Project Area A: Process Foundations

The project area A "Process Foundations" aims at a technical and socio-technical perspective on the aspects of the innovation processes. Therein, the dynamics of coupled cycles (subproject A7) as well as of sio-technical systems (subproject A3) are taken into consideration. Moreover, the collaborative requirements engineering throughout the entire innovation process is investigated (subproject A4). To support the cycle management both during engineering and operation, an assistence system for self-maintenance of mechatronic PSS-modules is developed (subproject A6). Besides, the socio-technical system of the PSS is regarded during the use phase (subproject A10). Finally, both the cycle management of teams (subproject A8) as well as the shaping of cycle-based innovation through instutional reflexivity (subproject A11) are addressed.