CIL Projects and CIL News

  • Launching the intuitive “HM InsightHub” dashboard, enabling access to real-time sensor data at Hochschule München
    How can professors and lecturers at Hochschule München (HM) make their teaching more practical? As part of the Co-Innovation Lab (CIL), the project team has transformed the complexity of sensor data collected in the buildings of HM into an intuitive, user-friendly dashboard. By providing quick and effortless access, the team has changed the way lecturers and students interact with real-time data.
  • GreenTect: Securing sustainable construction for education buildings 
    In an era marked by environmental consciousness and the pressing need for sustainable solutions, educational institutions are grappling with the challenge of managing their ecological footprint with sustainable construction. Recognizing this imperative, students from Hochschule München and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) have collaboratively developed a web-based project management solution for sustainable buildings tailored for Solidar Planungswerkstatt to unveil GreenTect—an innovative solution poised to revolutionise how we monitor and enhance sustainability in educational classroom building.
  • Introducing “Ask Binny”: Improving student engagement to ensure waste separation on campus
    To ensure the fulfillment of sustainability goals, Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) aims to improve the waste separation of students on campus. Within the context of a Co-Innovation Lab and DTLab project, students from TAMK collaborated with students from Hochschule München (HM) to launch a web application “Ask Binny” aiming to increase student engagement in waste separation. Get to know more about “Ask Binny” in the following video.
  • Facilitation of work through digitization at Willari
    Willari, a specialized sports equipment repair and rental business in Finland, aims to implement a digital solution to enhance customer satisfaction. The six-member team from Finland, led by directors Annika and Jonas, embarked on a collaborative journey with the Co-Innovation Lab’s consulting team, initiating an open-ended process that began with an intensive problem-finding phase involving all stakeholders.
  • Revolutionizing Solar Maintenance in rural areas with Solar InsightZ
    Zimpertec is a german company producing solar systems for people living in rural areas worldwide. The after-sales service and repairment process for solar technicians has been a complicated and time-consuming process until now. Technicians were not able to analyze the system data, repair the system immediately and always had to bring the system back to a central hub.
  • CoolVent: The Smart Way to Control Your Ventilation System
    ‘CoolVent’, a solution for efficient ventilation control across the university campus, is being developed by a team of experts from the Co-Innovation lab at University of Applied Sciences in Munich. The application contributes to the possibility of reducing energy consumption and therefore save costs and expenses.
  • Introducing „WasteNoBite” — An innovative way to track food waste and reduce it in commercial kitchens
    As part of the Co-Innovation Lab, a student group from Hochschule Muenchen develops a groundbreaking system to tackle food waste in commercial kitchens by generating valuable insights on wasted food types through computer vision and machine learning algorithms.
  • Introducing ZERO: A Multifunctional Energy Management System for it@M
    Students from Hochschule München have developed ZERO, a multifunctional energy management system for the IT department of the City of Munich (it@M). This solution aims to track, visualize, and evaluate electricity consumption data of office spaces and devices so the department can make more informed decision-making for enhanced energy efficiency and sustainability. The team collaborated in a cross-functional setting for three months, comprising IT and Business students, to create the solution prototype. They applied the AWS working backward method and worked in an agile Scrum working environment throughout the solution development.
  • PowerMate: Empowering Users To Save Gas By Using Real Time Consumption Tracking
    In a world of increasing gas prices and sustainability concerns, private households are feeling more and more under pressure and are yearning for insights into their consumption and a way to reduce gas usage. For this reason, and to tackle the ubiquitous effects of climate change, the Umweltinstitut Munich has joined forces with Hochschule München to create a game-changing solution for monitoring household gas consumption.
  • UCON simplifies the administration process for the educational event the Digital Impact Day
    Get ready for an electrifying experience at The Digital Impact Day (DID) where students from Mid Sweden University, Munich University of Applied Science, and Tampere University of Applied Science work in interdisciplinary teams to develop impactful solutions for the future.
