10th Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium 2018

May 24-27, 2018
Potsdam, Germany

The Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposia (INDOGFOE) are a series of interdisciplinary, binational conferences which are co-organized by the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Funding on the German side is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The activity brings together outstanding, early-career German and Indian engineers and natural scientists from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering research and technical work, thereby facilitating an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methodology that could eventually lead to the development of cooperative networks of young scientists from both countries. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will support such collaborations between German and Indian participants with its special follow-up program "CONNECT" which allocates residence allowances for working visits in their partner country for up to 30 days.

Conferences will be held annually, typically alternating between Germany and India, with about 30 scientists from each country participating. An organizing committee comprised of five Indian and five German engineers and natural scientists develops the program for the event. Conference Co-chairs for the 2017 and 2018 INDOGFOE meetings are Kantesh Balani, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and Marcel Weil, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The areas that will be covered at the 2018 INDOGFOE symposium are “Ambient Assisted Living and Robotics for Societal Needs”, “Future Agriculture”, “Next-generation Automotive & Aerospace Mobility” and “Self-healing Materials”.

Participation is by invitation only.


Matthias Hergenhan
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin


This program is financed by the:

Frontiers of Research Symposia

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