Female Founders Focus with Rita Hadjioui

Female Founders Focus @ GFA Startup LEX:
Rita Hadjioui, Co-Founder & CEO of Behav, is dedicated to pioneering sustainable fabrics like cactus leaf leather to transform the textile industry, reduce pollution and meet EU circular economy goals. Read the full interview here!

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:

We are looking to welcome you virtually!

Your team from

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

Flyer for the webinar here!

Call for proposals: Researchers’ Mobilité 2023 (mobility grants)

Our first CfP for #Mobilité is online! If you are a researcher from IMT/TUM and plan an exchange to the partner country (🇫🇷🇩🇪), please apply for a grant until October 23rd! For more info follow the link!

Female Founders Focus with Flore de Durfort

Female Founders Focus @ GFA Startup LEX:
Flore de Durfort, Co-Founder at Point Twelve Energy: “In moments of doubt, I like to remind myself that being an entrepreneur means remaining an active player in my own life – and that I can hardly lose at that game.” Read the full interview here!

[#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…

[TALK23] Aaron Ding (TU Delft, Netherlands) – Trustworthy and Sustainable Edge AI 

On Wed, Oct 26th, 2022, 2pm CET, Aaron Ding (TU Delft, Netherlands), will talk about “Trustworthy and Sustainable Edge AI“. You are cordially invited to join the free live stream on youtube and LinkedIn! Please share the link with your interested friends!

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Despite of promising impact, Edge AI is facing two major challenges for its large scale deployment: trustworthiness and sustainability.

On trustworthiness, Edge AI benefits from its close proximity to the end-devices and user generated data. However, due to the distributed deployment and deep penetration into personal context, the safety and perceived trustworthiness for Edge AI services raise concerns among several stakeholders (e.g., end users, public sectors, ISP). To achieve trustworthy Edge AI, critical building blocks are needed for ensuring transparency, fairness and robustness, especially for its training and deployment in decentralized, uncontrolled environments. The trustworthiness of Edge AI is a stepping stone, on which the promise of Edge AI can be built.

Meanwhile, being a critical goal of sustainability, the energy consumption of Edge AI needs to be optimized. The energy efficiency is crucial for embedding Edge AI to our infrastructures (e.g., road side units, micro base stations) in order to sustainably support advanced autonomous driving and Extended Reality (XR) services in the years to come. Across the pipeline of data acquisition, transfer, computation, and storage, there exists the possibility for Edge AI to trade off accuracy to less power and less time consumed. For instance, noisy inputs from numerous sensors can be selectively processed and transferred in order to save energy. This new dimension to the optimization design can pave the way towards a sustainable deployment of Edge AI.

Watch the trailer here.

Aaron Ding

Aaron Ding is leading the Cyber-Physical Intelligence (CPI) Lab as tenured Associate Professor of Edge AI at TU Delft. He has been awarded EU research grants (€5M+) as Consortium Director and PI. With over 15 years of R&D experience across EU, UK and USA, he has worked at TU Munich with Jörg Ott, at Columbia University with Henning Schulzrinne, at University of Cambridge with Jon Crowcroft. His research focuses on edge computing, edge AI, and data-driven IoT services. Being an active member of ACM, IEEE and IETF, he is the founder of ACM EdgeSys, Associate Editor for ACM TIOT and IEEE OJ-ITS. For contributions to mobile edge computing, his research has received best paper awards and recognition from ACM SIGCOMM, ACM EdgeSys, ACM SenSys CCIoT, and IEEE INFOCOM. Details of his projects and publications can be found on site:

TU Delft, Netherlands

Founded in 1842, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive university of technology in the Netherlands and globally ranked top 10 on the 2022 QS World University Rankings of Engineering & Technology. TU Delft collaborates with a wide network of educational, industrial, and governmental partners. It is a member of university federations including the IDEA League, CESAER, UNITECH International and 4TU.

The Cyber CNI Lecture Series is a free monthly event that typically takes place on the last Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 3h30pm CET.

The event consists of a 45-minute expert presentation followed by a 45-minute discussion.

The Cyber CNI Speaker series aims to raise awareness and understanding of cyber security issues among all audiences. It aims to enable an ongoing dialogue between experts from industry and academia and the general public (citizens, families, small and large businesses, public organizations, etc.). All of us are concerned.

The events are broadcast live on Youtube ( and LinkedIn, allowing worldwide remote participation – including a tool to participate in the discussion.

You can add the event calendar via ICSwebcalHTML.

How the digital transformation is changing our lives

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown all of us the benefits of information technology. It allows us to work at a distance, to live at a distance, and most importantly, to keep in touch at a distance – with younger and older people, those closest to us, and even make new contacts.

Our society relies more and more on information and operational technologies. Examples include water, energy, heat and cooling supply, communications, healthcare, production and processing of goods, transportation, national security, banking, research and education, and food production.

What all these areas have in common is that they make intensive use of networked distributed computer systems. These systems can be attacked in many ways. This is no longer just a problem for computer “pros” because computer systems are essential to all of us. The effects of “cyber-attacks” range from power outages to the collapse of the health care or banking sectors.

Program and registration:

2020 in review

Workshop on reconfigurable production systems