Interview with Professorin Elisabeth Clausen

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From October 7 to 9, 2022, the Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT), together with RWTH Innovation, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and five companies, will be hosting the "Hack Mining Techathon". We asked Professor Elisabeth Clausen, head of the AMT, what sort of an event it is going to be.

Professor Clausen, what exactly is a techathon?

At a techathon, teams work together over a period of several days to find solutions to technological problems. Techathons tend to have an intensive and creative working atmosphere.

What can participants expect at the Hack Mining Techathon?

The event is Germany's first techathon in the raw materials sector. Five industrial companies from the raw materials industry each present a realistic challenge. Participants gain insights into current development and research topics.

Who can take part?

All RWTH students are invited, regardless of their field of study. The registration deadline is October 2. The competition starts at 4pm on October 7, and students can program, develop and tinker until Sunday. Early on Sunday afternoon, the participants will present their solutions - the three best ideas will be awarded prizes.