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Ideas wanted: “Sensor Innovation Challenge” by ams and TU Graz

03/13/2019 |

By Barbara Gigler

Students of TU Graz are challenged to find a new use case for a brand new ams spectral sensor.

At the ams "Sensor Innovation Challenge", students of TU Graz are challenged to develop new use cases for ultra-modern sensors. © Lunghammer - TU Graz

ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, and TU Graz have started a “Sensor Innovation Challenge” enabling students to work with world-leading ams sensors. TU Graz-students from the study programmes Electrical Engineering, Technical Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Information and Computer Engineering are invited to team up and define a further use case for a brand new ams spectral sensor, which has not yet been released.

“This challenge offers students the opportunity to work with cutting-edge ams sensors. Students who have successfully completed the course which is supporting the challenge are able to find and solve complex tasks independently using state-of-the-art equipment,” explains Alexander Bergmann, head of the Institue of Electronic Sensor Systems at TU Graz. His institute offers a lecture that prepares the students to attempt the challenge. Students compete in small groups to win the prize money and also have the opportunity to visit a global ams location of their choice as bonus prize.

“ams sensor solutions are at the heart of the products and technologies that define our world today and tomorrow. We are delighted to share exciting insights into our latest sensor technologies with the students. Moreover, this challenge is a further element in our comprehensive collaboration with Graz University of Technology,” says Verena Vescoli, Senior Vice President R&D at ams.

Team up to win valuable prizes

Students can participate in the challenge in teams of two to four. The first place is endowed with 3000 euro, the second place with 2000 euro. And a visit to one of the ams locations wolrdwide is on top.



Info Event „Sensor Innovation Challenge“
Date: Wednesday, 13 March at 17:00 hrs
Place: Campus Inffeldgasse, Inffeldgasse 25, HSi4

Information about ams


Alexander BERGMANN
Univ.-Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat.
Institute of Electronic Sensor Systems
Inffeldgasse 10/II, 8010 Graz
Tel.: +43 316 873 3340