The IVAM general meeting 2014 saw the founding of the first focus groups.
Source: IVAM

The aim of the IVAM Focus Groups is to enable networking to exchange experience and find the right partner. The focus groups are to provide a platform for IVAM’s members (and interested third parties) to share their experience on current events and activities as well as facilitate coordination of joint activities.

On top of this, they are set to directly influence IVAM’s activities through their work:

  • Which topics should be addressed in our market research?
  • At which trade shows should we organize a joint pavilion?
  • In which fields should IVAM assert its political influence?

Further Focus Groups are planned for the future. Possible topics to discuss are e.g. Human Ressources, Industry 4.0, Lasertechnology, Financing of SME or others. If you are interested in one of these groups or if you would like to propose another topic, please contact Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich (

Current Focus Groups

Next Focus Group Activities


Wearables Lunch Talk

Smart Textiles and Workwear
Zoom Meeting

IVAM Focus Group Marketing

How to equip your AI toolbox for marketing?
Zoom meeting

Microfluidics Focus Group Session at COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM 2023

Forum accompanying the fair in Hall 8a, G40
Düsseldorf, DE

IVAM Focus Group Photonics

Focus Group Session and Networking at W3 in Jena
Sparkassen-Arena Jena

Past Focus Group Activities


IVAM Focus Group Photonics

Photonic Quantum Sensing

IVAM Focus Group Marketing

AI tools in corporate communications and marketing
IVAM office

IVAM Focus Group Microfluidic

Life Science - Labautomation
Zoom Meeting

Marketing Lunch Talk

Fit for the digital marketing world: from ChatGPT to Marketing Qualified Leads

IVAM-Focus Group Photonics

SWIR to MIR, suitable light sources and applications

MedTech Business Connect

A Matchmaking Event by BVMed & IVAM

IVAM-Focus Group Photonic

Focus Group meeting and networking at W3
Buderus Arena Wetzlar

IVAM Focus Group Microfluidic

Simulation of Microfluidic Processes
Zoom Meeting

IVAM Focus Group Marketing

LinkedIn - How to use the B2B platform as strategic tool?
Zoom Meeting
08.03.2023 - 09.03.2023

Innovative Implant Technologies

The Path from Design to User
Freiburg im Breisgau