29 - 31 October 2018 / Vienna, Austria

Agenda

The event agenda's time zone is CEST.

PRELIMINARY
Mon
29 Oct 2018
12:00 – 18:00
Pre-conference workshops

The following events will take place additionally to the INDTECH2018 conference (more to follow soon!):

  • The future of batteries
  • How will biology influence future technologies?
  • AMANAC (Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology in Construction) cluster: Branding innovations beyond the technical: the challenges and trade-offs of sustainable growth
  • NAMEC workshop on advanced materials and nanotechnologies for chemical energy storage
  • LowCarbonFuture - Exploitation of projects for Low-Carbon future steel industry
  • Photonics 4 Industrial Production
  • A new vision for a sustainable industry partnership
  • European Materials Characterisation Council: new challenges for advanced materials characterisation in Europe – t.b.c.
  • Advanced Materials and related Technologies Governance – From a sectorial to a problem-solving oriented programme
  • 2nd EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety

Please find further information via: https://www.indtech2018.eu/thematic-workshops/

Tue
30 Oct 2018
09:00 – 10:00
Registration
10:00 – 10:20
Live in LEHAR 2/3/4 + Broadcasting in STRAUSS 2 & 3
Welcome & opening

Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General, European Commission DG RTD  

Andreas Reichhardt, Secretary General, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Klaus Pseiner, Managing Director, FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency
10:20 – 11:00
Live in LEHAR 2/3/4 + Broadcasting in STRAUSS 2 & 3
Plenary - keynote 1 and keynote 2

Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse Foundation

KETs as enabler for an innovative industry
Sabine Herlitschka, CEO & CTO, Infineon Technologies Austria AG

11:00 – 12:00
Live in LEHAR 2/3/4 + Broadcasting in STRAUSS 2 & 3
Plenary - panel discussion


Are KETs underpinning Europe's global leadership of different industries? A dialogue between industry and the European Commission

Moderated by Peter Droell, Director of Industrial Technologies, European Commission, DG RTD

Sabine Herlitschka, CEO & CTO, Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Egbert Lox, Senior Vice President Government Affairs, UMICORE

Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse Foundation

Ariane Thomas, Head of Strategic development Operations L'OREAL and Member High Level Industry 2030 EU Roundtable

Slawomir Tokarski, Director of Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, European Commission, DG GROW

Lucyna Woźniak, Vice rector for Science and International Affairs and Head of Department at Medical University of Lodzand member of the Lamy group
       
Coffee/lunch/dinner
12:00 – 13:30
STOLZ 1/2 + LEHAR 1
Lunch break
Technologies for sustainable growth
13:30 – 15:30
LEHAR 2/3/4
1.1 - Green growth and circular economy

Moderator: t.b.c.

Rapporteur: Julia Schmitt

Promoting the contribution from bioeconomy towards green growth and circular economy
Agnes Borg, EuropaBio

Plastics chemical recycling
Maurizio Crippa, GR3N

Use of alternatives for green growth
Jürgen Lang, Evonik

New market opportunities in circular economy
Valentina Marino, VIMARK SRL

Future steelmaking for sustainable growth
Rachel Pettersson, Jernkontoret

Bringing together the steel, cement, chemicals, minerals and engineering sectors enabling cross-sectorial Industrial Symbiosis to become more efficient and sustainable
Greet Van Eetvelde, Ghent University

High value products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design driven technologies
Ivo Lamers, Vanberlo BV t.b.c.

Innovative industry for citizens
13:30 – 15:30
STRAUSS 2
2.1 - Risk governance and management of innovation; 2.2 - Medical technologies

Moderator: Daan Schuurbiers, De Proeffabriek
Rapporteur: Wim Cuypers

The challenge of coupling the Safe by Design principle to the regulatory process of new NMBP Technologies
Philippe Hubert, INERIS

Strengthening the social value of nanotechnologies
Daan Schuurbiers, De Proeffabriek

Regulatory Challenges in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials
Abdelqader Sumrein, European Chemicals Agency and  EU Observatory on Nanomaterials (EUON)

The role of research in supporting safe innovation in the nanotechnology industry 
Eva Valsami-Jones, NANOSAFETY Cluster

White paper on governance (Nanoreg and 7or prosafe)
Tom Vanteunenbroek, Nanoreg


2.2 - Medical technologies
Moderator: Klaus-Michael Weltring, Nanobioanalytic Muenster, ETP Nanomedicine
Rapporteur: Wim Cuypers

