On 28 February the HCI group presented itself at the kick-off meeting of the Technology Alliance Oberfranken (TAO) in Coburg. TAO is a cooperation of the University of Bamberg, the University of Bayreuth, the University of Applied Science Coburg, and the University of Applied Science Hof funded with 65 million Euros. In the presence of representatives of politics and industry like Federal State Minister Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch, the HCI group presented the DFG funded Project Reco, SpreadVector as well as the group's Usability-Lab.