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


IVAM Focus Group Marketing

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

IVAM Focus Group Microfluidic

Simulation of Microfluidic Processes
Zoom Meeting

IVAM-Focus Group Photonic

Focus Group meeting and networking at W3
Buderus Arena Wetzlar

MedTech Business Connect

A Matchmaking Event by BVMed & IVAM

IVAM-Focus Group Photonics

SWIR to MIR, suitable light sources and applications

Past Focus Group Activities

08.03.2023 - 09.03.2023

Innovative Implant Technologies

The Path from Design to User
Freiburg im Breisgau

Electronics Lunch Talk

What contribution can flexible and hybrid electronics make to sustainability?
Zoom Meeting

IVAM-Focus Group Photonics

Trends and Developments in the Photonics Industry

IVAM Focus Group Marketing

Audio content for corporate communications & marketing
Dortmund, DE

IVAM Focus Group Microfluidic

11. Meeting: Standardization in Microfluidics
Zoom Meeting

IVAM Focus Group Microfluidic

10. Meeting: Microfluidic solutions for biotechnological applications
Zoom Meeting

IVAM Focus Group Medical Technology

14th meeting: Supply Chain Management Medical Technology
Zoom meeting

IVAM Focus Group Photonics

Photonic in the automotive industry
Zoom meeting

8. Wearables Lunch Talk

Smart Textiles
Zoom Meeting

7. Wearables Lunch Talk

IVAM Focus Group Wearable Electronics
Online meetings via ZOOM