More cooperation on electronic systems

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One of the LZE’s pilot projects is low-power electronics for sports and fitness applications. In combination with a textile integrated solution such as the FitnessSHIRT, for example, the ELECSA® sweat sensor can deliver information on your fitness level.

Establishment of the registered association Verein Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme (LZE e.V.), a research cooperation network for electronic systems.

Today, complex electronic systems are at the heart of every modern industrial and consumer application. In an attempt to promote and advance science, research, and education in this field in this future, the association Verein Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme (LZE e.V.) was established in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

The establishment of the LZE Association redefines research cooperation on electronic systems in the Nürnberg metropolitan region and is instrumental in the continued development of the LZE High-Performance Center for Electronic Systems, providing additional technology utilization options and tools.

With the LZE as a joint platform, the partners in the pilot phase, which has been underway since 2015, have recourse to various different forms of cooperation for technology exchange.

Industrial enterprises can generate a competitive advantage with the help of science roadmaps or develop market-relevant information in joint labs, delivering the highest level of scientific and technical excellence. To introduce market-oriented technology transfer for cutting-edge technology onto the market, trademarked start-up companies, in particular, are promoted. For joint developments between the partners, the ENET (Erlangen-Nürnberg Excellence Track) program of LZE, a career development program spanning various organizations, was set up.

From a strategic point of view, the foundation of the LZE Association is of great value for the partners involved. The LZE Association members include Fraunhofer Executive Vice President Professor Georg Rosenfeld, President of the FAU Professor Joachim Hornegger, and Professor Siegfried Russwurm, member of the Senate of the Fraunhofer Association.