You're invited to Automation Alley for a discussion on the continually-growing digitization of the manufacturing sector and how new and advanced technologies are making production more profitable. Connect with industry stakeholders from both German and American Industry 4.0 organizations for an in-depth look into augmented reality, automation and international collaboration opportunities.
Featuring the following German companies:
Lower Saxony Innovation Center (Innovationszentrum Niedersachsen; www.iz-nds.de): Innovationszentrum Niedersachsen is an essential element of the state’s economic development. Its goal is to support the Niedersachsen economy in developing innovation and creating and securing jobs. We are the independent strategy and technology consultancy of the Niedersachsen state government, and set up branch-specific and cross-sectoral economic promotion networks to stimulate the business, science and political communities to develop and disseminate cutting-edge key technologies. It thus optimizes technology transfer in Niedersachsen and assist the state’s enterprises with implementing and developing their technological and social innovation projects.
microTEC Südwest (www.microtec-suedwest.de): microTEC Südwest aims at extending the internationally-leading position of Baden-Württemberg in the field of microsystems technology to become the global market leader. Internationally, microTEC Südwest is number one for intelligent microsystem solutions in the area of production and life sciences. Intelligent, connected and autonomously- acting microsystems are integrated worldwide in production facilities as well as in everyday objects. They increase the competitiveness of manufacturing companies and contribute substantially to more safety and security, resource efficiency and quality of life. Thereby, microTEC Südwest is a unique location for wealth and employment in Baden-Württemberg and beyond.
Virtual Dimension Center Fellbach (www.vdc-fellbach.de): The Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) is Germany's leading competence network for Virtual Engineering. More than 90 technology providers, end users, research institutes and multipliers cooperate along the entire value chain of Virtual Engineering - namely in 3D simulation, 3D visualization, product lifecycle management (PLM), and Virtual Reality (VR). The VDC members gain improved innovation activity and a higher productivity by acquiring additional information and cost advantages.
8-8:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:45-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Tom Kelly, Executive Director and CEO, Automation Alley
- Jessica Ferklass, Manager, Consulting Services, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest
9:15-9:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation
9:45-10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion on Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality
- Dr. Christoph Runde, Chief Executive Officer, Virtual Dimension Center
10:30-11 a.m. Networking Break
11-11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion on Innovation in Automation
- Dr. Jana Heuer, Cooperation Manager/Smart Production, microTEC
11:45 a.m.-noon Wrap Up and Event Conclusion