The Advanced Systems Engineering Strategy – A Central Initiative for the Future of Germany as an Engineering and Innovation Hub
Companies in Germany must develop complex technical and sociotechnical systems professionally and achieve go-to-market success quickly. The development of autonomous, interactive and dynamically networked products with an increasing proportion of software and service can only succeed with equally innovative engineering solutions. Enterprise and educational institutions must consider the big-picture interplay of human, organisation and technology the entire length of the innovation process. If they wish to set themselves up for the future, they need to use new methods and technologies as well as maximum creativity and agility.
This is why a strategic realignment of engineering in Germany is required. By flagging need for action, the publication plays an important part in Germany maintaining and extending its position of leadership in engineering into the future: it outlines what politics, industry and science can do to make the systems of tomorrow sustainable, reliable and successful, the aim being engineering excellence.
Advanced Systems Engineering (ASE) is the vision for the successful design of innovative products, services and product-service systems as well as their developmental processes. ASE takes into account the impacts of increasing digitalisation, interdisciplinarity and networking to manage the technical and organisational complexity in future value creation. ASE integrates system-oriented and highly innovative principles of engineering, and represents a new perspective in planning, development and operation of the technical systems of tomorrow.