News & Stories

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In this section we share news and stories about our research networks, their current projects and innovations as well as upcoming events of our “The Future of Work” campaign.

 

DIGIMARI: Uncovering the data treasure troves

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Digital transformation is challenging Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the field of mechanical and electrical engineering in Germany and Japan. DIGIMARI helps them to digitise their production.

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AI made in Germany? What German researchers can learn from Silicon Valley

Yeama Bangali (FutureWork360)

Guest blogger Yeama Bangali from the campaign’s project FutureWork360 sheds a light on Germany´s untapped potential in Artificial Intelligence and its treasure trove of data from factories with first-class automation capabilities.

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US-German conference highlights the impact of digital technologies on the future of work

Group photo partcipants TransatlanticSync 2019

20 German researchers are back from Silicon Valley´s first German-American conference on the impact of new digital technologies on the future of work, business and society.

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German researchers reach out to partners in Silicon Valley

BMBF Forum International "The Future of Work" 21-22 May 2019

From 27-29 October ten German research networks  will participate in the congress “Transatlantic Sync” in Silicon Valley to meet up with US fellow researchers and discuss potential collaborations in this field.

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FutureWork 360 – Setting up a virtual factory of the future

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Dirty, dark, loud and smelly are the features that often come to people’s minds when thinking of industrial production. It doesn´t have to be that way, claims Dr Stephan Wilhelm.

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IntWash – Laundries on the difficult path towards digitalisation

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The IntWash network has launched a global initiative to tackle the digitalisation challenges of commercial laundries.

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GRANITE – Risk-free digitalisation for German and Japanese SMEs

René Reiners im Gespräch mit Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern

Moving to a digital business can be challenging for SMEs. Digitalisation doesn't have to be tough, and certainly is worth the effort, German expert Dr. René Reiners says.

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GRANITE – Highlights of the first visit to Japan

group photo: René Reiners, Profesor Tsuda and Professor Tanaka

SMEs in Germany and Japan alike lack individual strategies to master the digital transformation – yet these will be particularly important in ageing, highly industrialised societies.

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