Supporting Programm

en-tech.talks Conference

Cutting-edge knowledge transfer with the new high-tech congress parallel to the trade fair

IHK Conference on Digitalisation

Fit for the future through digitalisation (COST: 165 euros + VAT) – only held in German

EPIC TechWatch

Selected members of EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium – formulate their needs from the user perspective.

EPIC VIP Breakfast

Here EPIC member companies meet with invited CEOs and CTOs for networking

Innovation Areas

Robotics, 3D printing, microtechnology, IHK Innovativ

Campus Area

The leading universities in the sectors present examples of their current research work.

Start-Up Pitch

The Regional Management of Central Hesse brings promising young companies onto the stage

Forest@Photonics

Photonics for forestry and forest management – at the invitation of OptecBB.

Joint stands

By OptecNet Germany, Jena/ Thuringia and IVAM

Jobwall

New jobs are promised by the new Jobwall – powered by EPIC

Wetzlar Network
High-Power Laser Workshop

High-Power Laser create new Business Opportunities – powered by Wetzlar Network

VDI network breakfast

This is where the VDI members meet with the sponsoring members and interested parties for networking

Wetzlar Network
C-Level Coffee

Exchange ideas, get inspired, network!

en-tech.talks - the Enabling Technologies Conference

Cutting-edge knowledge transfer with the new high-tech congress parallel to the trade fair:

Launched in 2020, the en-tech.talks will again 2022 provide information on latest technological developments. These are the top issues in Wetzlar:

  • New Technologies,
  • Business Opportunities,
  • Applications,
  • Industry 4.0.

Two days, two stages – and lots of fresh knowledge! Participation is free of charge for trade fair visitors.

Moderation:

Dr. Gert Homm, Fraunhofer IWKS
Prof. Dr. Gerrit Sames, THM Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
Dr. Frank Lerch, OptecBB
Dr. Christof Böhler, Böhler Life Science Advice
Dr. Ruth Houbertz, Thinkmade Engineering & Consulting
André Noack, Notei

IHK Conference on Digitalisation

Fit for the future through digitalisation (COST: 165 euros + VAT) – only held in German

Success factors and “best practices”: When companies talk about digital strategy, it is so simple in theory, but in reality it is sometimes rather a chaotic construction site. Where do you start, what are suitable initial projects and who in the company can help with implementation? Where can I find qualified employees or how can I sufficiently qualify my team? Digitalisation projects must be individually adapted to the company. At this conference, we from the IHK Lahn-Dill and IHK Hessen innovativ, together with the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, want to show how companies have been able to successfully implement digitalisation projects and what opportunities are available regionally to receive assistance from experts.

Participants of the event will learn about successfully implemented digitalisation projects and will get helpful hints for the development of their own digital strategy.

Organiser
IHK Lahn-Dill and IHK Hessen innovativ in cooperation with the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen.

Target group
Managing directors, plant managers, digitalisation and IT managers and interested parties

Contact
IHK Hessen innovativ: Dr. Gernot Horst, Tel.: 06441 9448-1250, Email: horst@lahndill.ihk.de

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EPIC TechWatch

Selected members of EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium – formulate their needs from the user perspective. In addition, there will be cutting-edge technology and market trends. The event will take place on 7 July, 10:30 – 12:00 CEST in Wetzlar as part of the en-tech.talks at the fair. Registration free of charge for the show participants.

EPIC VIP Breakfast

The EPIC VIP CEO/CTO Breakfast at the W3+ Fair has become a tradition: here EPIC member companies meet with invited CEOs and CTOs for networking. The event will take place on 7 July 2022 from 09:00 to 10:00 CEST at the fair (more information will follow with the registration confirmation via email).

Participation in this event is limited to 1 person per company and CEO/CTO job title. Attention: the number of places is limited, participation is only possible after confirmation.

