On November 19, 2020, for the one-year anniversary of the Innovationscampus Electronics and Microsensors Cottbus, the project partners met for the official inauguration of their partner signs on the iCampus of the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU).
During the meeting, the new President of the BTU, Prof. Gesine Grande, introduced herself to the project partners and exchanged ideas in a subsequent trilateral discussion with Prof. Gerhard Kahmen, scientific and technical director of the Leibniz-Institute - Innovations for High Performance (IHP) and Prof. Harald Schenk, director of the Fraunhofer IPMS , on the role of the iCampus for the focus of the BTU in research and teaching and spoke with you about general aspects of the cooperation between non-university research institutions and the BTU.
“The bundling of the complementary skills of four leading non-university research institutions and the BTU within the innovation campus significantly promotes the rapid transfer of research results into application. The innovation campus thus contributes to the long-term increase in the economic viability of Lausitz and to the settlement of high-tech companies in the region. The aim is to establish long-term research activities in the field of electronics and microsensors within the framework of the innovation campus at the Cottbus location, "says Prof. Gerhard Kahmen, describing the objective of the research cooperation founded in 2019 in the field of microsensor technology by BTU, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Photonic Microsystems ( IPMS) and for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM), the Ferdinand Braun Institute for High Frequency Technology (FBH) and the Leibniz-Institute - Innovation for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP).
The main focus of the innovation campus is on the increasingly important area of microsensors and the electronic systems based on them, whose requirements for functionality and their performance profile can be very different due to the wide range of applications. Sensory systems are used in areas such as Industry 4.0, Agriculture 4.0 and Smart Health.
It is hoped that the results of the iCampus will significantly strengthen the Cottbus location in the area of applied research and development, as well as an increase in recycling activities in Cottbus.