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Sciences and Arts

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OMILAB@Bielefeld University of Applied
Sciences and Arts

"5.0 organizational development and innovation management"

The OMiLAB@HSBI is designed as a blended learning environment, particularly in the field of organizational development and innovation management.

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About the OMILAB Node

The OMiLAB@Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSBI) is designed as a blended learning environment that supports open and collaborative learning and teaching formats, particularly in the field of organizational development and innovation management.
The domain which the Lab focuses on the area of innovative organizational transformation towards 5.0. The aim is to support the transition from an understanding of Industry 4.0 to a complementary understanding of Organization 5.0 - which emphasizes the three central pillars of ecology, resilience, and human centricity.
The OMiLAB node in Bielefeld focuses therefore on case studies from the field of organizational transformation in industrial settings and uses agile methods to create and model dynamic scenarios in a co-creative way between workshop participants and researchers. Thematically, there is stronger emphasis on the area of human centricity (for example 5.0 culture or digital leadership), to foster the understanding that the concept of Organization 5.0 complements the approach of 4.0.


  • Holistic and analytical thinking
  • Critical reflection
  • Creative thinking and acting
  • Data-driven decision making

About the Hosting Organisation

With more than 10,500 students, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences ans Arts (HSBI) is the largest university of applied sciences in Ostwestfalen-Lippe (OWL).
With campuses in Bielefeld, Minden and Gütersloh, it has an excellent network of contacts, partnerships and collaborations in science, business, politics and culture in the region, throughout Germany and internationally.
High quality in teaching and research is the outstanding concern of our six faculties Design, Minden Campus, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Business, Health with their 219 professorships (as of 10/2023) in 41 Bachelor degree courses and 28 Master degree courses.


Have a virtual look at the OMiLAB!


Get an overview what this OMiLAB has accomplised! Selected results are presented below as a contribution to the global community:

All further results of the OMiLAB Node are via the organizer.


The following, selected activities are organized by the OMiLAB.

CoDEMO 5.0 EU-funded Project
CoDEMO 5.0 aims to enhance European innovation capacities in the field of value creation for 5.0 Organizations. Utilizing the framework of a 5.0 Society, the initiative seeks to foster alignment between Digital Innovation and Green Mindset, facilitating the evolution of businesses from a 4.0 paradigm, primarily centered on digitalization and technology, towards a 5.0 focus, emphasizing environmental sustainability, resilience, and human-centric approaches. The project aims to facilitate the seamless implementation of collaborative value-creation endeavors among socio-economic stakeholders, while also nurturing the development of novel innovative knowledge, skills, and competencies tailored for 5.0 decision-makers across diverse sectors. Industry, Healthcare and Agri-food are the economic sectors at the core of the innovation initiatives.
OMiLAB@HSBI Showcase at the International Week HSBI
The newly established OMiLAB node at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Bielefeld - OMiLAB@HSBI, welcomes participants at the International Week in the lab for a showcase of the Digital Innovation Environment starting with the Co-Creation layer of Design Thinking with Scene2Model, moving to model-based interactions with a Robotic Arm and mBot generating model-value in different scenarios!


The following cyber-physical resources are available at the OMILAB node:


Business Layer using SAP-Scenes

Dobot Magician

Proof of Concept Layer CPS-Device


Proof of Concept Layer CPS-Device


Relevant publications of the OMILAB node:

Süße, T., & Kobert, M. (2023). Generative AI at School - Insights from a study about German students self-reported usage, the role of students action-guiding characteristics, perceived learning success and the consideration of contextual factors (Version 1). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10210254
Süße, T., Kobert, M. & Kries, C. (2023). Human-AI interaction in remanufacturing - exploring shop floor workers behavioural patterns within a specific human-AI system, Labour and Industry, https://doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2023.2251103