(left to right) Janna Hofmann, Dr. Rainer Koerber, Dr. Tobias Arndt, Benedikt Fuss, Dr. Ilshat Mamaev, Jie Han, Prof. Dr. Ingrid Ott, Prof. Dr. Michael Frey (photo: private)

“Automation, Mobility Systems, Robotics”: 3rd KIT Innovation Day in Suzhou

KIT China Branch's 3rd Innovation Day on "Automation, Mobility Systems, Robotics" took place on September 11 at KIT China Branch in Suzhou Industrial Park. The topic is one of the most popular ones in China right now.

Organized as part of DAAD's "China Strategic Partnerships - Joint Innovation in Jiangsu Province and Greater Shanghai Area", the event was specifically aimed at KIT's four strategic partner universities (Tongji University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Soochow University, Nanjing University of Science and Technology), government agencies and local businesses. In lectures by various KIT representatives, more than 100 guests informed themselves about the topics of innovation and technology transfer at KIT.

The 3rd KIT Innovation Day offered 6 specialist lectures to its participants. Some of the presented projects were suitable for technology transfer. Particularly in demand were technologies from the Institute of Antropomatics and Robotics, represented by Dr. Ing. Ilshat Mamaev and from the Institute for Material Handling and Logistics, represented by Benedikt Fuss. Also present were the Institute for Vehicle System Technology (FAST), represented by Dr. Ing. Michael Frey, the wbk Institute for Production Science, represented by Janna Hofmann and the Institute for Information Processing Technology (ITIV), represented by Prof. Dr.-Ing Eric Sax. For direct questions on cooperation opportunities and partnerships with the KIT, the Innovation and Relations Management (IRM), represented by Dr. Ing. Rainer Körber, could be approached. The event was chaired by Jie Han, KIT's China Strategic Partnerships Coordinator at KIT International Affairs.

China, especially Jiangsu Province, is an important destination for KIT. The 3rd KIT Innovation Day provided a platform for universities and companies in China interested in working with KIT on research and technology transfer.

Also, for the first time, this year's KIT Innovation Day took place in Wuxi and Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, which is, inter alia, the result of contacts and German-Chinese activities that emerged from the two KIT Innovation Days in the past.