2023 – Research IDEAS 6th Workshop

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ZEISS is a global company world-wide known and recognized for high quality instrumentation and solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, biomedical research and medical technology, as well as eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetariums.

Since 2016, ZEISS and EPFL collaborate in the field of Imaging and Digital Engineering, Application and Systems (IDEAS). The IDEAS program aims to trigger and enable explorative research projects in fields of joint interest of EPFL and ZEISS. These research projects in fields defined by the EPFL-ZEISS scientific committee (SC) of IDEAS have a typically duration of one year and a budget of about 100 k€. In the past 6 years, 13 collaborative projects are funded and have been funded, respectively. The projects may be the seed for further joint research project financed either by ZEISS or by other funding.

An annual workshop provides the platform to explore the fit of active research fields at EPFL with innovation areas at ZEISS. Through scientific discussions, it is aimed to trigger proposals for research projects that are submitted in a subsequent call process.

Focus areas

Focus areas for this Workshop will be AI (in particular generative AI and its application) as well as the more general issue of sustainability in diverse fields such as:

  • 3D Imaging and Data Processing
  • Smart Automated Systems
  • Multi-dimensional Visualisation and Human-Machine Interaction
  • Image Simulation, Experimental Modelling and VR
  • Smart, Sustainable, Nano- and Micro-Manufacturing


The workshop will take place on the 25th of September 2023 at EPFL campus. It will be a one-day workshop, involving both Zeiss participants and EPFL faculties. Detailed on the program will be communicated here. Stay tuned!