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Innovation without borders (EN)

What if a researcher would be working on a solution that would enable you to develop a truly innovative product?

Our goal is to establish a dialogue between researchers and businesses for innovation by setting up a strong trinational network. Our get-together with researchers specialized in the key areas of industry 4.0 and digitalization will provide an opportunity for new contacts.




Sébastien Meunier
Chairman of the Expert Committee on Innovation, Upper Rhine Conference
Director Industrial Transformation by Basel Area Business & Innovation


A digitalization approach for recovery and resilience building in the EU

Yves Paindaveine, Ir. EE, Ir. CSE,
Head of Sector, Digitizing European Industry governance, European Commission


Presentations from research activities

Lhassane Idoumghar
Director of the IRIMAS - Computer Science Research department, University of Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse

Franz Quint
Professor of Communications Engineering, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

Georg Rauter
Assistant Professor for Medical Robotics and Mechatronics, University of Basel


Workshop - exchange in small groups

Group 1: intelligent systems
Franz Quint

Group 2: robotic surgery
Georg Rauter

Group 3: intelligent energy and mobility management
Lhassane Idoumghar


Exchange with the participants



Sébastien Meunier

An initiative from the working group “economic policy” of the upper Rhine conference with the support of the following partners:

The target attendees are:

  • Researchers from the trinational region in Switzerland, Germany and France searching contacts to SMEs to develop tangible and innovative solutions
  • Entrepreneurs from SMEs, large companies, startups from the 3 regions looking for skills and ideas to develop innovative services and products

Participation in the event is free, but registration is required before 17.11.2020.



Franz Quint will give an overview of research activities at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, as part of the Digital Hub/de:hub applied AI Karlsruhe, in the field of intelligent systems. The focus is on Artificial Intelligence methods to gain information from data and provide technical solutions in different application areas. The addressed areas will be:

  • Computer vision, with focus on mono and stereo image analysis, 3D sensor technology, 3D reconstruction
  • Data modelling with focus on 3D modelling, hypergraphs, knowledge fusion
  • Industry 4.0 with focus on process monitoring, process optimization, intelligent control

Georg Rauter will provide insights in his research. His development focus is on developing an entire surgical platform that will consist of several highly dedicated subsystems:

  • like a positioning and stabilization mechanism at the tip of the robotic endoscope
  • a flexible robotic endoscope for single port surgery
  • new technologies in force sensing for endoscopes
  • an intuitive telemanipulation interface
  • a highly integrated optics and spray system for endoscopic laser surgery.

Lhassane Idoumghar will cover the following topics: SMART UHA, an industrial demonstrator project for intelligent energy and mobility management:

  • Steering and regulation of energy consumption in buildings
  • Optimisation of electric vehicle services (reservation, recharging, geolocation)
  • Applied use of adaptive neural networks