This year's IVAM High-Tech Summit will feature nine virtual sessions on hot topics in micro- and nanotechnology. The sessions are organized and conducted together with our partner associations and focus group leaders.
Different technologies that have the potential to solve many of today's challenges will be presented at this event. During the networking breaks, all participants will have the opportunity to talk to the experts and discuss requirements and problems.

Partner associations

MinacNed - Association for Microsystems and Nanotechnology
Nano in Germany e.V.
Optence e.V.
AMA Verband für Sensorik und Messtechnik e.V.
Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro)
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
12:00
Welcome
Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich
IVAM Microtechnology Network, Dortmund, DE
Stage 1
Observations and Challenges When Using Microfluidics in Biosensing
Session Chair:
Hans Dijk
MinacNed, Leusden, NL
12:15
Microfluidic Cartridge: In the Centre of the Surfix Diagnostics Platform
Arthur Blom
Surfix BV, Wageningen, NL
12:35
Low Volume Sample Near Patient Testing, a Microfluidic Challenge
Dr. Wander van Heerde
Enzyre BV, Nijmegen, NL
12:55
Scaling Up - Challenges and Opportunities
Christine Swinkels
Axxicon, Son, NL
13:15
MEMS Sensors in Mass Flow Controllers: Towards Production
Dr. Wouter Sparreboom
Bronkhorst High-Tech BV, Ruurlo, NL
13:35
In Situ Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy: Enabling Microfluidics inside the TEM as a Promising Route for Pharmaceutical Studies and Biological Applications
Dr. Hugo Pérez Garca
DENSsolutions B.V., Delft, NL
13:55
Things We Don’t Know About Microfluidics
Dr. Henne van Heeren
EnablingMNT, Berlin, DE
Stage 2
Sustainability in Production and Application of Wearables
12:15
Printed Electronics with Sustainability in Mind
Dr. Manuela Di Biase
COPT Center, Cologne, DE
12:35
Circular Design of Smart Textiles – Experiences of the EU STARTS Project ReFream
12:55
Unfolding Fashion Tech
Marina Toeters
by-wire.net, Eindhoven, NL
13:15
Sustainability Assessment of Products or Technologies with Nanomaterials, a Focus on Life Cycle Methods
Dr. Thomas Schaubroeck
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology - LIST, Esch-sur-Alzette, LU
13:35
Roadmap to Sustainable E-Textile Products - a Brief Overview From Research to Market
13:55
Nature's Open Source Code: From DNA Sequencing to Bio-inspired Materials for Future Wearables
Claudio Flores
Mimotype Technologies GmbH, Berlin, DE
14:15
Short break
14:30
Keynote: Micro- and Nanotechnologies as Enabler for Future Health Care
Dr. Frank van de Scheur
Philips Engineering Solutions, MEMS & Micro Devices, Eindhoven, NL
Stage 1
Nano for Electromobility
Session Chair:
Prof. Andreas Leson
Nano in Germany e.V., Würzburg, DE
15:00
Welcome and Introduction: Nano in Germany
Prof. Andreas Leson
Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden, DE
15:10
Network Nano4eMob: Development of Hybrid Nanomaterials for Electromobility
Dr. Andrea Deißenberger
Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH, Würzburg, DE
15:30
Bipolar Plates for Fuel Cells and Electrolyzer with Particles with Nanostructure
Dr. Thorsten Hickmann
Eisenhuth GmbH & Co. KG, Osterode am Harz, DE
15:50
Reactive Multilayer Systems (RMS) - Tailormade Joining for Lightweight Structures and Microsystems
Erik Pflug
Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden, DE
16:10
DLS Probe Technology: You Might Not Need to Dilute your Sample Anymore
Dr. Daniel Hagmeyer
Microtrac Retsch GmbH, Haan, DE
16:30
Discussion
