BMWi’s AI Innovation Competition – The CSCP Is the Proud Partner of A Winning Consortium

16 consortiums won the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovation Competition run by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and will have the chance to start implementing their AI-related project ideas from early 2020 onwards.

Among the 16 winners is the project “REIF: Resource-efficient, Economic and Intelligent Foodchain”, which aims to revolutionise the food industry in Germany to guarantee a supply that is as waste-free as possible. The CSCP is a partner of this research project which investigates the potential of AI to optimise the planning and control processes in the food industry.

The CSCP will support the effective and efficient integration of all relevant stakeholders into the REIF ecosystem, both during and after the project. Also, it will contribute to enabling the participating companies to adapt operational processes and organisational learning through training and further education. By analysing the needs of manufacturers, retailers and end consumers, the requirements for AI-based services will be sharpened and the range of solutions and concepts improved to ensure connectivity and further use of the project results.

On 19 September 2019, on the occasion of the opening of the new Digital Technologies Forum in Berlin, Dr Ulrich Nussbaum, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), honoured the winners of the competition. The winners now have the opportunity to implement their project within the framework of a funded three-year phase. The projects cover numerous industries and topics from health, smart living, trade, production, agriculture, mobility and construction to quantum computing.

The REIF consortium, which will start its work officially in 2020, consists of the following 18 partners: Arxum GmbH, BayWa AG, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Hochland SE, GS1 Germany GmbH, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, University of Applied Sciences Hof, Industrial Analytics IAB GmbH, Inotec GmbH, Jade University, Kuchenmeister GmbH, Software AG, Spicetech GmbH, Technologisches Institut für angewandte Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH, tegut… good food GmbH & Co. KG, Technical University of Munich, Westfleisch SCE mbH. It will be coordinated by the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg. 

For further information, please contact Rosa Strube, Head of Sustainable Lifestyles.