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Smart Services Worlds

The technology programmes "Smart Service World I" and "Smart Service World II" are designed to develop cutting-edge technologies for further digitisation of the economy and society.

Smart Services Worlds

Smart services put users at the center. These intelligent services make both life and work easier. With the technology programmes "Smart Services World I" and "Smart Services World II," the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action is funding a total of 39 smart service projects that develop innovative digital services for business and society. The funded projects are developing prototype solutions in the areas of construction and employment, energy, medicine, mobility, production, as well as housing and living. The "Smart Service World II" is dedicated in particular to digitisation in rural and small-town areas. Accompanying research addresses important issues and challenges relating to law, standardization, secure platform architectures, and digital business models and platform economies. With a total of more than 200 million Euros for research and development, the two programmes are contributing significantly to the development of smart services.


Find information about the funded projects below. Click on the project name and go to the bottom of the page.


Making Augmented Reality usable for industry (Smart Services World I technology programme)

In industrial environments many activities can be supported by augmented reality (AR). The perceived reality of the user is enriched with context-specific information. This requires a functioning interaction of AR-enabled devices (e.g. data glasses) with users, IT systems and the production environment. AcRoSS wants to make AR accessible for companies of different sizes and industries. For this purpose, a platform is being developed on which all necessary data can be exchanged and a variety of AR services can be offered. Due to the openness and expandability of the platform, third parties can also participate in the development of new AR services.

Contact: Daniel Röltgen (Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Entwurfstechnik Mechatronik IEM),

Project partners: Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Entwurfstechnik Mechatronik IEM (consortium leader), ArianeGroup GmbH, Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH, DAI-Labor der Technischen Universität Berlin, Krause-Biagosch GmbH, Ubimax GmbH