Speakers from the world's largest organisations will share their needs & experiences with many world first announcements. Learn of the requirements and case studies from end users and hear all about the latest innovations from companies across the value chain. In total, hear insights from 250 speakers.
Within the leading edge cluster microTEC Südwest, an excellent combination of companies and research institutes are dedicated to the development of sensors, sensor networks, cyber-physical systems as well as their system integration and their fields of application. 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. She has a PhD in physics and more than 6 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".
Company Profile (microTEC Suedwest e.V.)
The leading-edge cluster microTEC Südwest and the professional association (former Mikrosystemtechnik Baden-Württemberg e.V. - MST BW) are now being run under a joint corporate identity: microTEC Südwest. The professional organization is the central contact point for all microsystem technology activities in Baden-Württemberg. 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:
The cluster microTEC Südwest with its over 380 cluster partners 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. With respect to application, the cluster management focuses its work on four fields. Target markets of microTEC Südwest are smart health, smart production, smart mobility and smart energy. Current support actions include industry 4.0 for the region, where microTEC Südwest is responsible for the cyber-physical systems/smart sensors and actuators part of the initiative (www.i40-bw.de).
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.
The 116 members (December 2016) 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 the 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.