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Smart medical technology is waiting in the wings: COMPAMED 2018 showed marketable innovations

26.11.2018 Highly innovative and highly international: The COMPAMED 2018 has again proven its position as the world's leading marketplace for medical technology processes and components. This year again around 20,000 trade visitors visited Halls 8a and 8b in search of smart high-tech components and ultra-precise manufacturing processes. The COMPAMED, which took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, co-located to the MEDICA medical technology trade fair from November 12-15, proved to be more internation...

IVAM Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices” at COMPAMED 2018

26.10.2018 The COMPAMED, which takes place annually co-located to the MEDICA in Dusseldorf, Germany, is an established and world-wide well-known marketplace for medical components and technologies. Every year, the COMPAMED asserts itself as the leading international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing.   Especially in the field of medical devices for mobile diagnostics, therapy and laboratory equipment increasingly powerful, smart and reliable high-tech solutions are needed. ...

LaserForum 2018 presented innovative 3D manufacturing through additive, subtractive and hybrid methods

22.10.2018 The 3D production of precision components was the focus of the LaserForum 2018, which took place in mid-October at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (RUB). In three consecutive sessions, experts from research and industry presented and discussed the latest developments and insights from additive, subtractive and hybrid manufacturing processes.   Based on the recently awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for the "Optical Tweezers" (Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Stricklan...

COMPAMED 2018: The IVAM product market presents international medical technology experts with their future trend technologies

10.10.2018 The COMPAMED, which takes place annually co-located to the MEDICA in Dusseldorf, Germany, is an established and world-wide well-known marketplace for medical components and technologies. Every year, the COMPAMED asserts itself as the leading international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing.   Especially in the field of medical devices for mobile diagnostics, therapy and laboratory equipment increasingly powerful, smart and reliable high-tech solutions are needed. This is w...

Highly satisfied exhibitors – The MMA in Singapore bundled technology trends for digital medical technology

17.09.2018 Every two years, Singapore is the venue for the Medical Fair Asia and the co-located component fair Medical Manufacturing Asia (MMA). At the MMA, international manufacturers and suppliers in medical manufacturing meet to discuss current trends and present their innovations to the Asian market. The exhibitions took place from August 29-31, recording the highest number ever, with 1,220 exhibitors from 62 countries, including 23 joint pavilions. The IVAM Microtechnology Network was again represente...

CMEF in Shanghai: IVAM supports suppliers in one of the world's most important sales markets for medical technology

06.09.2018 The China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) is regarded as the largest medical technology show in China and as the leading trade platform for medical technology in the Asia-Pacific region. From May 14 to 17, 2019, the exhibition takes place in Shanghai. For the first time, the IVAM Microtechnology Network organizes a joint pavilion for international medical device suppliers at CMEF 2019 and thereby opens up the opportunity for high-tech companies to step into the advanced and emerging ...

LaserForum 2018 deals with 3D production of components

17.08.2018 This year's LaserForum, organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, will take place under the title "3D Production of Precision Components" on October 12, 2018 at the Chair for Laser Application Technology (LAT) of the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany. The annual meeting of laser technology experts focuses on 3D materials processing, 3D printing and 3D structuring. Furthermore, design and reworking, cost-effectiveness as well as production of components with hybrid methods wil...

Digitalization support for high-tech SMEs - ruhr:HUB and IVAM enter into a strategic partnership

03.08.2018 More success by collaborations – this is the motto of networking initiatives, associations and other organizations. This can generate useful synergies and create significant added value for all members of the networks involved. In order to push the process of digitalization at small and medium-sized companies in the high-tech sector, the initiative ruhr:HUB and the IVAM Microtechnology Network form a strategic network partnership.   ruhr:HUB CEO Oliver Weimann explains the advant...

MMA 2018 helps medical device manufacturers to introduce their products into the ASEAN market

27.07.2018 The economy of the ASEAN countries is developing rapidly. Singapore, with its strong economy and important research institutions, works as the engine of economic development. From the innovation hub with its western character, activities in the markets of the other ASEAN countries can be launched.   From August 29 to 31, 2018, the Medical Manufacturing Asia (MMA), a specialist trade fair for medical manufacturing, will again take place in Singapore, co-located to Medical Fair Asia. For ma...

Companies discussed the concept and practical implementation of Predictive Maintenance

13.07.2018 On July 3, 2018, the conference IVAM HANDS ON – Predictive Maintenance took place at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in Dortmund. The event brought together SMEs and startups who exchanged ideas about predictive maintenance strategies. In lectures and panel discussions, about 80 registered corporate representatives discussed concrete examples, solutions and joint project of how to implement concepts, improve work processes and generate new business models. &nb...

MSTextiles Forum 2018 introduced improvement of smart energy management in wearables

28.06.2018 On June 21, 2018 the IVAM MSTextiles Forum took place at the Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin. The subject was "Energy for Wearables". In three sessions international speakers presented their work and ideas on energy generation, energy storage and energy management.   As shown in the presentation given by VARTA, the battery technology is quiet advanced, even though the size and energy density is still under optimization. Especially wireless rechargeable batteries play an important role,...

IVAM High-Tech Summit 2018 showed changing business models

07.06.2018 The second IVAM High-Tech Summit on April 19, 2018 successfully took up the key topic of digitalization again. Around 60 International representatives discussed new business models, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) under the influence of digitalization. In 2018, further events of IVAM will also deal with this essential topic. Session 1: Big Data and Blockchains The opening session “Digital Business“ showed a series of new business models made possible by digitaliza...

12th COMPAMED Spring Convention: Innovative manufacturing processes of modern implants

25.05.2018 The 12th COMPAMED Spring Convention on May 3 in Frankfurt focused on biocompatibility of implants and gave new perspectives in medical technology. 45 selected international participants used the conference not only as an opportunity to get an outlook on this year’s COMPAMED, but also to meet again and develop business contacts.   The four sessions of the conference concerning the topics “Technologies for the Production of Implants”, “Packaging for Implants”, ...

“Deep Learning” and “Artificial Intelligence” – High-tech implants are the main topic of the 12th COMPAMED Spring Convention

27.04.2018 The COMPAMED Spring Convention is the annual expert meeting for developers, producers and users in the field of medical practice. The next event on May 3, 2018 at Frankfurt Airport will focus on new technical possibilities for implants in medical technology.   Developments in microsystems technology reveal various possibilities in the field of implants. The combination of miniaturization and digitalization results in increasingly innovative products. Implants monitor, take over or control...

EU regulations impede business operations in microtechnology industry

25.04.2018 Directives and regulations of the European Union are designed to facilitate the free movement of goods and services within the European single market. In the perception of European microtechnology organizations, the impeding effects of EU regulations clearly outweigh the facilitating effects. Particularly SMEs feel overburdened with the documentation and reporting obligations.   In the course of its annual economic data survey in February 2018, the IVAM Microtechnology Network asked micro...

Target-group-tailored marketing: FRT wins 10th IVAM Marketing Prize/ SmartMembranes is honored as a "starter"

20.04.2018 FRT GmbH from Bergisch Gladbach, Germany and SmartMembranes GmbH from Halle/Saale, Germany are winner of the IVAM Marketing Prize 2018. FRT GmbH was awarded the 10th IVAM Marketing Prize on April 19 in Dortmund, SmartMembranes GmbH received a special award within the newly created category „starter“. FRT, expert for 3D surface measurement, submitted the comprehensive relaunch concept "FRT RelaunchYear", which included a redesign and a new concept for website, logo and tr...

Microtechnology industry is hiring – positive developments of past years continue

09.04.2018 Positive developments in the European microtechnology industry that have become apparent in previous years continue this year, in some cases intensified. This has been confirmed by this year's economic data survey by the IVAM Microtechnology Network. These developments include a continued upswing in staff numbers and turnover and very good forecasts in both areas for the next three years.   Staff numbers und turnover are constantly rising in the microtechnology industry   Despi...

Four finalists nominated for the 10th IVAM Marketing Prize

12.03.2018 The IVAM Marketing Prize awards creative concepts and innovative ideas in the area of technology marketing. The jury, consisting of experts in the fields of microtechnology and marketing, nominated four finalists. In total, nine international high-tech companies submitted their impressive marketing measures and single concepts from all areas of marketing communication for the competition. The rating criteria were e.g. creativity, innovation, aesthetics, strategic and technical approach, informat...

Europe's microtechnology industry watches government formation in Germany with mixed feelings

07.03.2018 Representatives of the microtechnology industry in Europe are partly concerned and partly relaxed about the impact the long government formation process in Germany might have on the European Union. As part of its annual economic data survey, the IVAM Microtechnology Network has asked industry representatives whether they believe that the delay in forming a government in Germany harms the EU and 45 percent responded with "yes", 44 percent with "no", and 11 percent are undecide...

This is how digitalization succeeds – IVAM High-Tech Summit shows "New Developments for a Digital World"

05.03.2018 Leading the company to a digital future - this is a key challenge high-tech companies are currently facing. The IVAM High-Tech-Summit 2018 takes place on April 19 in Dortmund, Germany and focusses on "New Developments for a Digital World". The event addresses these issues and provides guidance for SMEs.   This conference brings together the leading experts from the high-tech field on an annual basis to tackle current challenges and discuss trailblazing solutions.   The su...

Machine Learning and printed MEMS parts: SYSTEMS INTEGRATION 2018 presented developments and potentials in the digitalization of the industry

07.02.2018 Adding digital aid and concepts to traditional production processes in order to enable a more effective, less time consuming and less expensive production is the declared goal of SMEs in the high-tech component industry. At the “Systems Integration” conference, presented by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, held in Alpnach at the Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA CSEM last January, manufacturers and users of microtechnology and MEMS were discussing the digit...

