On the 3rd of April the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) opened its doors in the premises of the Robert-Koch-Forum in Berlin. The ECDF is an interdisciplinary research center for the support of professorships and the research of scientific topics. Within the ECDF, academics and partner institutions devote themselves to innovative topics such as smart housing, sewage systems 4.0, internet of things, personalized medicine and many more.
The project involves a number of Berlin universities, companies such as Axel Springer Plug and Play, Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) or Telekom.
ECDF spokeswoman for digitilization and society Gesche Joost, ECDF spokesman of the board Odej Kao, the Berlin mayor Michael Müller and president of TU Berlin Christian Thomsen gave opening speeches.
The Einstein Center Digital Future is an inter-university nucleus for research on the digitalization of our society. The aim is to foster innovative, cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research, and to provide the best opportunities for talented young scholars [...] The scale of this alliance between public entities, sponsors and supporters is unique in Berlin's history as a center of academic endeavor . - Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF)
At the opening ceremony we presented some of our augmented reality-features. Visitors could use the shoutr.App to retrieve a virtual T. rex with the ECDF flyer. The audience got a small 3D model of the 12-meter-long animal, which is currently displayed in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. It was also possible to stream a bigger adaptation of the T. rex directly into the first floor of the building, by holding a smartphone in front of a textboard.