New aerospace research institute in Jena/Thuringia
12/05/2016 - The German Aerospace Center (DLR) will build a new research institute for the interdisciplinary topic of "big and smart data"
The Budget Committee of the German Federal Government has approved 42 million Euro in funding to establish new institutes of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt - DLR).
The decision to locate the institute for big and smart data in Jena is path-breaking for the city and an important step forward as a location of digital industry and science. In addition, it proves the extraordinary expertise of the Thuringian scientific competences being reflected in the excellently elaborated application.
The planned new DLR institute in Jena will conduct space research as an interdisciplinary center of excellence and knowledge for the socially relevant, interdisciplinary topic of big and smart data. This institute will develop synergies with the universities and industrial sector in Thuringia to develop concepts for the management, integration and multidisciplinary processing, analysis and preparation of large data volumes. Moreover, the institute will investigate the digital transformation process by contributing to Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and other relevant issues.