International exhibitors present innovative materials and fabrication technology at the summit of nanotechnology in Tokyo

02.02.2018 The nano tech in Tokyo, the world's largest international exhibition for nanotechnology, once again attracts nanotechnology experts around the world. From February 14-16, 2018 more than 50,000 international visitors are expected to visit the Big Sight exhibition center in Tokyo.   Focal points of the nano tech 2018 are innovative advanced materials such as graphene and fullerenes, nanoparticles, nano coatings, nano inks and nano composites, carbon nanotubes, photonic, magnetic and bio...

Booming medical technology market attracts international exhibitors to the MD&M West in California

24.01.2018 The medical technology market in the US gains more and more attractiveness for international component manufacturers. This is also shown by the joint booth of the IVAM Microtechnology Network at the Medical Technology exhibition MD&M West in California, which has been growing steadily for years. For the fifth year in a row, the IVAM booth will present international suppliers of medical manufacturing with their technologies and products that make medical technology products safer, cheaper and...

Digitalization pushes cooperation forward: interest in networking with Japan is growing

15.12.2017 The successful networking between Japanese and German medical technology companies was once again the focus of the international activities of the IVAM Microtechnology Network in 2017. The successful collaboration project for the promotion of cooperation between companies from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the Japanese prefecture Fukushima was continued. In 2017 again two “Medical Technology NRW - Japan Business Meetings” provided a meeting point for German medical technology c...

COMPAMED 2017: New manufacturing processes for customized products

06.12.2017 COMPAMED 2017, the international supplier fair for medical technologies and components, has once again proven that the demand for smart high-tech components and high-precision manufacturing processes continues unabated. In addition to the euphoria of the exhibitors about the good business leads, this year also the uncertainty about the new European Medical Device Regulation was noticeable. The Medical Device Regulation (MDR) was a much-discussed topic at the joint booth of the IVAM Microtechnolo...

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION 2018 at CSEM in Switzerland focuses on building blocks for industrial digitalization

20.11.2017 The event Systems Integration organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network will take place January 16, 2018 and will address digitalization and its effects on the automation of the production and development of new micro-technical and MEMS components and products.   The Systems Integration 2018 takes place at the CSEM Center Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique in Alpnach, Switzerland. CSEM is a Swiss privately owned non-profit R&D company specializing in micro- and nanotec...

Ultrashort pulse laser applications for material machining and medical technology: LaserForum in Switzerland brought together photonics experts

27.10.2017 The LaserForum initiated by the IVAM Microtechnology Network focused on both scientific-technical results in the field of ultrashort pulse lasers and the exchange of experts from Switzerland, Austria, France and Germany in this autumn.  As part of the event series LaserForum, once a year selected questions and trends concerning the usage of laser technology along the entire value chain are presented and discussed. On October 17, 2017, the Forum visited the NTB Interstate University of Ap...

Project ToGeTher prepares for phase II

20.10.2017 The cooperation network ToGeTher continues its work successfully. Halfway through the first phase, the consortium of the public funded project is already preparing several project proposals.   Networking activities are particularly strong in the fields of smart textiles and intelligent wound dressings. The consortium with its ten SME partners includes all necessary stakeholders to be able to process most of the projects successfully. They embrace components like electronics or sensors, in...

IVAM Product Market presents future intelligent medical technologies at COMPAMED 2017

13.10.2017 COMPAMED has become the leading international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing. The trade fair, which is co-located to MEDICA, has been steadily growing over the past years.   The demand for smart, miniaturized components for medical devices and for efficient and highly precise manufacturing processes also continues to grow rapidly. Reliable high-tech solutions are required especially in the area of so-called "wearables", portable diagnostic and monitoring devi...

IVAM’s LaserForum visits the Swiss canton of St. Gallen with the topic ultrashort pulse lasers

06.09.2017 On October 17, 2017 the LaserForum visits the city of Buchs in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen with the topic "Ultrashort pulse lasers: new technologies, materials processing & medical applications". Host is the NTB Interstate University of Technology Buchs. The LaserForum take place on international ground for the first time in 2017. The event has been organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network in collaboration with partners from industry and research for ten years now.   ...

Creative high-tech packaging: IVAM Marketing Prize recognizes convincing technology marketing for the tenth time

22.08.2017 How advanced technology can best be packaged for marketing has been demonstrated by the companies that applied for the IVAM Marketing Prize in the past nine years. With the prize the IVAM Microtechnology Network recognizes creative and convincing achievements in technology marketing. In April 2018 the prize will be awarded for the tenth time.   The competition for the IVAM Marketing Prize was launched in 2009, because there were various awards for technical innovations, but none that appr...

Personalization, demography and connectivity determine technical progress in medical technology

31.07.2017 In the past years, no other target market has stimulated the microtechnology industry as much as medical technology and health care. The trend towards personalized medical, demographic developments and digitalization, but also health policy and cost pressure are driving technological progress in medical technology and health care.   Almost two-thirds of the microtechnology companies in Europe offer products, technologies or services for medical technology and health care; for almost one-f...

MST Conference and Health Business Connect: international experts of miniaturized and individualized medicine met in Dortmund

17.07.2017 On July 5 and 6, 2017 the city of Dortmund in Germany turned into a hub for miniaturized and individualized medicine. The combined events MST Conference and Health Business Connect gave international experts a unique opportunity to share information about technical developments and trends in medicine and healthcare and to trigger new business.   Almost 100 experts of innovative micro- and nanotechnologies, digitalization, trends and forecasts, certification and medical product legislation...

Microtechnology industry does not back German automotive industry unconditionally

07.06.2017 Being part of the automotive supplier industry, the microtechnology industry has a great interest in a strong automotive industry. Representatives of these suppliers, represented in the IVAM Executive Panel, however, believe that the interests of the German automotive industry should not be protected under all conditions: no concessions should be made to climate protection in the interest of the industry and the economy; fraud attempts such as exhaust gas manipulation should not be tolerated; an...

14th Dortmund MST Conference presents Individualized Healthcare Solutions with micro and nanotechnology

22.05.2017 The 14th Dortmund MST Conference is demonstrating how micro- and nanotechnologies contribute to individualized methods of prevention, diagnostics, treatment, regeneration and rehabilitation in medicine and healthcare.   Embracing "Individualized Healthcare Solutions", the conference held on July 5, 2017 at the Lensing-Carrée Conference Center in the city center of Dortmund will present components, devices and methods of micro- and nano-engineering as well as digital techn...

Expert meeting “Health Business Connect” will connect international medical technology companies in Dortmund

19.05.2017 For the second time the IVAM Microtechnology Network, in cooperation with the French partner Pôle des Microtechniques, is going to organize  the ‘Health Business Connect – Micro & Nano MEETS Medical Innovation” on July 6, 2017, this time in Dortmund, Germany.   The first Health Business Connect took place in July 2016 as a two-day meeting of high-tech companies focusing on medical technology in Besançon, France. The participants of the event, who ca...

11th COMPAMED Spring Convention: Microfluidics is the basis for innovative medical technology

15.05.2017 The 11th COMPAMED Spring Convention on May 3 in Frankfurt focused on microfluidics, an essential aspect of advanced medical technology. As a so-called "enabling technology", microfluidics is an indispensable technical prerequisite for mobile diagnostics, but also for fast and cost-effective laboratory analyzes.   The conference provided insights into the state of technology and general trends, in manufacturing methods for microfluidic systems and in products and processes such a...

The digital transformation is no disruption to the microtechnology industry

25.04.2017 The advancing digitalization is expected to lead to major changes in industry, economy and society in the years to come and is perceived as a great challenge. The innovative microtechnology industry, which has always played a key role in technological advances, does not think of the digital transformation as a disruption. According to the data survey of the IVAM Microtechnology Network, the microtechnology industry approaches digitalization in specific projects and by means of product and pro...

Strategies for digitalization for high-tech SME were topic at the 1st IVAM High-Tech Summit

04.04.2017 The kickoff of the new annual conference “IVAM High-Tech Summit” by the IVAM Microtechnology Network was a great success. More than 80 international representatives from the IT and micro- and nanotechnology industry met on March 23, 2017 in Dortmund to discuss the importance and strategies of digitalization.   At first the representatives of the large scale industries presented their digitalization strategies. They offered insight into the current developments in their compani...

Ginolis Ltd. wins 9th IVAM Marketing Prize

24.03.2017 Ginolis Ltd. from Oulunsalo, Finland, was awarded the 9th IVAM Marketing Prize on March 23, 2017. Ginolis had applied with a holistic marketing campaign around the product "LFDA-3". The start-up company conceived multimedia campaigns, online and social media strategies as well as international trade fair presence. International high-tech companies have applied with their impressive marketing concepts. The jury nominated three finalists from the pool of candidates. The two other f...

Europe's microtechnology industry is attuned to growth

10.03.2017 Global economic, social and political developments as well as technological disruptions like the digital transformation do not leave the representatives of the European microtechnology industry unaffected. Nevertheless, growth forecasts for the next three years are distinctively positive. More than 80 percent of the companies expect to increase sales in the period from 2017 to 2019. The number of employees is also expected to rise in more than three-quarters of the companies.   Increasing...

Key Enabling Technologies at HANNOVER MESSE 2017

08.03.2017 Within the new focus area MICRO-NANO-AREA, the IVAM Microtechnology Network and Deutsche Messe will pool the “Key Enabling Technologies” Micro- and Nanotechnology, MEMS, Photonics and Advanced Materials. With these technologies, production of structures, components and devices is becoming more precise, more reliable, more flexible and faster. The following exhibitors will present their product innovations on-site. WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH is the operating company of the Berlin Adlers...

nano tech in Tokyo: IVAM joint pavilion presented the enormous range of nanotechnology

01.03.2017 nano tech in Japan is the world's largest international nanotechnology exhibition and conference. More than 53,000 international experts visited the nano tech at the "Big Sight" exhibition ground in Tokyo in the middle of February and caught up on the latest developments and results in the fields of nanotechnology products, applications and processes.   The exhibition stands out due to its huge internationality. Apart from trade visitors from Japan, especially guests from th...