Prof. Andreas Leson
Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden, DE
Stage 2
Medical Technology: Microtechnology for Mobile Diagnostics and Therapy
Session Chair:
Dr. Jens Ebnet
Ebnet Medical GmbH, Schwerin, DE
15:00
Human Body Detection & Temperature Monitoring – Saving Wearable System Power
Dr. Philip J. Poole
Microdul AG, Zürich, CH
15:20
A Concept for Wearable Sensor Patches for Medical Monitoring
Nicole Knodel
InnoME GmbH, Espelkamp, DE
15:40
Mobile Biosensing Systems for Various Applications
Michael Langenmair
Jobst Technologies GmbH, Freiburg, DE
16:00
LEDs for Biosensors and Medical Applications
Antje Thamm
EPIGAP Optronic GmbH, Berlin, DE
16:20
Sensor Solutions for Vital Parameter Measurement in the Ear
Dr. Martin Schädel
CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH, Erfurt, DE
16:40
Break / Networking (Wonder.me)
17:00
General Meeting of IVAM Members
18:30
"Shaken, Not Stirred!" James Bond in the Spotlight of Physics
Prof. Metin Tolan
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, DE
19:00
Networking (Wonder.me)
Thursday, August 26, 2021
09:00
Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich
IVAM Microtechnology Network, Dortmund, DE
Stage 1
Jetro: The New Export Nation Project
Session Chair:
Hiroshi Kobayashi
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Tokyo, JP
09:10
Introduction of JETRO - New Export Nation Project
Hiroshi Kobayashi
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Tokyo, JP
09:20
Our Product Guidance (Industrial Use Hose, Heater and Heating Hose)
Firdaus Anaspekri
Toyonaka Hot Laboratory Co., Ltd., Minato-ku (Tokyo), JP
09:40
Possibility Precision Gun Drilling Processing - φ1 × 400(L/D400) and φ0.5 × 105
Naoya Inada
HI-TAK CO.,LTD., Numazu, Shizuoka Pref., JP
10:00
Sustainability of the Thermoelectric Technology - Why, How and What
Ryu(Tatsuki) Kimbara
Hakusan Inc., Kanazawa, Ishikawa Pref., JP
10:20
EmerSim, Vital Sign Monitor Simulator for Emergency Care Training
Takuma Nihira
Penguin System Co.,Ltd., Tsukuba, Ibaraki Pref., JP
10:40
Benefits of Plastic Ball Bearings
Yuji Kashima
Kashima Bearings, Inc., Osaka, Osaka Pref., JP
11:00
Ultra Precise Mirror Polishing & Lapping Technology
Chistao Maeda
TDC Corporation, Sendai, Miyagi Pref., JP
11:20
Ultra-Low Distortion Lens Unit and Processing Technology Used in Microfluidic Chips
Mika Nomura
TOYOTEC Co., Ltd., Toyokawa, Aichi Prefec., JP
Stage 2
Product Presentations
09:40
Special Broadband LEDs Based on Conversion Technology
Michael Thees
EPIGAP Optronic GmbH, Berlin, DE
10:05
Data – AI – Machine Learning: Efficient Ways for a Successful Industrial Implementation
Philipp Schmid
CSEM, Alpnach, CH
10:30
Diagnostics at Fraunhofer IMM Using Microfluidics Technologies
Dr. Michael Baßler
Fraunhofer IMM, Mainz, DE
10:55
Close Cooperation Between Biotech Start-up and System Integration Company in Microfluidics Boosters Research in Functional Phenomics
Hans Kleine-Brüggeney
evorion biotechnologie GmbH, Münster, DE
11:20
mIQu – Coordination Office for Professional Training Networks
Dr. Jana Schwarze
IVAM - Fachverband für Mikrotechnik, Dortmund, DE
Alexander Fenzl
Prospektiv, Dortmund, DE
11:40
Break / Networking (Wonder.me): Get to Know IVAM Microtechnology Network
12:10
Keynote: Future Production in Process Industry - Digitalization and Modularization Will Shape Future Production Technology
Dr. Wilhelm Otten
WOtten-Consulting, Münster (Hessen), DE
Stage 1
Applications of Photonics
Session Chair:
Dr. Lutz Aschke
Mahr-Gruppe, Göttingen, DE
12:40
Direct Atomic Layer Patterning for Optics & Photonics Manufacturing
Dr. Maksym Plakhotnyuk
