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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Support for a research and administration building for the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Bremen

Underwater robots


The DFKI needs more space so that it can work closely together with companies, especially on developing, testing and optimising components for maritime technology like autonomous underwater vessels. In particular, the extra space for the DFKI should foster close co-operation with companies at the interfaces to developments and applications in space flight and maritime technology.

The first construction phase will provide 2,336 square metres of office and lab space over three floors plus an underwater exploration shed of approximately 1200 square metres. The entrance area is to include an exhibition and demonstration area the height of two storeys with views through to the experimental areas. The exhibition and demonstration area will be open to guests and visitors and will be used to display selected DFKI technologies.

There is currently a lack of sizable test areas for practical applications in the area, but there is a growing interest in such facilities from local firms like Atlas Elektronik or research facilities like the Marum or AWI. The water pool will be so large that companies will be sought as co-operation and project partners: its sheer size will be a unique selling point in Germany and will close a supply-side gap for new and existing co-operation partners.

Categories
research and development
Programmes
ERDF Bremen 2007 - 2013
Degree of priority / area of funding
Priority Axis 1: Promoting innovation and knowledge
1.2: Knowledge and Technology Transfer strand
Total volume of money (in €)
7.105.571,00
Proportion of funds
of which public-sector funding: 3.100.000 €
of which ERDF funding: 3.100.000 €
Runtime
15.12.2010 - 31.12.2014
Venue
Bremen east
Contact
Mr. Manfred Schütte-Thuy
Tel.: +49 421 361-17022
Fax: +49 421 496-17022
E-Mail: Manfred.SchuetteThuy@wissenschaft.bremen.de


Support for a research and administration building for the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Bremen

The DFKI is to be extended so that, in close co-operation with the private sector, it can develop, test and optimise components for marine technology such as unmanned underwater vehicles. The increased size of the DFKI should also enable it to engage in closer co-operation with companies, particularly at the interfaces with developments and applications for space flight and marine technology.

The first construction phase will provide 2,336 m² of office and laboratory space on three storeys and approx. 1,200 m² for an underwater exploration shed. The entrance will consist of a two-storey-high exhibition and demonstration area with a view through to the experimental environments. The exhibition and demonstration area will be open to guests and visitors and will display selected DFKI technologies.

The need for larger test areas for practical applications has increased. Local companies like Atlas Elektronik and research establishments like the Marum or the AWI are very interested in larger experimental spaces, which are currently lacking in the area. The planned size of the immersion pool is intended to attract corporate co-operation and project partners. The unusual size of the planned facility is to be a unique selling point which closes a gap for new and existing co-operation partners in Germany.

Area of impact: Place of implementation Total project volume (ERDF Programme): of which public-sector funding: of which ERDF funding:
City of Bremen City of Bremen 7.105.571 € 3.100.000 € 3.100.000 €[