During the past six weeks, Henning Uck, a Master Thesis student from Flensburg University in Germany, has paid us a visit and carried out a part of the research for his Master Thesis at AIDA. Writing his thesis in an industrial placement together with the consultancy firm P3 Energy & Storage, Henning intends to assess the potentials for innovative technologies and business models in the context of energy and mobility of future cities.
Given the area-interlinking character of our group and considering our approach of future cities as a holistic system, we could introduce him to the entire profile of research projects and programs within TUMCREATE. Thus, he was able to connect to various researchers within TUMCREATE and learn about their views on technology innovation.
For the AIDA group, the focus was set on learning which technologies are enabling complex simulations such as CityMoS, e.g., the concept of parallel computing and its significance. Furthermore, the understanding of potentials for other applications and the opportunities that arise from CityMoS were part of the stay.
Apart from the working part, there was also plenty of time for socializing with the team, exchanging perspectives and experiencing Singapore as a life-sized Smart City laboratory.
The insights Henning got will feed back into his Master's thesis. At the same time, we hope this collaboration to be just the beginning of a working relationship between our research team and P3.