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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.


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


An open ecosystem for intelligent, secure and reliable IOT assistance functions (Smart Services World I technology programme)

From heatings to connected cars – devices of all kinds feature digital controls today. Combining these networked "things" with intelligent algorithms create powerful assistance functions for the user. However, they are integrated almost exclusively via smartphones and associated platforms. "ENTOURAGE" is developing an innovative open ecosystem in which a wide variety of devices, platforms and services can collaborate on an equal footing. A technical and organisational architecture creates a marketplace for data protection-friendly assistants where small and medium-sized enterprises can also offer their services.

Contact: Florian von Kurnatowski (ENX Association),

Project partners: ENX Association (consortium leader); CONWEAVER GmbH; Fraunhofer Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation (IAO); HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH; Robert Bosch GmbH; Technische Universität Darmstadt; Universität Kassel