1. CONTACT University Profile
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CONTACT University: Energizing research and education

We have a strong focus on fostering excellent collaboration between business and education. That's why we, at CONTACT University, wholeheartedly dedicate ourselves to research and education - our motto for this: Energizing research and education! We support our university partners in achieving excellence by providing an outstanding, technologically open software platform. Our own aspiration is to continuously enhance the appeal and relevance of education for careers related to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Because we firmly believe that to be prepared for the significant ecological, economic, and social challenges of the future, we rely on highly qualified and motivated young professionals in engineering and computer science. For this reason, we are nurturing the experts of tomorrow and participating in forward-thinking projects that contribute to a positive societal development.

CONTACT University: Energizing research and education

We have a strong focus on fostering excellent collaboration between business and education. That's why we, at CONTACT University, wholeheartedly dedicate ourselves to research and education - our motto for this: Energizing research and education! We support our university partners in achieving excellence by providing an outstanding, technologically open software platform. Our own aspiration is to continuously enhance the appeal and relevance of education for careers related to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Because we firmly believe that to be prepared for the significant ecological, economic, and social challenges of the future, we rely on highly qualified and motivated young professionals in engineering and computer science. For this reason, we are nurturing the experts of tomorrow and participating in forward-thinking projects that contribute to a positive societal development.

We have a strong focus on fostering excellent collaboration between business and education. That's why we, at CONTACT University, wholeheartedly dedicate ourselves to research and education - our motto for this: Energizing research and education! We support our university partners in achieving excellence by providing an outstanding, technologically open software platform. Our own aspiration is to continuously enhance the appeal and relevance of education for careers related to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Because we firmly believe that to be prepared for the significant ecological, economic, and social challenges of the future, we rely on highly qualified and motivated young professionals in engineering and computer science. For this reason, we are nurturing the experts of tomorrow and participating in forward-thinking projects that contribute to a positive societal development.

PLM and IIoT in Education

CONTACT University actively strives for excellence in research and education through a comprehensive university program. By providing a first-rate software solution, we aim to contribute to a practical and industry-relevant education in the fields of PLM and IIoT. Students and educators thus have the opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art PLM and IoT software during their education, working, learning, and experimenting with demo data. In doing so, students gain practical knowledge about the industrial development and operation of smart products and production systems. They gain insights into their future fields of application, access to CONTACT's extensive industry and practical knowledge, and support from our dedicated support teams.

In addition, CONTACT University's global connections to other universities, industry partners, and research projects offer valuable networking opportunities for students and educators. This allows for a seamless transfer between theory and practice - in all directions!

PLM and IIoT in Education

CONTACT University actively strives for excellence in research and education through a comprehensive university program. By providing a first-rate software solution, we aim to contribute to a practical and industry-relevant education in the fields of PLM and IIoT. Students and educators thus have the opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art PLM and IoT software during their education, working, learning, and experimenting with demo data. In doing so, students gain practical knowledge about the industrial development and operation of smart products and production systems. They gain insights into their future fields of application, access to CONTACT's extensive industry and practical knowledge, and support from our dedicated support teams.

In addition, CONTACT University's global connections to other universities, industry partners, and research projects offer valuable networking opportunities for students and educators. This allows for a seamless transfer between theory and practice - in all directions!

CONTACT University actively strives for excellence in research and education through a comprehensive university program. By providing a first-rate software solution, we aim to contribute to a practical and industry-relevant education in the fields of PLM and IIoT. Students and educators thus have the opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art PLM and IoT software during their education, working, learning, and experimenting with demo data. In doing so, students gain practical knowledge about the industrial development and operation of smart products and production systems. They gain insights into their future fields of application, access to CONTACT's extensive industry and practical knowledge, and support from our dedicated support teams.

In addition, CONTACT University's global connections to other universities, industry partners, and research projects offer valuable networking opportunities for students and educators. This allows for a seamless transfer between theory and practice - in all directions!

Bots with a kick from B-Human score at RoboCup

The RoboCup is an international initiative to promote research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics. In the competitions, scientists and students from all over the world compete with their self-programmed soccer robots. We support B-Human, led by the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Bremen, as a top team. Its track record so far: six world championships, nine-time German and European champions.

Bots with a kick from B-Human score at RoboCup

The RoboCup is an international initiative to promote research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics. In the competitions, scientists and students from all over the world compete with their self-programmed soccer robots. We support B-Human, led by the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Bremen, as a top team. Its track record so far: six world championships, nine-time German and European champions.

The RoboCup is an international initiative to promote research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics. In the competitions, scientists and students from all over the world compete with their self-programmed soccer robots. We support B-Human, led by the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Bremen, as a top team. Its track record so far: six world championships, nine-time German and European champions.

Endowed Professorship: CONTACT Chair for Product Development in Shanghai

The Sino-German College at Tongji University in Shanghai has had a CONTACT Chair for Product Development since July 2017. The college, founded in 1998 by Tongji University and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), educates leaders who are familiar with both cultures. The master's programs in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, as well as Economics and Business Law are multilingual (CN, DE, and EN) and include a stay in Germany for Chinese students. Conversely, students from German partner universities can complete semesters abroad in Shanghai.

Endowed Professorship: CONTACT Chair for Product Development in Shanghai

The Sino-German College at Tongji University in Shanghai has had a CONTACT Chair for Product Development since July 2017. The college, founded in 1998 by Tongji University and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), educates leaders who are familiar with both cultures. The master's programs in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, as well as Economics and Business Law are multilingual (CN, DE, and EN) and include a stay in Germany for Chinese students. Conversely, students from German partner universities can complete semesters abroad in Shanghai.

The Sino-German College at Tongji University in Shanghai has had a CONTACT Chair for Product Development since July 2017. The college, founded in 1998 by Tongji University and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), educates leaders who are familiar with both cultures. The master's programs in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, as well as Economics and Business Law are multilingual (CN, DE, and EN) and include a stay in Germany for Chinese students. Conversely, students from German partner universities can complete semesters abroad in Shanghai.

Team TUfast: Developing faster and more sustainable vehicles

The TUfast team consists of three student teams with the goal of building more sustainable vehicles:

The TUfast Racing Team is the Formula Student team of the Technical University of Munich - and one of the most successful in the world! Formula Student is the largest international design competition for students. Each year, the Racing Team designs and builds a fully electric race car to compete in various competitions against other teams in the summer.

The TUfast Eco Team develops highly energy-efficient vehicles by actively engaging with the latest developments in electromobility and creating innovative solutions.

The youngest TUfast Moto Electric Team is dedicated to the development of sustainable electric motorcycles. Its goal is to create more efficient and environmentally friendly motorcycles. In 2025, the team will participate for the first time in the Electric category at MotoStudent in Spain and Moto Engineering in Italy, both organized by the Motorsport Engineering Society.

The Racing Team has been successfully using CIM Database as a PDM system for several years. The Eco-Team also relies on CIM Database for product data management and plans to expand its usage with additional functions. The newly established Moto Team will directly engage with the current CIM Database version and fully utilize all of its features.

CONTACT Software wishes all TUfast teams the best of luck and success in the rapid development of sustainable vehicles!

Team TUfast: Developing faster and more sustainable vehicles

The TUfast team consists of three student teams with the goal of building more sustainable vehicles:

The TUfast Racing Team is the Formula Student team of the Technical University of Munich - and one of the most successful in the world! Formula Student is the largest international design competition for students. Each year, the Racing Team designs and builds a fully electric race car to compete in various competitions against other teams in the summer.

The TUfast Eco Team develops highly energy-efficient vehicles by actively engaging with the latest developments in electromobility and creating innovative solutions.

The youngest TUfast Moto Electric Team is dedicated to the development of sustainable electric motorcycles. Its goal is to create more efficient and environmentally friendly motorcycles. In 2025, the team will participate for the first time in the Electric category at MotoStudent in Spain and Moto Engineering in Italy, both organized by the Motorsport Engineering Society.

The Racing Team has been successfully using CIM Database as a PDM system for several years. The Eco-Team also relies on CIM Database for product data management and plans to expand its usage with additional functions. The newly established Moto Team will directly engage with the current CIM Database version and fully utilize all of its features.

CONTACT Software wishes all TUfast teams the best of luck and success in the rapid development of sustainable vehicles!

The TUfast team consists of three student teams with the goal of building more sustainable vehicles:

The TUfast Racing Team is the Formula Student team of the Technical University of Munich - and one of the most successful in the world! Formula Student is the largest international design competition for students. Each year, the Racing Team designs and builds a fully electric race car to compete in various competitions against other teams in the summer.

