Enhancing networking through the AINET project

Feb. 26, 2016
The Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg’s State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts) has decided to fund the AINET project.

AINET - “Ausweitung und Intensivierung der Netzwerkaktivitäten” (Expansion and Intensification of the Network Activities) – has started 1 January 2016 at the Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart e.V. and lasts over a period of 2 years.

The asc(s is a non-profit association for know-how carriers in the field of automotive simulation, with a network connecting automotive manufacturers, suppliers, software manufacturers (Independent Software Vendors – ISVs), hardware manufacturers (Independent Hardware Vendors – IHVs), engineering services provider, research institutes and scientists with a high professional expertise with each other. For its members, its events and projects help to open up opportunities for advancing new simulation methods for the virtual vehicle development fast and efficiently – in particular, if these make high demands on computing power (High-Performance-Computing – HPC) and data volume.

This gives rise to a wide variety of activities promoting technology transfer by pre-competitive cooperations and information exchange, thus strengthening the long-term competitiveness of enterprises and research institutes in Baden-Württemberg. It is the objective of the AINET project to intensify and extend this further, in order to cover all the new challenges in car manufacturing.

Amongst the cornerstones of the project are the extension of the network, the extension of the competence base within the five existing clusters, the intensification of the network, and making use of the synergy potentials. Additionally, new scientific and technological talents in the field of automotive simulation will be supported, so as to further develop the interchangeability between science and the industry.