Supporting Programm

N-Tec 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 Jena/Thuringia and IVAM

Jobwall

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

High Power
Lasers Workshop

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

N-Tec Talks - the Enabling Technologies Conference

Cutting-edge knowledge transfer with the new high-tech congress parallel to the trade fair: Launched in 2020, the N-Tec 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.

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 N-Tec 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). Register now and find more information at: https://epic-assoc.com/events/epic-vip-breakfast-at-w3fair-2022/. 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)
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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 MND Friedberg department will be represented by Prof. Dr. Degünther and the EI Friedberg department by Prof. Dr. Klein of the TECHNISCHEN HOCHSCHULE MITTELHESSEN at the Campus Area. Topics of the departments MND Friedberg & EI Friedberg:
  • Laser technology and optical technologies incl. additive manufacturing with laser radiation (LPBF)
  • Optics Centre Wetzlar
  • Microstructured fibres and THz waves

Start-Up Pitch

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

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

Visit the joint stands of

  • IVAM “Microtechnoloy for Optical Devices”
  • Jena/ Thuringia

Jobwall

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  –  only held in 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. KEYNOTE: Dr. Georg Korn/  Marvel Fusion (10 Uhr auf der Hauptbühne) ELI Beamlines and its Petawatt Beam Transport Technology Dr. Stefan Borneis / ELI Beamlines, Prag 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 Systems Department, ELI Beamlines NP 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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