Atlant 3D, Kongens Lyngby, DK
13:00
Higher Performance of Image & Sensors with Deep-black Coatings Through Stray Light optimization
Alexander Telle
ACM Coating GmbH (subsidiary of Acktar), Naumburg (Saale), DE
13:20
Less Than a Micron Away from Perfection: Processes and Benefits of Passive Alignment for the Optic / Photonic Industry
Matthias Lorenz
AEMtec GmbH, Berlin, DE
13:40
The Ultra-short Pulse Laser – A Versatile Tool for Micro Drilling, Fine Cutting, Laser Structuring and Surface Functionalization
Daniel Förster
LightPulse Laser Precision, Stuttgart, DE
14:00
High Power Ultra Short Pulse Laser Processing – A New Photonic Tool for Precision Manufacturing
Dr. Arnold Gillner
Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, DE
14:20
Enhanced Process Control - Particle Sensors based on Quantum Photonics
Dr. Andreas Schürzinger
Q.ant, Stuttgart, DE
Stage 2
Innovation in Sensor Technology: Attendees of the AMA Innovation Award
Session Chair:
Dr. C. Thomas Simmons
AMA Verband für Sensorik und Messtechnik e.V., Berlin, DE
12:40
Contact Free Bio-Sensing and Diagnosis
Prof. Zeev Zalevsky
Donisi Health, Tel Aviv, IL
13:00
ALIS16 - Automotive Solid-State LiDAR System
Fabian Finkeldey
Elmos Semiconductor SE, Dortmund, DE
13:20
Visualisation of Sound Sources Using Microphone Scanning Technology
Dr. Thomas Rittenschober
Seven Bel GmbH, Linz, AT
13:40
Textile RTD
Riccardo Marchesi
Knitronix srl, Firenze, IT
14:00
From Dielectric Elastomers to DELTA-C Force Sensor Technology
Jan Hansmann
Fraunhofer LBF, Darmstadt, DE
14:20
Dielectric Excitation Gas Sensing
Dr. Radislav Potyrailo
GE Research, Niskayuna, New York, US
14:40
Short break
15:00
Keynote: OCT Chip – Ophthalmic Optical Coherence Tomography on a Chip
Dr. Stefan Richter
Carl Zeiss AG, Jena, DE
Stage 1
Microoptical Production and Applications
Session Chair:
Daniela Reuter
Optence e.V., Wörrstadt, DE
15:30
Welcome and Introduction: Optence e.V. - Networking in Photonics
Daniela Reuter
Optence e.V., Wörrstadt, DE
15:45
Microoptics: Manufacturing and Application
Dr. Reinhard Völkel
SUSS MicroOptics S.A., Hauterive, CH
16:10
Additive Manufacturing of Microoptics via 3D Laser Lithography
Willi Mantei
Multiphoton Optics GmbH, Würzburg, DE
16:35
Molded Micro Optical Components: Key Factor for Demanding Applications
Guido Pongs
Ingeneric GmbH, Baesweiler, DE
17:00
Microlenses Made of Plastics : Advantages and Challenges
Bernhard Willnauer
Viaoptic GmbH, Wetzlar, DE
17:25
A New Era for Free-from Micro-optics Manufacturing: The Final Frontier...
Dr. Rolando Ferrini
CSEM, Neuenburg, CH
17:50
Discussion
Daniela Reuter
Optence e.V., Wörrstadt, DE
Stage 2
Microfluidics - Key Enabling Technology for Chemistry and Biotechnology
Session Chair:
Dominique Bouwes
Micronit GmbH, Dortmund, DE
15:30
Miprowa Technology – Rapid Scale-up from Lab to Production
Dr. Andrea Henseler
Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik GmbH, Wendelsheim, DE
15:50
A Tale of Complexity in Commercial Microfluidic Device Manufacturing
Dr. Holger Becker
microfluidic ChipShop, Jena, DE
16:10
Micro Filtration for Stable Production
André Harmel
HNP-Mikrosysteme GmbH, Schwerin, DE
16:30
Microfluidic Technologies, Hybrid Solutions for Lab Workflow Automation
Dr. Mark Olde Riekerink
Micronit Microtechnologies B.V., Enschede, NL
16:50
Sample Preparation by Centrifugal Microfluidics for Advanced Molecular Analysis Methods
Dr. Tobias Hutzenlaub
Hahn-Schickard, Freiburg, DE
17:10
How Micro- and Nanostructures Support Diagnostic Applications
Dr. Iris Prinz
STRATEC Consumables GmbH, Salzburg, AT
18:00
End of day 2 / Networking (Wonder.me)