“Homeland, high tech, high speed” – the motto of Winfried Kretschmann’s government makes it clear that digitalization is viewed as a key innovation in Baden-Württemberg. Diverse strategies such as “Forward IT”, “E-Science” and the second broadband initiative are contributing to the development of the region’s economic, educational, scientific, and infrastructure sectors. It also focuses on sociopolitical aspects. Intelligent integration in the areas of mobility (i-mobility), age-based assistance systems (telemedicine), and the energy transformation (smart grids) play a leading role, especially in terms of developing rural areas and ecological modernization.
Baden-Württemberg’s researchers in the IT field are showing what they have to offer at the Research & Innovation cluster at CeBIT 2017. At their group pavilion in Hall 6, visitors can see applications from the fields of high performance computing, digital forensics and Industrie 4.0, among others. Alexandra Ahmed from the Baden Württemberg International agency views CeBIT as the “perfect place to showcase the strengths of our universities and research institutions in the IT field.”
Along with the traditional, highly-regarded appearance of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the University of Stuttgart is one of the major participants at the Baden-Württemberg group pavilion. The university’s profile, the “Stuttgarter Weg – Stuttgart Way” promotes uniformly integrating complementary fields and partners as well as integrating engineering, natural sciences, humanities and the social sciences. Its position as a globally networked research university is reflected in its simulation technology cluster, the graduate school of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, the cooperative research campus ARENA 2036, and in numerous special research areas and the research training group.
The University of Stuttgart sees one of its strategic goals as being an “innovative, reliable and internationally-recognized partner for the transfer of knowledge and technology in business, science and society.” At CeBIT it demonstrates this through its exhibits ranging from high performance computing, production and lightweight construction, architecture, simulation and visualization. Visitors can use the software “blickshift analytics”, an eye tracking platform that analyzes the visual behavior of drivers, to experience a new era in intelligent human-machine systems.