ARENA2036 e.V.

The Highly Agile Research Platform for the Mobility and Production of the Future

Technological change in the automotive sector is marked by versatile production processes, lightweight construction and Industry 4.0. Versatile production methods of the future together with smart, functionally integrated, multi-material, lightweight construction solutions are key factors for developing and implementing a sustainable Industry 4.0 and for shaping technological change. The ARENA2036 Research Campus (Active Research Environment for the Next Generation of Automobiles) is addressing these aspects and conducting research into the vehicle production of tomorrow.

ARENA2036’s partnership structure is one of the decisive factors for realizing the most diverse projects and pursuing new research ideas. Partners in ARENA2036 are the University of Stuttgart, non-university research institutions, large companies and small and medium-sized enterprises. All of them are active in various disciplines ranging from the automotive industry, aerospace technology and textiles to materials and labour research. This means that various specialist perspectives and approaches come together and complement one another at ARENA2036. Individual pools of competence can be established as required, adding partners with the corresponding know-how to answer unresolved research questions.

In the long term, the experiences and findings of the research campus will be communicated through lectures and presentations and benefit teaching programmes and the training of young researchers. The research campus is developing a series of lectures, conferences and study courses for this purpose.

The research projects and activities of the research campus are taking place at the high-tech research factory situated on the university campus in Stuttgart-Vaihingen. The factory was built in 2016 and covers an area of 10,000 square metres. ARENA2036 has emerged as a unique high-tech centre in the heart of the industrial and vehicle manufacturing region of Baden-Württemberg. Its ambition is to become one of the major research platforms worldwide. The development of this new kind of thinking and working environment is intended to encourage creativity and cooperation on the part of everyone involved. The research campus aims to establish a versatile production site of the future for smart, functionally integrated, multi-material, lightweight construction solutions by 2036, the 150th anniversary of the invention of the car.

The agile factory of the future with individual, mobile production modules for vehicle production.

ARENA2036 e.V. Research Campus

This flyer is about the ARENA2036 (Active Research Environment for the Next Generation of Automobiles) Research Campus in Stuttgart. It is one of nine inserts that complement the brochure entitled “Research Campus Funding Initiative”.
The ARENA2036 (Active Research Environment for the Next Generation of Automobiles) Research Campus aims to establish the versatile factory of the future that will enable smart, functionally integrated, multi-material, lightweight construction solutions.

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Language: English

Partners in the Research Campus

  • German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research
    • Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA)
    • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)
  • University of Stuttgart
    • Institute of Aircraft Design (IFB)
    • Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems (IPVS)
    • Institute for Plastics Technology(IKT)
    • Institute of Textile Technology and Process Engineering (ITFT)
    • Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW)
    • Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT)
    • Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (IVK)
    • Institut of Electrical Energy Conversion (iew)
    • Institut for Educational Science, Department of Vocational Business and Engineering Education (BWT)
    • Institute of Power Transmission and High Voltage Technology (IEH)
    • Institut für Polymerchemie (IPOC)
    • Institute of English Linguistics (IfLA)
    • Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management (IFF)
    • Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics (IFT)
    • Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW)
  • Altair Engineering GmbH
  • BÄR Automation GmbH
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Constellium
  • csi Verwaltungs GmbH
  • Daimler AG
  • DXC Technology
  • DYNAmore – Gesellschaft für FEM Ingenieurdienstleistungen mbH
  • EWS Weigele GmbH & Co. KG
  • FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG
  • Festo Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • KUKA Aktiengesellschaft
  • Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
  • Plug & Play Germany GmbH
  • Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS)
  • SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG
  • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
  • TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG