Research at Kentix

Kentix GmbH is part of various research projects in the fields of security, IoT and digitisation.

WIR! – Change through innovation in the region

Research project commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in cooperation with Trier University of Applied Sciences and BITO CAMPUS GmbH
Project duration: 2020 – 2030

The programme ” WIR! – Wandel durch Innovation in der Region” gives the impetus for new regional alliances and a sustainable innovation-based structural change in all structurally weak regions of Germany.

The aim of this project is to develop a strategy for the implementation phase of our digital.bewegt.nah project, which is supported by a broad base of players in our structurally weak Birkenfeld – Bad Kreuznach region. The aim is to create a regional innovation environment for the whole region. The BITO CAMPUS (BC) as a start-up centre and the Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld (UCB) as the region’s university represent the nucleus of innovation in rural areas and are intended to promote the transformation of the region into an innovation region in the West. Key areas of this transformation are the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a focus on logistics and mobility.

The project is in the concept phase until 2021 and regional partners are being sought for implementation.

More information is available at the WIR!-Projekt Website.

IoT-Pilot – Internet of Things platform to strengthen innovation in rural regions and small towns

Research project in cooperation with Trier University of Applied Sciences on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

The digital transformation of the economy and society is in full swing and will intensify in the coming years. The networking of the analogue and virtual world plays an essential role in this respect. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the basic technology for many new application ideas and business models.

In this transformation process, medium-sized companies are acutely threatened by a shortage of skilled labour, as there are few graduates of computer science courses specialising in IoT. Often these few graduates are then poached away to the metropolitan regions by large corporations and are no longer available to smaller companies in rural areas.

Launch the IoT-Pilot project and offer a solution that facilitates access to the Internet of Things for SMEs and accelerates the development of first prototypes (rapid prototyping) Existing specialists are also to receive further training, making it easier for them to enter the new IoT technologies.

DREI – Data protection-respecting detection of interior offenders

Research project commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Project duration: July 2016 – January 2019

The aim of project DREI is to further develop security information and event management systems so that insider attacks can be detected under legally compliant conditions. The data protection-friendly recording and storage of security events plays a major role here. By disclosing identities on demand and detecting anomalies, inside perpetrator activities are uncovered without violating data protection requirements.

More information on the project can be found at the DREI-Projekt Website.

Joint research work with the Trier University of Applied Sciences

Kentix and the University of Applied Sciences Trier look back on many years of successful cooperation. Since 2014, research has been conducted jointly in the field of IoT (Internet of Things) and security technology. Besides working together on projects, Kentix GmbH regularly employs working students. This offer, which is currently used by 2 students, is to be further expanded in the future.

In cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Trier, we have written a press release on this subject, which you can read here.

Three Campus. One university. Exceptionally diverse.

With around 7,600 students, Trier University of Applied Sciences is the second largest university for applied sciences in Rhineland-Palatinate. A strong application and practical orientation, innovative forms of teaching and the intensive combination of teaching and research characterise studies with us. With 88 courses of study on three campuses in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, building and supply engineering, food technology, computer science, games, therapeutic sciences, economics, law, environment, architecture and design, we offer a uniquely diverse range of training in the region.