Public workshop on digital transformation

The challenges of digitalization in sensor technology faced by small and medium-sized enterprises will be the topic of the first joint iCampμs workshop on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

The Corona pandemic showed it: Companies that had already invested in digitization had a clear advantage. These companies made the most of their opportunities, even if the road to digital transformation was difficult. The challenges that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face when entering the digital world and their approaches to solving them are the subject of the workshop "Sensor technology - sense organs of digitization". In face-to-face meetings and an informal exchange in a pleasant atmosphere, networking will be strengthened and innovative ideas for activities within the iCampμs project will be planned and realized.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Gut Branitz, Heinrich-Zille-Straße 120, 03042 Cottbus,

All interested parties are cordially invited. To cover the costs, we will charge a participation fee of 100 euros (incl. applicable VAT) We kindly ask for a binding registration until September 27, 2022 at

About the iCampμs

The goal of the Innovation Campus Electronics and Microsensors Cottbus - iCampμs - is to be the partner of the economy as enabler as well as driver of digitalization. The iCampus consortium consists of two Leibniz institutes, two Fraunhofer institutes, Thiem-Research GmbH and the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. The iCampus is intended to make their broad range of technology available primarily to SMEs in the Lusatia region.


8:30 - 9:00 Arrival in Cottbus Gut Branitz - Registration and breakfast with coffee and sandwiches 9:00 - 9:05 Welcome by Prof. Harald Schenk, overall project manager 9:05 - 9:20 Greeting Dr.-Ing. Klaus Freytag, Minister President's Representative for Lusatia 9:20 - 9:45 Keynote speech from industry: Dr. Hermann Schenk / Bosch Sensortec "Why Bosch is coming to Lusatia" Topics of the workshops:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Smart Farming
  • Smart Health
  • Environmental Sensing

9:45 - 10:00 Welcome and presentation of the workshop agenda by the moderator 10:00 - 10:20 Impromptu Networking on the question: "What do I bring to the table today?" 10:20 - 11:45 Workshop Rounds 1-5.

  • Small groups "Challenges and problems of the network partners or regional SMEs....

1. in view of demographic as well as structural change" 2. with regard to digitalization / industry 4.0 3. regarding the individual need for microsensors 4. regarding company- or institute-specific topics and tasks"

  • Networking of the small groups
  • Small groups: Derive and prioritize solution ideas
  • Discussion round in the plenum
  • Gallery walk / ask questions / contribute ideas / those who want to actively participate in a topic sign up for a "crew" list for the respective idea

11:45 - 12:00 Flash light/check-out and closing words 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch break 12:45 - 13:00 Wrap-up of the workshop results and outlook (moderator/Prof. Schenk) 13:00 - 14:00 Walk or drive to the old town of Cottbus 14:00 - 16:00 Walking tour of the old town of Cottbus from 16:00 Individual departure


Dr.-Ing. Torsten Mehlhorn

Ramona Reichold
T +49 (0) 355 69-4317
The challenges that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face when entering the digital world and their approaches to solving them are the topic of the workshop.