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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meet the automation network


Thursday, January 24

1st Day Conference Program

Arrival and Registration
Welcome and Opening Steve Barlow AND
David F. Hanny David Hanny Semiconductor
Industry Director

David has been successful in bringing multiple innovative software products to market that are being used in semiconductor, display, pharma, and solar.
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Applied Materials
Selim Nahas selim nahas Global Process Quality
Group Manager

Selim Nahas is a factory automation specialist with 20 years of experience focusing on quality systems and human factors in engineering.
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Applied Materials
Barbara Meyer meyer Director General
Since 2003 Barbara Meyer works for the Saxony State Ministry for Economics, Labour and Transport. Now she is head of the Department “Innovation, SMEs, Industry”
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Saxon State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport
Otto Graf Graf Managing Director
Since August 2017 Otto Graf is Managing Director and Project lead building up the new 300 mm wafer FAB of Bosch in Dresden. read more
Robert Bosch Semiconductor Manufacturing Dresden
Frank Navarrete Navarrete Director - Manufacturing

Frank is a senior expert with experience leading manufacturing operations in Canada, USA, Mexico, and Europe. read more
Magic Leap
Networking & Exhibits
Rolf Behrens,
Thomas Dreyer dreyer CEO / Head
of Software Development

As CEO and founder of Bitnamic, Rolf presents a modern and practical answer to service and maintenance issues in the digital age. read more
Bitnamic, AIS Automation
Matthieu Duranton Duranton Manufacturing Execution
System Manager

Duranton, MSc. is a leading expert in production management for MES CIM implemantation projects read more
Ricco Walter Ricco Walter Managing Director
With more than 20 years in semiconductor industries, Ricco will share his latest experiences and challenges with the market entry of a German SME in Southeast Asia. read more
SYSTEMA Automation Solutions Malaysia
1st Day Wrap-up & Transfer

Friday, January 25

2nd Day Conference Program

Arrival and Registration
Welcome and Opening Steve Barlow AND
Jörg Recklies recklies Vice President
Joerg Recklies has been in the semiconductor industry for 24 years with responsibilities ranging from Chip design to IDM. read more
Infineon Technologies
Dr. Karlheinz Leonardi Leonardi IT Architect
Manufacturing Systems

Karlheinz will share his experiences with the introduction of a software-based scheduling system at nexperia. read more
Mirco Schöpf Mirko Schoepf Product Manager Software
Mirco has consistently headed software projects. With this profound knowledge he will give us an overview of his latest project, the factory of the future. read more
EOS - Electro Optical Systems
Andreas Huhmann waiblinger Strategy Consultant

As a board member of the manufacturer-independent technology initiative SmartFactoryKL e.V., Andreas is involved in the implementation of Industry 4.0
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Networking & Exhibits
Jörg Leuschke keil Manger Execution Systems
Jörg will provide an overview about Infineons strategy for applying automated software tests to its custom developed MES components read more
Infineon Technologies
Thomas Zarbock szrom Head of Fabrication

Thomas will report about his latest project "FlatStocker 2.0". read more
Fraunhofer IPMS
Dr. Helge Klein klein Vice President
Operations Sensors

Helge Klein drives all aspects in and around the manufacturing of Balluff Sensors in seven different plants located around the world. read more
Frank Effenberger Frank Effenberger Product Manager
Frank focus on industrial IoT-Use-Cases, especially regarding the combination of energy and process data. read more
Robotron Datenbank-Software
Conference Wrap-up


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

best practices and networking


Conference and Evening Event, January 24/25

€500.00 + €122.95 fee & MwSt./USt.
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exchange of industry knowledge