The faculty demonstrates its future-oriented approach as far as third-party funded research is concerned. Research on topical subjects is undertaken in collaboration with the Institute of Sustainable Energy Engineering and Mobility (INEM), the Competence Center for Energy and Information Technology Mobility Interfaces (KEIM) and the Faculty of Social Work, Health Care and Nursing Sciences (SAGP) at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and further external partners from industry.
In response to a call for applications issued by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts, a research application was submitted for the “Reallabor Stadt” research project. One of the key aspects of this application was the issue of “Mobility” – the new research focus at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. The research application submitted to “FH Impuls” as part of the research funding for universities of applied sciences also addresses the issue of mobility: “How can mobility within the Neckar region be made more efficient and resource friendly - paying due consideration to all of society’s needs and by utilising intelligent networks?”
In collaboration with the Institute of Sustainable Energy Engineering and Mobility (INEM) and several partners from industry, the Faculty of Business Administration successfully carried out an analysis of scenarios for the EleNa project. This involved developing different commercial approaches for a business model for the “Plug-In Hybrid retrofit kit” for small goods vehicles, which had been developed by the research group, and their practical implementation.
The Faculty of Management and Technology has a total of 7 laboratories and is thus well-placed to tackle practical applications. Students adopt a hands-on approach and thus learn things from a practical point of view. Our faculty is so big that our labs are spread over 2 sites - Göppingen and Esslingen Flandernstrasse: