Launch Event for the Data Science Task Group


Big Data and the processing of data pose entirely new challenges for companies, economy, and society. The correct evaluation of large amounts of data through data analysis and artificial intelligence is of tremendous importance in today's world and ensures competitiveness. For example, it can help predict the behavior of customers better, plan logistics more efficiently and sustainably, or keep an eye on the well-being of employees in a digitalized world.

The Mannheim Center for Data Science (MCDS) at the University of Mannheim interconnects topics in the field of data science on an interdisciplinary basis in order to expand research into the handling of structured and unstructured data. In addition, data science specialists are trained, who are urgently needed as specialists in many companies.

In order to enable a constructive exchange with the researchers at MCDS and their working knowledge, the University of Mannheim Foundation is setting up an exclusive Data Science Task Group, which will meet every six months over a period of three years. The aim of this group is to connect industry, economy, and science to work together on answering specific questions with regard to Data Science and to discuss problems in a future-oriented manner. The task group is designed for interested entrepreneurs and business people.

At the launch event on May 3, 2022, you will first get to know the work and the board of directors of the MCDS as well as the highly successful alumni Jörg Bernauer and Oliver Lesche. They once founded the Mannheim-based company Movilizer, which has since been acquired by Honeywell, and are now involved in the award-winning start-up osapiens Services GmbH, which is located in the MAFINEX Technology Center. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., you will have the opportunity to discuss your shared questions about Data Science in work groups with researchers and other entrepreneurs. Afterwards, you can join us for a get-together to network and enjoy the evening.

Register by March 14, 2022, either by email at scherbarth, by fax at 0621 181–1148, or by phone at 0621 181–1223 (Sabrina Scherbarth). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using these contact details. We look forward to your participation and a fruitful exchange of ideas.