The Micro Nanotech area at MD&M West has been successfully established

21.02.2017 MD&M West in Anaheim is considered to be the world's largest trade fair for design and manufacturing in medical technology. Most of the 20,000 visitors are developers and decision makers from the manufacturing industry of medical technology. The joint booth of the IVAM Microtechnology Network in hall c was again branded as “Micro Nanotech“ area and bundled the high-tech component manufacturers for the supply market.   All 13 international exhibitors at the joint booth ...

Nanotechnology for life sciences and smart products: international companies show their innovations with IVAM in Tokyo

07.02.2017 nano tech in Tokyo is the world's largest international nanotechnology exhibition and conference. 2017 the nano tech will take place February 15-17 at the International Exhibition Center in Tokyo. More than 48.000 international visitors are expected. The exhibition's focus in 2017 is on high-quality, functional and smart materials, medicine and life sciences, precision instruments and machinery, semiconductors and electronics as well as automotive industry and environmental technologies....

First international COMPAMED Spring Convention focuses on Point-of-Care-testing

27.01.2017 The COMPAMED Spring Convention is the annual expert meeting for developers, producers and users in the field of medical practice. The next event on May 3, 2017 at Frankfurt Airport will focus on microfluidics in medical technology. During spring time the annual conference offers a preview of COMPAMED, Europe’s largest fair for suppliers of medical manufacturing, which takes place in Düsseldorf every autumn. Due to the great international relevance of COMPAMED, the conference language ...

MD&M West 2017: International high-tech companies present their innovations together with IVAM in California

25.01.2017 For the fourth time, the IVAM Microtechnology Network is going to present a joint booth at the medical exhibition MD&M West 2017 in California from February 7-9, 2017. The IVAM joint booth will be branded as “Micro Nanotech“ area and can be found in hall C. 13 international exhibitors will showcase technologies and products that constantly make medical technology products safer, cheaper and more reliable. MD&M West in Anaheim is considered to be the world's largest trade ...

Successful cooperation with Japan

13.01.2017 In 2016 the IVAM Microtechnology Network intensified its activities to improve networking between Japanese and German medical technology companies. Within a collaboration project the cooperation between companies from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the Japanese Fukushima Prefecture was brought forward.   At two successful "Entrepreneurs Meetings” concerning medical technology in NRW and Japan nearly 70 interested company representatives from North Rhine-Westphalia met to disc...

Signpost towards digitalization: new High-Tech Summit addresses leading experts from the high-tech field

06.01.2017 In March 2017, the IVAM Microtechnology Network starts with a new event, the IVAM High-Tech Summit. This conference is set to bring together the leading experts from the high-tech field on an annual basis to tackle current challenges and discuss trailblazing solutions.   On March 23, 2017, the event in Dortmund, Germany will address the pressing issues of digitalization and what this means for small and medium-sized enterprises? How does digitalization influence workflows and customer rel...

COMPAMED 2016 connected medical devices and people

23.11.2016 Miniaturized connected systems and outstanding business contacts: forming networks on both technical and business level was one of the key features of COMPAMED 2016, the international trade fair for suppliers and manufacturers of medical technologies. This trend was visible at and enhanced by the joint trade fair booth of the IVAM Microtechnology Network in hall 8a, the accompanying presentation forum and numerous B2B meetings between companies from Germany and Japan.   The trend towards ...

LaserForum 2016 brought laser experts into contact with medical experts

10.11.2016 With the topic "Laser use for neurosurgery and biofabrication" this year's LaserForum on November 3 at Hanover, Germany, provided an opportunity for laser experts, device manufacturers and medical professionals to get together. The mixture of lectures from all three areas provided a good overview of the use of lasers in medical research and diagnostics and led to lively discussions in the plenum and in networking breaks.   Among others, Dr. Arnold Gillner from the Fraunhofer...

New Products - Highlights of COMPAMED 2016

13.10.2016 COMPAMED has become the leading international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing. The trade fair, which takes place every November and is co-located to MEDICA in Dusseldorf, has been steadily growing over the past years and shows that medical technology remains a rapidly growing market.   In 2016, the joint pavilion by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, the Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices”, will be located in Hall 8a again and will focus o...

Successful business activities during the MMA in Singapore: components for digitalization are a worldwide trend

13.09.2016 Every two years manufacturers and suppliers of medical components meet at the Medical Manufacturing Asia (MMA) to discuss the latest trends and to present their innovations to the Asian market. The MMA took place from August 31 to September 2, 2016 for the third time, co-located to Medical Fair Asia.   Popular topics where, amongst others, micro components and modules for medical technology like sensors. In particular, products which are suitable for digital applications, like wearables, ...

Microtechnology in the face of Brexit: stable market and stalling innovation

18.08.2016 Representatives of the microtechnology industry in Germany do not believe that the Brexit will have a manifest impact on their industry. Two-thirds of the IVAM Executive Panel – a group of selected executives and scientists – who have been queried by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, believe that the Brexit will not affect the microtechnology industry in Europe.   For the German microtechnology industry the United Kingdom is not an important market. Consequently the industry w...

LaserForum 2016 focuses on medical laser applications

15.08.2016 This year’s LaserForum will be held on November 3, 2016 at NIFE, Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development in Hanover, Germany. It will be titled "Laseranwendungen in der Medizin" (Medical Laser Appplications). The annual German meeting point for experts from all over the world will focus on manufacturing medical products, application of lasers in medicine, and laser diagnostics.   The LaserForum events series presents selected issues...

Successful start for the international hightech-conference “Health Business Connect”

20.07.2016 IVAM Microtechnology Network and its French partner network Pôle des Microtechniques (PMT) organized a two-day meeting for companies from the high-tech sector with the focus on medical technology, which took place on July 11-12 in Besançon, France.   The purpose of the event was the international promotion of cooperation between manufacturers of components and devices, software companies and other companies from the field of medical technology, as well as joint projects, exch...

After Brexit vote: high-tech industry must continue collaboration

29.06.2016 After the majority vote of the British people for the withdrawal of their country from the EU, the European high-tech industry is concerned about the potential consequences of a Brexit. The IVAM Microtechnology Network, which represents the interests of more than 200 high-tech organizations, including companies based in the United Kingdom, calls for a cohesion and continued collaboration between UK and EU companies.   “We regret this decision very much," says IVAM Managing Dire...

International expert meeting “Health Business Connect” in France

26.06.2016 The IVAM Microtechnology Network, in cooperation with the French partners Pôle des Microtechniques, Temis and Statice, is organizing ‘Health Business Connect – Micro & Nano MEETS Medical Innovation” on July 11-12, 2016, in Besançon, France.   Furthering cooperation between component manufacturers and medical device manufacturers from Germany and France as well as joint projects, experience exchange and potential opportunities for cooperation are the foca...

International companies showcase their innovations at Medical Manufacturing Asia in Singapore

21.06.2016 Singapore is the door to enter the Asian markets because it offers the unique chance to get in contact with potential customers and suppliers from Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea at the same time.   From August 31 to September 2, 2016, the MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA (MMA), a specialist trade show for medical manufacturing, will again take place in Singapore, co-located to MEDICAL FAIR ASIA. For manufacturers and suppliers, this marketplace provides a perfect business platform to present th...

Microtechnology solutions support the digitization of industrial processes

24.05.2016 At this year’s HANNOVER MESSE, the joint pavilion of the IVAM Microtechnology Network, the Product Market "Micro, Nano & Materials", was located within the "Industrial Supply" area for the first time. The innovations presented by companies and institutes showed that the key enabling technologies micro- and nanotechnology play an important role in industrial automation and so called “Industry 4.0” concepts.   IVAM’s Managing Director Dr. Thom...

Black sheep impresses the judges: Polytec wins 8th IVAM Marketing Prize

22.04.2016 On March 14, 2016, Polytec GmbH from Waldbronn was awarded the 8th IVAM Marketing Prize. Polytec had thrown their hat into the ring with a trade fair campaign for the TMS-350 TopMap Inline surface measuring system.   Referencing the old requirement of industrial manufacture to reject faulty parts before each successive production step in order to cut down on unnecessary cost, Polytec have built their campaign around the image of the ‘black sheep’ to symbolize the runaway parts...

IVAM Microtechnology Network: executive board was unanimously re-elected

18.04.2016 The general annual meeting of IVAM e.V has renewed its confidence in the five-member board for the upcoming three years. Dr. Lutz Aschke remains Chairman of the Board and Dr. Thomas Kritzler remains Deputy Chairman. The other board members, Matthias Lorenz from AEMtec GmbH, Bärbel Schilling from Plan Optik AG and Dr. Hans van den Vlekkert from LioniX BV, have been reconfirmed in office as well. The international general meeting of the IVAM Microtechnology Network took place at the DASA A...

Britain’s research-intensive high-tech industry fears “Brexit”

22.03.2016 Britain's research-intensive high-tech industry fears the "Brexit". A majority of micro- and nanotechnology companies and research institutes in the UK predicts that an exit of their country from the European Union would have a negative impact on their business or research performance. As part of its annual economic data survey, the IVAM Microtechnology Network has asked companies and research institutions in the research-intensive micro and nanotechnology industry in Europe what i...

Three finalists nominated for the 8th IVAM Marketing Prize

15.03.2016 The IVAM Marketing Prize rewards creative concepts and innovative ideas in the field of technology marketing. The jury has nominated three finalists. Previously, ten high-tech companies from three nations have handed in their applications and presented all together impressive marketing concepts. The winner will be announced on April 14, 2016 subsequent to the annual general meeting of the IVAM Microtechnology Network in the DASA Working World Exhibition in Dortmund. The jury’s criteria ...

10th COMPAMED Spring Convention focuses on personalized and individualized medicine of the future

14.03.2016 The COMPAMED Spring Convention is celebrating an anniversary: this year sees the tenth iteration of the annual meeting of experts, manufacturers and user of the medical field. The annual event offers a spring preview to COMPAMED, Europe’s largest trade fair for suppliers of medical manufacturing, held every year in Düsseldorf, Germany.    The Spring Convention will again be held in Frankfurt am Main on May 24, 2016. This year’s focus topic will be "personalized/...