Innovation Areas

Robotics – supported by VDI Mittelhessen

Thanks to increasing safety technologies, humans will be able to work ever more closely with robots in the future. The way of working together will be fundamentally changed by collaborative robotics applications. Find out more from the exhibitors at this special area.

3D-Printing / Additive Manufacturing powered by HTAI / Technologieland Hessen

This is where the future is printed. Additive manufacturing is the magic formula for the economical production of complex components in small quantities. Let the exhibitors in the special area present solutions for your requirements.

IVAM Microtechnologies for Optical Devices

The international professional association for microtechnology IVAM presents the latest developments in the fields of optics and photonics. IVAM member companies present themselves as exhibitors at the joint stand.

NEW: Special area Chamber of Commerce innovative

The Chambers of Commerce Lahn-Dill, Gießen-Friedberg, Kassel-Marburg and Offenbach present

  • The KI Center ZuKiPro (https://zukunftszentrum-hessen.de/)
  • Sustainability/Green Innovations
  • Digitization and funding
  • For this purpose, the Endowed Chair Industry 4.0 of the Technical University of Central Hesse will present its newly developed Smart Factory Mittelhessen as a production line (with order entry portal, cobot, 3D printing and laser marker)

VDI Network Breakfast

At the VDI network breakfast, our members, supporting members and guests are given the opportunity to get in touch again personally. Breakfast will take place on July 7, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the exhibition, meeting point is stand C13.

The number of places is limited, participation is only possible after confirmation. Please register by July 1, 2022.

Wetzlar Network C-Level Coffee

Exchange ideas, get inspired, network! Together with Gold Partner Wetzlar Network, the W3+ Fair invites you to the C-Level Coffee at the fair. When: 7 July 2022, 2 p.m. Greeting & tour of the fair, 3 p.m. C-Level Coffee, Where: en-tech.network Lounge. Please register.

Campus Area - Specialised Research

In the Campus Area, the leading universities in the sectors present themselves and show examples of their current research work. At the same time, the scientists are contact persons for new projects and the next generation of engineers.

This year, the following departments of the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen are represented:

  • Centre of Competence for Laser, Optics, optical Technology and Systems (LOTuS)

The Competence Centre for Laser, Optics, Optical Technologies and Systems (LOTuS) brings together all R&D work in the field of optics and optical technologies from the Departments of Information Technology-Electrical Engineering-Mechatronics (IEM) and Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Data Processing (MND) as well as the Optics Centre Wetzlar, which conducts application-oriented research on optical technologies with cooperating regional optics companies.

  • MakerSpace Friedberg and Learning Factory of the THM Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

The MakerSpace Friedberg is an open workshop – excellently equipped with the latest technology from sewing to 5-axis simultaneous machining, which enables THM students and visitors from the region to bring ideas to life.

The learning factory is the central place where WI students can practically experience and learn what they have learned in theory in the field of tension between people, technology, business and sustainability. Sustainability can be experienced and learned in practice.

Start-Up Pitch

The Regional Management of Central Hesse brings promising young companies onto the stage.

“Mittelstand meets Startup – how both worlds benefit from each other- powered by Regionalmanagement Mittelhessen
Moderation: Christian Piterek, Regionalmanagement Mittelhessen

1 p.m. Start-Up Pitch

1:50 p.m. Discussion

  • Christian Abt, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
  • Oliver Rüspeler, Johannes Hübner Fabrik elektrischer Maschinen GmbH
  • Matthias Kramolisch, Solid AI

2:15 p.m. End of Session

Forest@Photonics at W3+ Fair in Wetzlar

Photonics for forestry and forest management – at the invitation of OptecBB.

Moderation: Dr. Janina Bolling | Optec-Berlin-Brandenburg (OpTecBB) e.V.
on 07 July from 10 am – 1 pm

Forest damage is an increasing problem for the timber industry worldwide and is directly linked to the effects of climate change. In addition, the political discussion about the forest as a possible CO2 reservoir is gaining momentum. This makes it all the more important to protect the forest’s health and ensure smooth value creation along the timber production chain. The possibilities of optical, integrated and networked sensor technology for detecting and preventing forest damage and for process and quality control in downstream timber production offers interesting approaches to solutions here.