Innovative medical technology solutions for sustainable and equitable health for all
Patrick Boisseau, CEA

Biomimetic strategy for bone regeneration
Oskar Hoffmann, University of Vienna

Cost-effective micro-structuring technologies for devices aimed to improve clinical diagnostics
Anneliese Pönninger, EV Group E. Thallner Gmbh

Nanomedicine driving the new collaborative business model of smart and connected medical devices
Klaus-Michael Weltring, Nanobioanalytic Muenster, ETP Nanomedicine
Ecosystem/framing conditions
13:30 – 15:30
STRAUSS 3
3.1 - Networks/lab to fab/ecosystems

Moderator: Hélène Chraye, European Commission, DG RTD
Rapporteur: Philipp Eisele

The role of KETs in the innovation ecosystem
Laure Baillargeon, European Commission, DG GROW

Technology infrastructures
Hélène Chraye, European Commission, DG RTD

European pilot line production facilities across Europe
Paula Galvão, INL Portugal

Opening labs to industry
Alessandro Rainoldi, Joint Research Centre

Integrating modelling and characterization at CEA Minatec : rationale, ways and challenges
Yves Samson, CEA-LETI

Begoña Sánchez, TECNALIA Research & Innovation

Key role for Digital Innovation Hubs in the regions. New Open Innovation Test Beds (OITB)
Anne-Marie Sassen, European Commission, DG CONNECT

Networking & policy support
13:30 – 15:30
STRAUSS 1
Matchmaking 1
Coffee/lunch/dinner
15:30 – 16:00
STOLZ 1/2 + LEHAR 1
Coffee break
Technologies for sustainable growth
16:00 – 18:00
LEHAR 2/3/4
1.2 - Sustainable and efficient energy

Moderator: Fabrice Stassin, Managing Director EMIRI (Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative) & Manager EU Government Affairs Umicore
Rapporteur: Elisabeth Einhorn

Improving the energy efficiency for vehicles – an important factor for sustainable mobility
Josef Affenzeller, AVL LIST GMBH

Clean energy in construction
Niels Kåre Bruun, BetterHome

Energy-enabling materials for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Jorge Corker, IPN, AMANAC cluster

Innovative solar energy harvesting technologies
Olga Malinkiewicz, SAULE Technologies

Advanced materials and processes for photovoltaics
Simon Perraud, CLUSTER NAMEC

Teaming up for clean energy & clean mobility technology leadership in Europe
Fabrice Stassin, Managing Director EMIRI (Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative) & Manager EU Government Affairs Umicore

Industrial heat pump systems for waste heat recovery to save energy in industrial drying processes
Veronika Wilk, AIT

Advanced materials for clean mobility
t.b.c., Solvay

Innovative industry for citizens
16:00 – 18:00
STRAUSS 2
2.3 - Role of design inside industry processes; 2.4 - Skills needed

Moderator: Hélène Chraye, European Commission, DG RTD
Rapporteur: Marcela Alzin

Improve the competitiveness of the industry through the provision of design-driven innovative solutions
Bertrand Fillon, IPC

Sport Infinity project. End-user design aspects
Stephan Lintner, KISKA

Early upstream collaboration selecting materials, processes and the design approach to get the best product
Sören Müller, INGWERK GmbH

Design shots – design-driven innovation for SMEs
Ana Vella, Malta Business Foundation

2.4 - Skills needed
Moderator: Doris Schroecker, European Commission, DG RTD
Rapporteur: Marcela Alzin

Skills for risk management
Dora Fazekas, NANO2ALL, SPI

Education and Training Resources from Collaborative Projects: SUSCHEM Educate to Innovate and Project SPRING
Amy Peace, Britest Ltd.

