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IAV Talent Innovation Day

IAV inspires and fosters the next generation of STEM talents

On November 1, 2018, IAV held the IAV Talent Innovation Day for interested young talents. For the first time, this context was used to present the IAV Talent Award to top students and graduates for their project assignments and dissertations.

The future of mobility at the IAV Talent Innovation Day

”Experience tomorrow’s mobility world up close“: this was the motto for the IAV Talent Innovation Day held by IAV, one of the world’s leading engineering partners in the mobility sector, as an inspiring event for those interested in STEM from the fields of science, business and the media. The day was full of trendsetting topics and events. Besides presentations on the very latest IAV innovations as well as riveting lectures and workshops, all participants had an opportunity to cultivate professional contacts with the industrial and business sectors and to discover exciting areas of work. The Classic Remise Berlin was the venue for the day, creating an ideal atmosphere, particularly with the contrasting setting of around 300 vintage cars that were on display there.

Award-winning top young talents

In line with the IAV Talent Innovation Day, this year’s IAV Talent Award shared the same motto: ”Mobility of the Future“. This award is endowed with altogether € 12,000 and is presented every year in memory of the company founder, Professor Dr. Hermann Appel, in three categories ”Excellence“ (dissertations), ”Projects“ (project assignments) and ”Hermann Appel“ (theses submitted by IAV students).

The many project assignments and dissertations submitted from universities throughout Germany addressed topics dealing with electromobility, alternative powertrains and fuels, trends in automotive development such as automation, connectivity and digitalization, as well as innovative mobility and transport concepts. The five prizewinners convinced the independent jury made up of top-rate representatives from science and business with the high quality of their work in all four decision criteria: innovative approach, significance for science, industrial applicability and environmental benefit.

The 2018 prizewinners

The IAV Talent Award 2018 was presented on the evening of the IAV Talent Innovation Day to the following prizewinners:

In the “Excellence” category, Dr. Till Steinbach from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) convinced the jury with his dissertation on “Ethernet-based vehicle architectures for future real-time systems in the vehicle”.

Marcel Reimers from Bremen University received the prize in the ”Project“ category for his assignment ”Temperature monitoring of lithiumion cells with printed sensors for automotive battery packs“.

In the ”Hermann Appel“ category, the IAV student Kayoko Abe from Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin impressed the jury with her Bachelor’s thesis on ”Analysis, implementation and evaluation of FPGA-assisted CAN security mechanisms“, as did Christoph Gerhard Simonis from Munich Universit y of Technology who submitted a Master’s thesis entitled ”Route-specific range prediction and operating strategy for electric vehicles with machine learning methods“.

The special prize went to Steven Josefs from Braunschweig University of Technology for his Master’s thesis on the ”Concept and implementation of an obstacle avoidance system for unmanned aircraft“.