IVAM presents cross-industry solutions for the suppliers’ industry at HANNOVER MESSE

10.03.2016 From April 25-29, 2016, HANNOVER MESSE again presents the latest industrial trends and innovative technologies along the entire value chain. The special area “Industrial Supply” mainly focuses on wide-ranging suppliers' solutions across all industries. It takes place in the halls 4-6.   Future-oriented technological trends for the suppliers industry will be presented at the IVAM Product Market “Micro, Nano & Materials” in hall 6. The IVAM Microtechnology Ne...

IVAM presents innovative German nanotechnology in Japan

16.02.2016 At the end of January, nano tech, the world’s largest trade fair for nanotechnology, took place in Tokyo. More than 48,000 international trade visitors caught up on nanotechnological products, applications and processes from all around the world at the international exhibition center.   At the German pavilion, organized by IVAM Microtechnology Network, exhibitors from Germany presented their innovations. Functional nano coatings, plasma coating systems and 3D nanoscale patterning we...

MD&M West 2016: IVAM presents high-tech for medical devices in California

03.02.2016 MD&M West is the world's largest trade fair for design and manufacturing in medical technology. From February 09-11 the exhibition and the co-located conference will take place in Anaheim, California, USA. The exhibition area covers five halls, where the exhibitors present their innovations to an international trade public – mostly developers and decision makers from the manufacturing industry of medical technology – over the term of three days.   The joint booth of th...

8 th IVAM Marketing Prize 2016: Application is possible until February 19

26.01.2016 Once again IVAM awards the IVAM Marketing Prize for outstanding achievements of companies in the field of marketing. The topic of technology marketing stands in a long tradition at IVAM. Customers do not want technology, they want solutions. Candidates for the IVAM Marketing Prize have shown that they are capable of having good ideas, creating interesting concepts and great marketing activities. More and more competitors enter the international market and more and more frequently technica...

IVAM presents the German joint pavilion at nano tech in Tokyo

18.01.2016 nano tech in Japan is the world's largest international nanotechnology exhibition and conference. In 2016 nano tech takes place from January 27 to 29 at the International Exhibition Center in Tokyo. About 45,000 visitors are expected. The exhibition presents the latest innovations in nanotechnology products and processes from all over the world and dedicates on topics like environmental protection/ development of new energy sources, life science solutions or medical devices. The IVAM Microte...

Manifold application possibilities for laser technology in electronics

16.12.2015 At the eighth LaserForum IVAM has gathered around 50 experts from the field of laser and optics to discuss “Laser-based Innovations in Manufacturing of Electronic Components and Moduls”. The forum was hosted by Coherent LaserSystems from Göttingen. Amongst the presenters were representatives from the industry as well as from renowned research institutes. The presentations made clear that the application possibilities for laser technology in the electronic industry are manifol...

COMPAMED 2015 presented smart and compact solutions for high-tech medical devices

01.12.2015 In the field of consumer goods, smart miniaturized devices are already standard. The medical technology industry is now catching up. At this year's MEDICA and COMPAMED, "wearables " were omnipresent. COMPAMED was held mid-November, during four days for the first time, once again parallel to the medical technology trade fair MEDICA in Dusseldorf and attracted 18,800 international trade visitors.   The joint pavilion of the IVAM Microtechnology Network, the Product ...

IVAM Product Market „High-tech for Medical Devices“ at COMPAMED 2015

13.11.2015 The COMPAMED has become an international leading trade fair for the supplier market of medical manufacturing. This year, for the first time, it takes place as a four-day-fair   As the traditional Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices” in Hall 8a, the IVAM Microtechnology Network joint pavilion showcases solutions for medical technology on 700 sqm of space. The key technologies to these solutions are microtechnology, nanotechnology, photonics and advanced materials. ...

Microtechnology industry expects little skilled labor from refugee influx

02.11.2015 Refugees who come to Germany should be able to take up employment faster, say representatives of the microtechnology industry according to a brief survey of the IVAM Microtechnology Network. However, only one-third of the surveyed industry experts see heightened chances of winning professionals for their own industry through the strong current refugee influx. A factor of uncertainty is the initially unclear residence status of refugees. This stands in contrast to the high specialization of micro...

LaserForum 2015 addresses innovations in electronic component and assembly manufacturing.

16.10.2015 LaserForum, the annual meeting place for experts on laser technology, will take place on December 3, 2015 and will be hosted by Coherent LaserSystems GmbH & Co. KG in Göttingen, Germany. This iteration’s focus will be ‘Laser-based innovations in electronic component and assembly manufacturing’.  Primary topics of the event will be laser applications for industrial manufacturing of electronics, ultra-short laser pulses in component integration, as well as surfac...

The world of nanotechnology in Japan: IVAM presents innovations “made in Germany”

11.09.2015 From January 27 to 29, the world's largest international nanotechnology exhibition and conference will be held at the International Exhibition Center in Tokyo. About 800 exhibitors and 45,000 visitors are expected.   nano tech presents the latest innovations in nanotechnology products and processes from all over the world. It dedicates on environmental protection and development of new energy sources as well as on life science solutions and medical devices   The IVAM Microtechn...

Fukushima co-operation: IVAM CEO Dr. Thomas Dietrich to manage future activities in medical technology

26.08.2015 North Rhine-Westphalian foreign trade promotion agency NRW.International has appointed the IVAM Microtechnology Network to drive forward the co-operation between North Rhine-Westphalia and Japan in general and Fukushima Prefecture in particular.   Dr. Thomas Dietrich, CEO of IVAM, is set to supervise co-operations of North Rhine-Westphalian and Japanese SMEs in medical technology and will be acting as a coordinator of all planned activities. These include business meetings and business pr...

IVAM Executive Panel: Greek bankruptcy will put a strain on Europe – Grexit” a better solution

29.06.2015 Leading representatives of the German high-tech industry think that the national bankruptcy that Greece is facing after the failure of negotiations with its debtors and the EU is the worst possible solution for the Greek debt crisis.   A few days before the term of payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the financial rescue package for Greece expire, the IVAM Microtechnology Network has asked selected executives in the microtechnology industry what they consider to be the wo...

ΣYSTEMS INTEGRATION 2015 offers insights into Finland’s high-tech printing industry

22.06.2015 Since its inception eight years ago, the IVAM event series ΣYSTEMS INTEGRATION has given manufacturers and users of microtechnology an opportunity to share their ideas on the intelligent application of MST solutions. On June 9-10, 2015, the renowned symposium was held in Oulu in Northern Finland to discuss “Printed Electronics”, “Printed Diagnostics” and “3D Printing”.  VTT – Technical Research Centre of Finland acted as the partner and hos...

IVAM Microtechnology Network arranges a cooperation with the Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil

17.06.2015 During a workshop about the use of microreactors in chemical development and production, which has taken place at the end of May in João Pessoa, Brazil, IVAM Microtechnology Network and the University of Mainz each arranged a ‘General Academic, Cultural and Scientific Cooperation Agreement’ with the Brazilian Federal University of Paraíba in João Pessoa. This agreement is aimed to build the foundation for corporate projects between research facilities and co...

9th COMPAMED Spring Convention: excellent possibilities through light in medical technology

19.05.2015 In collaboration with Messe Düsseldorf, IVAM Microtechnology Network held the 9th  COMPAMED Spring Convention on May 7, 2015. Renowned experts in the field of medical technology provided interesting insights into the use of photonic methods for endoscopy, laser surgery, lab-on-a-chip, biomedical optosensors and further applications.   The speakers agreed that the use of light offers excellent opportunities in the field of medical technology. The use of light, for instance throug...

IVAM highlighted Industry 4.0 and nanotechnology trends at HANNOVER MESSE

29.04.2015 At this year’s HANNOVER MESSE, the IVAM Product Market "Micro, Nano & Materials" highlighted microtechnology solutions for Industry 4.0 and nanotechnology trends. The exhibitors of the joint booth considered the exhibition a success.  IVAM’s Managing Director Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich draws a positive conclusion: "Our exhibitors were quite satisfied with the quality of the inquiries and leads this year. Taking part in HANNOVER MESSE has been really worthwhile ...

Medical Technologies made in Germany: IVAM presents a joint booth at HOSPITALAR in São Paulo

24.04.2015 From May 19-22, 2015 the international medical trade fair HOSPITALAR will take place in São Paulo. For the first time at HOSPITALAR, IVAM offers a joint booth, which is placed in the direct vicinity to a new, concentrated area for component manufacturers, which is comparable to the established medical device supplier fair COMPAMED in Dusseldorf.   IVAM Product Market shows materials, components and systems The exhibitors of the IVAM Product Market at HOSPITALAR at the Expo Center...

Outstanding Technology Marketing: MMT wins 7th IVAM Marketing Prize / FRT awarded for best video

02.04.2015 MMT GmbH in Siegen has been awarded the seventh IVAM Marketing Prize for its all-round communication of a product launch on March 26, 2015. FRT, Fries Research & Technology GmbH in Bergisch-Gladbach is the winner in the special category "video". Both awards were presented during a gala dinner on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the IVAM Microtechnology Network at Casino Hohensyburg in Dortmund.   MMT GmbH develops and manufactures micro components, microsystems and ma...

IVAM Microtechnology Network: personnel changes in the board

30.03.2015 Bärbel Schilling from Plan Optik AG from Elsoff, Germany has become new member of the board of IVAM Microtechnology Network.  The longtime chairman Dr. Frank Bartels has retreated from the board and been elected honorary president. Dr. Lutz Aschke succeeds Dr. Frank Bartels as chairman of the board. The elections took place in Dortmund, Germany during the general annual meeting of the IVAM Microtechnology Network on March 26, 2015. The five members of the board are now Dr. Lutz Asch...

Microtechnology industry more eager to invest

19.03.2015 The European microtechnology industry has recently been more eager to invest than in previous years. In the annual economic data survey, which the IVAM Microtechnology Network has conducted in February 2015, almost a third of the participating companies stated that they have invested more in 2014 than in the year before. This is a higher percentage than in the past years and also, it seems, above the European average.   In the latest issue of its European Economic Forecast (Winter 2015), ...

Microtechnology industry reserved about TTIP in its present design

19.03.2015 The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the US is causing mixed feelings in the European microtechnology industry. The companies appreciate the potential benefits of the free trade agreement, but they rather disapprove of it in its considered design.   In the annual economic data survey of the IVAM Microtechnology Network in February 2015, more than two thirds (69%) of respondents presumed that their company would benefit from TTIP...

Key Enabling Technologies for industry – IVAM joint booth at HANNOVER MESSE 2015

13.03.2015 From April 13.-17, 2015, the world’s leading industry trade show HANNOVER MESSE showcases the latest trends and innovative technologies along the entire value chain. The IVAM Microtechnology Network will pool Key Enabling Technologies of the future at a joint booth in Hall 3. These technologies will make it possible to greatly increase efficiency and speed of industrial products and processes while at the same time reducing cost. End users looking for high-precision high-tech solutions wil...

Printed electronics, printed diagnostics and 3D printing: ΣYSTEMS INTEGRATION in Finland focusses on high-tech printing

04.03.2015 Since 2008, the event series ΣYSTEMS INTEGRATION by IVAM Microtechnology Network has been providing opportunities for micro manufacturers and users to exchange ideas about intelligent applications of microsystems solutions. From June 9-10, 2015 the prestigious symposium will take place in in Oulu, Finland and will focus on “Printed Electronics, Printed Diagnostics, 3D Printing”.   New high-tech printing processes play a significant role in developing new products for var...

Succesfull medical exhibition: IVAM joint pavilion at MD&M West keeps growing

23.02.2015 From February 10-12, Anaheim, CA, was host to the largest medical technology trade show in the USA for the 30th time. About 2,000 exhibitors presented their products to approximately 50,000 visitors on more than 32,000 m² of space. Placed in the specifically created area “Micro Nanotech”, IVAM was present with a joint booth for 14 companies. Other IVAM members, such as Invenios, Sensirion and Specialty Coating Systems displayed their products at individual booths.   Calif...

Compamed Spring Convention: "A silver lining for medical technology“– photonics applications for diagnostic and therapeutic methods

11.02.2015 Enabled by continuously increasing requirements for reliability and precision in medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices, biophotonics, laser technology and micro-optics are gaining a foothold in medical technology. Optical processes, e.g. in minimally invasive procedures or imaging, have proven to be particularly low-risk and patient-friendly.   Employment of light is a diverse field that offers manufacturers of modern medical devices many opportunities to remain successful on the int...

7th IVAM Marketing Prize to be awarded to excellent technology marketing

27.01.2015 There is a common misconception that marketing is only important for large corporations. But well-targeted marketing concepts enable especially small and medium enterprises to improve their competitive position and secure corporate success in the long run. In a market with growing international competition, product presentation and corporate image rise in importance. This is why the IVAM Microtechnology Network once again encourages all members to participate in the race for the IVAM Marketing P...

HOSPITALAR in São Paulo - Business opportunities for medical device manufacturers

14.01.2015 From May 19 to 22, 2015, Brazil’s São Paulo will once again be host to HOSPITALAR. Latin America’s largest and most significant trade fair for medical technology expects 1,250 international exhibitors. In 2014, it greeted 91,000 visitors from 63 countries. Roughly 60 conferences, forums and congresses will be held alongside the trade fair to inform visitors and showcase exhibitors. 2015 will see close cooperation between HOSPITALAR and MEDICA/COMPAMED, resulting in a n...

A summit of nanotechnology in Japan – IVAMs first joint pavilion at nano tech in Tokyo

07.01.2015 The nano tech in Japan is the world’s largest international trade fair and conference for nanotechnology. In January 2015 some 800 exhibitors and 45,000 visitors are expected to come to Tokyo. The exhibition and conference deal with nanotechnology applications for environmental protection and with the development of new energy sources. Other important themes are life sciences, medical, food production and cosmetics. For the first time, the IVAM Microtechnology Network organizes a joint...

Gentle,quick and precise: COMPAMED 2014 showcased ‘wearables’ and optical processes for high-tech medical devices

28.11.2014 State-of-the-art optical processes and miniaturized sensors integrated into wearable, networked measuring devices – so-called ‘wearables’ - were the key trends at COMPAMED. Both help diagnostics, monitoring and therapeutic processes to become mobile, quick, safe, flexible and patient-friendly.   As the internationally most significant and largest supplier trade fair for medical technology, COMPAMED was held mid-november and was once again attached to medical technology t...

Easier access to US market: representatives of micro- and nanotechnology industry in favor of TTIP

25.11.2014 Micro- and nanotechnology experts in Germany think that the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US would give impetus to their industry. In a survey, which the IVAM Microtechnology Network conducted among leading industry representatives, the majority said that the German micro- und nanotechnology industry would profit from the partnership.   The industry experts are convinced that TTIP would make it easier for German high-tech companies t...

IVAM Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices” at COMPAMED 2014

07.11.2014 COMPAMED has become an established international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing. The trade fair, which takes place every November and is co-located to MEDICA in Dusseldorf, has been steadily growing over the past years and shows that medical technology remains a rapidly growing market. Record exhibitor turnout at the IVAM Product Market The joint pavilion organized by IVAM Microtechnology Network, the Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices”, is located ...

Asian markets are waiting for German medtech suppliers

22.10.2014 Countries like Malaysia, Vietnam or Thailand are still lagging behind significantly in health care. Consequently, the coming years will see investments focus on the medical technology field. This means optimal conditions for German enterprises that aim to expand their operations and secure a foothold in the Asian market. For this, Singapore is especially suitable: its official language is English, its infrastructure is of a British-European character and its geographical location facilitates tra...

ΣYSTEMS INTEGRATION shows efficiency improvements through automation in microfluidics

30.06.2014 Around 60 international experts on microfluidics took the opportunity to network and share the latest trends at IVAM’s established symposium ΣYSTEMS INTEGRATION. Held on June 17, 2014 in Almelo, the Netherlands and hosted by WWINN BV, its key topic was ‘Automation in the production and application of microfluidic devices in chemistry and biology’.   Microfluidic components are already in use in analytics, medical diagnostics or chemical manufacturing with gr...

6th NRW Nano-Conference with accompanying exhibition features innovations in nanotechnology

10.06.2014 December 1 and 2, 2014 will see the 6th edition of the NRW Nano-Conference. Guests from industry, science and politics are welcome to take part in an enriching interdisciplinary dialogue about the opportunities, risks and potential of nanotechnology. This year's conference focuses on advanced materials and nanotechnology applications in health, energy, architecture and construction, security and society, and electronics.   The accompanying exhibition of the NRW Nano-Conference allows ...

Outlook on COMPAMED: 8th Spring Convention introduced smart mobile diagnostics and Wearables

16.05.2014 The COMPAMED Spring Convention has evolved into a tradition. Every spring, it provides a preview to Europe’s largest trade show for suppliers of medical manufacturing technology, which takes place every fall in Dusseldorf. On May 9, 2014, experts gathered in Frankfurt to attend talks and discuss the latest trends on the topic of "Medical Technology to go‘– MST-Solutions for mobile Diagnostic, Monitoring, and Therapy Systems“. Costs for medical attendance, especial...

Crimean crisis: economic sanctions unpopular in micro- and nanotechnology industry

15.04.2014 Economic sanctions against Russia in response to the Crimean conflict are rather unpopular among representatives of the micro- and nanotechnology industry in Germany. In a short survey, the IVAM Microtechnology Network asked selected industry experts – the IVAM Executive Panel – for their opinion.   Two thirds of respondents say that economic sanctions are not an adequate response to the Crimean crisis. Sanctions would mainly hit the industry that has not been cause of the con...

Matthias Lorenz will be new member of the board of IVAM Microtechnology Network

02.04.2014 Matthias Lorenz from AEMtec GmbH in Berlin will be new member of the board of IVAM Microtechnology Network. The election took place in Stuttgart during the general annual meeting of the IVAM Microtechnology Network on March 25, 2014. Since 2001 Matthias Lorenz has been active at AEMtec GmbH as Key Account Manager with focus on medical industries in Europe and North America. Before that, the graduate engineer for micro and precision technology held various management positions at com...

Measure the impossible – Polytec wins the 6th IVAM Marketing Prize

31.03.2014 The company Polytec GmbH located in Waldbronn, Germany, received the 6th IVAM Marketing Prize on March 25, 2014. The award ceremony took place in Stuttgart during the annual general meeting of the IVAM Microtechnology Network. Polytec develops, manufactures and distributes optical high-tech solutions for R&D and industrial quality control. The company applied for the prize with a poster campaign that visualizes successful applications of the Polytec measurement systems by using non-techni...

Mood of the German Micro- and Nanotechnology Industry Significantly Brightens

11.03.2014 For the German companies dealing with microtechnology, nanotechnology, advanced materials and optical technologies, business in 2013 has developed just as the industry had predicted earlier that year: at a constant level. But things are supposed to get better in 2014. The companies do not expect an enormous growth, but they are more positive than they have been ever since the outbreak of the financial and economic crisis.   The situation and mood of the mic...

International expert meeting point: ΣYSTEMS INTEGRATION takes place in the Netherlands

05.03.2014 The event ΣYSTEMS INTEGRATION, initiated by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, takes place in the Netherlands for the first time. Since 2008, the successful event series has been providing the opportunity for manufacturers and users to exchange ideas about intelligent applications of microtechnological solutions. On June 17, 2014 the established symposium will focus on “Automation in the production and application of microfluidic devices in chemistry and biotechnology”. The inte...

