The Institute smartPORT is part of both the College of Excellence and the School of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics at the Hamburg University of Technology. It is co-funded by the Hamburg Port Authority and therefore maintains strong links to the smartPORT iniative in Hamburg.

The Institute smartPORT was founded in April 2016 as a junior researcher group and currently consists of Professor Bernd-Christian Renner and two research assistants. Research of the institute embraces two fields. Firstly, we investigate wireless communication and regenerative energy supplies in the domain of cyber-physical systems with a special focus on smart ports. Secondly, we carry out research in underwater communication and navigation for swarms of autonomous underwater vehicles for monitoring and inspection in the port basin.

The institute is also involved in teaching with a focus on wireless communication and programming of embedded systems. There is always room for student theses and projects works. A list of open, thrilling offerings is available online. Please feel free to contact us, if you would like to be part of our efforts.