Two new TUM Innovation Networks starting

Following ARTEMIS, RISE, and NEUROTECH in 2021, two new TUM Innovation Networks are about to start this spring. eXprt (Exoskeleton and wearables enhanced prevention and treatment) and NextGenDrugs (Next generation drug design) have been chosen by TUM Board of Management for a four-year funding period after a competitive selection process.

13 initial ideas were submitted in the second call for proposals, among which seven were shortlisted. In a second phase, they were conceptualized and developed during four Exploratory Workshops.

eXprt, coordinated by Prof. Gordon Cheng (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Prof. Joachim Hermsdörfer (Sport and Health Sciences) gathers researchers from the electrical and mechanical engineering field, medicine, sport and health sciences. The project deals with sensing and assisting wearable technologies, neuroscientific understanding of motor control, and clinical studies on daily living.

NextGenDrugs, lead by Prof. Matthias Feige (Chemistry) gathers researchers from the fields of chemistry, medicine, life sciences, and physics. The project covers different areas spanning from computational and experimental molecular and cellular biology to advanced pre-clinical model systems.