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Digital Twins enable us to deliver virtual representations of real-world products, production processes, systems and cities and allows to seamlessly link the individual process stages. Therefore, Digital Twins are greatly impacting production, development and operation. The Siemens Summer Camp Digital Twins introduced 20 Master and PhD students on site to the fascinating world of Digital Twins and why they are the innovation backbone of the future.
 
The concept combined talks of top researchers and scientists from TUM, Siemens and fortiss, lab tours on the Neuperlach Campus and a scientific poster session with five hands-on challenges with the following topics:

#1: Future scenario for flexible production: Skill-based manufacturing execution simulation
#2: Generate the Digital Twin of component, machine or line behavior by analyzing the real world
#3: Industrial ingress - Pokémon GO
#4: DT meets UX – Generative design for interior room
#5: Connect real world scenarios to the Digital Twin of an autonomous vehicle in real time
 
Despite a tough covid-19 hygiene concept and strict spacing rules, there was still a lot of room for getting to know each other, networking, and the exchange with the challenge heads as well as a casual evening gathering with Bavarian food.

After four and a half intense days, the five teams pitched their solutions to a jury consisting of Yinan Mühlbacher (Siemens Advanta Solutions), Stephan Weiß (Executive Office of Dr. Busch), Dr. Helmut Figalist (CTO of Siemens Digital Industries) and Prof. Steinhorst (Associate Professor of Embedded Systems and IoT). Three teams were awarded a prize for the “Best Innovation”, “Best Customer Orientations and Usability” and “Best Prototyping and Technical Solution” and the participants went home with a lot of inspiring impressions.