Measuring a whole forest or helping a self-driving car to move in the right direction – start-ups can achieve a whole lot thanks to 3D mapping. Five start-ups presented their ideas for a both cost-effective and precise measuring device at the Robotic Start Up-Challenge in Berlin. The task: to design a device with a production cost of less than € 2.500 able to digitalize a warehouse rack in 3D and measure it in just ten minutes to an accuracy of 0.1 millimeters.
Senior User Experience Designer Isabella and Digital Business & Ecosystems Developer Shilu answer questions on their work at Digital Innovation Partners in Munich, and talk about how they came to work for ZEISS and what keeps them motivated.
Christian Schultheiss, Project Leader at Digital Innovation Partners: “Usually you join a company and you have a fixed role. Here at Digital Innovation Partners you play a leading role in building up something new!”
At the ZEISS Hackathon in Munich from 28-30 April, around 70 developers from all over Europe came up with innovative ideas up to the first minimum viable products in keeping with the theme of the event “Optics Go Digital”.
Exciting topics, great prizes, major industry partners and half-empty pizza boxes, spilled fizzy drinks and dark circles under the eyes – what is it about organized chaos that companies and hackers find so appealing?
Niels Clausen-Stuck, Head of Customer Experience at Digital Innovation Partners, talks about user interface design, the translation of consumer insights into new products or services, and how he came to work at ZEISS.
Excited students and visitors at the ZEISS booth at the Big Bang Science Fair checked out the Digital Classroom solution and interactive learning methods featuring connected microscopes, large screens, tablets and WiFi.
Senior Product Engineer Devran “Cosmo” Uenal talks about his work at ZEISS Digital Innovation Partners in Munich, how he started at ZEISS and the upcoming Hackathon.
For 170 years ZEISS has been contributing to technical progress in the fields of optics and optoelectronics – and has served many great and renowned scientists in its rich and diverse history. Instead of basking in the glow of its historical past, ZEISS uses its knowledge as a basis to develop and shape future, market-shaping technologies such as Virtual and Augmented Reality.