IRIS research is organised according to four project areas.
Area 1: Industrial Transformation through sustainable digitalization
Assessing the strategic and operational considerations in the next generation digitalisation with a focus on competitiveness via circular/shared economies.
Area 2: Integrated mechanics, components and materials design
Concurrently addressing component design, manufacturing process optimisations and material selection/design, with a focus on metallic and functional materials, especially in additive manufacturing.
Area 3: Sustainable Energy Systems – Technology and Business Perspectives
Researching on technologies for a carbon-neutral vision while simultaneously assessing how firms, industries and countries are working are working in practice make transitions in their energy mix.
Area 4: Innovation management, eco-systems and entrepreneurship
Assessing how sustainability managers perceive initiatives or crises in peer companies – and how that prompts them to trigger changes in their own firm.