On July 22-26, 2024: 4th Edition of the Summer School on AI Technologies for Trust, Interoperability, Autonomy and Resilience in Industry of the Future (ai4industry)


The ai4industry summer school is back with their 4th edition this year on July 22-26!

A Recap: GFA FLAG ATTACK – The French-German CTF 2023


The GFA Flag Attack 2023 – The French-German Capture the Flag (CTF) event, held on December 5-6 at Campus Cyber in La Défense, Paris, proved to be a resounding success. Read the full recap!

A look back at the Summer School “ai4industry” on July 24-28, 2023


A recap of the 3rd edition of the Summer School on Trustful AI “ai4industry” that took place in Sao Paolo and Saint-Étienne on July 24-28, 2023!

Webinar on Nov 23rd: “Research on Sustainable Manufacturing within International Projects”

“Research on Sustainable Manufacturing within International Project”
Join us for an online workshop on sustainability-focused manufacturing research organised by the project DARWEEN funded by the German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future (GFA).

This hands-on workshop provides an opportunity to connect and collaborate with individuals and organizations committed to advancing international research in sustainable manufacturing, aiming to create a more sustainable world.

After insights from research and industry experts introducing their sustainability projects you are welcome to collaborate in a discussion about further collaboration possibilities in this cutting-edge topic.

November, 23rd from 9 to 12 am, online
Please register here: https://portail.emse.fr/limesurvey2021/index.php/152263?lang=en

We are looking to welcome you virtually!

Your team from

École des Mines de Saint-Étienne & iwb, TU München

Flyer for the webinar here!

GFA FLAG ATTACK – The French-German Capture the Flag


We present our Capture the Flag Challenge 2023! Dec 5-6 at Campus Cyber (Paris). 2 days of challenge and knowledge for master students from IMT and TUM! Stay tuned for more info and check our website!

New Education Projects! These projects were selected through our CfP “Education & Knowledge” 2023

In May we published our 3rd CfP “Education and Knowledge”. With the emergence of advanced technologies and increased automation, it has become imperative for higher education institutions to incorporate up-to-date learning formats to meet the skill-set demands of current industrial needs. New and existing formats for intensive tuition enable students to stay abreast of cutting-edge technologies and develop competencies needed for careers in the Industry of the Future.

Our call was addressed to researchers from TUM and IMT or to researchers that wanted to team up with researchers of these institutions. As it is one of our core missions to foster the French-German relations, it was also obligatory that the projects take place on a French-German scale or even an international scale.

This year we received again high quality proposals from brilliant researchers. These projects will be supported from us over the next year:

Summer School “ai4industry”, July 24-28, 2023,
online and on-site at Mines Saint Etienne (France) and Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) (3rd edition)

The summer school aims to teach the state of the art of the use of AI technologies and models to tackle the challenges of data revolution and to increase automation of cognitive tasks to develop a trustful and resilient Industry 4.0 (or Industry of the Future). The summer school is organized around concrete industry problems structured as use cases. These use cases aim to stimulate the discussion at the academic institutions toward addressing real-world problems and to showcase innovative solutions to industrial partners. More info here: https://ai4industry2023.sciencesconf.org/


Workshop “5G Advanced for the Industry of the Future”,
September 21-22 at EURECOM in Sophia Antipolis (France)

We are delighted to invite you to attend the 2023 international workshop “5G-Advanced for the Industry of the Future”, where you will learn about the latest innovations in mobile networking, and their benefits for different use cases in the context of some of the industry 4.0 leaders. You will also gain insight on what can be expected from the latest R&D national programs in France, Germany and beyond, offering a glimpse into future opportunities related to 6G. The workshop will be held at EURECOM at the heart of Sophia Antipolis, where the leading industry labs and academic research centers meet to build the Future. More info here: https://www.5gsophia.fr/


Hackathon “GreenHack~IT”, 4 days in spring 2024 (2nd edition)

GreenHack~IT endeavors to let final year French and German graduate students (LMD +5) well versed in machine learning and data analytics, unleash their creativity and skill, and challenge themselves through participation in a hackathon, by tackling a significant industrial problem in light of sustainable development objectives that will contribute to ushering the age of Industry 4.0. Relevance in terms of initial and vocational education and/or life-long learning – Although both TUM and IMT students receive high-quality education, nothing replaces hands-on experience on real-life problems, within a time-constrained setting, close to what they would face in their future jobs. This is precisely what GreenHack~IT will provide to students, an opportunity to be better prepared for their future careers but also a type of experience held in high esteem by companies. Website of the last edition in 2022: https://sites.google.com/view/greenhackit/


Capture the Flag Platform “CyberCTF”, launch end of 2024

Capture the Flag (CTF) challenges are probably best known from cybersecurity contexts. However, the concept can also be applied to other learning material, putting gamification elements and competition in the foreground for motivating learners to invest a lot of energy in learning.

Cybersecurity is a key competency for industry today. It is necessary for almost all branches since Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems are ubiquitous. Providing more and better teaching in cybersecurity is therefore a central requirement on a global scale. This project focuses on the German-French context, giving learners in our tandem area an advantage that can help increasing productivity in both countries.

