, the Museum of London, represented by Steve Watson (Client & Technical Lead, MoL) and John Iaciofano (Customer & Facility Manager, MoL), turned to the Co-Innovation Lab of the Munich University of Applied Sciences. The ten-member project team was supported by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Günzel and Prof. Dr. Lars Brehm (both MUAS – Lecturer), the coaches Hans-Jürgen Haak (MUAS – Coach) and Lars Schmitz (Amazon – Coach), and the PhD student Maximilian Günzel (MUAS – SME).

Customer satisfaction at all levels

Steve Watson assesses the Co-Innovation Lab’s involvement as follows: “The project team took the first step for the Museum of London to make our building data comprehensible for us, and to enable more data-driven decisions. Technical, organizational as well as business aspects were highlighted. As a result, the work product provides a good basis for further planning in this area.”


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.

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gridX stands for sustainability

As part of the Co-Innovation Lab at Munich University of Applied Sciences, eleven students are helping gridX to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability to the public. The interdisciplinary project team lays the foundation for a transparent sustainability commitment of the company.

The topic of sustainability is becoming increasingly relevant in all areas of life. It is therefore also important for companies to commit themselves to sustainability – especially since sustainability commitment is playing an increasingly important role in the battle for applicants. Companies face the challenge of transparently communicating their environmental, social and economic impact. Currently, it is difficult for job seekers to find information about the sustainable commitment of potential employers. But especially in the current war for talents, companies need to transparently communicate their attractiveness as an employer to the outside world. gridX has recognized this need for action and wants to become active by integrating a sustainability dashboard on the company website.

In the period from March to July 2021, eleven interdisciplinary students from Munich University of Applied Sciences, supported by their coach Prof. Dr.-Ing Holger Günzel (and the other event participants Prof. Dr. Lars Brehm, Prof. Dr. Johannes Ebke, Hans-Jürgen Haak and Lars Schmitz), designed and developed a prototype for an innovative sustainability dashboard for the company gridX – a startup that aims to make a long-term contribution to the energy transition with its products. From the company side, Henry Thierhoff, employee in the Business Intelligence & Marketing department, cooperated with the students and reports enthusiastically about the result of the project: “Especially as a greentech company, it is important for us not only to develop sustainable products, but also to act sustainably as a company. The dashboard helps us to communicate our commitment transparently and we hope to attract new employees who will join us in driving forward the energy transition.”

By implementing the Sustainability Dashboard, gridX is able to stand out from the competition as an employer by displaying all relevant sustainability performance in a bundled, transparent and understandable way in one place on the website.


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.

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Evaluate online surveys quickly, accurately and cost-effectively with SurveySolver

Co-developed by students at Munich University of Applied Sciences’ Co-Innovation Lab, the “SurveySolver” software supports Green City Experience (GCX) citizen participation processes, making sustainability and climate protection a priority for municipal decision-makers.

GCX conducts online citizen surveys to accompany large organizations, especially municipalities, in implementing climate-friendly urban development in the interest of the population. Through surveys and citizens’ councils in communities or municipalities, GCX identifies the needs and wishes of citizens and collects suggestions for urban development. This is intended to create a basis for implementing political projects in the interests of citizens with a particular focus on climate protection.

With SurveySolver, the interdisciplinary team, consisting of students from the departments of computer science, business administration and design, has developed a tool that makes it easier for Marianne Pfaffinger – Head of Participation at GCX – and her colleagues to cluster text responses in citizen surveys and to present them clearly after their evaluation.

“It is amazing what you have already achieved in such a short time. The results show me and my team that the evaluation process of our qualitative surveys will be much easier in the future. With SurveySolver, we save time and human resources that benefit other climate protection projects .” – Green City Experience GmbH, Pia Bolkart

The students are proud to contribute to more sustainability and a better implementation of climate protection projects with this project. Through the framework of the Co-Innovation Lab, Julia Horvat (Project Owner), Cindy Hilbig (Scrum Master), Wolfram Barth, Florian Breuer, Hubert Fuchs, Bettina Nuscheler, Amadeus Schmid, Lucia Thomas, Andreas Urlberger and Michael Vogginger (Developer) were able to carry out an IT project in a creative process, practically learning methods such as Working Backwards and SCRUM. In addition, the challenges as a consultant in a SCRUM project could be learned and experienced. This process was supported in particular by Hans-Jürgen Haak and additionally by Prof. Dr. Lars Brehm (Faculty of Business Administration), Prof. Dr. Holger Günzel ( Faculty of Business Administration), Prof. Dr. Johannes Ebke ( Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics) and Lars Schmitz (Digital Innovation Lead, Amazon Web Services).


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.

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Using BEMS to calculate CO₂ equivalents generated by air travel

Students from the Co-Innovation Lab develop software for the Bavarian State Agency for Energy and Climate Protection (LENK). The Bavarian Emission Measurement System (BEMS) records air travel by the immediate state administration and automatically calculates the CO₂ equivalents generated. BEMS thus creates the prerequisite for subsequent offsetting of air travel.

The core result of the project: an intuitive input mask for air travel that automatically calculates CO2 equivalents generated (project team’s own presentation).

Climate protection has arrived in the everyday life of the immediate state administration

The State Agency for Energy and Climate Protection (LENK) is currently implementing a Council of Ministers resolution under which the CO₂ equivalents generated by official air travel by the immediate state administration must be offset from 2020. The initiative is part of the implementation of the Bavarian Climate Protection Act, under which Bavaria is to be climate-neutral by 2040.

Complicated processes complicate LENK’s work – cooperation with the Co-Innovation Lab helps

In the absence of an automated recording tool, LENK decided to use standardized Excel spreadsheets to query the individual departments for air travel data, which it then compiles in LENK and calculates the kilometers flown and the emissions incurred. Since this process cannot be a permanent solution, LENK entered into cooperation with the Co-Innovation Lab at Munich University of Applied Sciences. As part of the project, the eleven-member team of business administration and computer science students worked closely with their coaches from the Co-Innovation Lab, lecturers and contact persons at LENK.

Co-Innovation Lab develops intuitive web application for flight data collection

The Bavarian Emission Measurement System (BEMS) facilitates flight input for employees of the immediate state administration through an intuitive interface and step-by-step guidance through the input process. A control function prevents input errors from occurring. The export and import function, which makes it possible to save several flights in the system at once, also makes work easier. A clear dashboard facilitates data evaluation for the individual departments and LENK. For LENK, the software forms the basis for subsequent compensation by recording air travel nationwide and automatically calculating the CO₂ equivalents generated.

The state agency for energy and climate protection is convinced of the result

The successful implementation of the project attracted a great deal of attention. The final presentation was attended not only by people from Bavarian authorities, but also from Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and from the coordination office for the Climate Neutral Federal Authority at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

The contact persons at LENK summarize: “Since the students discussed the progress of the tool with us every two weeks, we were able to express wishes and point out open points during the development. Everyone was very committed to the project, and the result is impressive: BEMS simplifies the entry of data for the responsible travel offices at the authorities, the flight kilometers are determined on the basis of the great circle distances between the airports entered, and the greenhouse gas emissions generated are calculated automatically. It thus fulfills all the requirements we had set for the recording and balancing tool from a technical point of view.”

Virtual team meeting: The project team Muhammet Gündeydi, Robin Roth, Elena Laufs, Tamara Camelo-Hintsche, Aleksandar Culafic, Lino Deppe, Markus Laubsch, Muharram Davlatova, Bryan J. Liegsalz, Pascal Severin, Tobias Finsterwalder

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: