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Expertise of Chemnitz for one of the Fastest Growing Cities in The World

Foundation Chair for System Reliability in Electric Mobility and Energy Management at TU Chemnitz supports „Internet of Things“-platform in the metropolis Shenzhen/China

  • Last month, at the opening ceremony of the “Internet of Things”-platform in Shenzhen on the podium was standing Prof. Dr. Christian Pätz (3rd from right), holder of the Foundation Chair for System Reliability in Electric Mobility and Energy Management at TU Chemnitz. Photo: private

In the future, the "Internet of Things" will interconnect many technical communications and information systems. They will become part of everyday life, just as cell phones today. In the "Internet of Things" many objects, including everyday objects such as refrigerators or printers will exchange independently information, initiate target-oriented actions and control each other through software, storage, sensors and communication solutions, for instance via the Internet. On the international level, it becomes a topic of concern, particularly in the scientific field. For example, in Shenzhen, China, one of the largest growing cities in the world, a 600-square meter laboratory is currently under construction. Among other reliability tests, there will be carried out courses on the topic of the "Internet of Things". The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission and the municipal authorities of the city of Shenzhen jointly invest more than 5.6 million RMB in this test laboratory.

On the „Digital Technology Campus“, one of the largest high-tech and science parks in China, will be derived an expertise from the Foundation Chair for System Reliability in Electric Mobility and Energy Management of Technische Universität Chemnitz. Besides the testing laboratory, on this platform will be conducted an extensive vocational training on the topic of the „Internet of Things“. For this purpose, students and pupils travel from all over the world and other parts of China to visit the courses that last between one day and two weeks. There they have an opportunity to learn the development, testing and application of most radio operated sensors and actuators.

For this vocational training, Prof. Dr. Christian Pätz supplies extensive materials, including the provision of communications technology, reliability and Smart-Home communication. The translation into Chinese is implemented by a company in Shenzhen. “Moreover, there will soon be given the video lectures, transmitted live from Chemnitz to Shenzhen and simultaneously translated on the spot into Chinese,” says Prof. Dr. Pätz, keeping his eyes on the future.

Further information available from Prof. Dr. Christian Pätz, Phone +49 371 531-24310, Email

(Author: Mario Steinebach, Translation: Nataliia Boiko)

Katharina Thehos

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