IVAM Microtechnology Network

The International Microtechnology Business Network

"Climate crisis, pandemics, digitalization, collapse of the healthcare system or demographic change: No matter what challenges await us in the future - microtechnology is part of the answer!"

International Network

IVAM creates trustful international connections between developers, manufacturers and users of high-tech products. The focus is on small and medium-sized enterprises and their needs as well as on representation of their interests.

Driver for Innovation

IVAM offers well-founded orientation in the high-tech landscape and provides valuable know-how, e.g. through expert groups or studies, on strategic questions concerning target markets, funding opportunities, application trends or innovation management.

Technology Marketplace

IVAM provides visibility to the technologies and products of its members: at international exhibitions and conferences as well as in virtual space via online meetings, online profiles, technical papers, blog and podcast and other publications.

Marketing Multiplier

Being found at the right time, in the right environment by the right customers: IVAM helps selling innovative high-tech products by supporting networking, contact building and internationalization as well as successful personnel marketing.

Valuable Partner

An IVAM membership saves valuable resources! With support in trade show organization, market research, acquisition of funding and project partners, PR & marketing campaigns, guides and networking events, IVAM accelerates business development and saves time, money and nerves in day-to-day business.


LaserForum 2023 in Aachen, DE on March 14: Laser technology - tool for an energy-efficient future?

22.02. In the current energy crisis, alternative energy sources and energy-efficient systems are becoming more and more important. Companies such as Trumpf, Coherent and Schott will present the role of lasers in energy technology and how companies can use them to create an energy-efficient future.  
Microtechnology enables a smart world: IVAM Hightech Summit shows innovations for digitalization
13.02. We are irreversibly on a path towards a "Smart World" - this would not be possible without microtechnology. The IVAM …
Innovative Implant Technologies: The path from design to user
01.02. On March 8 and 9, international innovations in the field of high-tech implants will be discussed in Freiburg im Breisgau, …
MD&M West 2023: International medical technology trade fair starts in early February in California
30.01. MD&M West in Anaheim is one of the largest international marketplaces for design and manufacturing in medical technology. The IVAM …
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Microfluidic Solutions for Medical and Diagnostics

Nowadays, there is a great need for highly efficient and accurate diagnostic systems. In order to save both time and money, you can transform passive diagnostic test into active microfluidic …

Innovating Vascular Access - Managing a Critical Step in Life-Saving Infusion Therapy.

Peripheral Intravenous Catheter (PIVC) insertion to get access to the vascular system is a critical step in life-saving infusion therapy. PIVC application is one of the most common invasive procedures …

MedTech Imaging Solutions need Photonics Innovation

Established in 1957, the family owned Swiss company FISBA has become a leading global supplier of high precision micro optical components and imaging systems to the medical and industrial markets. …

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Focus Groups

The IVAM Focus Groups bring together member companies and institutes on specific topics. In addition to the discussion of technological trends and industry-specific challenges, the range of topics also includes strategic issues and an open exchange of experience.

Active participation in the focus groups expands the personal network and provides impetus for a wide range of solutions. The topics dealt with are always geared to the specific needs and resources of international high-tech SMEs. Participants benefit in particular from exclusive, targeted information and effective networking at eye level.

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