The regional lighthouse project "HFT.Lab" from Stuttgart has been awarded a prize by the state of Baden-Württemberg in the RegioWIN 2030 competition. The award now gives the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart (HFT Stuttgart) the opportunity to apply for funding of up to seven million euros from the European Regional Development Fund and funds from the state.
The award-winning HFT.Lab deals with the future of building and thus with current economic as well as ecological and social challenges. The HFT.Lab will be located in a high-rise building made of renewable raw materials on the campus of the HFT Stuttgart at the Stuttgart Stadtgarten. The HFT.Lab is a central component of the regional development concept of the Stuttgart region "SUEVIA Reloaded", which was also awarded by the state.
Prof. Dr. Katja Rade, Rector of the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, makes it clear: "The HFT.Lab will become a place for innovation, scientific discourse and cooperation with industry. It will strengthen inter- and transdisciplinary research in new and sustainable construction in the Stuttgart region, while presenting its work to the public throughout."
"As coordinator of the Stuttgart Region's entry in the competition, we are particularly pleased that the HFT.Lab lighthouse project has met with so much approval," says Dr. Walter Rogg, Managing Director of Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH (WRS). "The HFT.Lab will bring the Stuttgart Region forward with essential impulses and ideas for sustainable building and provide viable approaches. It shows that combining sustainability and business is not a contradiction."
Thomas S. Bopp, Chairman of the Verband Region Stuttgart, added: "The regional development concept SUEVIA Reloaded will push the sustainable development and intelligent economic change of the region: With the HFT.Lab as an elementary component and further projects on networking, transfer, platform processes and start-ups in subject areas such as resource efficiency, hydrogen and AI."
HFT.Lab: Building the future The planned HFT.Lab in Stuttgart will be dedicated to building the future. The teaching and research there will be brought to life for the public and cooperation between science and industry will be promoted. The HFT.Lab will be housed in a high-rise building made of renewable raw materials on the campus of the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, which will itself be the subject of research. The project sponsor of the Lab is the HFT Stuttgart.