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Press event with Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann on 10.07.2020

Freiburg, Jul 06, 2020

Dear Sir or Madam,

Freiburg is a recognized center both for cutting-edge research in the field of artificial intelligence and for strategies promoting closer cooperation in medicine in the Upper Rhine region. During his visit on Friday, 10.07.2020, Baden-Württemberg Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann will witness the expertise of the Albert Ludwig University and the Freiburg University Medical Center. The agenda includes an encounter with the robots Obelix and BoniRob. The Minister-President will also speak about the German-French cooperation in health care throughout the corona pandemic.

Members of the press are warmly invited to accompany the Minister-President on his visit. However, because of epidemiological hygiene requirements, places are sadly limited. Starting at 1.45 p.m., Freiburg researchers in the Roboterhalle, Georges-Köhler-Allee, Building 078, will report on the latest developments in artificial intelligence. From 3.15 p.m., journalists are invited to a press conference in the Freiburg University Medical Center park, access via Hugstetter Straße or Breisacher Straße. Winfried Kretschmann, Jean Rottner, President of the Grand Est region, and Prof. Dr. Frederik Wenz, executive medical director of the Freiburg University Medical Center, will comment on the need for closer cooperation in health care, research and teaching in the Upper Rhine region.

Please register for a place by e-mail to by 09.07.2020.

Yours faithfully,
Rimma Gerenstein