  • Meet green? How GreenMeet helps to make business meetings more sustainable
    Students from Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Munich University of Applied Sciences joined forces with Salesforce in the winter semester of 2023 to develop a solution which contributes to reducing CO2 emissions: GreenMeet.
  • Step-by-step to your perfect event with the Catering Studio Event Planner
    Together with the TAMK Catering Studio, the Digital Transformation Lab and the Co-Innovation Lab, a student team from Hochschule München and Tampere University of Applied Sciences designed a recommendation engine for the TAMK Catering Studio.
  • “WeAssist” – a digital companion that helps to find the right information at the trade fair “Gemeinsam stark!”
    Information overflow on the trade fair „Gemeinsam stark!“? Not with the Digital Companion „WeAssist“! It guides the visitor through the trade fair and helps them to find the information they need at the right place.
  • DocuWare’s CO2 Analyzer – A Simple Way of Increasing Awareness for Hidden CO2 Saving Opportunities by Going Paperless
    An easy-to-use CO2 calculation tool – the DocuWare CO2 Anaylzer – was developed by an international team of students to highlight CO2 saving potentials by moving towards digital business processes that supports the sales team of DocuWare, a cloud-based software-as-a-service company.
  • “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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • InSite – Seeing how a museum feels
    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.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate online surveys quickly, accurately and cost-effectively with SurveySolver
    The “SurveySolver” software supports Green City Experience (GCX) citizen participation processes, making sustainability and climate protection a priority for municipal decision-makers.
  • Using BEMS to calculate CO₂ equivalents generated by air travel
    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.
  • Dawn of new Era in Consulting & Interim Management
    In the end of 2020, a Co-Innovation Lab ( consulting team consisting of three students from Munich University of Applied Sciences advised EIM Group on a project to develop a new marketing approach for Young Executives Management Solutions. Such solution was never seen before. It is an innovative service combined of B2B Interim & Consulting[…]
  • Paths to the Future at Leop. Siegle: From Process Improvement to Cultural Change
    The Co-Innovation Lab supports Leop. Siegle GmbH & Co. KG in Augsburg in optimizing its internal processes and lays the foundation for further digitization activities. With several thousand different products, the company Leop. Siegle GmbH & Co.KG, as a medium-sized technical wholesaler in the field of rubber, plastics, industrial safety and environmental protection, has a[…]
  • Promoting digital skills in the social sector
    The Co-Innovation Lab is developing an innovative competency model for measuring and expanding employees’ digital competencies for Franziskuswerk Schönbrunn gGmbH. The change processes triggered by digital technologies offer companies in all sectors a wide range of optimization opportunities. The expansion of digital solution approaches represents great potential for more effective use of the limited time[…]
  • Automatically clean!
    In collaboration with the Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb München (AWM), students from the Munich University of Applied Sciences have developed a business case as part of the Co-Innovation Lab to automate the manual cleaning of mobile waste compactors. Mobile waste compactors have become an indispensable part of German waste management operations. They are used not only at recycling[…]
  • Entry into artificial intelligence at klarx
    As part of the Co-Innovation Lab (CIL) at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, two students have provided an introduction to artificial intelligence for the company klarx. The project team consisted of Tobias Hetfleisch, Marc Gehring as well as Prof. Dr. Holger Günzel from Munich University of Applied Sciences, and Moritz Schmidt and Camille Raiser[…]
  • A step into the future: dynamic pricing at Neuburg’s organic hotel Aussicht
    The team of consultants from the Co-Innovation Lab at Munich University of Applied Sciences developed a concept for dynamic pricing for the Bio-Hotel in Neuburg an der Donau as part of an innovation project. In the first virtual cooperation project between the Munich University of Applied Sciences and the Bio-Hotel Aussicht in Neuburg an der[…]
  • Digitizing Munich’s Used Clothing Drives – The Co-Innovation Lab Makes Recycling Fit for the Future
    Students at Munich University of Applied Sciences are paving the way for digitization in municipal used clothing collection and enabling plannable recycling with the help of the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. As part of a student consulting project of the Co-Innovation Lab at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, an interdisciplinary team of[…]