Skills for emerging technologies
Bernadette Ségol, Former Secretary-General, European Trade Union Confederation

Skill needs anticipation for emerging technologies
Alena Zukersteinova, CEDEFOP – European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

Ecosystem/framing conditions
16:00 – 18:00
STRAUSS 3
3.2 European Innovation Council (EIC) - SME Instrument; 3.3 - Co-funding/other funding

Moderator: Bernd Reichert, European Commission, EASME
Rapporteur: Franz Haider

The SME Instrument –  examples from Spanish SMEs
Lucía Iñigo Paarmann, CDTI

Development of a Machine for Multi-Material Manufacturing
Erich Neubauer, RHP Technology GmbH

The SME Instrument – experiences with building a European Accelerator Programme
Bernd Reichert, European Commission, EASME

How to accelerate disruptive innovation in SMEs supporting them to promote consistent innovation and international growth
Felix Tiefenbacher, Heliovis

3.3 - Co-funding/other funding
Moderator: Martin Buncek, Technology agency of the Czech Republic
Rapporteur: Ingo Hegny

Co-funding: experience from Czech Republic
Martin Buncek, Technology agency of the Czech Republic

Promoting an integrated ecosystem for funding and private investment in businesses through a range of custom-made financial instruments
Shiva Dustdar, European Investment Bank

Funding innovation with crowdfunding
Carlos Ferrando, Closca

Synergies with structural funds
Katja Reppel, European Commission, DG REGIO

Networking & policy support
16:00 – 18:00
STRAUSS 1
Matchmaking 2
Networking & policy support
18:00 – 18:30
STRAUSS 1
Matchmaking 3
Coffee/lunch/dinner
18:30 – 21:30
STOLZ 1/2 + LEHAR 1
Networking dinner

Networking dinner for participants

Wed
31 Oct 2018
08:00 – 09:00
Registration
09:00 – 09:20
Live in LEHAR 2/3/4 + Broadcasting in STRAUSS 2 & 3
Welcome

Video message from Norbert Hofer, Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Video message form Carlos Moedas, Commissioner, European Commission Research, Science and Innovation

Peter Droell, Director of Industrial Technologies, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission

Michael Wiesmüller, Head, Unit III/I5 Key enabling technologies for industrial innovation: ICT, Manufacturing and Nanotechnologies, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
09:20 – 10:20
Live in LEHAR 2/3/4 + Broadcasting in STRAUSS 2 & 3
Plenary - keynote 3, keynote 4 and keynote 5

Lisa Friedersdorf, Director of the NNCO US (National Nanotechnology co-ordination Office of the USA)

Research on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at the Chinese Academy of Science
Tao Zhang, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Human Centric Agile Transformation
Tomas Hedenborg, President of ORGALIME 

Coffee/lunch/dinner
10:20 – 11:00
STOLZ 1/2 + LEHAR 1
Coffee break
Site visits
10:20 – 13:00
Visit Bombardier

What will be offered during your visit:

– Welcome & Introduction of Bombardier and Bombardier Transportation
– Presentation of Vienna Site as the starting point of Bombardier’s global transportation business
– Guided Site Tour (walk through production facilities for Light Rail Vehicles)

Please consider that it is not allowed to take photos or videos in our production facilities.

Questions are highly welcome at any time of your visit!

Company description:

Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. Vienna is home to Bombardier’s global competence center for engineering and production of light rail vehicles, delivering from Vienna to the world.

Site visits
10:20 – 13:00
Visit ECODUNA AG

What will be offered during your visit:

We will guide you from the very beginning of ecoduna’s idea to produce microalgae in Austria till the opening of the first industrial production plant with one hectare size.
After an overall presentation about the company, you will get the chance to make a guided tour through the new opened plant and learn about the fascinating skills of microalgae.

Company description:

Due to their high-quality fatty acids (omega-3 & 6), natural colourants and valuable proteins, microalgae, which have developed a sophisticated means of utilising and storing the sun’s energy over hundreds of millions of years, have enormous market potential worth billions.

ecoduna produces high-quality algae powder in its own production facilities using patented PBR technology in Austria.

The integration of unique technological expertise combined with biological expertise enables ecoduna to offer consistently high-quality biological resources in large quantities for the processing industry.

These valuable materials contribute to a healthy diet by supplying essential fatty acids such as omega-3, pigments and vegan proteins. We are focussing on markets such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, animal feeds, food and food supplements.

Site visits
10:20 – 13:00
Visit Lithoz

What will be offered during your visit:

After an overall presentation of Lithoz, components from different kind of materials and their fields of application will be shown. Afterwards, the CeraFab systems and their operating principle will be presented.

Company description:

Lithoz specialises in the development and production of materials and additive manufacturing systems for the 3D printing of high-performance ceramics.

The interdisciplinary collaboration of specialists in the fields of mechanical engineering, process engineering and chemistry has led to the development of a manufacturing system which allows the production of ceramics for industrial and medical use.

