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TH OWL – Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences

TH OWL is a university of applied sciences with a high level of research activity in the technology region of East Westphalia-Lippe with a focus on engineering sciences. Around 6,500 students are supported by 173 professors and around 550 other staff in research, teaching and administration.

The OWL University of Applied Sciences has been one of the top ten research universities in Germany for several years. Due to its research performance, it was accepted into the European University Association in 2010 and is located in the middle of one of the most important centres of mechanical engineering and industrial electronics in Germany.

The long-standing, successful cooperation with Next Vision GmbH, among others in the context of the Smart Factory OWL, as well as various practical partners from the region, will be further expanded in the coming years and will focus on the topics of digital boardroom, industrial analytics, IoT and artificial intelligence, among others.

HSW – Weserbergland University of Applied Sciences

Since its establishment, the Weserbergland University of Applied Sciences has made a name for itself as an innovative research and educational institution far beyond the borders of the region.

The geographical proximity to the headquarters of Next Vision GmbH and the similarities in content between business informatics on the one hand and business intelligence on the other led to initial cooperation talks as early as 2011, which were followed in early 2012 by the joint declaration of intent to pursue a research project within the framework of the ZIM.

Smart Factory OWL

The Smart Factory OWL is a real laboratory for Industry 4.0 and offers companies and research institutions extensive opportunities and services for the joint design of the factory of the future.

Smart Factors OWL is a joint institution of Fraunhofer IOSB-INA and the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences in Lemgo, which focuses on research, qualification and transfer of digital industry technologies.

IBM Watson IoT Center

One of IBM’s best-known research projects is Watson. The supercomputer not only made headlines when it caused a stir on the popular TV quiz “Jeopardy”.

Far from these media-effective projects, however, IBM is probably one of the most active companies in the field of research and development worldwide. The company invests around six billion US dollars in research every year. IBM operates more than 50 research centres around the globe. Two of these centres are located in Böblingen and Munich.

Each research centre has its own focus. IBM has opened its global headquarters for IoT and artificial intelligence in Munich, where it cooperates with almost 1,000 IoT experts in customer and partner projects.

Cooperation partner

Hochschule Weserbergland

Uninversität Paderborn

Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe

Smart Factory

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