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Living Innovation Lab – Closing the Gap


VIRTUAL VEHICLE funds SMEs, Startups and Enterprises to experiment and innovate with new technologies.

The LIVING INNOVATION LAB facilitates the transfer of knowledge – from academia to industry and the development of highly innovative product solutions. Together with academic and industrial partners, VIRTUAL VEHICLE is trying to bridge “The Chasm” between investigating innovative concepts and early technology adopters by funded open call experiments.

Successful demonstrations of highly innovative technologies lead to a maximum benefit in exploitation and realistic chances for market uptake. For this reason, the LIVING INNOVATION LAB initiates open calls for experiment proposals to expand and strengthen the transfer of technical capabilities and making innovative solutions, platforms, and data available for experimentation.


With our technical areas and research competences in combination with the overall research program and the K2 funding scheme, the LIVING INNOVATION LAB offers an outstanding opportunity to experiment with highly innovative technologies.


Your Partner: Accelerating Innovation with VIRTUAL VEHICLE

The Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH is Europe’s largest R&D center for virtual vehicle technology with 300 employees. Research priority is in supporting the virtual vehicle development process, which leads to a powerful HW-SW whole system design and automation of testing and validation procedures. This focus on industry related research makes VIRTUAL VEHICLE the innovation catalyst for future vehicle technologies.


Who can apply?

If you are…

• developing smart, innovative concepts in digital future technologies,
• bridging the physical and virtual worlds with advanced approaches and industrialized solutions,
• interested in experiments in cooperation with VIRTUAL VEHICLE to speed up development,
• wishing to access VIRTUAL VEHICLEs many years of experience in interdisciplinary and virtual system development

…then do not miss this opportunity and apply to one of the open calls to realize your innovative approach!

Optional Free Test Run for Start-Ups and SMEs

Do you prefer first a quick experimental study?

If you first want to try out your ideas at VIRTUAL VEHICLE quickly, we offer Start-ups and SMEs our free, light touch “Seed Action”: a first try-out of potential solutions with the support of VIRTUAL VEHICLE’s expertise.

OPEN Calls – Apply now

  • System Simulation and Standards

  • Extensions and Use-Cases for Autonomous Robot (SPIDER)

  • Sensitivity Analysis For Model Quality

CLOSED Calls – Get to know our passed calls

  • Co-Simulation for virtual calibration