Smart materials for smart production - a cross-disciplinary innovation network in the field of smart materials
smart³ is a cross-disciplinary network focusing on innovative and meaningful applications of smart materials. The network consists of engineers, designers and economists as well as material- and social scientists collaborating with small and medium sized enterprises. As well as giving an overview on different smart materials, this conference contribution shows how engineers and designers have cooperated in creating product concepts within the strategic categories smart production, smart mobility, smart health and smart living. Design models will visualize the output of R&D projects. The smart³-network comprises a radical change of paradigms in product development by implementing smart material functions directly into the component structure. Hence functionality will already be achieved on the material level.