smartFoodTechnologyOWL - TH OWL
smartFoodTechnologyOWL - futurefoodfactory

The institutes at smartFoodTechnologyOWL


Food safety and quality, sustainability of production processes and product innovations are the driving forces for research and development in the Institute for Life Science Technologies, an institute of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences. Food-oriented and research-active university lecturers of the Life Science Technologies department have joined forces in order to develop common topics through more intensive cooperation and thus to sharpen the profile of Lemgo's food technology. In addition to the technological and scientific exchange between practice-oriented research and industrial implementation, the ILT.NRW offers a range of services primarily for the needs of the food industry and its suppliers. Advanced training and science-to-business transfer are further priorities.


The Institute Industrial IT (inIT) of the Technische Hochschule OWL is one of the leading research institutions in the field of industrial information technology and thus one of the formative research institutes in the leading-edge cluster "it's OWL - Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalen-Lippe". Industrial communication, image processing, and authentication, computer intelligence, and human-technology interaction are among the institute's fields of expertise. Since its founding in 2006, the institute has raised more than 40 million euros in third-party funding to support research and development. On average, the annual volume of third-party funding is a remarkable 3.1 million euros. Currently, around 65 employees are working on publicly funded research projects and industrial commissioned research projects. In total, more than 160 bilateral and publicly funded research projects have already been carried out.

At inIT, information and communication technologies (ICT) are harmonized with the high demands of automation technology. After all, intelligent automation is the driving innovation engine not only for the German mechanical and plant engineering industry but also for other sectors such as food technology and manufacturing, as well as healthcare and the digitalization of the community. The focus of work at inIT is on the challenge of precisely capturing, efficiently distributing, and effectively processing information.

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