BEP Masterclass Spring 2019

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Alumni and external guests alongside current staff and students were recently hosted by the MSE specialisation, Business Engineering and Production (BEP), at their spring semester masterclass, bringing together experts and students to present new ideas, opportunities for research and broadening collaboration prospects.

After an official welcome by the head of the Institute for Innovation and Technology, Prof. Dr. Michele Kellerhals, and the head of the BEP master program, Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte, graduating students were given the opportunity to succinctly present their master thesis research, receiving questions from the masterclass participants afterwards.

Research topics covered this semester included:

Industry 4.0 – advancing operation excellence by using data smartly – Zef Doda
Continuous Improvement Process of GroundOps at LHCityLine – Konrad Gastpari
IIoT developments in the discrete manufacturing and automation industry – The future role of Digital Twins – Philipp Hamm
Servitisation: The switch from product to service – Samuel Hoop
Potential Analysis for the Development of the Swiss Hydrogen Market in Mobility – Richard Lüchinger
Improvement of the cost-benefit-ratio of Business Ecosystem Design – Pascal Scherrer


Following this, guest speakers Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dersch, head of the Competence Center for Intelligent Sensors and Networks ISN, and Dr. Andrew Paice, head of the iHomeLab, presented ongoing research projects based at Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture from the focus area of digitalisation. Later, masterclass attendees were divided into small groups and received a tour through the research areas and accompanying facilities.

The Competence Center for Intelligent Senors and Networks (CCISN) has a research and development focus on new communication and image processing technologies, fulfilling real-time high-reliability requirements of the applications and systems of industrial partners. The team specialises in intelligent architectures and protocols for the data communication over power lines (PLC), and in vision sensor systems (video content analysis VCA) and sensor fusion, and on the realisation of the system designs into distributed and embedded target systems.

The iHomeLab is an onsite Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture think tank and research center for building intelligence, conducting applied research in energy efficiency, ambient assisted living and internet of things. The competence center acts as an interface between academia, industry and the general public.

Closing the event, guests enjoyed discussing ideas and opportunities whilst networking at the apero.

The next MSE BEP masterclass is planned for October 2019.

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