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IDT Open Lab #9: Sus­tain­ab­il­ity – Driv­ing for­ward en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and elec­tro­mobil­ity

06.03.2023, Trans­fer :

On March 1, 2023, the Institute for Digital Transformation (IDT) of Neu-Ulm University hosted the ninth IDT Open Lab on the topic of "Sustainability - Driving Energy Efficiency and Electromobility". In short keynote speeches, the speakers showed ways to profitably use the resulting opportunities for companies and to master challenges in the best possible way. The event took place in the Innovation Space of Neu-Ulm University with over 40 participants.

Five experts from different fields and industries shared their knowledge and experiences with the attendees. The IDT Open Lab #9 provided a platform to learn about the latest developments and trends in sustainability, energy efficiency and electromobility. The presentations and lively discussions made it clear how complex and promising these topics are.

The speakers took the participants on a journey into their everyday work and their topics. For example, the audience learned from HNU Professor Dr. Jens Kolb why a combination of sustainability strategies is promising for long-term success. Daniel Herzig from Piëch Automotive AG presented a future vision for mobility concepts that could revolutionize the way we get around. Participants gained insight into technologies driving autonomous driving from Rainer Aue, and Frank Schüler, Senior Vice President Engineering at Piëch Automotive AG, highlighted opportunities and challenges in the development of an electric car in the luxury segment. The importance of systemic thinking in product innovation was highlighted by Dr. Birgit Stelzer in her presentation.

Information about the next IDT Open Lab
The tenth IDT Open Lab will take place on 24.05.2023 on the topic "Deployment of ChatGPT in enterprises". 
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The following keynote speeches were offered:

Sustainability - Energy efficiency alone is not enough

Prof. Dr. Jens Kolb | Professor for Sustainability, Digitalization and Technology Management

Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm

Mobility of the future - data management in the development and operation of ADAS components

Rainer Aue | Expert ADAS

Entrepreneurship / Smart Mobility - how to successfully launch a modern electric vehicle in a challenging market?

Frank Schüler | Senior Vice President Engineering

Piëch Automotive AG, Memmingen

System Thinking in the early phase of innovation

Dr. Birgit Stelzer | Multiplier for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Managing Director

Entrepreneurs Campus University of Ulm, Ulm

Future mobility: Why future mobility concepts and business models will change the way we all work

Daniel Herzig | Expert High-Voltage Battery and Charging Technology, Director E/E

Piëch Automotive AG, Memmingen

Information about the next IDT Open Lab

The tenth IDT Open Lab will take place on 24.05.2023 on the topic "Use of ChatGPT in companies". More information will follow shortly.

About the IDT

The Institute for Digital Transformation (IDT) is a research unit of Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences (HNU), which focuses on the digital transformation of medium-sized enterprises.