The TUfast Eco Team develops highly energy-efficient vehicles by actively engaging with the latest developments in electromobility and creating innovative solutions.

The youngest TUfast Moto Electric Team is dedicated to the development of sustainable electric motorcycles. Its goal is to create more efficient and environmentally friendly motorcycles. In 2025, the team will participate for the first time in the Electric category at MotoStudent in Spain and Moto Engineering in Italy, both organized by the Motorsport Engineering Society.

The Racing Team has been successfully using CIM Database as a PDM system for several years. The Eco-Team also relies on CIM Database for product data management and plans to expand its usage with additional functions. The newly established Moto Team will directly engage with the current CIM Database version and fully utilize all of its features.

CONTACT Software wishes all TUfast teams the best of luck and success in the rapid development of sustainable vehicles!

Good reasons for a partnership

Since its establishment in 2011, over 40 national and international universities, colleges, and research institutions are currently benefiting from our support and cooperation offerings at CONTACT University. Our partners appreciate the diverse advantages offered by CONTACT University.

The key reasons for a partnership are:

  • Utilization of a top-notch software solution for PLM and IoT applications by educators and students to ensure a practical and industry-relevant education
  • Free provision, installation, and basic configuration of the software
  • Free technical support from a dedicated team
  • Professional training for key users and administrators
  • Free provision of training materials
  • Access to the online community (coming soon)
  • Access to pre-configured software packages (University or Formula Student) for a quick start
  • Access to a demo data package that can be used in teaching
  • Leveraging synergies through global networking, including connections to professors, students, and industry partners in the CONTACT Global Ecosystem.

Don't miss out on these benefits. Become part of a global network for productive collaboration in education, research and development, as well as industrial practice!

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Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Høgskoleringen 1
7034 Trondheim
Norway
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VIT University Vellore - Pravega Racing

Tiruvalam Road
632014 Vellore
India
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University of Twente

Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands
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Fraunhofer-Institute for Experimental Software Engineering

Fraunhofer Platz 1
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany
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TUfast e.V. Racing Team of the Technical University of Munich

Boltzmannstraße 15
85748 Garching
Germany
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RWTH Aachen - Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering

Schinkelstraße 10
52062 Aachen
Germany
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Tianjin University

No.92 Weijin Road
3000 Tianjin
China
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Fraunhofer Institute for Design Technology Mechatronics

Zukunftsmeile 1
33102 Paderborn
Germany
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National Changhua University of Education

No. 1, Jinde Road
500 Changhua City
Taiwan
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Leibniz University Hannover

Nienburger Straße 17
30167 Hannover
Germany
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Munich Motorsport

Lothstraße 64
80335 München
Germany
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Kaiserslautern-Landau University of Technology

Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 44
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany
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National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology

No. 415, Jiangong Rd, Sanmin District
807 Kaohsiung City
Taiwan
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University of Bremen

Bibliothekstraße 1 Bremen
28359
Germany
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Munich University of Technology

Boltzmannstraße 15
85748 Garching
Germany
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TONGJI University

Chi Feng Lu 50
2000092 Shanghai
China
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Vienna University of Technology

Getreidemarkt 9
1060 Wien
Austria
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Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences

Hochschulstraße 1
83024 Rosenheim
Germany
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Cologne University of Applied Sciences - Institute for Product Development and Design

Betzdorfer Straße 2
50679 Köln
Germany
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Bingen University of Applied Sciences

Berlinstraße 109
55411 Bingen
Germany
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National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

43 Keelung Rd., Sec. 4, Da-an Dist.
106 Taipei
Taiwan
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Ruhr-University Bochum - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum
Germany
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Ostschweizer University of Applied Sciences

Oberseestraße 10
8640 Rapperswil
Switzerland
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University Esslingen - Fakultät Fahrzeugtechnik

Kanalstraße 33
73728 Esslingen
Germany
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Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg

Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg
Germany
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Bremergy e.V. - Formula Student Team Bremen

Am Biologischen Garten 2
28359 Bremen
Germany
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Cranfield University

College Road
MK43 0AL
United Kingdom
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University of Applied Sciences Oberösterreich

Stelzhamerstraße 23
4600 Wels
Austria
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