Keynote Talk

Dr. Robert Prinz is currently project manager at Stadtwerke München (SWM), the local utilities provider in Munich. Since 2010 he leads the FttB development of the SWM in Munich. In the main rollout project called "Glasfaserschließung für München," SWM together with the network operator M-net interconnect with optical fiber 32,000 buildings in the center of Munich. Dr. Prinz received his Dipl.-Ing. degree from Munich University of Technology (TUM) in 2002. Afterwards he worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Communication Network (LKN) at the same University and received his Dr.-Ing. degree in 2010.

Talk Title: Research meets practise – How a large project promotes innovation

Date: 9/11/2015, Opening Session

Abstract: In general there is a large gap between research and practise.
In order to introduce innovations into practice, it needs enough motivation to overcome the barriers.
Such a motivation can be a huge project, like the Fibre-to-the-Building (FttB) development in Munich of the local utilities provider “Stadtwerke München”.
In the talk you will learn, how innovations, whether small or large, inspire not only the project team.
These innovations could have also a positive influence on the everyday work in a company.
Experiences from the largest infrastructure project in Munich show, how the gap between research and practice can be bridged.

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