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Living Innovation Lab – Bridging the Gap


VIRTUAL VEHICLE facilitates SMEs, Start-ups, and Enterprises to experiment and innovate with new technologies.

The LIVING INNOVATION LAB enables 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 bridging the gap between your innovative solutions and early technology adopters.

Successful demonstrations of highly innovative technologies maximize the benefit in exploitation as well as the realistic chances for a market uptake. That’s why 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 various 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 future vehicle technology with 300 employees. Our research priority is targeting on supporting virtual system development, which leads to manifold and powerful system design and automation of testing and validation procedures. The focus is on industry related research and thus makes VIRTUAL VEHICLE the innovation catalyst for upcoming digital mobility and transportation technologies.


Who can apply?

You are…

  • developing smart, innovative solutions in digital future technologies?
  • bridging the physical and virtual world with advanced approaches and industrialized solutions?
  • wishing to access the network, infrastructure, and know-how of VIRTUAL VEHICLE to improve your product or service?
  • interested in using VIRTUAL VEHICLE’s decades of experience in interdisciplinary and virtual system development?
  • interested to be embedded into upcoming and funded R&D-projects via a Single-point-of-contact-institution?
  • looking for a chance for financial support with manageable long-term costs

…then do not miss this outstanding opportunity and apply to one of the open calls to make your innovative idea come true!

Optional Free Test Run for Start-Ups and SMEs

Do you prefer a quick experimental study first?

For initial and quick try-out of your innovative ideas and solutions at VIRTUAL VEHICLE, we offer Start-ups and SMEs a lightweight “Seed Innovation Action” for free: First try-outs, test runs or a quick experimental study 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

  • Electro-chemical Battery Modelling Validation

  • Co-Simulation for virtual calibration

  • Electroad - Virtual testing and operation of electric buses