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Welcome to the
Research Center Sustainable
and Smart Infrastructure

The RCI is dedicated to opening up the research expertise of the Smart Infrastructure Hub in the Leipzig area. We welcome students, researchers, entrepreneurs, lecturers, companies and investors to collaborate with us on sustainable and smart infrastructure research.

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Stay tuned to this page for more information on our upcoming research projects, scientific publications,
research collaborations and future events within our core topics Smart City, Energy and eHealth!

Our Core Research Topics

Setting the focus on Smart City, Energy and eHealth the RCI research combines convential infrastructure research with the expertise of digitization and artificial intelligence. In this way a new and future oriented field of research is created, aiming at the application-oriented transfer of knowledge between research, industry and politics.

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Smart City

  • Overview about Smart City research
        experts of the Leipzig area
  • Current Research Projects
  • Completed Studies
  • World-wide Smart City Inspirations


  • Overview about Energy research
        experts of the Leipzig area
  • Current Research Projects
  • Completed Studies
  • World-wide Energy Inspirations


  • Overview about eHealth research
        experts of the Leipzig area
  • Current Research Projects
  • Completed Studies
  • World-wide eHealth Inspirations

Digitization & Artificial Intelligence

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  • Overview about Digitization and AI research experts of the Leipzig Area
  • World-wide inspirations of technological innovations
  • Services

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    Shortly, you will find here an overview about how you and your business can benefit from Leipzig´s scientific expertise with and beyond joint research!

    About Us

    The Research Center

    The Smart Infrastructure Hub Leipzig is one of the 12 locations of the Digital Hub Initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Leipzig received the approval due to the cooperation of its growing start-up scene with established, financially strong companies as well as the integration of corresponding top research from the region. Through its activities, the hub has already encouraged several companies to relocate to Leipzig and supported numerous start-ups.

    (Source: https://www.de.digital/DIGITAL/Redaktion/DE/Dossier/digital-hub-initiative.html.https://www.de-hub.de/fileadmin/content/press/Presskit/presskit_DE.pdf)

    The Research Center Sustainable and Smart Infrastructure (RCI) forms the research network of the Smart Infrastructure Hub. The best minds from University of Leipzig, HTWK Leipzig and HHL use their synergies to create future-oriented Smart Infrastructure solutions. For this purpose, classic infrastructure research, digitization and artificial intelligence merge within the RCI to form a joint innovative research field. We summarize the projects and study results for you under the research focus areas Smart City, Energy and eHealth. The RCI offers its network partners from the fields of research, business and municipalities a platform to define specific future topics in the field of infrastructure research and to shape the future through joint research projects. That is why the start-up scene, the established economy, the research center and the city of Leipzig work closely together within the Smart Infrastructure Hub.

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    Strategic Advisory Board

    Our strategic advisory board has helped build the RCI from the start of the initiative and continues to play an integral role in its smooth function.


    Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner
    Spokesperson for RCI Director of the Institute Infrastructure and Resource Management
    University of Leipzig


    Prof. Dr. Markus Krabbes
    Director of the Institute for Process Informatics and Control Technology
    HTWK Leipzig


    Prof. Dr. Alexander Lahmann
    Professorship for M&A in medium-sized companies HHL


    Copyright Christian Hüller / Universität Leipzig SUK

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Lenk
    Vice Rector for Development and Transfer University of Leipzig

    Operative Team

    Your operative contact persons are:


    Angelika Bordt is responsible for the transfer management of the RCI. She connects you to specialized researchers of the RCI or projects with synergies to your field.


    As part of SMILE, Gundula von Fintel scouts for startup potential within the research world. She also supports innovators to translate their ideas into successful startups.


    Dr. Susanne Ebitsch is working at the Section Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Department Research Services in Leipzig. She supports funding knowledge and helps new research projects get financed.

    Get In Touch

    For a Smart and Sustainable Living please get in touch with us via:


    Angelika Bordt

    Universitätsstrasse 16
    04109 Leipzig
    Tel. +49 176 / 70727489