Dresden gets a new Institute for Software Research and Simulation from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which offers new cooperation possibilities to DRESDEN-concept partners.
The goal of the new Dresden-based institute is the strategic platform research and development to support the virtual system capabilities of the German aerospace sector regarding hardware, software and application systems. The focus of the new institute will be the research on innovative technologies for practical applications in the fields of manufacturing engineering, robotics, systems and simulation as well as virtual reality.
According to Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen there will also be a close cooperation with the other partner institutions of the DRESDEN-concept research alliance. “The DLR institute is a top-class addition to the portfolio of extramural research institutions in Dresden and I will strive to ensure that it shall become a member of our DRESDEN-concept research alliance as soon as possible.” TU Dresden considers the further strengthening of DRESDEN-concept an important building block for its application for the next round of the federal excellence initiative (excellence strategy).
The first expansion phase with approx. 50 members of staff working on TUD premises will start in 2017. A new building for the software institute is planned in close vicinity to the Centre for Information Services and High Performance Computing in order to facilitate the integration of the DLR institute – with regards to both content and location.