The motivation behind this project is to leverage the educational benefits of Capture The Flag (CTF) competitions as a powerful tool for teaching practical skills including hacking skills in the cybersecurity context. CTF competitions are popular in the cybersecurity community and are often organized as part of cybersecurity workshops, conferences, and industry events. By presenting students with a series of purposely designed systems with security vulnerabilities, CTF challenges allow them to practice exploiting these vulnerabilities and obtain flags as proof of successfully mastering each challenge. Through this game-based learning approach, students accumulate points based on the number of flags obtained, fostering a competitive environment.

The project aims to build a CTF platform and use it to enhance students’ understanding of cybersecurity principles and techniques. It also aims to provide them with invaluable hands- on experience in a controlled and simulated environment. By addressing real-world scenarios and domains, such as IoT and automotive systems, this project intends to allow students to gain practical skills to excel in cybersecurity and make them more prepared for future careers in the industry. In traditional classroom settings, such practical skills cannot be gained.


Winter School for the Multiphase Erasmus Mundus Master’s Program
(program starting in 2024, first winter school early 2025)

The MULTIPHASE project proposes an Erasmus Mundus master’s joint program in the booming field of Multiphase Systems, with the ambition of educating a new generation of industrial experts, engineers, and researchers, to bring the Chemical Industry into a new age based on sustainable processes, circular economy and all the potential of digital tools.

This Erasmus Mundus MSc. Program will give the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art knowledge and methods to understand, manipulate and design innovative industrial processes involving particles, drops and bubbles. These systems are ubiquitous in nature and industry: energy, environment, chemical, health, additive manufacturing, …

The GFA is a sponsor for the annual winter school of the master’s program.

More info here: https://www.multiphase-master.eu/

Workshop on Human-centered AI: “How to enable a bilateral communication between Human and Machine?” June 27, 2023


Like & Share! Join our Future Industry Workshop with @AKKODIS on June 27 in the Factory Berlin! We are talking about #humancentered #AI ! Check the link for more info & registration

GreenHack~IT 2022 – A great first edition with IMT, TUM and ArianeGroup


That was our hackathon GreenHack~IT last December in Munich. Around 50 French and German students accepted the challenge of ArianeGroup to find ways to decrease the energy consumption in their productions sites. Check our News Article for more info & pictures.

[#WisdomWednesday] GFA Winter School on Reconfigurable Production 2020: Interdisciplinary research on transition towards sustainability, Nadège Troussier (University of Troyes)

On November 19th, 2020 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nadège Troussier (University of Troyes, France) gave the keynote “Interdisciplinary research on transition towards sustainability” at our Winter School on Reconfigurable Production. You are cordially invited to watch the recording on Youtube.

About Nadège Troussier

Nadège Troussier is a university professor at Art et Métiers ParisTech in Paris. Before she was a professor at the University of Troyes. Her research activities focus on Integrated Design, robust design, preliminary design, decision-making, virtual prototyping, PDM, PLM, and Simulation.

About the GFA Video Series and the #WisdomWednesday

Education is one of the core missions of the GFA. Therefore we have wonderful education projects in the field of industry 4.0, such as summer schools, hackathons and online courses that we organise together with leading universities in Europe. To present our education efforts to a bigger audience and share it with people all over the world, we created the GFA Video Series. Under the hashtag #WisdomWednesday we present interesting talks and keynotes every Wednesday on our website and in our social media. Stay tuned and check also our YouTube Channel.

About the German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future (GFA)

The German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future is a strategic vehicle to promote close collaboration between leading European research institutions and industrial companies. It was founded by the French Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) and the German Technical University of Munich (TUM). Focused on joint research, education and innovation, the Academy’s mission is to master the challenges accompanying the increasing digitalization of industry processes. Read more…

GREENHACK~IT – French-German Hackathon, Dec 8-11, 2022 in Munich

!Students from TUM and LMU may still apply for the hackathon until Dec. 4th! Click here!

What is GreenHack~IT?

A hackathon on Green AI for Industry 4.0

Application of Artificial Intelligence on Industrial problems under a Green IT perspective

Using of AI to optimise existing processes in order to make them more sustainable or green.

The hackathon will take place at the Munich Data Science Institute at the TUM campus in Garching.

We will gather 30 students from Institut Mines Télécom (IMT) in France and 30 students from Technical University of Munich (TUM) to form 10 French-German teams of 6 students to tackle the industrial challenge which will be provided by ArianeGroup.

The students will work 3 days and nights to solve the challenge and the best teams will be elected by a jury consisting of academics, industrial experts from Ariane Group, as well as members from the German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future.

This year’s hackathon will take place on December 8-11, 2022

As the participants are already chosen, stay tuned for the next hackathon in 2023. To stay updated on our education projects such as hackathons and summer schools, please check our education page from time to time for news!

What is a hackathon in machine learning?

A machine learning or a data science hackathon is an event that runs for a consecutive period of time (nights or week-ends), where people get together and work non-stop on data-related projects for practice, recognition, networking and for having fun. Data science hackathons can be challenging to crack for beginners. However, one need not be an expert in the field to participate in one. In fact, competitions or hackathons are a great way to master one’s skills, add badges to one’s resume, find solutions to difficult problems and ultimately, find his/her future job in a fun way.

It is about: collaboration, experimentation, agility and serendipity.

Find more info also on the website of the GreenHack~IT.

!Students from TUM and LMU may still apply for the hackathon until Dec. 4th! Click here!