This Austrian-based system is specifically intended for the production of high precision, complex applications. The manufactured components meet the exacting demands of density, stability and precision required by the ceramics industry and ceramic research.

Lithoz’ in-house specialists possess expert knowledge concerning the entire ceramics manufacturing process. The company offers its customers professional consultations as well as customer-specific solutions along the entire value chain.

Site visits
10:20 – 13:00
Visit Opel

What will be offered during your visit:

After an overall presentation of Opel, the production of the six-speed transmission and engines will be shown. You will gain insights into manufacturing processes, logistics, production systems, quality management and improvement systems.

Company description:

Opel Wien GmbH has 1,600 employees and produced 1 million powertrains in 2017. All in all, around 41 million engines and transmissions have been delivered all over the world since the start of production in 1982. The main customers are still the Opel plants in Europe: 29% of all Opel vehicles drive with an engine, and 45% with a transmission, which is “Made in Austria”. Opel Vienna has continuously set standards in quality, reliability, productivity and continuous improvement. Opel/Vauxhall has been part of the PSA Group since 2017.

Site visits
10:20 – 13:00
Visit Pilot Plant Factory

What will be offered during your visit:

The site visit includes a guided tour through the production facility. The demo-production shows manufacturing and assembly processes of a 3D printer, which is the product of the pilot factory. Emphasis is put on the use of IoT devices in the production process, automated guided vehicles, assistant systems, and collaborative robots.

Company description:

The production of industrial products will change dramatically in the future. The pilot factory at the Technische Universitaet Wien investigates how intelligent production will work in the future.

Technologies for sustainable growth
11:00 – 12:00
LEHAR 2/3/4
1.3 - Environment and decarbonisation

Moderator: Anne-Chloé Devic, European Chemical Industry Council
Rapporteur: Monika Marjanovic

Circulating materials
Anne-Chloé Devic, European Chemical Industry Council

Transition towards a sustainable chemistry and clean technology: use of CO2 as alternative feedstock
Ludo Diels, VITO

New bioremediation technologies for soils, sediments, and sewage sludges
Grazia Masciandaro, CNR

How to reduce pollution in cities using a stand-alone traffic system based in modular construction kits made of UHP Concrete
Lutz Sparowitz, TU Graz and Wörle Sparowitz Ingenieure

Innovative industry for citizens
11:00 – 12:00
STRAUSS 2
2.5 - Standard setting

Moderator: t.b.c.
Rapporteur: Marcela Alzin

Certification of medical devices
Patrick Boisseau, CEA

Why standards? Is there a role for EU standards?
Andreea Gulacsi, CEN-CENELEC

Identify, analyse and propose solutions to the standardisation  bottlenecks and needs within the process industry
Ignacio Martín, CIRCE Foundation

Methods for rapid and cost-effective nanotechnology testing and their standardisation
Michael Stintz, Technical University Dresden

Ecosystem/framing conditions
11:00 – 12:00
STRAUSS 3
3.4 - Co-programming partnerships

Moderator: t.b.c.
Rapporteur: Ingo Hegny

Case study on how Clean Sky involves Member States in its governance (States representatives Group) and whether this is a model for co-programming partnerships
Bruno Mastantuono, JTI Clean Sky

Case study on working with many European platforms and how national industry platforms can still be taken into account
Angels Orduna, A.SPIRE

Case study on how to interact with national platforms - focussing on Industry 4.0 in particular
Riikka Virkkunen, Factories of the Future t.b.c.

Case study referring to working with cities and urban regions in Member States
Alain Zarli, Energy Efficient Buildings

Title t.b.c.
Max Lemke, European Commission, DG CONNECT t.b.c.

Networking & policy support
11:00 – 13:00
STRAUSS 1
World Café

Industry for people

Technologies for sustainable growth
12:00 – 13:00
LEHAR 2/3/4
1.4 - Resources/critical materials

Moderator: Olga Rio Suarez, European Commission, DG RTD
Rapporteur: Monika Marjanovic

More efficient use of materials through the industrial exploitation of materials modelling
Nadja Adamovic, Technical University Vienna

Recommendations for a Critical Raw Materials policy
Peter Handley, European Commission, DG GROW

Life cycle sustainable trade-offs and the “recyclable by design” model
Shahaboddin Resalati, Oxford Brookess University

Advanced strategies for substitution of critical raw materials in photovoltaics
Edgardo Saucedo, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research

