Bionic Intelligence
Tübingen Stuttgart

A collaboration of the University of Stuttgart, University of Tübingen, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, and Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, part of Cyber Valley.

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About Us

The Center for Bionic Intelligence Tübingen Stuttgart (BITS) will
support to establish a radically new approach for the tight integration of intelligent technological systems with humans. At its culmination, we will be able to overcome technical limitations of current treatment and support systems for neural diseases, compensating for deficiencies and restoring intelligent bodily functions. This will markedly reduce the ever-increasing societal burden of psychiatric and neurological diseases.

Human embodied intelligence results from the smart interplay between neural information processing and physical properties of the body, both tightly integrated in a closed-loop fashion. Such an interplay must be extended to systems that integrate humans with technology.

The BITS Center uniquely combines the complementary excellence of the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen and the associated Max Planck Institutes for Intelligent Systems and Biological Cybernetics as ideal setting and fits perfectly in the regional academic-industrial ecosystem.

current news


Bionic Intelligence for Health - successful with cluster draft proposal

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has announced the first important decisions regarding the “Clusters of Excellence” funding line as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments.The University of Stuttgart has been approved for two new cluster initiatives, enabling us to submit a full proposal for our draft proposal “Bionic Intelligence for Health”. The final decision on the new excellence clusters and the continuation of existing clusters will be announced in May 2025.

Date: February 2, 2024


BITS at 5. Jahresveranstaltung des Forums Gesundheitsstandort BW

We were so proud to present BITS as part of Cyber Valley at the Jahresveranstaltung Forum Gesundheitsstandort BW on 6th of December 2023 in the Liederhalle in Stuttgart.

Many thanks to Prof. David Remy and Prof. Tobias Renner and the teams from Prof. Syn Schmitt and Prof. Sabine Ludwigs for making this event possible. What a great team event!

It was a special honor to welcome Minister President Winfried Kretschmann, Science Minister Petra Olschowski, and Economic Minister Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut. 


Date: December 11, 2023