Enhancing efficiency is a major incentive within our globally organized industrial world. As long as 100 years ago, in the 1920s and 1930s, the concepts of rationalization and optimizing efficiency not only changed the working world, but also our production processes, communications, and mobility habits.

The aims and the areas of technology that underwent those change processes and innovations arose as a result of a political, social, and economic discourse.

“Smart” controls make modern production processes efficient; they have enormous energy saving potential when their operation is optimized, and therefore take pressure off the environment. Nuremberg Tech aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region with future-orientated ideas and new developments in regional knowledge and technology transfer from the university to businesses.

Research is carried out into the energy-technology challenges of the future. Areas of research include energy-efficient buildings systems, energy process technology, electrical energy technology, and low-emission heat and cold generation.

Research and development for a healthy life touches on a wide variety of aspects. It encompasses research into new materials, chemical substances, and innovative procedures such as the development of glass cartilage, but also of new advisory services – both online and in person.

The high level of expertise in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region makes it an excellent location for health research in order to promote regional development with new service offers. Nuremberg Tech, in cooperation projects with external partners such as the Nuremberg Clinic, the Paracelsus Medical University, and non-university research institutions and businesses, aims to develop new synergies and bring products into application.

Today’s mass media society maintains itself by means of constant actions and reactions. New technologies generate new access and different user behaviour. Traditional communication channels interact closely with new forms of communication. Communication in separate channels is a thing of the past. New technologies are generating composite environments in virtual reality. Market research makes use of these opportunities; but new communication and art forms and innovative journalistic approaches are also emerging. Language, sounds, and both moving and stationary images are communicated cross-medially.

With interdisciplinary cooperation, Nuremberg Tech provides training in the Faculties of Design and Business Administration, as well as in the Journalism of Technology degree programme, and is involved in media research and in the development of new designs in a mass media world.

Research is carried out into the product life-cycle. Areas of research encompass all of the stages of product development, materials, and manufacturing through to the end of a component’s service life.

Research is carried out into new materials in the context of energy-saving refurbishments and new-build projects. Areas of research include energy-efficient buildings systems and innovative and energy-saving materials for internal and external construction.

Safe, clean, and smart mobility concepts enhance people’s quality of life and guarantee the trouble-free transportation of people and goods. Groundbreaking technologies, such as autonomous traffic management systems, renewable energy sources, and strategic and innovative traffic planning require expert knowledge and scope for research and development. In the area of traffic, logistics, and mobility, the future-orientated strategic concept at Nuremberg Tech is about multidisciplinary solutions that bring together technologies, administrative and organizational tasks, and sociological instruments.