Scientific Partners

On this page you will find short descriptions about the partners who are working on scientific tasks in the BMBF-funded DRAGON project. For the respective partners, you will find brief descriptions of their central tasks in the DRAGON project and links to the partners.

The partners with scientific tasks also offer trainings. That is why you will find the project partners listed there too, with corresponding descriptions of their training courses.


Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO

The team competence management of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO manages and coordinates the DRAGON project.

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO helps companies and institutions introduce new business models and efficient processes to make their businesses more successful. With our in-depth knowledge of organizational structures and technologies, we have the skills you need to put applied research into practice. We participate in international networks, investigating and shaping the frontline themes that are most relevant to the future of Germany as a business location. Our goal is to systematically optimize the ways in which people, organizations and technology interact.

In the DRAGON subproject “Development and testing of a virtual organization for the export of education services” of the DRAGON project, the Fraunhofer IAO is particularly interested in the ways in which work-related skills can be integrated into production management in the Chinese business and education environment. The Fraunhofer IAO also coordinates the subprojects.



wbk Institute of Production Science

The wbk Institute of Production Science is located in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering with almost 100 employees.

The wbk (Institute of Production Science) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with almost 100 employees is one of the largest institutes within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

The three departments Manufacturing and Material EngineeringMachines, Equipment and Process Automation and Production Systems, directed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Volker Schulze, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Fleischer and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gisela Lanza, focus on applied research, education and innovation in production science at the KIT.

Besides the research activities in the conventional areas of mechanical and plant engineering, wbk puts emphasis on developing production science for enabling technologies such as energy engineering, electric mobility and lightweight systems. On the one hand, the institute analyses how conventional production technologies and systems can be applied to new materials and on the other hand, it conducts research in up-scaling manufacturing processes and designing future factories and their networks.

In the DRAGON sub-project “market analysis, content creation of the curriculum and the first rollout”, the wbk at KIT pursues the goal of practical testing of trainings adjusted to the requirements of Chinese companies in the field of production technology as well as the transfer of evaluation results to the future work-oriented alignment of the training offer.



Competence Center Automation Düsseldorf  (CCAD)

The Competence Center Automation Düsseldorf (CCAD) of the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf is a competence center of the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf for industrial automation, which combines the resources in the area of automation technology of the Department of Electrical & Information Technology for Teaching and Research. Here you can see a presentation video of the CCAD.

In the DRAGON sub-project “Learning Management System and Remote Labs & Virtual Experimentation”, the CCAD aims at the development of a learning management system (LMS) for handling learning materials, self-learning sequences and tests. In particular, the subproject aims at the investigation and use of remote laboratories and virtual experiments for educational export to China.