Sensor & Measurement Systems For Industrial Processes (Sensors Europe 2019)

Dr Jana Heuer, Cooperation Manager
microTEC Suedwest e.V.


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Presentation Summary

Sensor systems and measurement systems are the key technology for the monitoring of production environments, human-machine interfaces, automated guided vehicles and for the flexibility and adaptivity of Industry 4.0 processes. Sensors and metrology have to be crossed-linked, smart, miniaturized, energy efficient and often suitable for harsh environments.
Within the leading edge cluster microTEC Südwest, an excellent combination of companies and research institutes are dedicated to the development of sensors, sensor systems, metrology, cyber-physical systems and their fields of application. Among the cutting-edge topics are sensors for Human-Machine Interfaces and safety applications, sensor systems for industrial automation, metrology for harsh environments or multisensor devices for high production flexibility and Industry 4.0 applications. We will introduce the most exciting project examples from the cluster.

Speaker Biography (Jana Heuer)

Dr. Jana Heuer works as cooperation manager at microTEC Südwest in the field of smart production. She has a PhD in physics and more than 8 years of experience in project management. Her professional career includes research and development at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM as well as at Hewlett Packard Labs. Currently, she manages the topic "Intelligent Sensors & Actuators for cyber-physical systems" of the project "Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg" and works as project manager in the EU initiative IoT4Industry.

Company Profile (microTEC Suedwest e.V.)

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microTEC Südwest is the competence and cooperation network for intelligent microsystems technology solutions for Europe. In Baden-Württemberg, microTEC Südwest is the central contact point for all microsystem technology activities. The central service for members are technological and application oriented special interest groups in which microTEC Südwest's capabilities are bundled for further innovation in the field of microsystem technology. As a link between science, business and government, microTEC Südwest supports its members with applications for and management of funded projects. This compromises matchmaking activities as well.
With its over 380 cluster partners microTEC Südwest is one of the largest technology networks in Europe. With global players and many innovative small and medium-sized companies microTEC Südwest provides the basis for future lead innovations and new growth in the region across all industries. Target markets of microTEC Südwest are smart health, smart production, smart mobility and smart energy.
The around 100 members of the association come from companies, research facilities and institutions. There are global players such as Bosch, Festo, Roche Diagnostics, ABB, Zeiss, Endress+Hauser, Sick, Balluff and Testo, as well as many innovative small and medium-sized companies. Among the research facilities are the institutes of Innovationsallianz Baden-Württemberg (innBW) as well as a range of Fraunhofer Institutes. Colleges and universities are also members, such as the Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg as well as the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT).
This cluster meets the excellence criteria of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) and has been awarded with the gold label.
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