MSTextiles Forum 2018

Energy for Wearables

Wearables play an increasingly important role in daily life, e.g. in sports, the medical field for recording vital parameters and for use in active therapeutic units, but also to support production processes, aids in road traffic, etc.

Wearables consist of different micro- and nanotechnical, optical and digital components. One of the most important parts is the power supply of these components. They have to be mobile and therefore small and light. They have to store enough energy over a long period of time. Used batteries must be easily rechargeable or replaceable. New concepts for energy production or energy saving are necessary.

The MSTextiles Forum 2018 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration will address these challenges. It will highlight and discuss the latest applications and development trends in technologies and products.

In the presentations the state of the art in the development and manufacture of mobile power systems will be shown.

The advantages and possibilities of nano- an microtechnology applications will be discussed in 3 Sessions:

1. Alternative Energy Production
2. Latest Battery Technology
3. Efficient Energy Management

The conference language is English.

Register now. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Inga Goltermann (, +49 231 9742 7090).


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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Registration & Coffee
Welcome & Introduction
Session 1: Alternative Energy Production
Portable Micro Fuel Cell Systems and Concepts for the Integration into Medical and Textile Applications
Jens Wartmann
The hydrogen and fuel cell center ZBT GmbH, Duisburg, DE
Energy Harvesting for Wearable Innovations
Power Management for Wearables (some Examples)
Dr. Philip J. Poole
Microdul AG, Zürich, CH
Organic Radical Batteries and Solar Batteries
Dr. Alexandra Lex-Balducci
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, DE
Networking & Coffee
Session 2: Latest Battery Technology
Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes for Enhancement of Battery Performance
Ronald de Graaf
SMIT Thermal Solutions B.V., Son, NL
Wireless Power Transfer for Wearable Applications
Jelena Mijuskovic
Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co.KG, Garching, DE
Concepts for Wireless Energy Supply of Smart Textiles and Wearables
Dr. Christian Hedayat
Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS, Paderborn, DE
Dominik Schröder
Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS, Paderborn, DE
High Energy Coin Cells for Wearable Products
Robert Hieber
VARTA Microbattery GmbH, Ellwangen, DE
Networking & Lunch
Session 3: Efficient Energy Management
Efficient Energy Management
Dr. Heinrich Milosiu
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Erlangen, DE
Energy Supply Concepts for Mobile Applications
Unfortunately cancelled: Sensor Network Self-Sufficient for 10 Years, Thanks to Micro-Energy-Harvesting
Dr. Arndt-Hendrik Zinn
Zolitron Technology GmbH, Bochum, DE
Guided Tour - Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM
End of the Event