Impressions from the Second ORC Autumn School at FAU

The three winning teams of FAU’s Open Research Challenge from the UK, Brazil and Switzerland were invited to Erlangen to meet the IMAGINE challengers, get to know Germany, the region and of course the university. During the weeklong visit, there was plenty of time for science and thorough discussions of the medical applications of engineering, culture and lots of exploration in Erlangen and Nuremberg, in short an authentic insight into Franconia.

The visit began with a tour of the university‘s Botanical Garden and an official greeting by Prof. Dr. Leugering, the Vice-President for International Affairs, followed by visits to the Machine Learning and Data Analytics Lab, the University Hospital, tours through the towns of Erlangen and Nuremberg as well as a visit to Munich. The stay culminated in the public presentation of the solutions of the challenge during the “Long Night of Sciences” in the Medical Valley Center. A week packed with science and culture left the teams with plans for further collaborations and many new memories. We thank the teams for their exciting contributions to the Open Research Challenge 2017. Below you will find some of the impressions from the teams’ stay in Erlangen.

Exploring the Franconian jungle in the university‘s Botanical Gardens or how Brazil and the UK are at home in Germany (Image: FAU/ Walter Welß)

Under the patronage of FAU’s eponym the Vice-President for International Affairs greets the teams from the Imperial College in London and Unisinos in Sao Leopoldo (Image: FAU/ Christina Dworak)

Experiencing the history of Medical Technology made in Erlangen at the Siemens MedMuseum (Image: FAU/ Katharina Sommer)

Spending an evening with the complete team of the Challengers from FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (Image: FAU/ Björn Eskofier)

Discussing the future of innovation through interaction at the Service Manufactory in Nuremberg (Image FAU/ Katharina Sommer)

The three winning teams and challengers in the Medical Valley Center at the Long Night of Sciences (Image: FAU/ Katharina Sommer)