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EIT Urban Mobilityaims to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen. EIT Urban Mobility is above all a network and its 85+ partners are Europe’s leading companies, research and education institutions and cities. They cover the complete value chain from vehicle and traffic technologies to urban planning, data services, energy, retail, financial services and engineering. TUM International has served as project management office in the proposal and start-up year and will now become actively engaged in EIT Urban Mobility training and business creation programmes and support the process of putting solutions into practice.
 

 
Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence have a strong impact on our professional and private lives. The summer school “IoT meets AI”, which took place at Werk1 offered international students and professionals four days of deep insights on the overlaps of IoT and AI.
The team around Marc-Oliver Pahl (TUM), Dr. Fabian Rhein (Siemens) and Catharina Vos (Siemens CKI / TUM International GmbH) had invested a significant portion of their time on setting up the event and a nice working environment for the 32 participants. The team was supported by around 30 support people from TUM and Siemens to enable the event.
The concept combined presentations and tandem talks (especially on the first day) by experts from from Siemens, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), EURECOM and TU Berlin with a hackathon on four challenges:
Challenge 1: Using SIMATIC IoT and AI devices equipped with multiple environment sensors to control an AGV with Linux and ROS
 
Challenge 2: Using the SIMATIC open controller with LINUX and ROS to control a SIEMENS robot arm which gets the target position by a SIMATIC AI component combined with a vision sensor (advised by Siemens)
 
Challenge 3: Implementing a full IoT processing chain from sensors to visualization (advised by TUM)
 
Challenge 4: Environmental monitoring (advised by IMT)
After three and a half full days of intense hacking, exciting lectures and socializing events with Bavarian food, the four teams pitched their solutions to a jury. The winning team (challenge 1) presented a robot arm equipped with a Siemens network processor with its digital twin running in parallel. After awarding the certificates the event closed and the participants went home with hopefully a lot of unique and inspiring impressions.


 

CKI Conference 2019 on Industrial Internet of Things at TU Munich
The fourth annual CKI Conference at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) on "Industrial Internet of Things" took place on April 4th at the Vorhoelzer Forum, above the rooftops of the Bavarian capital. More than 100 Siemens Experts and TUM scientists and students took the opportunity to network and exchange on the impact of Industrial Internet of Things and Siemens Mindsphere.
After welcoming addresses by the future TUM President Prof. Dr. Hofmann and Dr. Roland Busch the keynote speech about IoT at Siemens and TUM was given by Prof. Sebastian Steinhorst, professor for Embedded Systems and IoT, TUM) and Dr. Thomas Scheiter, the Head of Technology Field IoT.

Innovationsnetzwerk - TUM gestaltet Mobilität der Zukunft: Das Europäische Institut für Innovation und Technologie (EIT) hat den Sieger für die Wissens- und Innovationsgemeinschaft (KIC) im Bereich urbane Mobilität bekannt gegeben. Ausgewählt wurde das Konsortium „MOBiLus“, an dem die Technische Universität München (TUM) maßgeblich beteiligt ist. Die TUM International GmbH agiert seit März 2017 als Projektmanagementoffice.

On September 12, 2018, TUM International GmbH and the Polish NANONET Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim to further develop the concept of an international innovation cluster and create a think-tank which supports the development and competitive advantage of nanotechnology in Poland.
The mission of NANONET is to integrate all the involved and interested parties in the concept of nanotechnology, including: entrepreneurs, scientists, science and technology parks, science centres, scientific associations, self-government authorities, government and other agencies in Poland. It has its focus on the internationalisation of activities in the international arena. The aim of NANONET is the creation of a forum for exchange of opinions on the importance of nanotechnology for an innovative economy.

Auf der Veranstaltung “Evonik meets science“ Anfang September in Berlin wurde deutlich, wie starke Partnerschaften zwischen Industrie und Universitäten Innovationen vorantreiben: Forschungsprojekte zu den Themen Kosmetikwirkstoffe, parenterale Arbeimittelformulierungen, Probiotika für Nutztiere und Mikroemulsionen zeigten Erfolge und Potentiale der Kooperationen zwischen Evonik und universitären Partnern auf. Professor Arne Skerra von der TU München wurde mit der Bergius Lecture ausgezeichnet.

Golfstaat Qatar orientiert sich am German Engineering: Der Golfstaat Katar möchte die Kompetenz der Technischen Universität München (TUM) nutzen, um eine internationale Universität mit deutschen Spitzenstandards aufzubauen. Das Vorhaben einer „German University Qatar“ kündigte der Emir, Scheich Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, nach einem Gespräch mit Präsident Prof. Herrmann auf dem Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum am 7. September 2018 in Berlin an.

Beginning of June, a group of doctoral students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University awarded with the Evonik-SJTU PhD Fund Award was invited to visit TUM and attend lectures at the TUM Faculty of Chemistry.

On February 26, 2018, the third annual CKI Conference at the TUM on "Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence" took place. The Center of Knowledge Interchange (CKI) is a joint institution of TUM and Siemens AG. It serves the purpose of promoting and deepening cooperation between both partners in the areas of technology transfer and talent development.

Der Bayerische Staatssekretär für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie, Roland Weigert, wird vom 1. bis 8. Juni 2019 eine Delegationsreise nach Mexiko leiten. Zielorte der Reise, die anlässlich der Eröffnung des neuen BMW-Werks in San Luis Potosí am 6. Juni 2019 stattfindet, sind Querétaro, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, und Mexico City.

In Anwesenheit von TUM-Präsidenten Wolfgang Herrmann und SpaceX-Vizepräsidenten Torsten Pilz findet 2018 erstmalig der „Munich Aerospace Summit“ statt.

TUM International GmbH teamed up with the high-level partners Bayern International, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and TAPiO Management Advisory to revolutionize the Malaysian industrial ecosystem. Experts from each institution imparted their knowledge to local industry players in Selangor, Johor and Penang with Industry 4.0 in the frame of workshops, panel discussions and individual consultations sessions regarding best-practice examples on technologies, instruments, concepts and practices favorable for the industrial transformation.

University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HYplus and TUM International GmbH have signed a cooperation agreement. The agreement aims for providing joint educational services globally.

- Am 6. März 2017 fand die CKI Konferenz an der TUM zum Thema "Open Innovation" statt. Das "Center of Knowledge Interchange" (CKI) ist eine gemeinsame Einrichtung der TUM und der Siemens AG. Es dient dem Zweck, Kooperationen zwischen beiden Partnern in den Bereichen Technologietransfer und Talententwicklung zu fördern und wird von der TUM International GmbH betreut.

TUM International GmbH along with its local partners Jubail Industrial College (JIC) and Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu have launched the Jubail Research and Innovation ClusterHUB (J-RICH) in the frame of a two-day kick-off event in Jubail (Saudi Arabia) in January 2017.

TUM International GmbH has ratified its final contracts with the Kuwait university operator Malakyia to set up a full-scale technical university in Kuwait until 2019. “TUM Kuwait” will meet all quality standards of Technische Universität München (TUM), one of the world’s leading technical universities, and offer a broad range of bachelor, master and PhD programs. Its innovation campus will become one of the most advanced technology transfer centers in the Gulf region.