Students reach final of DEUTSCHLAND 4.0 Challenge of ekipa

In a nationwide innovation competition initiated by the innovation platform ekipa, four WI students from the TU Ilmenau prevailed with their idea against around 150 teams and won one of 16 finalist places in the DEUTSCHLAND 4.0 Challenge.

As part of the course on fundamentals of Business Information Systems for services, in the winter semester 2021/22 students participated in the DEUTSCHLAND 4.0 Challenge, a nationwide innovation competition to promote and generate new business solutions for a digital society. During the qualification phase, which ran throughout the semester, the students worked on current and real-life problems from several companies, including the power supply companies Vattenfall and Steag, the Thuringian insurance company Gothaer, and the BioPharma company Bristol Myers Squibb. Among all participating universities, startups and scientists, the team "BMS TU Ilmenau" reached the final of the DEUTSCHLAND 4.0 Challenge with their innovation concept for the use case of Bristol Myers Squibb. The four team members developed a solution for the automated allocation of appointments in the healthcare system with the aim of optimizing utilization and care in diagnostics, therapy and aftercare.

The Group for Service Information Systems Engineering would like to wish the team all the best for the final phase of the competition!