Apply for the IVAM Marketing Prize! Closing date is March 14, 2014

25.02.2014 Companies and institutes from the fields of micro- and nanotechnology, advanced materials, optics and photonics are invited to apply for the for the “IVAM Marketing Prize competition”. The prize will be awarded for creative concepts and innovative ideas in technology marketing. Measures and concepts of all areas of marketing communication that were implemented in 2013 can be subject of the application: e.g. in-house exhibitions or customer events, webinars, s...

Micro, nano and materials for the US medical market: successful joint pavilion at MD&M West in California

25.02.2014 The MD&M West exhibition, which took place in Anaheim, CA during the second week of February, is regarded as the world’s largest exhibition for medical design and manufacturing. For the first time IVAM Microtechnology Network organized a joint pavilion to support its member companies and other high-tech enterprises to enter the American market. A total of eleven companies from Europe, Asia and America took the opportunity to present their technologies, services and products and to gene...

In Singapore business opportunities wait for medical device manufacturers

04.02.2014 Singapore is an excellent stepping stone for European and American companies to enter the Asian markets. Professional events in Singapore offer the unique chance to get in contact potential customers and suppliers from Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea at the same time with. Good flight connections, a highly developed infrastructure and political stability – Singapore’s advantages are appreciated all over the world and ensure a high number of...

COMPAMED is holding on to its position as the international leading market place for medical devices

29.11.2013 The COMPAMED, co-located to the world’s biggest medical fair MEDICA in Dusseldorf, Germany, confirmed again its leading position as international market place for medical manufacturing. Almost 17.000 international guests, most of them from abroad, came to the halls 8a and 8b to find out about parts and components for the suppliers market. The Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices“ organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network in hall 8a was as well international as neve...

IVAM Executive Panel: Minimum wage has no major impact on MEMS industry and economic performance in Germany

18.11.2013 MEMS industry experts in Germany doubt that the possible introduction of a nationwide minimum wage in Germany would have a major impact on the general economic performance. Due to a survey conducted by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, 60 percent of the IVAM Executive Panel members assume that Germany’s economic performance would remain stable. Only 20 percent of the selected executives and scientists would expect a rise of the minimum wage level to decrease the economic performance, while...

IVAM supports developing the US market: first joint pavilion at MD&M West in California

11.11.2013 For the first time IVAM Microtechnology Network organizes a joint pavilion at the medical technology trade show MD&M West at the Anaheim Convention Center, where the members of the network can present themselves to the US market. The MD&M West is the world’s largest exhibition fair for medical design and manufacturing with co-located conference and takes place from February 11-13, 2014. The companies CDA GmbH and 2E mechatronic GmbH & Co. KG from Germany, Taisei Kogyo Co., L...

IVAM Microtechnology Network: Dr. Thomas Roland Dietrich appointed new CEO

22.10.2013 Dr. Thomas Roland Dietrich becomes Chief Executive Officer of the IVAM Microtechnology Network. At its meeting on October 18, the five-member board confirmed the appointment of the postdoctoral chemist as executive with effect from January 1, 2014. Thomas R. Dietrich succeeds Monika Kremer who has been responsible for the interim management since mid 2012 with focus on the coordination of investment and financing decisions.   Dietrich’s task is now to implement the board’s str...

Highlights of the Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices” at COMPAMED

08.10.2013 The COMPAMED is an international leading marketplace for the suppliers market of medical manufacturing and takes place in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 20 -22, 2013, co-located to MEDICA World Forum for Medicine. The IVAM Microtechnology Network will present the Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices” and the “COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM“ in hall 8a. At the joint pavilion of the IVAM Microtechnology Network “High-tech for Medical Devices” more than ...

Micro and nanotechnology are still highly dynamic themes for Japanese industrial sectors

26.07.2013 The 6th German-Japanese Micro/Nano Business Forum at the Nano Micro Biz on July 4, 2013 in Tokyo attracted more than 450 Japanese industry representatives.   With his keynote presentations Prof. Gessner from the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS provided an excellent overview about “3D-Integration for Smart Systems”. Prof. Dr. Kentaro Totsu from Tohoku University gave a lecture about “Open-access Facility for MEMS R&D and Production&rdq...

High-tech for Medical Devices at COMPAMED

16.07.2013 The supplier fair COMPAMED will again take place co-located with the world’s biggest trade show for medical technology MEDICA in Dusseldorf from November 20 -22, 2013. The trade fair is well known as the international leading market place for the supplier market of medical manufacturing. The IVAM Microtechnology Network will present the Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices“ as well as the “COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM“. At the joint pavilion „High-tech...

Microtechnology experts expect no strain on trade relations with China

25.06.2013 Leading representatives of the European microtechnology industry do not expect that the current conflict will put a strain on the trade relations between Europe and China. In a flash poll, 57 percent of participating experts from industry and science saw no cause for concern. Only 13 percent supposed that the conflict about punitive duties will have a lasting impact on the trade relations.   The experts call the conflict, which was sparked by the punitive duties the EU commission has impo...

Micro and nano experts from science and industry present the latest trends in Tokyo

20.06.2013 As in previous years, the IVAM Microtechnology Network is organizing the Japanese-German Micro / Nano Business Forum within the former “Micromachine/MEMS Exhibition”, which will take place for the first time under the new name “Nano Micro Biz” this summer. The Nano Micro Biz in Tokyo is the world’s largest trade fair in Micro/MEMS and Nanotechnology and co-located with the exhibition “ROBOTECH – the Exhibition on Next-Generation Service Robot Manufacturi...

IVAM Microtechnology Network: Executive board was re-elected

19.04.2013 The General Meeting of IVAM e.V has renewed its confidence in the five-member board. Dr. Frank Bartels from Bartels Mikrotechnik GmbH has been re-elected as president and Dr. Thomas Kritzler has been confirmed as vice president. The other board members, Dr. Lutz Aschke from LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH, Dr. Olaf Kiesewetter from UST – Umweltsensortechnik GmbH and Dr. Hans van den Vlekkert from LioniX BV have been reconfirmed in office as well. The General Meeting of IVAM e.V. took pl...

5th IVAM-Marketing Prize: “Cool” marketing concept of attocube systems ag convinced the jury

10.04.2013 The company attocube systems ag from Munich, Germany, received the 5th IVAM-Marketing Prize on April 8, 2013. The award ceremony took place during the IVAM.Monday, a traditional networking event at the first day of HANNOVER MESSE. IVAM has been organizing the IVAM.Monday for more than 10 years at the world's biggest industrial trade show. In the afternoon the members of the IVAM Microtechnology Network met at the conference area to run the annual general meeting.   attocube systems of...

Unsettled economic situation leaves mark on microtechnology industry

02.04.2013 A year ago, the microtechnology, nanotechnology, and advanced materials industry looked out on the year 2012 with quite positive expectations. As it turned out, the unstable economic situation has left its mark on these industries, too. For 2013, at least, the companies expect a slight upwards trend.   At present, the mood of the industry is quite subdued, as the economic data survey of the IVAM Microtechnology Network confirms. In 2012, the business situation has been worse than expected...

HANNOVER MESSE 2013 - Highlights of the exhibition area "MicroTechnology - Smart Systems for Automation"

22.02.2013 Microtechnology offers a great market potential for industrial applications regarding increased productivity and efficiency. Thereby it is meeting the challenges of shorter product life cycles and faster innovation processes. The international joint pavilion organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network will therefore be present again this year in hall 17 at HANNOVER MESSE. Within the special exhibition area “MicroTechnology – Smart Systems for Automation“ about 20 companies...

IVAM Marketing Prize – for the first time the competition is open for all companies from micro- and nanotechnology

29.01.2013 The IVAM Microtechnology Network calls on micro- and nanotechnology companies to participate in the “IVAM Marketing Prize competition”. The prize will be awarded for innovative strategies and extraordinary performances in marketing. For the first time the competition is open for companies and institutes which are not members of IVAM. Measures and concepts of all areas of marketing can be subject of the application: extraordinary advertisements, spectacular trade fair appearances, cre...

COMPAMED 2012 presented high-tech solutions for product development and production of medical devices

22.11.2012 The COMPAMED fair, which took place affiliated with the medical fair MEDICA in Dusseldorf, Germany in mid-November, again proved its position as leading market place for suppliers of medical parts and components. More than 16.000 people from all over the world visited the halls 8a and 8b to find out about new products and latest trends of the suppliers market. The joint pavilion of the IVAM Microtechnology Network in hall 8a was more extensive than ever before: 40 exhibitors from seven nations p...

MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA: medical technology experts meet in Singapore

06.09.2012 Growing demand for medical service and steady advances in production technologies lead to new growth opportunities. The outstanding combination of research and the residency of well-known enterprises like Becton Dickinson, Baxter, MDS SCIEX and others, as well as the available specialists make Asia a most interesting center for medical technology products. From September 12 to 14, 2012, the trade fair MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2012 takes place in Singapore. The event will show the complete p...

New name: COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM

09.08.2012 The supplier fair COMPAMED will again take place within the world’s biggest trade show for medical technology MEDICA at Dusseldorf from November 14 -16, 2012. The COMPAMED has become an international leading trade fair for the supplier market of medical manufacturing.   The trade show will be accompanied by the established specialist forum, which has been renamed COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM. The forum will give exhibitors the possibility to present themselves to an international specia...

In Japan too, the micro and nanotechnology enters several industry sectors

25.07.2012 More than 300 Japanese industry representatives joined the Japanese-German Micro/Nano Business Forum at the Exhibition Micromachine/MEMS in Tokyo. The expert’s forum gave an overview about current research and industry activities in Japan and Germany.   Prof. Dr. Esashi from Tohoku University and Prof. Dr. Geßner vom Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS reported about current research activities in their institutes. The audience got an insight into the cross s...

ΣYSTEMS INTEGRATION 2012: Experts present trends from medical technology and precision mechanics in Switzerland

03.07.2012 The event ΣYSTEMS INTEGRATION takes place in Switzerland for the first time. The successful event series, which was initiated by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, provides manufacturers and users with the opportunity to exchange ideas about the intelligent application of microtechnological solutions. On October 18, 2012 the established symposium attends to the topic „Ideas for Products, Medical Technology Applications, Turn-key Solutions“. This year’s symposium will take ...