The workshop will be moderated by OpTecBB e.V. as part of its PhoSenWood project (funded as part of the promotion of model projects for the development of forward-looking cluster concepts and novel business models under the “go-cluster” programme). The aim is to discuss closer, cross-sectoral cooperation between the photonics sector and the forestry and timber industry. Take advantage of the opportunity for an interdisciplinary exchange with renowned speakers who will report on the challenges facing the forestry and timber industry and already existing innovations and ideas. Your approaches to solutions are very welcome.

AGVOLUTION GmbH
Andreas Heckmann, CEO

Universität Potsdam – Potsdam Transfer, Zentrum für Gründung, Innovation, Wissens- und Technologietransfer Universität Potsdam
Dr. Nastasja Scholz

Qioptiq Photonics GmbH & Co. KG
Olaf Meyer

Deutsche Säge- und Holzindustrie Bundesverband e. V.
Lars Schmidt, Hauptgeschäftsführer

LLA Instruments GmbH & Co. KG
Arne Volland

Landesbetrieb HessenForst
Benjamin Krug

Ibsen Photonics A/S
Oliver Pust

DLR
Tilmann Bucher

Nordwestdeutschen Forstlichen Versuchsanstalt in Göttingen
Jens Wiesehahn

Hochschule für Nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde
Miranda Luis

Registration is requested. Please book the additional ticket for the Forest@Photonics Workshop.

Universität Potsdam

Joint booths

Visit the joint stands of

  • IVAM “Microtechnoloy for Optical Devices”

Micro and nanotechnologies are used in the manufacture, positioning, coatings and refinements as well as in the quality control of optical components. At its joint stand, the IVAM Microtechnolgy Network will be demonstrating the potential applications of microtechnologies for optics and photonics.

IVAM Microtechnolgy Network: C15

  • Jena/ Thuringia

Thuringian companies are looking forward to professional exchange at their joint stand. The spectrum presented here ranges from precision components and assemblies to equipment and services for development, production, especially cleanroom environments, machining and surface finishing.

FAKT Thüringen Lounge: B22

Jobwall by EPIC

The new Jobwall – promises exciting positions for graduates and job seekers with professional experience – powered by EPIC

High-Power Laser Workshop

High-Power Laser create new Business Opportunities – powered by Wetzlar Network – held in german & english

Introduction: Ralf Niggemann – Wetzlar Network and André Noack, 07/07/2022, 11.15 am – 1.15 pm (including coffe break)

Basic research creates promising business opportunities: The enormous progress in the field of high-power laser development is creating new market opportunities for various application areas – and thus exciting prospects for SMEs as well. But how can companies get closer to research in order to benefit from it in the best possible way? The workshop provides an overview of all players in the value chain and invites personal exchange.

Quantum enhanced laser fusion – the ultimate clean energy solution of Marvel Fusion?
Dr. Sven Steinke/ Marvel Fusion (12.30 Uhr auf der Innovation Stage am 6. Juli 2022)

ELI Beamlines and its Petawatt Beam Transport Technology
Dr. Stefan Borneis / ELI Beamlines, Prague and GSI Helmholtzzentrum for heavy ion Research, Darmstadt

New IBS coatings boost perfor­mance of petawatt laser mirrors
Dr. Wolfgang Ebert, Owner / CEO, Laseroptik

10 PW high power laser system at ELI-NP reaching record level powers
Dr. Ioan Dancus, Head Of Laser System Department, IFIN-HH/ELI-NP, Bucharest

Fused silica for high-energy high-power laser systems
Dr. Frank Nuernberg, Global Head of Sales Optics, Heraeus Quarzglas

Space propulsion by laser light
Prof. Dr. Peter Klar/ Justus Liebig University Giessen

Registration is requested. Please book the additional ticket for the High Power Lasers Workshop.

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