About Us

ISUrF-Hub is driven by its vision to shape positive and livable cities by focussing on innovative solutions and strategies for sustainable development at the interface of urban design and manufacturing.

Research Network

ISUrF-Hub is planned as an international project center in Singapore for research in the Asian region within the framework of TU Braunschweig’s research line FUTURE CITY. We create and shape a network for the active exchange of science, industry and politics.

It builds upon a longtime collaboration between the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF) at TU Braunschweig and the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech). A milestone has been reached in October 2017 with the opening of the Model Factory@SIMTech and the twinning with its sister facility “Die Lernfabrik” at TU Braunschweig. In 2017 the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU) at TU Braunschweig joined the Singapore – German activities.


TU Braunschweig

Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU), TU Braunschweig

Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF), TU Braunschweig

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)

Funded by

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


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The potentials of digitalization for implementing circular economy – research lecture by Prof. Christoph Herrmann at SIMTech was followed by a fruitful discussion


This year’s annual invited research lecture of Prof. Herrmann took place on the 3rd of October. It was presented under the headline…

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TU Braunschweig Research Office at SIMTech inaugurated


In the presence of a delegation from the BMBF and the German Embassy in Singapore, the permanent Research Office was inaugurated. It…

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International Collaboration on Hybrid Lightweight Structures between Open Hybrid LabFactory and SIMTech


OHLF AND SIMTECH SIGNING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Open Hybrid LabFactory (OHLF) Germany, and the Singapore…