Workshop  /  06. September 2022, 09.00 Uhr bis 12:30 Uhr

Biointelligent Manufacturing

Looking to biology with engineering eyes

Organized and Co-Chaired by Thomas Bauernhansl, Robert Miehe and Ralf Takors

Biointelligence represents a new perspective for automation technology and creates a fundamentally new space for innovation. While current research in the context of digitalization is concerned with the integration of technical and informational components (CPS,IoT,etc.), we discuss the incorporation of a third (the biological). A system can be described as biointelligent, if it comprises of at least one biological and one technical component, which interact in a way that allows autonomous control and intelligent behavior. In this workshop we will focus on methods, tools and technologies that enable the development, implementation and deployment of biointelligent production systems.



  • Biology-technology-interfaces (BTI)
  • Biosensors, bioactuators, softsensors
  • Automation solutions of bioprocesses
  • Digital twins and complex modeling of bioprocesses
  • Enabling technologies for biointelligentmanufacturing
  • Sustainability of biointelligentmanufacturing



The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners and provide them with a platform to report on recent advances in the newly emerging area of biointelligent manufacturing After the talks of three invited speakers, we attempt to define the basis for a joint perspectives paper in a peer reviewed journal in a collaborative workshop 


Workshop Program

  • Prof. Thomas Bauernhansl  (Fraunhofer IPA,  University of Stuttgart) : Biointelligence – A new perspective for sustainable production?
  • Dr. Holger Eickhoff  (BICO –The bioconvergencecompany)  How bioconvergencedoes change products and processes
  • Prof. Thomas Becker (Technical University of Munich) Status, potentials and challenges of soft sensors in bioprocess technology