Welcome to the IIP


Prof. Dr. Wolf Fichtner


Prof. Dr. Frank Schultmann

Deputy Director DFIU

Dr.-Ing. Simon Glöser-Chahoud

Institute for Industrial Production (IIP)


Campus West, building 06.33 
Hertzstr. 16
76187 Karlsruhe

+49 721 608-44460
   (Energy Economics)
+49 721 608-44569
   (Industrial Production and Logistics)

Fax: +49 721 608-44682
E-Mail: Secretariat


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Current information

The secretariats are currently closed and no face-to-face meetings take place in the building. We can be reached by e-mail and telephone at the usual times, and automatic forwarding has been set up for most telephone lines.

You will find the e-mail addresses of the institute staff on this page.

Further current information of KIT on the coronavirus can be found on the KIT homepage.  

Infographic BioGraphie BW presents bioeconomy research in the Land of Baden-Wuerttemberg

To mark the conclusion of the Bioeconomy Baden-Württemberg research program, an interactive infographic BioGraphie BW has been developed. The graphic offers different approaches to the exciting questions of the bioeconomy and lets researchers of the research program themselves have their say.

The IIP has participated in bioeconomy research with three projects. In the modeling research network, different approaches for the quantitative assessment of biobased value chains were investigated; in a follow-up project, selected holistic approaches were further developed; and in the B4B collaborative project, a lignocellulosic biorefinery was evaluated for the bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg.

Funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden-Württemberg scientists spent around seven years researching bioeconomic raw materials, processes, products, their interaction and their effects.



Lecture on "Big Data Analytics in Investment Purchasing"

On August 4th, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Mr. Wiens and Mr. Kaiser will give a lecture organized by the BME Association on the subject of “Big Data Analytics in Investment Purchasing - Process Value-Oriented Investment Analysis of Digitization Objects”. Registration and further information here.

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The IIP wins two transfer awards

Two teams of the IIP were awarded in June 2021 at the KIT innovation competition NEULAND in the category Transfer Award: The 2nd prize was awarded to the model “REᶟASON (Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency Analysis and System OptimizatioN) developed at the Chair of Energy Economics, which greenventory GmbH now uses to plan sustainable energy systems. The 3rd prize was awarded to the model "NukPlaRStoR" developed at the Chair of Production and Operations Management and resulting from the BMBF-project “Development of a user-friendly cost-optimizing planning tool for nuclear dismantling projects”. NukPlaRStoR is integrated into the project planning software OPTIRA More information about the award ceremony can be found here.

KIT: Renewable energies: Mountain panorama with wind turbine undesirable

Whether foothills of the Alps, low mountain ranges, or seashores - in Germany's most beautiful landscapes, the expansion of wind power often meets with rejection. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with partners from Great Britain and Denmark, have investigated what exactly this means for the energy turnaround. In the journal Patterns, they calculate that the cost of a kilowatt hour could rise by up to seven cents and CO₂ emissions by up to 200 grams. More

The IIP congratulates Dr. Marcus Wiens

The IIP congratulates Dr. Marcus Wiens, who successfully completed the habilitation procedure in June 2021 and thus obtained the Venia Legendi for the discipline Business Administration and Management. The title of the habilitation thesis: "Resilient Systems - an Economic, Operational, and Behavioral Perspective".

Two nominations for NEULAND - the innovation award 2021

The IIP was nominated twice for NEULAND - the innovation competition 2021: For the transfer award "Re3son (Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency Analysis and System Optimization) model" for the Chair of Energy Economics and "Development of a modern cost-optimizing planning tool for nuclear dismantling projects" for the Chair of Business Administration, Production and Operations Management. Details you'll find here.

Closing event of the PREVIEW project

The final event of the PREVIEW research project will take place on September 28, 2021. Project results will be presented and discussed in an online event. More information can be found  here  and on the project website. Update: You can find now the agenda and access data here.

News about NOLAN-Projekt

The NOLAN project is now officially part of the KIT research program on the Covid-19 pandemic. You can find out more here.

Cooperation of IIP and Helmholtz-AI at ZDF

The ZDF reports on current work of the IIP in cooperation with the Energy AI consultants of Helmholtz on the detection of thermal bridges in existing buildings using Artificial Intelligence. For more information click here and on ZDF-Mediathek online (from minute 58.20).

The IIP congratules Mr. Müller

The IIP congratulates Mr. Richard Carl Müller, who successfully passed his doctoral examination on „Decision support for planning and evaluation of sustainable industrial value chains - illustrated by the example of vehicle parts"  in May 2021.

The IIP congratulates Christoph Fraunholz

The IIP congratulates Mr. Christoph Fraunholz, who successfully passed his doctoral examination on „Market Design for the Transition to Renewable Electricity Systems"  in May 2021.

The IIP congratulates Mr. Sloot

The IIP congratulates Mr. Daniel Sloot, who successfully completed his Ph.D. examination on "Bringing Community and Environment Together: The role of community in sustainability transitions" at the Faculty "Behavioral and Social Sciences" of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) in April 2021.