IPEK – Institute of Product Engineering – Scientific Partner

The IPEK – Institute of Product Engineering is a research facility at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and regards itself as a center of scientific innovation and product engineering with emphasis on drivetrain technology and mobility systems. We strive for the research and development of methods and processes of product engineering and their evaluation on real systems as well as excellence in their teaching and training. IPEK has the ambition to be one of the world’s leading university institutions.

Our highly motivated and performance-oriented team has the objective of contributing to the scientific community and to strengthen the competitiveness of German industry. This is achieved through the education and training of students and graduates, our research activities and by the continuous knowledge transfer to industry.

Key activities in the project Vertumnus

The factors that force a company to change – transformability drivers – cannot simply be generalized. Today, there are no established procedures for the systematic identification or description of such drivers within a company. The same applies to transformability enablers that will open for a company the opportunity to respond to upcoming change.

For the companies involved in the project, transformability drivers, transformability enablers and indicators for upcoming change have to be identified. The results of these activities will be specific to the involved companies, so in a further step, a methodological approach will be derived, designed to help companies identify transformability drivers, enablers and indicators systematically.


Leif Marxen
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
IPEK – Institute of Product Engineering
Kaiserstraße 10
Gebäude 10.23
76131 Karlsruhe
Telefon: +49 721 608-43953
Fax: +49 721 608-46051
E-Mail: marxen@ipek.uni-karlsruhe.de
Web: www.ipek.kit.edu