• 18th Innovation Forum
    for Automation

    January 28/29, 2021
    DGUV Conference Center, Dresden, GER


Innovation Forum for Automation

The forum is brought to you by Automation Network Dresden (AND) whose member companies (AIS Automation, Fabmatics, SYSTEMA and XENON) are dedicated to bringing you the latest information on significant factory-automation projects as well as new automation technologies spanning various industries with a focus on semiconductor.

The 2-day-Forum provides a platform for more than 300 international executives, managers, engineers and researchers to discuss the latest factory automation technology developments, challenges, and solutions.

Each year, we select one project to honor the drivers for innovation by rewarding them with the 'Innovation Award for Automation' at the AND dinner party. Take a look at our Agenda

  • Who wants to experience industry 4.0 in real world applications and (solved) problems is just right in the "Innovation Forum automation".
    Both from Lighthouse companies and SMEs practitioners speak for practitioners, and provide a global perspective on the current issues in industrial automation.

    Frank Schönefeld
    • Prof. Dr. Frank Schönefeld
    • T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH
    • #Inno16
  • For us at SEMI it is important to get direct feedback from our Members and stakeholders. The innovationsforum for automation organized by AND is an excellent networking platform for us.
    I find it personally of high value to exchange opinions, both with manufacturers but also solution providers

    Stephan Raithel
    • Stephan Raithel
    • Managing Director, SEMI Europe
    • #Inno16
  • The Innovationsforum for Automation is a very good opportunity to see innovations from different companies and get an overview on fab automation. A great benefit of this event is the chance to network with a wide range of people which have great experiences and know-how in the semiconductor and related industries.

    Nico Wohlfarth
    • Nico Wohlfarth
    • Carl Zeiss
    • #Inno16
  • I found attending the Annual Innovations Forum for Automation a truly rewarding experience, definitely time well spent. It was a unique opportunity to meet and talk with an international community of professional within and in industries closely related to SEMI Manufacturing. Topics ranged for technical cutting edge technology introductions to application developments / deployments, and related support services such as inventory , equipment, and shop floor management. The Forum has succeeded in creating a very accepting and positive environment.

    • Max Maxey
    • Director IT, SunEdison Semiconductor, Inc.
    • #Inno16
  • For Infineon Dresden automation has been essentially important for many years now, as we have an almost fully automated production.
    The Automation Forum is globally recognized as one of the most important conferences to discuss innovative automation solutions and the perfect place for networking, discussing and sharing of new ideas.

    Helmut Warnecke
    • Helmut Warnecke
    • Managing Director, Infineon Dresden
    • #Inno16
  • An impressive and well organized event! The content and topics of the presentations were all exciting and marvelous. The performance, ideas and approaches of the great number of companies attending really impressed me. The atmosphere among the participants, the choice of speakers and venues led again to lively exchanges and networking.

    Martin Steinleiter
    • Martin Steinleiter
    • HiQ4
  • I was particularly impressed by the opportunities to network and exchange ideas with both providers and users of automation solutions. In addition, the talks and presentations provide a detailed insight into current challenges regarding the automation of semiconductor manufacturing.

    • Dr. Andreas Hohner
    • Process Engineer Automation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    • #Inno16
  • In 2009 I attended the innovationsforum for the first time. Since then I enjoyed being a regular guest of the event in Dresden. Besides the numerous interesting talks and presentations , the innovationsforum for automation is an ideal opportunity to exchange ideas and knowledge with colleagues from other companies, suppliers and to networking in personal conversation. The two-day program is entertaining and the evening event pleasantly tops off the forum.

    Roland Kramer
    • Roland Kramer
    • Head of Factory Automation, Elmos Semiconductor AG
    • #Inno16
  • Innovationsforum was a wonderful opportunity to learn directly from industry experts and get to know others who are leading the industry and solving the same challenges my organization faces. This event was extremely valuable for my team and it is our one must-do event for 2016.

    David Land
    • David Land
    • Hewlett-Packard
    • #Inno16

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Thursday, January 23

1st Day Conference Program

Arrival and Registration
Welcome and Opening Steve Barlow AND
Ulf Heinemann Ulf Heinemann Ulf Heinemann
Management Board
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Hauke Schütt Hauke Schütt Hauke Schütt
EVP Test&Measurement
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Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik
Martin Klöckl Martin Kloeckl Martin Klöckl
Senior Manager Software Development Visit speaker profile
ZF Friedrichshafen
Dr. Steffen Huber Steffen Huber Dr. Steffen Huber
Vice President of Engineering Visit speaker profile
Networking & Exhibiton
Neo Teck Leong Neo teck Long Neo Teck Long
Director of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering & Planning Visit speaker profile
SSMC Singapore
Dr. Karlheinz Leonardi Leonardi Dr. Karlheinz Leonardi
IT Architect Manufacturing Systems Visit speaker profile
Prof. Dr. Frank Fitzek Frank Fitzek Prof. Dr. Frank Fitzek
Professor, Area Chair - Communication Networks 5G Lab Germany Visit speaker profile
Technische Universität Dresden, Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks
1st Day Wrap-up

Friday, January 24

2nd Day Conference Program

Arrival and Registration
Welcome and Opening Steve Barlow AND
Dr. DP Prakash
Jörg Leuschke Leuschke Jörg Leuschke
Manager Execution Systems Visit speaker profile
Tilo Bormann Tilo Bormann Tilo Bormann
Sr. Director Frontend Operation MOSFET Visit speaker profile
Prof. Dr. Andreas Deuter Andreas Deuter Prof. Dr. Andreas Deuter
Professor, Computer Science in Engineering and Production Visit speaker profile
Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe
Networking & Exhibition
Stefan Eberhardt stefan eberhardt Stefan Eberhardt
Business Development Manager Visit speaker profile
Kontron S&T
Christoph Müller Christoph Mueller Christoph Müller
Application Engineer
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Valentin Länger Valentin Laenger Valentin Länger

Engineer Factory Automation Visit speaker profile
& Hailong Zhu​ hailong zhu Hailong Zhu​
Research Assistant Visit speaker profile
Globalfoundries, Technische Universität Dresden
Conference Wrap-up

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IAG (formerly DGUV), Tagungszentrum - Haus 2, Königsbrücker Landstraße 2, 01109 Dresden

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Conference and Evening Event, January 23/24, 2020

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