Innovative industry for citizens
12:00 – 13:00
STRAUSS 2
2.6 -Artificial intelligence/Ethical issues of data management

Moderator: Doris Schroecker, European Commission, DG RTD
Rapporteur: Marcela Alzin

Providing frameworks to help develop research ethics protocols, professional ethical codes and better legal frameworks for new technologies like artificial intelligence 
Philip Brey, University of Twente 

Innovative IT solutions to enable process and system-spanning data integrity and data usage
Torsten Osthus, OSTHUS GmbH

Facing protection of intellectual property rights when using artificial intelligence to develop innovation
Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh

Title t.b.c.
Juha Heikkila, European Commission, DG CONNECT t.b.c.

Ecosystem/framing conditions
12:00 – 13:00
STRAUSS 3
3.5 - International cooperation

Moderator: Hélène Chraye, European Commission, DG RTD
Rapporteur: Franz Haider

Innovation, technology and marketing cooperation between Israel and EU
Nili Mandelblit, ISERD

Facilitating South Africa-EU research collaboration in nanotechnologies for industrial applications
Sabelo Mhlanga, University of South Africa

Some insights on Nano-materials industrial application (Ukrania-EU cooperation)
Andrey Ragulya, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Biotechnologies and biomaterials, a niche for Iran-EU cooperation
Saeed Sarkar, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

On Mission Innovation global response. The future of Energy (Mexico-EU cooperation)
Hermann Tribukait, Ambassador to North America & Mission Innovation Task Force Leader (Mexico)

Japan-EU cooperation in materials for new energy and industrial technology
Takashi Omote, NEDO t.b.c.

Coffee/lunch/dinner
13:00 – 14:30
STOLZ 1/2 + LEHAR 1
Lunch break
Technologies for sustainable growth
14:30 – 16:30
LEHAR 2/3/4
1.5 - Efficient manufacturing and automation

Moderator: Jürgen Tiedje, European Commission, DG RTD
Rapporteur: Fazel Ansari

The role of creativity and new enabling technologies for efficient manufacturing and automation
Bruno Buchmayr, Montanuniversität Leoben

Shaping the cognitive productions systems of the future
Alois Ferscha, COMET-Centre Pro²Future

Giving a response to the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution
Maurizio Gattiglio, Prima Industrie S.p.A

A Cyber Physical System (CPS) that combines new enabling technologies to optimise and enhance control of the injection moulding process
Jesus Gonzales, EURECAT

Advances in flexible continuous plants - novel online sensing equipment and closed-loop control of the key product parameters
Manuel Pereira Remelhe, Bayer AG

Title t.b.c.
Max Lemke, European Commission, DG CONNECT t.b.c.

Innovative industry for citizens
14:30 – 16:30
STRAUSS 2
2.7 - Biotechnologies and biomaterials; 2.8 - Frugal innovation process

Moderator: Pamela Habibović, Maastricht University
Rapporteur: Vinoth Shanmukam

Bridging the gap between science and industry
Adolfo Benedito Borrás, AIMPLAS

Biotechnology and convergent technologies for efficient biomanufacturing 
Marileen Dogterom, University of Delft

Emerging chemistry and material engineering to produce biocompatible, bioactive and bioresponsive biomaterials
Pamela Habibović, Maastricht University

Solutions for resource and energy efficient cellulose-based materials in electrical insulation, and beyond
Heli Kangas, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

2.8 - Frugal innovation process
Moderator: Doris Schroecker, European Commission, DG RTD
Rapporteur: Vinoth Shanmukam

CEZAMAT as an example of frugal/rational planning of research infrastructure in state-of-the-art high-tech centres
Romuald B. Beck, CEZAMAT

Example of a frugal high tech innovation in European markets
Javier Ibañez-Guzman, Renault

Investigating the relevance of frugal innovations for Austria:  achieving “affordable excellence“ for Austrian enterprises
Rajnish Tiwari - Center for Frugal Innovation (CFI)-  TIM/TUHH

Ecosystem/framing conditions
14:30 – 15:30
STRAUSS 3
3.6 - Metrology – next steps

Moderator: Sean O’Reagain, European Commission, DG RTD
Rapporteur: Mensah Caleb

Capacity-building actions on a national and European level – EMPIR programme
Kamal Hossain, National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Emerging metrology needs and related research activities
Duncan Jarvis, EURAMET

