Focus Groups

Facilitating Networking and Expert Exchange in Micro- and Nanotechnology

Welcome to the IVAM Focus Groups – your gateway to effective networking and continuous information exchange in the realm of micro- and nanotechnology. Our focus groups provide a dynamic platform where IVAM members and interested individuals can share experiences on current topics and plan collaborative activities.

Why IVAM Focus Groups?

Our focus groups have a direct impact on the activities of IVAM. This is where crucial decisions are made:

  • Market Studies: Which topics should be addressed in our upcoming market studies?
  • Trade Shows: On which international trade shows should IVAM members benefit from a joint booth?
  • Political Advocacy: In which areas should IVAM raise its voice in politics?

Current Focus Groups and Topics:

Our existing focus groups already cover a variety of topics. But this is just the beginning. We plan to establish more focus groups in the future to meet the needs of our members. Are you interested in any new topics or would you like to initiate a focus group? Contact Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich ( for more information. Take an active role in shaping the future of micro- and nanotechnology. 

Participation in IVAM Focus Group meetings is free of charge for association members. Non-members may attend three times for a fee. In this case, we charge an administrative fee, which is also due in case of non-participation. Of course, it is possible to nominate a substitute participant at any time and without additional costs.

Your Contact

Thomas R. Dietrich
Chief Executive Officer
+49 (0) 231 9742 168

Next Focus Group Activities

IVAM Focus Group Photonics

Apr 10, 2024, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zoom-Meeting
members-only virtual
Photonics21, the EU Commission, the Chips Act and the Funding Landscape

Past Focus Group Activities

IVAM Focus Group Microfluidic

Dec 6, 2023, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting
Life Science - Point of Care Testing

IVAM Focus Group Photonics

Nov 30, 2023, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sparkassen-Arena Jena
Focus Group Session and Networking at W3 in Jena

IVAM Focus Group Photonics

Nov 28, 2023, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Zoom Meeting
Augmented and Virtual Reality

Microfluidics Focus Group Session at COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM 2023

Nov 15, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m., Düsseldorf, DE
Forum accompanying the fair in Hall 8a, G40

IVAM Focus Group Marketing

Oct 18, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Zoom meeting
How to equip your AI toolbox for marketing?