As in the specific case of a large-scale project. Together with Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, Freudenberg Medical and Freudenberg Performance Materials, Jungk’s team is researching a method for the rapid and more effective detection of bacterial contamination on surfaces. “Pathogens are undesirable on products and surfaces, even under normal circumstances, but many Business Groups, such as Freudenberg Medical (FM), manufacture under cleanroom conditions. This makes it all the more important that surfaces are bacteria-free.” Meanwhile, Jungk’s team has prioritized potential technologies for detecting bacteria and developed a strategic program that will be launched in 2021.
Of course, the high-tech environment in which Jungk and her department operate has ever more touch points with digitalization. In fact, many projects have a strong focus on the topic. So, when it comes to analyzing large datasets, artificial intelligence now plays a major role. “Digitalization presents new challenges for us. But thanks to our proactive approach, we’re well-prepared. Some time ago, we identified new topics and trends that might be relevant for the Freudenberg Group in the future. So, we’d already acquired essential knowhow, even before receiving the first related request.”