Innovation Networks


since 2020

Future Public Space

All areas of our everyday lives come together in city centers. They are location factors, real laboratories and innovation platforms all at the same time. Together with the »Stadtretter« (city savers) and other forward-looking companies and municipalities, we are building a powerful alliance to think ahead and test tomorrow's solutions in practice today.


since 2012

Morgenstadt Initiative

Our mission is to create cities for the future. We understand cities as complex adaptive systems. We work together with cities, companies and research to promote local innovations and urban developments. By combining technological innovation, urban development and social as well as environmental preconditions, the Morgenstadt Initiative contributes to the creation of sustainable cities.


since 2009


The automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest transformation in its history and is currently characterized by dynamic and uncertain developments. The technological fields of the future in the automotive industry, which undoubtedly include the electrification of the powertrain, the automation of driving functions and the networking of vehicles, require new competencies.


since 2008


Wie sieht das Hotel der Zukunft aus?

Dieser Frage geht das Fraunhofer IAO im Rahmen des Innovationsnetzwerks »FutureHotel« gemeinsam mit Wirtschaftspartnern aus der Hotelbranche nach.



Selected Projects


Global Smart City Initiative

The project "Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities - global approach, local solutions", funded by the Federal Minestry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in Germany as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), supports model cities in India, Mexico and Peru in the development and implementation of sustainable transformation processes.


Morgenstadt City Labs

We develop smart city strategies to transform cities and accelerate their sustainable development. By linking technological innovation, urban development and social and environmental conditions for sustainable and inclusive cities, Morgenstadt helps to create future-proof cities. 



In the EU project ACCSESS, carbon capture and storage technologies are being piloted as drivers for achieving societal climate neutrality goals. For this purpose, the application in key industries, the development of international transport and storage infrastructures as well as the social acceptance and integration in urban systems are considered.