Mona Okroy-Hellweg
Public Relations Manager
IVAM Microtechnology Network
Apr. 28, 2022
Innovation/Technology
Mona Okroy-Hellweg
Public Relations Manager
IVAM Microtechnology Network

A wide range of technological solutions for sustainability

Since 2017, the IVAM Hightech Summit has been a central point in the year where companies from micro and nanotechnology come together and present the latest developments and products as well as discuss the challenges in the future. Probably the greatest challenges at present, but also in the future, are, for example, coping with climate change and the shortage of raw materials and the resulting necessary adaptation of the way people are working and living. Microtechnology is a key player in developing solutions to these global problems. That‘s why the topic of this year‘s IVAM Hightech Summit is sustainability.

Microtechnology conference: sustainability in various areas

The IVAM Hightech Summit 2022 will feature eight sessions on hot topics in micro- and nanotechnology. The sessions are organized and conducted together with partner associations and focus group leaders. Different technologies that have the potential to solve many of today‘s challenges will be presented at this event. The eight sessions will address different aspects and diverse applications of microtechnological solutions for greater sustainability. 

Each session includes three to five expert presentations and offers sufficient space for questions and technical discussions. The topics range from „microfluidics“, „photonics for a sustainable economy“, „challenging climate change with nanotechnology“ or „new approaches for a sustainable sensortechnology“ over „sustainable approaches in medical technology“, „sustainability in flexible and hybrid electronics“ up to „focusing sustainability in photonics“. 

The aim is to establish efficient contacts

Renowned and high-ranking experts are guests of the sessions, which have been organized with partner associations and the chairs of the IVAM Focus Groups. The central aim of the event is to establish efficient contacts. IVAM members and members of partner networks will have the opportunity to present their products, find customers, suppliers and research partners and talk about upcoming projects. 

During a Get-Together, which will take place on the evening before the conference, participants will have the opportunity to make contacts and network in a relaxed atmosphere. 

The venue is the Dortmunder U. Formerly the basement high-rise of the Dortmunder Union Brewery and production site for beer, the building was put to a new use as a center for art and creativity in 2010 after 82 years of its existence. It was handed over to the public as part of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 and is thus also a symbol of sustainable use of formerly industrial buildings.