Transregio 391 – Spatio-temporal Statistics for the Transition of Energy and Transport

In October, IMI will begin work in TRR 391 "Spatio-temporal Statistics for the Transition of Energy and Transport". The Transregio was successfully applied for from the German Research Foundation (DFG) under the leadership of TU Dortmund University and Ruhr University Bochum. Anne Meyer and IMI are involved due to their expertise in the field of statistical methods in freight transportation.

Review of the first XIRCON symposium in Chalon-sur-Saône

The theme of the French-German symposium was ‘eXtended Intelligence for Rapid Cognitive Reconfiguration’, which also reflects the essence of the Innovation Campus Future Mobility project XIRCON.

Ecovity - The digital ecosystem for customised vehicles

The IntWertL research project, funded by the BMWK and the EU, was launched over a year and a half ago with the aim of ‘Faster to customised vehicles’. KIT is participating with its IMI and IIP institutes. Together with 18 other partners from science and industry, they are working on a digital value creation network. Small and medium-sized enterprises are being enabled to bring customised vehicles onto the market in small quantities, more cost-effectively and faster than before. 

FlexToolsFraunhofer IML – Michael Neuhaus
Collaborative Project FlexTools

New propulsion and vehicle concepts in the automotive industry increasingly require automation solutions. However, outdated IT systems, lack of expertise, and unfavorable infrastructures hinder the implementation of such solutions, particularly in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). To overcome these barriers, researchers from KIT, in collaboration with industry and research partners, are developing a comprehensive toolkit in the joint project FlexTools. This toolkit aims to enable cost-effective adoption of mobile robotics in SMEs in the automotive and supplier industry.

Anne MeyerKIT
Change of leadership at IMI

At the turn of the year, Prof. Jivka Ovtcharova handed over the management of the institute to Prof. Anne Meyer. She has held the Chair of "Data Science in Mechanical Engineering" at IMI since September 2023. Prof. Jivka Ovtcharova, who has now been relieved of her duties as a professor, will take over the project management of the RegioMORE lighthouse project and will continue to support the institute in an advisory capacity with her experience and broad network in research and industry.

 Senate of Economy Europe Senate of Economy Europe
Establishment of Open Innovation European Institute

European Open Innovation Institute (openIEI) was founded during the EUROPATAG event by the Senate of Economy Europe in Berlin, with the goal of establishing an innovation hub to drive sustainable and competitive Europe through European innovation values, led by Professor Jivka Ovtcharova. The openIEI aims to accelerate European innovation cycles and shorten the path "From Vision to Market" by implementing the principles of open innovation.

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