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Lifecycle Engineering Solution Center

Zirkel 2 (Building 20.20)  

D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany  

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Welcome to the Lifecycle Engineering Solutions Center (LESC)


LESC is an innovative research facility at the KIT whose aims are the interdisciplinary collaboration between internal and external research institutions, as well as knowledge exchange and technology transfer to both the industry and society. It offers scalable and flexible development environments, from individual work spaces to large screen projections for innovative engineering solutions within the framework of product lifecycle management and virtual engineering.

LESC is a central platform which is available for the implementation, validation, evaluation and demonstration of research results in the field of lifecycle engineering. Being a center for modern virtual reality technologies, LESC contributes to raising awareness of trend-setters and paradigm shifts in various fields.

Scientific services ranging all the way from the first idea to its implementation are offered from a neutral position in LESC. A special role is given to the validation of interdisciplinary applications. In this context, LESC serves as a development and testing platform and enables access to modern infrastructure, especially for start-ups and small and medium-sized companies. LESC is furthermore a meeting point for activities, such as “Science meets Industry”, and a place for conferences, exhibitions, seminars, as well as cluster and networking activities.

LESC is an internationally visible center for all matters concerning lifecycle engineering. It is here that technologies and processes are combined with a creative environment. Furthermore, the virtual environment here allows innovative solutions to be devised from the first idea until they are marketable and, moreover, be comprehensively conducted. Our research areas lifecycle engineering (LE), collaborative engineering (CE) and virtual engineering (VE) complement each other, thus integrating procedural and systematical illustrations of product knowledge in product lifecycles. Seeing that LESC supports the entire product lifecycle, models of future products can also be experienced and tested here.
LESC therefore overcomes the obstacle that usually exists between an idea and its implementation.



Tag der offenen Tür am KIT
Open Day at KIT

Visitors immersed in virtual worlds and got to know the latest state of the art technology of virtual reality.

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Virtual Reality Day at Lifecycle Engineering Solutions Center

At Oktober 14, 2014 the virtual reality presentation day was held at LESC. Key players and experts of Virtual Reality as TechViz, Haption, ART and fleXstructures presented together with the IMI research team an exciting day.

Autumn Conference WiGeP 2014

From 24 - 26 September 2014 the Autumn Conference of the Scientific Society for Product Development took place in Karlsruhe, at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and in Baden-Baden.

Opening of the "Industry 4.0 Collaboration Lab" Nucleus for growth

On September 24th, 2014 the "Industry 4.0 Collaboration Lab" was opened at LESC (Lifecycle Engineering Solutions Center) together with Solid Line AG and Bechtle IT system house and the Forschungszentrum (FZI).

LESC Open Day

On July 23 th the LESC Open Day for the staff of the KIT took place.

EVEIL-3D - training took place LESC

On june 27 th the University of Education Karlsruhe, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the regional authorities in Karlsruhe organised a training regarding to the topic "3D-technologies in education" in the context of the German-french project EVEIL-3D.

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A.R.T. GmbH tests successfully their new software: The "ART-Satellite-Merger" at LESC

In April ART’s new product „ART-Satellite-Merger“ was tested successfully at our Labs in LESC.

Girl's Day

Experiencing and creating virtual worlds at LESC!

Energy Transition, Visions 2050 - Cooperation between IMI and students from Kinder- und Jugend-Uni Bretten

On 7. February 2014 the final presentation of the cooperation project “Energy Transition, Visions 2050” took place in LESC.

Virtual Reality Internship: Energy Experience Lab goes on

Students have the opportunity to contribute to the enhancement of the Energy Experience Lab of the LESC.