Campus of the Senses

Senses go digital - join us from the beginning!

Dear partners,

The trend toward digitalization, until now mostly associated with industry, is increasingly spreading to all other areas of life, including people’s everyday activities. The Campus of the Senses intends to digitally recreate human senses such as sight and hearing, and especially the chemical senses of taste and smell. For instance, machines could be designed to help people who have lost their sense of taste and smell due to an infection determine whether food has gone bad.

The campus will combine interdisciplinary basic research and application-oriented research on the subject of digital sensory transition and will help you staying competitive by recording and processing individual sensory impressions digitally.

We are pleased to announce that the first preliminary projects within the Campus of the Senses have started. Senses go digital! Join us from the beginning and look forward to a year full of sensory surprises.

Workshop "Analytical Data – Data Analytics"


Workshop Analytical Data - Data Analytics of Fraunhofer Initiative Campus of the Senses am October, 15th/16th, 2018

This workshop aims to address the diverse challenges in handling complex analytical data, including how to choose the best tools, most appropriate methods, design of intelligent interfaces, and most suitable data processing steps. Experts from academia and industry will bring you up to speed on the state-of-the-art and future challenges on this highly timely and pressing topic. Be a part of constructive discussions on the risk.

When: October, 15th/16th, 2018

Where: Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Giggenhauser Str. 35, 85354 Freising, Germany

New Team Member

© GLASOW – Fotografie

We welcome Dr. Thilo Bauer as a new head of group at Campus of the Senses!


Dr. Thilo Bauer studied chemistry at the FAU in Erlangen, Germany. He did his PhD thesis on the simulation of charge carrier flow in organic semiconductors at the FAU’s Cluster of Excellence, Engineering of Advanced Materials. He is an expert on game theory, and feature extraction, information extraction and information retrieval for molecular structures. Starting from August, he will head the Attract group AutoChem at the Fraunhofer IVV.

Talks and Events in the Framework of the "Campus of the Senses"

Prof. Andrea Büttner

Past Lectures


Workshop: Smell Sensing for applications in Medical and Lifestyle Marker Recording, Food and Feed QC, Environmental and Homeland Security Monitoring

Learning from humans : translating our sense of smell into machine systems. (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Tulln, Austria, 17.-18.04.2018)

The 2nd International Flavor and Fragrance Conference

Chemosensory perception today - how modern technological societies affect the human senses (Wuxi, China, 28.-31.05.2018)


Presentations at the kick off

Looking back at 2017, on September 15 we enjoyed a hugely successful Campus of the Senses launch event in Erlangen. So far, more than 80 companies and institutions have expressed their interest in our initiative, which clearly shows the importance of the envisioned digital sensory transition for businesses, individuals, and society as a whole.


Campus of the Senses Erlangen

Presentation of Prof. Dr. Albert Heuberger and Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner.


»The importance of sensory sciences research in hair care development - an industry perspective«

Dr. Susanne Will, Research Fellow, R&D Beauty / Hair Care Europe & IMEA, Procter & Gamble European Service GmbH


»The human chemical senses - why and how we smell and taste, and what happens if we lose it«

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Hummel,
Director Smell and Taste Clinic, Dresden University


Jens-Uwe Garbas

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Dr.-Ing. Jens-Uwe Garbas

Campus der Sinne

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776 5160

Fax +49 9131 776 5108

Albert Heuberger

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Albert Heuberger

Executive Director

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-1000

Fax +49 9131 776-1099

Andrea Büttner

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Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner

Deputy director of institute

Fraunhofer IVV
Giggenhauser Str. 35
85354 Freising, Germany

Phone +49 8161 491-715