The Mechanical Engineering Day 2017 at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a meeting point for mechanical engineering institutes, partner companies, research organizations, and students. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at KIT is organizing a trade fair, a lecture forum and a colloquium under the slogan “Engineers in industry and science” that will take place on Friday, July 14, 2017 in the Audimax at Campus South, featuring a keynote lecture in German by Dr. Heiko Roßkamp, Andreas STIHL AG & Co. KG on the topic “Ingenieure als Innovationsmotoren – mechatronische Produktentwicklung bei STIHL” (engineers as innovation drivers – development of mechatronics products at STIHL). The Mechanical Engineering Day will provide insight into current research projects and the daily work of KIT alumni. Representatives of the media and the interested public are cordially invited to attend.
Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.