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CoC COM Industry Day on June 21, 2017

07.07.2017


Fotos: Benz/TUM

On June 21, 2017 the TUM Center of Competence Communications (CoC COM) held its first "Industry Day" for its industrial partners. Over 60 invited guests attended this event and turned the Vorhoelzer Forum of TUM in a very crowded place.
In CoC COM, currently 18 professors and 4 senior researchers of TUM collaborate in research and education on the topic of "communications" in order to shape the next generation communication systems. The expertise of the CoC members ranges from antennas, signal processing, information theory via networking to multimedia and big data. On the "Industry Day", the CoC COM members presented their expertise and research highlights in form of presentations and demonstrations to their industrial partners and discussed opportunities for cooperation in a panel discussion.

After the Dean of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Prof. Wolfgang Utschick, welcomed the guests, the coordinator of the CoC COM, Prof. Wolfgang Kellerer, gave an overview about its mission, goals and competences. In a short teaser talk, each professor of the CoC COM introduced her/his research area and the displayed poster and demo. Guests and researchers used the following demo session for intensive discussions at the demo booths and at the posters while lunch was being served on the rooftop terrace of Vorhoelzer Forum. For a full set of slides and demos see: http://www.ei.tum.de/en/research/coc-com-industry-day/presentations/

The day was concluded with an interactive panel discussion on "How to Create a Successful Industry-University Cooperation?" moderated by Prof. Gerhard Kramer. Panelists represented major industrial partner companies of TUM: Christin Eisenschmid (Intel), Peter Merz (Nokia Bell-Labs), Andreas Pauly (Rohde & Schwarz), Wen Xu (Huawei). The panel discussion has shown that there is a huge interest on both sides, industry and academia, for collaboration to discuss and to jointly address future research challenges. Regular information exchange as well as joint strategic workshops could be facilitators. The access to students and doctoral candidates has been highlighted as an important aspect of a successful university-industry collaboration as well.

Based on the positive feedback received from the participants, further events including technical presentations, workshops and industry days are planned for the future.

For more information see:
http://www.ei.tum.de/en/research/coc-com-industry-day/

For more information about the CoC Communications see:
http://www.ei.tum.de/en/research/coc-communication/

Contact:
wolfgang.kellerer(at)tum.de