New funding landscape and financial crises hamper innovation with microtechnology

31.05.2012 A re-structured funding landscape and the succeeding financial crises may hamper the innovative strength of the microtechnology industry in Germany. In a survey among industry experts and scientists, 43 percent say that financing innovation has become more difficult in the past four years. 42 percent think that a shortage of financial means endangers the innovative strength of the industry.   Small and medium-sized enterprises, in particular, find it more difficult to get government fundi...

Microtechnology solutions for factory automation: HANNOVER MESSE created new synergies

07.05.2012 The IVAM Product Market “Micro, Nano & Materials” at HANNOVER MESSE presented itself for the first time within the well known special show „Industrial Automation“ and thereby successfully completed the step onto the application markets of micro and nanotechnology. “The integration of the topic into the environment of industrial automation technology created new synergies between industrial production and the core competences of micro and nanotechnology“, c...

Micro and nanotechnology for industrial applications are topics at the HANNOVER MESSE

04.04.2012 With more than 50 international presentations on five days, the forum “Innovations for Industry“ is the largest industrial forum for applied micro and nanotechnology. Within the new special exhibition area "MicroTechnology - Smart Systems for Automation“ at the HANNOVER MESSE, numerous companies from all over the world will present their latest technologies and applications. Several companies will give a talk, for example maxon motor gmbh, Eco Solutions Company (Panason...

4th IVAM-Marketing Prize: holistic marketing concept convinced the jury

28.03.2012 The company Häcker Automation from Schwarzhausen, Germany received the 4th IVAM-Marketingprize. The award ceremony took place within a networking event in the the SANAA Building on the grounds of the World Heritage site “Zeche Zollverein”, Essen on March 27, 2012. The event was organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network in cooperation with the network pro Ruhrgebiet. Häcker Automation supplies solutions for micro and nano dispensing, micro assembly applications and mi...

Outstanding technology marketing: IVAM nominates three companies for the 4th IVAM Marketing Prize

19.03.2012 The network’s member companies were asked to apply for the contest and the trophy with innovative marketing concepts such as distinguished internet appearances or first-class flyers, magazines and brochures as well as remarkable advertisements or professional image movies. A jury consisting of marketing- and microtechnology experts has nominated three finalists for the awarding of the marketing Prize 2012.   Häcker Automation GmbH from Schwarzhausen (DE) manufactures highly mod...

Euro debt crisis 2011 leaves European micro- and nanotechnology industry unfazed

06.03.2012 The Euro debt crisis has left the microtechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials industries largely unfazed so far. Although business has not grown as much as the companies had expected in the beginning of 2011, still more than half of them have been able to increase orders, production and sales during the past year. This is a result of the economic data survey the IVAM Microtechnology Network has conducted in January and February 2012. For 44% of the companies in the European microte...

Highlight overview Industrial Automation/HANNOVER MESSE 2012

05.03.2012 The new special area “MicroTechnology – Smart Systems for Automation“ shows the whole scope of innovative microtechnology solutions within the „Industrial Automation“ show. Heart of the new special area is the Product Market “Micro, Nano& Materials“, organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network. The exhibition will include numerous product highlights, which are introduced in the highlight overview: the detailed survey of the exhibitor's innov...

Awarding of the 4th IVAM Marketing Prize

30.01.2012 Please click here to get more information about the contest ...

Innovations for Industry – live at the trade show forum

12.01.2012 This year, the world’s biggest industrial trade show, the HANNOVER MESSE will take place from April 23-27, 2012. For the first time, the well-established special show “Industrial Automation“ will include the new area „MicroTechnology - Smart Systems for Automation”. Center of the new special area are the IVAM joint pavilion and the professional forum “Innovations for Industry“. During the past years, the forum” has established itself as an impor...

Microtechnology finds its way to Industrial Automation: IVAM breaks new ground at HANNOVER MESSE

10.12.2011 In 2012 microtechnology will be part of the special area “Industrial Automation“ at the HANNOVER MESSE. The main reasons for IVAM and Deutsche Messe to decide this relocation were the close proximity of the application markets and the demands of the exhibitors. “Together with Deutsche Messe we are going to continue the success story of microtechnology at HANNOVER MESSE“, says IVAM-CEO Heinz-Peter Hippler. “Hall 17 is in exposed position for visitors and potential cu...

COMPAMED showed technology trends for the medical suppliers’ industry

28.11.2011 The IVAM Product Market „High-tech for Medical Devices“ at the COMPAMED trade show in Dusseldorf has attracted many business professionals again this year. Around 16,000 visitors attended the supplier market of medical technology manufacturing in order to discover high-tech products and services from the field of medical technology.   The exhibitors of the joint pavilion of the IVAM Microtechnology Network, for instance, presented advanced materials and material compounds with...

Debt crisis dampens economic outlook

04.10.2011 Executives in the microtechnology industry expect that the debt crisis in Europe and the U.S. will slow economic development. This is what experts stated in a survey on the current debt crisis and its possible impact on the economy, which the IVAM Microtechnology Network has conducted in late September.   Just over half the industry experts (53%) assume that the economy will stagnate over the next six months. But some of them say that only a number of industries and specific regions may b...

Highlight Overview COMPAMED/MEDICA 2011

20.09.2011 The medical device industry continues to be in a primary uptrend, due to a fast growing world population and the demographic transition. COMPAMED, the international leading trade fair for the supplier market of medical manufacturing, opens its doors in the scope of MEDICA from November 16 to 18, 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Experts of the medical technology industry show new developments at the IVAM Product Market and the forum “High-tech for Medical Devices”. The focal theme...

New IVAM website - more visibility for members

24.08.2011 Since the beginning of August IVAM Microtechnology Network is online with a new website. Interested visitors find at www.ivam.de news, event information, surveys and contact details of companies which are active in the fields of micro- and nanotechnology.   Special attention is given to the clearly laid out presentation of business foci, which start the future markets for MST-companies: medical technology, engineering/production, “green” technologies and advanced materials. By...

Industry representatives meet at IVAM forum in Tokyo to discuss the challenges for future energy efficiency

01.07.2011 Like the years before, IVAM Microtechnology Network is organizing the Japanese-German Micro / Nano Business Forum within the “Micromachine/MEMS” in Tokyo, one of the most important exhibitions in the field of micro and nanotechnology in Japan. At the seminar on July 14, speakers like Prof. Esashi of Tohoku University and Prof. Gessner of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS will provide an extensive overview of the current research activities i...

IVAM Executive Panel: Microtechnology experts see more opportunities than risks in alternative energy policy

29.06.2011 In the next years, electricity costs in Germany may rise as a result of the government’s decision to phase out of nuclear power quickly. Still, representatives of the German microtechnology industry do not only see risks but also new opportunities in the alternative energy policy. It will not only increase the need to exploit new energy sources, but also raise the demand for efficient products and sustainable production methods, which microsystems technology provides. According to industr...

Changing of the guard at IVAM: Kleinkes obtains a call for a professorship – Hippler becomes CEO

16.05.2011 IVAM faces a change in the management: Heinz-Peter Hippler follows Uwe Kleinkes, who obtained a call for a professorship for technology marketing at the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences. Heinz-Peter Hippler has been sales manager at NanoFocus AG at Oberhausen and is very familiar with the IVAM community. “We have a well organized change in the management and with Heinz-Peter Hippler we are in an excellent position to continue IVAM’s success story”, says chairman of...

“Energy Harvesting” attracts many visitors - The HANNOVER MESSE proves again its international dimension

11.04.2011 For the exhibitors of the IVAM product market “Micro, Nano, Materials” at the HANNOVER MESSE the participation was more than worthwhile this year. “The HANNOVER MESSE has once again proved its international weight. After the half period of the trade fair our exhibitors were already very satisfied with their contacts,” tells Dr. Uwe Kleinkes, CEO of the IVAM Microtechnology Network. Dr. Wolfgang Beck, CEO of Duropan confirms this statement: “We could establish fan...

IVAM Executive Panel: Skills shortage not acute for microtechnology SMEs – temporary employment only a compromise

29.03.2011 The much-discussed shortage of skilled workers is not an acute problem for many small and medium-sized microtechnology enterprises. Companies whose innovation efforts are thwarted because they do not find adequately qualified staff are the exception rather than the rule. This is a result of a short survey conducted by the IVAM Microtechnology Network. In the "IVAM Executive Panel”, 20 experts from the microtechnology industry gave their opinion on the topics of skills shortage and ...

Annual general meeting: IVAM focusses on user markets - Japan was another topic

23.03.2011 IVAM presented a new strategy at this year‘s annual general meeting. The focus is on medical technology, mechanical engineering/production, new materials and energy efficient applications (green microsystems). “We have an effective team for our members to be able to operate successfully in the market“, says CEO Dr. Uwe Kleinkes. According to the latest survey, the IVAM-members look back to a successfull business year 2010 and they expect further growth. Board and management are...

Micro- and nanotechnology companies to raise staff numbers again - Skills shortage particularly concerns German companies

28.02.2011 The latest economic data survey of the IVAM Microtechnology Network confirms how well the microtechnology, nanotechnology and materials industry in Europe has recovered from the economic and financial crisis. The companies want to hire more employees again, their sales have risen strongly, they are aiming for new overseas markets and looking out on the new business year with confidence. However, skills shortage and a persistent difficulty to raise capital may eventually restrict the industry&rsq...

The IVAM marketing prize is awarded to high-tech companies for outstanding technology marketing

17.12.2010 In March 2011 the IVAM Microtechnology Network awards for the third time the desired prize to a member of its network for exceptional performance in marketing. “The companies of the IVAM network are excellent in technology otherwise the medium-sized companies would not be able to compete in the world market. But it is not sufficient to be only technologically at the top. We have to make our technological advance visible to gain new markets,” outlines IVAM CEO Dr. Uwe Kleinkes. ...

