BIBA StartUp wins BVL Start-up Competition

The start-up team cellumation from BIBA has won the start-up contest of the German Logistics Congress of the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) in Berlin with its new conveyor system celluveyor.
Six young companies with different innovative solutions for logistics were selected for the pitch competition, two of them from the US. After the short presentations (pitches), the audience made the decision and placed the Bremen start-up in first place by a wide margin. The idea of the celluveyor: With the help of small, individually controlled and independent modules, objects can be moved in any direction in a very small space as required. This unique development is based on small hexagonal conveyor modules with specially arranged wheels (omnidirectional), each of which is individually controlled. You can move and position several objects simultaneously and independently of each other on any path as required.

ISL Maritime Conference 2018 - Progressive Digitalization Opens New Directions for the Maritime Economy

The ISL Maritime Conference, which is held every two years in Bremen, has a long history. It stands in the tradition of the former Liner Shipping Conferences, which were already organised by the ISL in the seventies and eighties and were already a fixed date for the maritime economy, politics and science at that time. This year's event once again proved that history and modern technologies are not mutually exclusive: The spectrum of lectures on 23rd October 2018 ranged from "Courage to innovate: autonomous maneuvering" and "Data treasure: currency of tomorrow/today" to "Cyber security in port telematics".
The event was decisively supported by the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen, so that for the first time it was possible to hold the established ISL Maritime Conference as a free offer for small and medium-sized enterprises. The next ISL Maritime Conference will take place in 2020.

Honorary Doctor for Professor Haasis

On the 26th of April 2018, Professor Haasis was awarded the title of "Honorary Doctor of Kyiv National Economic University after Vadym Hetman" during a ceremony of the Academic Senate of the Kiev State University of Economics. In his subsequent keynote speech, Professor Haasis discussed the importance of digitalization in production and logistics.

Professor Rolf Drechsler Appointed Adjunct Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute

Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler, Head of the Computer Architecture Group at the University of Bremen and Head of the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Unit at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata on June 7, 2018 in a festive ceremony. The ceremony took place in the context of the "Symposium on Algorithms, Architectures and Applications: Special Focus on Electronic Design Automation", at which Professor Drechsler gave an invited lecture on the topic "Design and Verification of Cyber-Physical Systems - Challenges and Recent Developments". The two-year visiting professorship comprises two stays per year at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). He will be part of the "Advanced Computing & Microelectronics" group, which belongs to the "Computer and Communication Sciences Division".

Innovation Warm-Up - Bootcamp Coaching - An Approach for Your Company?

16th of November 2018, Bremen
The digitalization of the economy creates new opportunities for companies to become better. Which technologies can be used? How can we become even more valuable for our customers? New ideas have to be developed and tested together with the users. Pioneering companies are real experimental factories in which ideas are developed and implemented in series. Do you also want to tackle and implement? We are looking for entrepreneurs who really want to make a difference. On 16th of November 2018 we will invite you to the Bremen Climbing Centre and the BIBA and show you ways of doing so: contentwise in workshops, physically in a joint climbing session.
What awaits you? Three hours full of impulses!
1. An impulse: Your company as an experimental factory
2. First challenge: Design Thinking Challenge to try out
3. Second challenge: Joint climbing together with a coach
4. A decision: Bootcamp - Personal Training for your company.
The event is organized by Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen and SALT AND PEPPER Holding GmbH & Co. KG. It is limited to 30 participating companies.
Details (German)