The 23rd BIWIC will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, one of 83 institutes belonging to the Max Planck Society (MPG) for the Advancement of Sciences e.V. It is the first engineering institute established by the Max Planck Society bridging engineering-oriented fundamental research and industrial application. The institute has nine research groups and various scientific service groups working closely together on different interdisciplinary projects in engineering, chemistry, information technology, biology and mathematics. Currently, the institute employs about 240 people.
Magdeburg, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, is a vibrant hub of trade and services and offers an attractive research and science landscape around the Otto von Guericke University and the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal. About 18.000 young people study in Magdeburg. Due to the Port of Science (Wissenschaftshafen) and its Denkfabrik as well as innovative start-up centres and application-oriented research institutes, Magdeburg has made a name for itself as an innovative science and research location.