LOEWE Research Projects

LOEWE Research Programme


LOEWE Research Programme

LOEWE is the research promotion programme that has been used by the federal state of Hessen since 2008 to set research policy trends, the objective being to give a sustainable boost to Hesse’s research landscape. LOEWE stands for “Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz” (state offensive for the development of scientific and economic excellence).Read more about the LOEWE programme and its research projects.

Research Center “emergenCITY”: The resilient Digital City

The LOEWE Research Center “emergenCITY” will develop solutions to provide emergency response to and with information and communication technologies in crisis situations, provide rapid assistance and support an efficient return to normality.

Teams of 23 professors from computer science, electrical engineering and information technology, mechanical engineering, social and historical sciences, architecture, economics and law will conduct joint research in the university network. Th ecenter coordinatet by TU Darmstadt, partners are the University of Kassel and the University of Marburg.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Hollick,
TU Darmstadt

Funding period: 2020 – 2023

Funding: 17,4 Millionen Euro


Focus Area “Software-Factory 4.0”

The LOEWE focus area Software Factory 4.0 (SF4.0) is a 4-year project funded by the German State of Hesse. SF4.0 is concerned with the adaptation of legacy software due to changed requirements and technical advances. The project strives to achieve this adaptation in an automated fashion. The main focus is on three topics: more flexible software systems in the context of the application area “Industrie 4.0”, the parallelization of existing software in the context of “High Performance Computing” (HPC), and simplification of the re-engineering in both areas. Spokes Person
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Mantel,
TU Darmstadt

Duration: 2018– 2021

Funding: 4,8 Million Euro


Former LOEWE Centers and Focus Areas


LOEWE Research Center CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt

LOEWE Research Cluster NICER Networked Infrastructureless Cooperation for Emergency Response

LOEWE Focus Area “Digital Humanities”


Participation in former LOEWE centers and focal points


LOEWE Focus Area „Dynamo PLV “ (in German)

LOEWE Research Center AdRIA (in German)

LOEWE Focus Area „Cocoon – Cooperative Sensor Communication“ (in German)