On November 28, 2022 the opening of the new Laboratory for Distributed Measurement Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks at the University Zielona Góra, Poland took place. The lab, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, is another result of the long-standing and successful cooperation between IHP - Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics from Frankfurt (Oder) and the University of Zielona Góra (UZ) and will be operated within the Joint Lab of the same name, founded in 2019, for joint education of students and for joint research.
A current project is "SmartRiver: Intelligent Odergebiet / SmartRiver: Inteligentne Nadodrze", which is currently being carried out by both partners within the BRANDENBURG-POLAND INTERREG VA Cooperation Program 2014-2020 (BB-PL INTERREG VA 2014-2020) and from which the laboratory equipment was co-financed.
On November 28, the scientific-technical director of IHP, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Kahmen and Dr.- Ing. Krzysztof Piotrowski, head of the Joint Lab on the IHP side, were hosted by UZ Rector Prof. Wojciech Strzyżewski, Vice-Rector for Science and International Relations Prof. Marcin Mrugalski and the head of the Joint Lab on the UZ side Prof. Ryszard Rybski in one of the oldest UZ faculties (Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Automation). Prof. Mrugalski expressed his gratitude for the successful cooperation. For years, UZ staff and students have been actively participating in IHP events, such as the Open Day, completing internships and research stays, and realizing joint projects. In his speech, Prof. Kahmen emphasized the importance of this cooperation: "The goal of our joint projects is to further intensify Polish-German cooperation and, in doing so, to find solutions for socially relevant tasks. The IHP-UZ Joint Lab is dedicated to this goal, and thanks to the newly opened lab we can further expand the successful work between IHP and UZ."