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Innovation Forum for Automation

The Innovation Forum, organized by the Automation Network Dresden (AND), is dedicated to bringing you the latest information on best practices, new technologies and the future of factory automation. Particular focuses of the Forum will be semiconductor, electronics, PV, automotive and medical industries. In addition, open discussion and insights into other industries is encouraged. We want to facilitate and support a broad range of topics.

The 2-day-Forum provides a platform for more than 200 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Agenda

Thursday, January 18

12:00
Arrival and Registration
13:00
Welcome and Opening Steve Barlow AND
13:15
Greetings of Main Sponsor
13:30
Dr. Rutger Wijburg
GLOBALFOUNDRIES
14:00
Roland Schulz
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
14:30
Dr. Christian Heedt
Siltronic AG
15:00
Discussion and Catering
16:00
Thomas Dreyer
AIS Automation GmbH
16:30
Marcel Jahn
I2S Intelligente Sensorsysteme Dresden GmbH
17:00
Prof. Dr. Carsten Busch
HTW Berlin, Department of Media Economics/Media Informatics and Research Group Creative Media
17:30
Discussion


Friday, January 19

08:15
Arrival and Registration
08:45
Welcome and Opening Steve Barlow AND
09:00
Dr. Germar Schneider
Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH
09:30
André Holfeld
GLOBALFOUNDRIES
10:00
Dr. Markus Waiblinger
Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
10:30
tbd
tbd
11:00
Discussion and Catering
12:00
Markus Keil
HSEB Dresden GmbH
12:30
Marcin Szrom
Kongsberg
13:00
Robert Weichert
WeichertMehner GmbH & Co. KG
13:30
Discussion and Closing


Where

DGUV Tagungszentrum Dresden, Königsbrücker Landstraße 2, 01109 Dresden

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Tickets

Conference and Evening Event, January 18/19

€500.00 + €118.74 fee & MwSt./USt.
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