Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI)

The Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI) is an "Industry on Campus" project established in the context of the German excellence initiative jointly by the University of Heidelberg


and the following companies: Bosch, Sony, Heidelberg Engineering, Silicon Software, PCO and Bayer


Robert Bosch GmbH          Sony
Heidelberg Engineering        Silicon Software        PCO    


Established in 2008, the HCI is built on the fact that basic problems in image processing are largely application-independent. The approximately 80 scientists working in HCI conduct basic research with the aim of providing cutting-edge solutions to basic image analysis problems for applications in industry, environmental and life sciences. The HCI is part of the institutional strategy of the University of Heidelberg within the Excellence Initiative.



We mourn the passing of Dominic Spangenberger, our pragmatic and immensely capable system administrator who moved mountains to let us work efficiently with our complex infrastructure.

He was a fine person, and we miss him.

July, 2017