A major step was taken to consolidate the competence center: the founding meeting for the HUMAINE Network e.V. took place in the run-up to the spring trade fair on 11 April 2024. The network association secures the results achieved for regional transfer, facilitates the further development of the project consortium and lays the foundation for the existence of the HUMAINE competence center beyond the project duration.


The establishment of the network association had already been in preparation for a year before the framework conditions were finally agreed unanimously at the last consortium meeting. On April 11, 2024, the 23 founding members signed the association’s articles of association and came together for the first general meeting.


The newly elected board of the HUMAINE Network e.V. (from left to right): Managing Director Dr.-Ing. Antonia Weirich, Deputy Chairman Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kuhlenkötter, Regional Transfer Representative Bochumer Institut für Technologie gGmbH (represented by Johannes Peuling), Chairwoman Prof. Dr. Uta Wilkens, Practice Representative VW Infotainment GmbH (represented by Tobias Nadjib), Science Representative Ruhr-Universität Bochum (represented here by Dr. Christina Reinhardt) and Treasurer Niklas Obermann.

We are delighted to be taking this major and important step together with the entire consortium and are looking forward to the further development of our network association!