IVAM InSide

IVAM Member Anniversaries: a big "Thank You" to long-standing members

Joining an organization or a network is always a strategic question - and for many small and medium-sized companies exactly the right strategy to drive their business forward in the long term. We are especially pleased that there are IVAM members who have been loyal to us for many years and are celebrating 10, 15 or 20 years of IVAM membership.
Business

Reflecting on the Success of APE 2024: A Photonics Experience in Singapore

This past March, I had the pleasure of attending the Asia Photonics Expo (APE) 2024 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. It was an incredible experience that brought together a vibrant community of industry professionals, companies, and enthusiasts. APE aims to become the leading photonics platform in the ASEAN region, and it truly showcased the latest technologies for emerging markets in Asia and beyond. The event fostered meaningful communication and collaboration within the entire photonics supply chain, making it a must-attend for anyone in the industry.
Innovation/Technology

Complying with Title 24: Advanced CO2 Sensor for Demand Control Ventilation System

When working with demand control ventilation (DCV) systems, it is essential to comply with Title 24, California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Title 24 sets various requirements for building design and construction to reduce energy consumption and improve indoor air quality (IAQ). Title 24 mandates the adoption of DCV systems for new and renovated buildings in California, drawing significant attention to DCV implementation. This article provides insights into Title 24 and offers solutions for compliance.
Podcast

Best Practice on Cultural Connections: How to Navigate Business between Europe and Japan (2)

Navigating business between Europe and Japan involves understanding intricate cultural nuances and communication styles. How can you effectively bridge these gaps? In this episode, we explore this with our expert guest from a renowned Japanese company. What are the best practices for navigating cultural connections? Discover the unique Japanese concept of "nemawashi," a meticulous process of laying the groundwork for decisions. Learn how this approach can foster successful international partnerships.
IVAM InSide

Exploring Innovation: A Visit to Founding Member Raith GmbH

In a special visit that marks the beginning of a series of content leading up to IVAM Microtechnology Network's 30th anniversary, I recently had the pleasure of visiting one of our esteemed founding members, Raith GmbH, in our direct neighborhood in Dortmund. This visit is the first in a series of blog posts, videos, photo galleries, interviews, and other engaging content aimed at building excitement for our celebration in May 2025.
Podcast

Der IVAM-Podcast: Forschung und Industrie im Dialog - Mikroelektronik als Motor für Innovation (8)

Smarte Systeme und clevere Technologien spielen bereits eine bedeutende Rolle in unserem Alltag. Kaum ein Lebensbereich kommt heute ohne intelligente Technologien aus, die auf Mikroelektronik basieren. Die aktuelle Forschung konzentriert sich darauf, smarte Systeme nicht nur effizienter, sondern auch nahtloser zu integrieren. Doch wie wird sich diese Technologie perspektivisch weiterentwickeln? Die Mikroelektronik-Landschaft ist global vielfältig, aber wie positionieren sich Deutschland und Europa in diesem Wettbewerb?
Business

IVAM Marketing Award Asia: Celebrating Excellence in Medical Technology Marketing

Are you a small or medium-sized enterprise in the field of medical technology? Are you planning to exhibit at Medical manufacturing Asia in Singapore in September? Do you pride yourself on innovative marketing strategies that have propelled your business forward? If so, the IVAM Marketing Award Asia @MMA is an opportunity you won't want to miss.
Microtech Guide

What actually is microtechnology? Let's start a journey through the microtech evolution

Let's step into the captivating world of microtechnology or microsystems engineering and uncover the stories of visionary pioneers who dared to dream small but achieved monumental feats. From the birth of the transistor to the dawn of nanotechnology, witness how their ingenuity reshaped our lives and laid the groundwork for the future. We would like to take a closer look at microtechnology on a regular basis, starting today with the question of what microtechnology actually is and how it is defined
IVAM InSide

KMU sehen Wettbewerbsvorteile durch KI – Noch fehlt fachliches und rechtliches Know-how!

ChatGPT ist das Hype-Thema der letzten Monate. Nicht ohne Grund: wissenschaftliche Studien zeigen enorme Effizienzgewinne und neue kreative Möglichkeiten auf vielen Gebieten. Letzten Herbst haben IVAM und die Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt die Studie „Generative Künstliche Intelligenz in der Unternehmenspraxis: Chancen und Risiken aus der Perspektive mittelständischer Unternehmen aus der Mikrosystemtechnik durchgeführt. Die Ergebnisse bestätigen: Das Thema ist wichtig und es fehlt noch an Know-how!
Innovation/Technology

On the Road to Standardization in Microfluidics and Organ-on-Chip

Curious about the latest advancements in microfluidics and Organ-on-Chip standardization? Interested in gaining insights into the ongoing discussions surrounding a groundbreaking sensor/microfluidics interface standard? This article provides a comprehensive overview of current and upcoming activities in these fields, offering a glimpse into the future of cutting-edge technologies.