China sees the future of microtechnology in the “internet of things” and “green technologies” - IVAM presented European actors

07.12.2010 At present time China is a big growth market that IVAM – the international  Microtechnology Network – wishes to exploit in collaboration with Chinese cooperation partners. Most recently IVAM presented competences of European microtechnology companies and institutes at the end of November at the ICMAN, 4. National Chinese Conference of Microtechnology in Shanghai. “The microsystem-platform in China basically discusses the topics which are also current viral topics in Eur...

IVAM establishes contacts in China: National Microtechnology Conference in Shanghai

26.11.2010 This week international experts discussed commercial applications in microtechnology at the Shanghai ICMAN conference. “We get good insights into the situation of technology and markets in China. We will present the IVAM network and establish valuable contacts,” Dr. Uwe Kleinkes stated, CEO of the IVAM association of microtechnology. The business partner China becomes more and more important for European companies according to the IVAM data collection. Moreover this country ha...

COMPAMED convinced with international flair - medical technologies from Germany are in demand all over the world

24.11.2010 The 40 international exhibitors of the IVAM-product market „High-tech for Medical Devices“ at this years’ COMPAMED say they were really satisfied with the course of the medical supplies trade show. Thus, the U.S. company Specialty Coating Systems, world market leader in parylene coating and coating units, already applied for COMPAMED 2011 at the first day of the trade show. More than 16,000 visitors of COMPAMED got informed about technologies and services for upcoming medical...

Highlights of the Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices” at COMPAMED

27.09.2010 COMPAMED, the international leading trade fair for the supplier market of medical manufacturing, opens its doors in the scope of MEDICA from November 17 to 19, 2010 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Experts of the medical technology industry show new developments, ranging from plastic and crystal components to material analysis as well as micro pumps and implants at the IVAM Product Market and the forum “High-tech for Medical Devices”. The focal themes include advanced materials, senso...

The future of microtechnology is green in Japan, too. More than 300 industry representatives attend IVAM forum in Tokyo

13.09.2010 The third German-Japanese Micro/Nano Business Forum at the Exhibition Micromachine last Thursday in Tokyo attracted more than 300 Japanese industry representatives. With their keynote presentations, Prof. Esashi of Tohoku University and Prof. Gessner of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS provided an excellent overview of current research activities in micro- and nanosystems technology. Other speakers from Waseda University, Panasonic, LIMO Lissotschenko Mikro...

The future of microtechnology is green in Japan, too - more than 300 industry representatives attend IVAM forum in Tokyo

02.08.2010 The third German-Japanese Micro/Nano Business Forum at the Exhibition Micromachine last Thursday in Tokyo attracted more than 300 Japanese industry representatives. With their keynote presentations, Prof. Esashi of Tohoku University and Prof. Gessner of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS provided an excellent overview of current research activities in micro- and nanosystems technology. Other speakers from Waseda University, Panasonic, LIMO Lissotschenko Mikroopt...

German micro- and nanotechnology industry sees economic trend reversed

20.07.2010 After the years of the economic crisis, 2008 and 2009, the microtechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials industries in Germany are now confirming a reversal of the economic trend. More than half of the companies say that business in the first half of 2010 fared better than expected. The companies are positive about the second half of the year and look forward to the year 2011. More than 100 company representatives have expressed their current mood in a survey conducted by the IVAM Micro...

3. NRW Nano-Conference with co-exhibition

18.05.2010 For the third time the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWFT), the Cluster NanoMicro+Materials, the City of Dortmund, the MST.factory dortmund and IVAM Microtechnology Network invite to the NRW Nano-Conference. Trade visitors are able to experience how universities and the industry of North Rhine-Westphalia work together in the field of nanotechnology. The conference takes place in the Congress Centre Westfalenhallen Dortmund on September 9 ...

IVAM Research presents new survey on micro- and nanotechnology in Germany to the international community

17.05.2010 Micro- and nanotechnology are key technologies that generate unique advanced and novel products, which are applied all over the world in many industries, like medical technology, mechanical engineering, production, the automotive industry or consumer electronics. In spite of the current economic crisis, micro and nano products are still reaching double-digit growth rates, for instance micro sensors for boom markets like green technologies and consumer electronics. Micro- and nanotechnology co...

Micro- and nanotechnologies in the spotlight:expert discussion at the 16th annual World Micromachine Summit in Dortmund.

06.05.2010 Last week the international micro- and nanotechnology community met in Dortmund, Germany on the occasion of the 16th international Micromachine Summit. The summits is an annual conference, which shows a snapshot of industrial, scientific and political micro and nano activities worldwide. The event was initiated in 1995 by the Micromachine Center in Japan. This year, about 100 delegates from some 20 nations held a meeting about „AAL-Ambient Assisted Living“ and disscussed improveme...

Like phoenix from the volcanic ashes: successful investment talks on this year’s MicroNanoTec

06.05.2010 The exhibitors of the IVAM Product Market „Micro, Nano  & Materials“ at the  MicroNanoTec/HANNOVER MESSE went home very satisfied. “Despite of the problems caused by restricted European air space, all the important contact persons have been to Hanover. Some exhibitors arrived later, others sent deputies – but they all reported that they had good business dealings”, Dr. Uwe Kleinkes, CEO of the IVAM Microtechnology Network emphasized. „Despite ...

Micro Engineering is Today’s Highlight Topic at the HANNOVER MESSE: Precise and Fast Microproduction at the Laser Session in Hall 6

21.04.2010 Good news from the HANNOVER MESSE: travel situation is stabilizing and causes crowded aisles at the leading fair MicroNanoTec. International guests from Russia, Japan and the rest of Europe do not miss the chance for a trade fair visit and finally arrive one by one. The Russia-session at the forum this morning was well attended, too. Today’s Wednesday is „Laser Day“ at the MicroNanoTec and companies such as Lumera Laser, LIMO, the Fraunhofer ILT and further experts will presen...

Germany Presents Itself as Supplier for the High-tech Factories of the World at the HANNOVER MESSE

20.04.2010 Experts from the US, Europa and Asia agree: Many markets are currently accelerating. That was on the agenda of the „Innovations for Industry“-forum in Hall 6. Karen Lightmann, spokesperson of the US-MEMS Industry Group, reported that the US industry is finally growing significantly more optimistic after a tough downslide. Richard Dixon of iSupply confirmed this with regard to the US-automobile industry. Further rapidly rising markets are consumer electronics and cleantech – ...

A convincing concept: ACEOS GmbH was awarded the 2. IVAM-Marketingprize

26.03.2010 The company ACEOS from Fürth/Germany received the 2nd IVAM-Marketingprize. The award ceremony took place within a networking event in the industrial museum “Zeche Zollern“, Dortmund on March 25. The event was organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network in cooperation with the network pro Ruhrgebiet. Jury member Prof. Klaus Meerholz handed over the award to two ACEOS-representatives: Dr. Markus Schotters, CEO, accepted the prize together with Gunnar Jung, director product ma...

Executive board was re-elected

26.03.2010 General Meeting of IVAM e.V continues to favor the five-member board. Dr. Frank Bartels from Bartels Mikrotechnik GmbH was re-elected as president and Dr. Thomas Kritzler was confirmed as vice-chairman. The other executive committee members, Dr. Lutz Aschke from LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH, Dr. Olaf Kiesewetter from UST – Umweltsensortechnik GmbH and Dr. Hans van den Vlekkert from LioniX BV were reconfirmed as well. This years General Meeting of IVAM e.V. took place in the in...

Energy Harvesting and Efficient Production: Industrial Microsystems are hot at the HANNOVER MESSE

15.03.2010 The forum „Innovations for Industry“ is, with more than 60 international speeches during five days, the biggest industry forum  for applied micro- and nanotechnology. Numerous companies from all over the world will present their latest technologies and applications at the MicroNanoTec/HANNOVER MESSE from April 19 - 23. Bosch Sensortec, ST Microelectronics, Henkel, Bayer Material Science, Fraunhofer ENAS, IMTEK, ABB, FESTO, Panasonic, VTT and others will report at the forum. T...

CORONA Review Meeting – Further progress in the development of MEMS products

25.02.2010 The EU-funded project CORONA aims at a more rapid development of MEMS products. This is done with the help of new software tools. Current information about prototypes and already commercially available software will be presented in spring at the HANNOVER MESSE 2010. The new tools – whether as add-on to existing software or as complete new developments – allow cost savings and shorter time-to-market in MEMS product development. Barry Robertson of the European commission did als...

Highlight Overview MicroNanoTec 2010

22.02.2010 “2010 will be” is the official slogan of this year’s HANNOVER MESSE. From the micro industry’s point of view, 2010 will definitely show the current trends for different industrial applications in the field of microsystems technology. This spring, the IVAM Product Market “Micro, Nano & Materials” at MicroNanoTec/HANNOVER MESSE again presents the highlight exhibits of leading companies in this industry. Images for editorial use (including reference) can...

European companies come to Japan nano tech with rising optimism – German companies show high interest in co-operation with Japan

05.02.2010 European micro and nano companies rule off 2009 – the year of the worst economic crisis – and resume their activities with optimism. Improving markets in the semiconductor business made some companies turn from “Kurzarbeit” – a German form a slowing down production without laying off employees – to extra weekend shifts. The recent European data survey conducted among 2640 companies and institutes by IVAM – an European association companies and institu...

MicroNanoTec 2010 – you’ll find industry solutions for miniaturizations exclusively in Hanover

13.01.2010 Those, who rely on micrometer scale precision, will find all-embracing solutions for their problems at Germany’s unique trade show for commercial micro applications. At this year’s MicroNanoTec, the exhibitors will present new and cost-effective micro processing techniques. Apart from the production of micro-structured components, particularly energy-efficient systems will be in the center of interest. “Energy harvesting” seems to be the keyword to success in 2010. The...