Support of the DataLab WestSax project

The project

“The “Data­L­ab West­Sax” project is a mobile, hybrid real lab­o­ra­to­ry for dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion. “Data­L­ab West­Sax” is intend­ed to help lever­age pre­vi­ous­ly untapped poten­tial of data for val­ue cre­ation pur­pos­es. Prof. Heiko Gebauer’s team at the Fraun­hofer Cen­ter for Inter­na­tion­al Man­age­ment and Knowl­edge Econ­o­my (IMW) and Prof. Christoph Laroque’s team at the West Sax­on Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sci­ences Zwick­au will receive a total of 1.5 mil­lion euros in finan­cial sup­port. Pri­vate and pub­lic com­pa­nies in the West Sax­ony region are to take advan­tage of the diverse oppor­tu­ni­ties offered by data-dri­ven tech­nolo­gies, such as the Inter­net of Things (IoT), Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI) or Machine Learn­ing (ML). New val­ue cre­ation poten­tials are to be iden­ti­fied through data pro­cess­ing and analy­sis. Com­pa­nies in West Sax­ony will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to gain diverse and exten­sive knowl­edge on data-based val­ue cre­ation dur­ing the project peri­od. Experts from the Real­la­bor will help them to inte­grate the expe­ri­ence gained into their busi­ness prac­tice” (Source: Media Infor­ma­tion 129 / 2021, Sax­on State Min­istry for Region­al Devel­op­ment, Decem­ber 28, 2021).

Imple­men­ta­tion period

01.01.2022 — 31.12.2024


This mea­sure is co-financed with tax funds on the basis of the bud­get passed by the Sax­on state parliament.

The “Säch­sis­che Staatsmin­is­teri­um für Regiona­len­twick­lung” (SMR) sup­ports the project with­in the frame­work of the future ini­tia­tive simul+.