Competence Center for Resource-conscious Information and Communication Technology.

Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Green ICT@FMD project page

Duration: August 2022 - January 2026

In the project »GreenICT@FMD«, a Green ICT Competence Center is being established under the leadership of the Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland (FMD) as a contribution to the implementation of the Federal Government's Green ICT mission. Based on the offers, structures and competences for application-oriented research in the field of microelectronics created with the FMD, the aim of the Green-ICT Competence Centre is to support an improved resource conservation and a significant reduction of the CO2 footprint in the further development of ICT applications and infrastructures. Measures to save energy in the fiber-optic-based and mobile communications infrastructure play a key role in ensuring the digitalization of society in the long term. Together with the partners in the project, the HHI has set itself the goal of providing German and European industry with a development, test and reference environment to ensure the energy- and resource-saving operation of future telecommunications and industrial network infrastructures. In addition, this will strengthen the objective of technology sovereignty anchored in the funding policy goals.

As part of the project, the Wireless Communication and Networks department is extending the 5G testbed to include small cells and components for fine-grained monitoring of the energy consumption of network elements. To minimize energy consumption, protocol-based load-adaptive control methods are being developed, implemented and demonstrated in the testbed.