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Company Visits

Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS Europe 2013 will take advantage of being located in Berlin - by hosting tours to some of the leading companies working on the technology in this region.

Companies hosting the tour retain the right to decline someone from attending. This is beyond the control of IDTechEx and in this case you will be informed of this as quickly as possible.

The InnoZ tour and the Fraunhofer IZM tour take place over the lunch break. These tours happen at the same time. Please email what tour you would like to attend to: Corinne Jennings at c.jennings@IDTechEx.com.



Tuesday 16th April

Tour to InnoZ in conjunction with Germany Trade and Invest

Founded in 2005, the InnoZ specialises in qualitative and quantitative analyses of transport, mobility and related areas. They generate a wide range of methodologically sound market and environmental analyses and forecasts covering the complex interactions between mobility and changing societies. Working closely with decision makers from businesses as well as politics and public administrations, they develop innovative solutions within the field of mobility.



Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

Tour to Fraunhofer IZM is now full

Tuesday 16th April

Fraunhofer IZM specializes in industry-oriented applied research. Fraunhofer IZM develops assembly and interconnection technology, also known as electronic packaging. Almost invisible and undervalued by many, electronic packaging is at the heart of every electronic application. Our technologies connect the individual components, protect components and devices from vibration and moisture, and reliably dissipate heat.


Lab Tour

Micro Energy Lab

Energy autarkic micro systems and smart sensor nodes will lead to entirely new capabilities and applications in the future. Energy supply and storage is not an added, discrete feature but an integral part of system functionality. Its development requires alliances of developers, manufacturers and end user groups. Micro batteries, portable fuel cells and energy harvesting are key words for this evolution. Fraunhofer IZM addresses these topics together with partners from industry and academia in a number of research projects. Here we use silicon wafer level 3D technology and electronics packaging technologies to integrate and miniaturize power supplies for future electronic products. The department runs a well-equipped battery test laboratory and offers testing and consulting services.

Electronics Condition Monitoring Lab

Durable electronic products have to be readily available and highly reliable. The research group "Condition Monitoring" identifies the parameters that shape reliability and develops strategies that for incorporating them efficiently. With nuanced interpretation of relevant in-field data, the group assesses the condition and remaining lifetime of (power) electronics, mechatronic systems, which in turn not only allows engineers to identify impending system failures, but also to take the necessary preventative measures

Application-specific techniques in condition monitoring:

Developing algorithms and models for predicting system reliability

  • Collection and analysis of measurement data
  • Ensuring the applied methods do not impede other aspects of the module
  • Microstructures for the immediate display of a system's condition
  • Condition-based maintenance
  • Reuse of electronic systems
  • Energy harvesting
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    Tuesday 19 April - Please meet at 12pm
    Registration Desk:     Entrance Level
    Address: International Congress Centrum (ICC) Berlin, Neue Kantstraβe / Ecke Messedamm, D-14057 Berlin
      Click Here for Map to the Venue

    The bus will leave the ICC at 12.15pm and will return to the ICC at 18.15


    PVcomB and SENTECH

    Friday 19th April

    * These tours are being held in conjunction with the Thin Film Photovoltaics masterclass and you must be registered for this class to join the tours.

    For more information about the Thin Film Photovoltaics masterclass, please click here


    PVcomB is a new center for technology transfer in Thin-Film Photovoltaics, founded by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), Technische Universität Berlin, and the University of Applied Sciences Berlin. PVcomB's main goal is to support world-wide growth of thin-film photovoltaic technologies. In a baseline process, two dedicated research-lines produce thin-film PV modules with an area of 30 x 30 cm2 (Si and CIGS).

    PVcomB has created a unique PV-cluster in Berlin-Adlershof, supported by many of the important international photovoltaic companies. In 2009, PVcomB was awarded a 15 million b¬ grant from the federal government and the State of Berlin.



    SENTECH Instruments develops, manufactures, and sells worldwide advanced quality instrumentation for Plasma Process Technology, Thin Film Measurement, and Photovoltaics.

    The medium-sized company founded in 1990 has grown fast over the last decades and has today 60 employees. It is located in Berlin, capital of Germany, and has moved to its own company building in 2010 in order to expand its production facilities.

    SENTECH Instruments effectively serves a worldwide customer base and is well established in future technology markets.