In many areas, the Department of Computer Science and the associated research groups work closely with partners in industry. Cooperations with companies promote scientific findings and facilitates their use in practical applications. Current challenges and questions from companies provide our scientists with important impulses for further research activities.

Selected cooperations

The Department of Information Technology cooperates with Deutsche Bahn AG within the framework of the Innovation Alliance in the area of control and safety technology.

Darmstadt Technical University and Nexplore, a company belonging to the HOCHTIEF Group, have concluded a research partnership agreement. The cooperation, which will initially run for four years, will focus on the question of how artificial intelligence can be used in the construction industry. To the press release of TU Darmstadt

The Private AI Collaborative Research Institute continues a long-standing research collaboration with semiconductor manufacturer Intel. The collaboration in the Intel Research Institute for Collaborative Autonomous and Resilient Systems (ICRI-CARS; 2017-2020) was preceded by successful participation in the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing (ICRI-SC; 2012-2017).

The Department of Computer Science collaborates with SAP Research in various areas, such as process support, human-computer interaction, and text mining in social networks, as well as quantum-resistant security technologies.

In addition to contract research and bilateral collaborations, especially with IT companies, long-term, strategic partnerships can also be established – up to and including the founding of joint research laboratories.

Support in arranging partnerships and cooperations between the department and external partners is offered by Dezernat VI (Forschung und Transfer) (Department for Research and Transfer) of the TU Darmstadt.

Software CampuCareer boost for Computer Scientists

The Software Campus career program specifically combines cutting-edge research and practical relevance. It is aimed at professionally excellent master's students as well as doctoral candidates in computer science and computer science-related disciplines with a strong interest in leadership roles in business or company start-ups.

Since its foundation in 2012, the TU Darmstadt has been a partner of this network consisting of a total of 21 partners (universities, research institutes, companies).

Through the Software Campus, selected excellent young scientists receive management training from the industry partners as well as intensive academic support to work independently on a project funded by the BMBF. Within this framework, doctoral students can further develop their excellent research achievements and leadership skills. Since its inception, more than 70 young scientists from the TU have successfully participated in the program.

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