Through the Innovation Hub 13, we strive for presenting current technologies as a tangible experience open for everybody. For this purpose, we are creating a cross-linked testbed from various resources of our universities. These resources are testbeds and existing labs in which the latest technologies of the respective fields can be discovered and tested.

Through and in the context of the current digital revolution, many unexpected possibilities arise which are illustrated within the scope of a cross-linked testbed. For this purpose, current network technologies and network architectures are used in order to interconnect the testbeds and make the connection capabilities understandable for outside parties. As a joint central interface, a virtual platform is created into which the data of various testbeds flow together and are subsequently made available according to individual needs. From this stage on, measured data can not only be monitored and interpreted, but also test area-specific actions as well as the specific collection of measured data can be actively initiated.

In order to point out the possibilities arising from the connection of the latest technologies with current digital trends and developments, varied use cases are issued. On the one hand, these use cases show the testbed’s potential, but also, on the other hand, invite different players to an interactive collaboration, for example in the context of a project cooperation or product tests.

You will here find an overview of the testbed‘s backgrounds, areas of application and objectives.


Technological development is advancing ever faster in many areas. Information and communication technologies in particular are opening up many new opportunities for business and science...

Areas of application

The networked testbed of Innovation Hub 13 will be deployed from different areas of TH Wildau and BTU and connect them with each other to provide companies, students, researchers and civil society with...

Goals of the testbed

Low-threshold access for partners to various technologies. In order to successfully use the process of digitalization, different hurdles have to be overcome. Knowledge of the current trends with all their advantages and...


Would you like to see in which areas the Innovation Hub 13 provides the latest technologies and opportunities in the form of test fields?


Would you like to know how digitalization can be used to network different areas, technologies and systems?

Use cases

Would you like to learn how the combination of current technologies and modern networking possibilities can be applied in practice?


An overview of the individual areas of the Tesbed  

Test fields - The specialists in your field

Currently, test fields already exist at the universities as laboratories of the different departments, where state-of-the-art methods and procedures are tested, applied and further developed.

The equipment of the test fields includes highly specialized sensors and actuators, i.e. machines and devices that perform special tasks.

The functioning of these devices, the technical possibilities as well as current research topics in the respective fields are made accessible to the public within the framework of the Innovation Hub 13 test fields.

Here you can explore the already integrated test fields of the Innovation Hub 13 and learn more about their features.


Test field image processing

The image processing test field has extensive technical equipment for professional applications in image processing and video analysis. The various facilities can be used to create realistic environments and complex...

Test field cyberphysical production systems

Industrial production is undergoing an immanent transformation. This process, proclaimed as the fourth industrial revolution five years ago, will drastically change the image of industrial manufacturing and likewise require a rethinking of...

Test field Intralogistics

The intralogistics lab provides a comprehensive hands-on environment where students can gain initial experience on the latest industrial technology and get multiple opportunities to explore advantages and disadvantages, as well as application scenarios of the various equipment....

Networking architecture

An overview of the testbed-specific networking architecture, background knowledge on the technologies used, and instructions on how other participants can network with the testbed  

How does digital networking work?

For many areas, digitization is a process that has unimagined potential.

Even for the state-of-the-art testbeds, the continuous further developments in the field of digitalization offer new possibilities, which are realized within the framework of the networked testbed.

We use examples to explain the wide range of digitization, starting with the theoretical background knowledge of sensors, protocols and transmission options, through architectural challenges in networking, to the practical use of the various technologies.

Networking architecture

Since the testbed integrates systems and technologies from different areas, an architectural orientation towards the Internet-of-Things (IoT) lends itself. Here, there is a multitude of different possibilities, each of which...

MQTT Basics

The Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol is used in this project for communication between the various devices. The MQTT standard, both ISO (ISO/IEC PRF 20922) and OASIS, is now considered the...

Use cases

  The digital networking of the testbed enables a variety of new use cases. New possibilities arising from networking are presented here as examples.    

Use cases - new opportunities through digitization

The networked testbed offers a wide range of possibilities, which are visualized here using individual case studies.

The individual process steps of these examples are realized by processes of the test fields and can be exchanged at will, also by products/systems of external participants.

This enables them to learn not only the advantages and disadvantages of the individual processes themselves, but also their implications for other processes in the overall process, which has a positive impact on the quality and interoperability of the products developed.

Here you can get to know the currently developed use cases.

Use Case 1 - Automated ordering process

In a manufacturing plant of the Cyberphysical Production Systems test field, products are manufactured from various individual parts. If one of the required individual parts is no longer available, an order must be placed for the required...

Use Case 2 - Automation of an event registration

The organization of events is relevant for many different organizations, including TH Wildau. This process offers a wide range of implementation options, from manual to fully automated. An efficient...

Do you have questions, suggestions, ideas or specific projects? We are looking forward to talking to you!

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The "Innovation Hub 13 - Fast Track to Transfer" of the Technical University of Wildau and the Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus-Senftenberg is one of the 29 selected winners of the federal government funding initiative "Innovative College", equipped with funds of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF And the state of Brandenburg. Further information can be found at www.innovative-hochschule.de