Sunday 14 May 2023
18:30Registration open
Welcome drink in the hotel lobby

Dinner afterwards on your own
Monday 15 May 2023
09:00 - 09:15Welcome

Roland Hirschi, Secretary General, Micronarc

Prof. Volker Saile, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

09:15 - 10:00Invited Keynote on the Future of Micro-manufacturing I

Chair: Volker Saile, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener, Institute of Applied Physics and Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Germany)

3D Laser Micro- and Nanoprinting: Recent Progress

» Abstract and Bio (pdf)

10:00 - 10:30Coffee & Exhibition Visit
10:30 - 12:00Micro-manufacturing Applications I – Watchmaking

Chair: Roland Hirschi, Micronarc

Frédéric Loizeau, Business & Technology Development Manager, CSEM SA (Switzerland)
Watch complications made out of flexure blades

Rémi Jomard, Products and Innovation Director, Piaget (Switzerland)
Altiplano Ultimate concept

Florent Cosandier, Research Associate, Micromechanical and Horological Design Laboratory INSTANT-LAB, EPFL (Switzerland)
Flexure Pivot Oscillators for Mechanical Watches

Grégory Dourde, CEO, Preciflex (Switzerland)
Spotlight on Milli- & Microfluidics – Functions and Design in Watchmaking

Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - HYBRID SA
Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - Bergeon SA

12:00 - 13:30Lunch in the hotel
13:30 - 14:45Micro-manufacturing Applications II – Medtech

Chair: Magali Bischof, BioAlps

Short Introduction of BioAlps - Magali Bischof, Secretary General, BioAlps - Life Sciences Cluster of Western Switzerland

Prof. Philippe Renaud, Professor Emeritus, Microsystems Laboratory 4 (LMIS4), EPFL (Switzerland)
Edge deposition for 3D multimaterial nanostructure manufacturing *
* Authors: B. Debiolles, N. Maino, S. Varricchio and Ph. Renaud, EPFL

Dr. Nicolas Vachicouras, CEO & Co-Founder at Neurosoft Bioelectronics (Switzerland)
Soft and Stretchable Implantable Electrodes to Interface with the Human Brain

Dr. Sylvain Gioux, Director, Imaging Research, Intuitive Surgical (Switzerland)
Improving Surgical Vision during Minimally Invasive Procedures

Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - Lyncée Tec
Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - Heidelberg Instruments

14:45 - 15:15Coffee & Exhibition Visit
15:15- 16:00Invited Keynote on the Future of Micro-manufacturing II

Chair: Philippe Fischer, FSRM

Dr. Emerson Cheng, Deputy Director of MEMS RD, TSMC (Taiwan)

Foundry technology and strategy for sensor evaluation and delivery

» Abstract and Bio (pdf)

16:00Adjourn for the day

18:00Conference Dinner ~ Meet in hotel lobby at 18:00

18:15Departure of private train to Restaurant Golf de Villars

18:30Networking Aperitif at Restaurant
20:00Swiss Traditional Meal
22:30 (approximately)Departure of Train for Villars, arrival at hotel at approximately 23:00.
Tuesday 16 May 2023
09:00 - 10:30Novel Manufacturing

Chair: Pierre-André Grandchamp, FSRM

Dr. Patrick Ruther, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg. (Germany)
MEMS technologies for electro- and optophysiology implants

Prof. Dr. Michel Calame, Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Laboratory (TNI), Empa and University of Basel (Switzerland)
A prototype assembler for high-speed additive nanostructures integration

Fritz Bircher, Head of Advanced AM Technologies, INSPIRE AG (Switzerland)
Digital direct manufacturing of microproducts

Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - Amplitude
Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - CSEM SA

10:30 - 11:15Coffee & Exhibition Visit
11:15 - 12:30SENSORS

Chair: Philippe Fischer, FSRM

Antonino Caizzone & Assim Boukhayma, Co-founders & Co-CEOs, Senbiosys SA (Switzerland)
Iris ring : the sleekest and smartest ring ever created

Prof. Dr. Marc Weber, Head of Division 5 - Physics and Mathematics,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Superconducting sensors - the quest for ultimate resolution

Andrea Onetti, Executive Vice President, MEMS Sub-Group
Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics (Switzerland/Italy)
Developing next-gen MEMS technologies for a more sustainable world

Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - FEMTOprint SA
Organiser elevator pitch (3 min) - FSRM

12:30 - 14:00Lunch in the hotel
14:00 - 14:45Invited Keynote on the Future of Micro-manufacturing III

Chair: Volker Saile, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Dr. Stefan Kimmerle, Director Engineering, Bosch Sensortec GmbH (Germany)

Use-Cases and challenges of MEMS in consumer electronics

» Abstract and Bio (pdf)

14:45 - 15:00Closing Session

Draw for Tissot T-Touch
Final Remarks
15:00Conference adjourns

Farewell reception in hotel lobby