The DigiTain (Digitalization for Sustainability) research project for fully digital product development of sustainable electric drive architectures picks up speed.
Digitalization for sustainability
Consisting of 26 funded and 2 associated partners from industry and science, the DigiTain research project started on January 1, 2023, with a total duration of 36 months. In DigiTain, processes, methods and models for fully digital product development and certification of sustainable electric drive architectures are being developed and tested using a technology demonstrator. The project is being funded by the German government and the European Union as part of the economic stimulus package number 35c in module b, which aims at new, innovative products as the key to vehicles and mobility of the future. “In particular, the holistic approach, which integrates several technological innovations at once, the cross-value-added networking of the partners and their specialist expertise as well as the associated transfer potential to industry and society make DigiTain a lighthouse project in our specialist program,” said Stefan Heidemann from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The project sponsorship for DigiTain has been taken over by TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH.
At the kick-off meeting on January 31, 2023, around 100 participants of the consortium met mostly on site at the consortium leader Mercedes-Benz AG in Sindelfingen, but also partly virtually. In addition to the presentation of the work packages and planning of the collaboration, the meeting offered the partners the opportunity for an overarching exchange on the planned research content.