Future programming possibilities to extend EU-wide metrology collaboration in emerging strategic challenges for metrology
Petra Milota, Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying

Redefinition of the International System of Units (SI) with the support of current programmes at an international level
Jörn Stenger, PTB  AM-Platform

Networking & policy support
14:30 – 16:30
STRAUSS 1
Fishbowl - Governance systems; Fishbowl - Networks/lab to fab/ecosystems
Site visits
14:30 – 16:30
Visit Bombardier

What will be offered during your visit:

– Welcome & Introduction of Bombardier and Bombardier Transportation
– Presentation of Vienna Site as the starting point of Bombardier’s global transportation business
– Guided Site Tour (walk through production facilities for Light Rail Vehicles)

Please consider that it is not allowed to take photos or videos in our production facilities.

Questions are highly welcome at any time of your visit!

Company description:

Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. Vienna is home to Bombardier’s global competence center for engineering and production of light rail vehicles, delivering from Vienna to the world.

Site visits
14:30 – 16:30
Visit ECODUNA AG

What will be offered during your visit:

We will guide you from the very beginning of ecoduna’s idea to produce microalgae in Austria till the opening of the first industrial production plant with one hectare size.
After an overall presentation about the company, you will get the chance to make a guided tour through the new opened plant and learn about the fascinating skills of microalgae.

Company description:

Due to their high-quality fatty acids (omega-3 & 6), natural colourants and valuable proteins, microalgae, which have developed a sophisticated means of utilising and storing the sun’s energy over hundreds of millions of years, have enormous market potential worth billions.

ecoduna produces high-quality algae powder in its own production facilities using patented PBR technology in Austria.

The integration of unique technological expertise combined with biological expertise enables ecoduna to offer consistently high-quality biological resources in large quantities for the processing industry.

These valuable materials contribute to a healthy diet by supplying essential fatty acids such as omega-3, pigments and vegan proteins. We are focussing on markets such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, animal feeds, food and food supplements.

Site visits
14:30 – 16:30
Visit Lithoz

What will be offered during your visit:

After an overall presentation of Lithoz, components from different kind of materials and their fields of application will be shown. Afterwards, the CeraFab systems and their operating principle will be presented.

Company description:

Lithoz specialises in the development and production of materials and additive manufacturing systems for the 3D printing of high-performance ceramics.

The interdisciplinary collaboration of specialists in the fields of mechanical engineering, process engineering and chemistry has led to the development of a manufacturing system which allows the production of ceramics for industrial and medical use.

This Austrian-based system is specifically intended for the production of high precision, complex applications. The manufactured components meet the exacting demands of density, stability and precision required by the ceramics industry and ceramic research.

Lithoz’ in-house specialists possess expert knowledge concerning the entire ceramics manufacturing process. The company offers its customers professional consultations as well as customer-specific solutions along the entire value chain.

Site visits
14:30 – 16:30
Visit Opel

What will be offered during your visit:

After an overall presentation of Opel, the production of the six-speed transmission and engines will be shown. You will gain insights into manufacturing processes, logistics, production systems, quality management and improvement systems.

Company description:

Opel Wien GmbH has 1,600 employees and produced 1 million powertrains in 2017. All in all, around 41 million engines and transmissions have been delivered all over the world since the start of production in 1982. The main customers are still the Opel plants in Europe: 29% of all Opel vehicles drive with an engine, and 45% with a transmission, which is “Made in Austria”. Opel Vienna has continuously set standards in quality, reliability, productivity and continuous improvement. Opel/Vauxhall has been part of the PSA Group since 2017.

Site visits
14:30 – 16:30
Visit Pilot Plant Factory

What will be offered during your visit:

The site visit includes a guided tour through the production facility. The demo-production shows manufacturing and assembly processes of a 3D printer, which is the product of the pilot factory. Emphasis is put on the use of IoT devices in the production process, automated guided vehicles, assistant systems, and collaborative robots.

Company description:

The production of industrial products will change dramatically in the future. The pilot factory at the Technische Universitaet Wien investigates how intelligent production will work in the future.

Coffee/lunch/dinner
16:30 – 17:00
STOLZ 1/2 + LEHAR 1
Coffee break
17:00 – 17:30
Live in LEHAR 2/3/4 + Broadcasting in STRAUSS 2 & 3
Plenary - final wrap-up and ending