The Institute has eleven research groups. Other associated partners from different disciplines at the University of Paderborn are the first competend contacts for collaborative projects. For the fundamental understanding of the interactions within the product life cycle of hybrid systems four research fields have been defined. As seen in the figure to the right, the research areas are divided into special subjects of our experienced researchers.
In ILH the entire product life cycle of hybrid systems is considered. This extends to the strategic product planning, product and product system development, the production, the simulation to repair and the recycling concepts.