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Here you can find information about the ongoing and completed projects at the Technology Studies Group at TU Dort­mund.

Current projects

The DIONA research project pursues the goal of using a multidisciplinary approach to develop a digital hub for the circular economy for stakeholders from science, business, associations, social partners and committees, and thus to enable SMEs in particular to participate in circular value creation.

The  MoMeEnT research project aims to model the different levels of the complex socio-technical system of energy supply using multi-agent approaches.
This project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

InnaMoRuhr is a multidisciplinary project of the three UA Ruhr universities that are investigating the issu of how mobility in the Ruhr region can be made sustainable. The project will develop a concept of integrated, sustainable mobility for the University Alliance Ruhr and test it in practice in a field trial.
This project is funded by the Ministry of Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Completed projects

The MoFFa project explores the question of how human-machine interaction might look in intelligent, (partially) autonomous vehicles.
The project was funded by the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of Transport.

The ABIDA project investigated the societal risks and opportunities arising from current developments in the field of big data. In particular, it focused on the factors of trust, real-time control and technology assessment.
The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The aim of the KoRiSim project was to create the basis for cooperative information and risk management in electricity grids of the future.
The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It was carried out in cooperation with the Institute for Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics at TU Dort­mund University and Dort­mun­derNetz GmbH (DEW21).

The TraDiLog project focused on the effects of mechanisation and digitalisation on mobile work in forwarding and logistics companies.
This project was funded by the Research Institute for Social Development. 

The DiscGo project analysed technology policy decisions related to the phase-out of established technologies (e.g., nuclear power, automobiles with combustion engines) in order to gain a better understanding of the governance of the dismantling of socio-technological systems.
The project was funded by the German Research Foundation. 

The  RisCSIM research project has used computer simulations to investigate how the type of control affects the safety performance of a complex system. This should contribute to a better understanding and analysis of the control and counter role of complex systems such as air traffic, energy systems or road traffic.
RisCSIM was funded by the Fondation pour une Culture de Sécurité Industrielle, Toulouse, France.

AktOr is a joint project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the funding guideline "KMU-innovativ". It involves the development of a training simulation for faster crisis management.