Final Program. Page last updated: April 26, 2024

Sunday 28 April 2024
18:30Registration open
Welcome drink in the hotel lobby

Dinner afterwards on your own
Monday 29 April 2024
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

Dr. Reinhard Voelkel, CEO Focuslight Switzerland SA; CSO Focuslight Technology Inc. (Switzerland)

The Microlens Revolution

» Short bio (pdf)

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

Chair: Roland Hirschi, Micronarc

Florian Serex, Founder, Horage (Switzerland)
Introduction of new manufacturing technologies in watchmaking

Cédric Mulhauser, Co-founder and COO, ID Genève Watches (Switzerland)
ID : a circular vision to influence the watch industry

Senad Hasanovic, VP Innovation & Development, Ceramaret (Switzerland)
Technical ceramics, from machining to additive manufacturing

Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - HYBRID SA
Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - CSEM 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. Dr. Roman (Kurt) Truckenmüller, Department of Complex Tissue Regeneration, MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
Mini dishes of live – engineered 3D cell environments in functionalized polymer film-based microwells

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Orhan, Director of Advanced Electronic Center, Valtronic (Switzerland)
Complex Microelectronics

Sven Schönfelder, Managing director, INSION GmbH (Germany)
Combined Fluorescence- and VIS to NIR micro spectrometers for handheld systems in food safety, material qualification and medical applications.

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

Marco Capovilla, Marketing and Product Manager, ST Microelectronics (Italy/Switzerland)

Improving the lives of REAL people through MEMS sensors

» Short 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 30 April 2024
09:00 - 10:00BATTERIES

Chair: Volker Saile, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Dr. Andreas Hutter, Group Leader Battery Systems, CSEM (Switzerland)
Lithium-ion batteries for Europe: challenges and opportunities

Dr. Björn Niesen, Managing Director for the Research Focus Area Energy, Resources & Emissions, Empa (Switzerland)
Innovation for Sustainable Batteries of the Future

Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - FEMTOprint SA

10:00 - 10:45Coffee & Exhibition Visit
10:45 - 12:15SENSORS

Chair: Philippe Fischer, FSRM

Dr. Christina Strohrmann, Director Advanced Engineering, Bosch Sensortech GmbH (Germany)
Dimensions of sensing acceleration

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kuhl, Laboratory for Microelectronics, Department of Microsystems Engineering – IMTEK (Germany)
CMOS-integrated mechanical sensing – Let the chip feel the grip

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Stork, Head, Institute of Information Processing Technology, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT). Scientific Director, Division Embedded Systems and Sensor Engineering, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) (Germany)
Near body sensors for vital monitoring

David Maurer, CEO & Founder, Colorix (Switzerland)
New Sensor for Color Quality Control

Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - Bergeon SA

12:15 - 14:00Lunch in the hotel
14:00 - 14:45Invited Keynote on the Future of Micro-manufacturing III

Chair: Volker Saile, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. Juerg Leuthold, ETH Zurich. Head of the Institute of Electromagnetic Fields (IEF), ETH Zurich. Head of the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-​ITET) (Switzerland)

Plasmonics - the art of performing optics and photonics with metals

» Short bio (pdf)

14:45 - 15:00Closing Session

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

Farewell reception in hotel lobby