Please note that this working program is subject to modification. Last update: Nov. 12, 2019

Sunday 9 February 2020
18:00Registration open
Welcome drink in the hotel lobby

Dinner afterwards on your own
Monday 10 February 2020
09:00 - 09:30Welcome

Danick Bionda • Secretary General, Micronarc

Prof. Dr. Volker Saile • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Office for Economic Affairs, Canton of Vaud

09:30 - 10:15Invited Keynote on the Future of Micro-manufacturing I

Chair: Volker Saile, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alfons Dehé
Director Villingen-Schwenningen, Hahn-Schickard, Germany

Title to be confirmed

10:15 - 10:45Coffee & Exhibition Visit
10:45 - 12:00Micro-manufacturing Applications I – Watchmaking

Chair: Philippe Fischer, FSRM

Michele Palmieri, CSEM (Switzerland)
Title to be confirmed

Laetitia Philippe, Empa (Switzerland)
Development of Innovative Watch springs Materials using State-of-the-Art electrochemical Additive Manufacturing

Olivier Desjeux, Consultant Strategy Technology (Switzerland)
Crypto-Watch A. Favre & Fils, Integrating blockchain technology inside a traditional mechanical watch

12:00 - 13:30Lunch in the hotel
13:30 - 15:00Micro-manufacturing Applications II – Medtech

Chair: To be confirmed

Prof. Oliver Paul, IMTEK (Germany)
Title to be confirmed

Prof. Danilo Demarchi, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Bio-Inspired Smart Systems for Robotics and Biomedical Engineering: humanoid robots and robotized humans.

Prof. Pavel Levkin, Biofunctional Materials Systems, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Germany)
Designing new functional materials through the combination of orthogonal properties

Dr. Pietro Bernasconi, R&D Engineer, FEMTOprint SA (Switzerland)
Working title: 3D Micro-Printing: A new Era for Med-Tech Applications

15:00 - 15:30Coffee & Exhibition Visit
15:30 - 17:00 SENSORS

Chair: Sebastian Gautsch, EPFL

Benedetto Vigna, President, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, ST Microelectronics (Switzerland/Italy)
What is the real driving force behind Internet of Things?

Markus Graf, Director R&D, Sensirion (Switzerland)
Smart Environmental Sensor Systems for a Digital and Sustainable World

Frederic loizeau, CSEM (Switzerland)
Plastic antibodies – how to minic one of nature’s best chemical sensors?

Andre Kretschmann, BOSCH Sensortek (Germany)
Quantum Technologies – Challenges and Chances from an Industry Perspective

17:00Adjourn for the day

19:00Conference Dinner ~ Meet in hotel lobby at 19:00

19:30Departure of private train to Restaurant du Col de Bretaye
20:00 Aperitif at Restaurant
20:30Swiss Traditional Meal
Micronarc draw for Prizes (including Tissot T-Touch watch)
23:00 (approximately)Departure of Train for Villars, arrival at hotel at approximately 23:30.
Tuesday 11 February 2020
09:00 - 09:45Invited Keynote on the Future of Micro-manufacturing II

Chair: Danick Bionda, Micronarc

Prof. Dr. Manfred Kohl, Institute of Microstructure Technology, KIT (Germany)

Shape memory microactuators: The route from material science to smart device applications

09:45 - 10:30Coffee & Exhibition Visit
10:30 - 12:15Novel Manufacturing

Chair: Prof. Volker Saile, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Prof. Jasmin Aghassi-Hagmann, KIT (Germany)
Title to be confirmed

Alain Reiser, Laboratory for Nanometallurgy, Department of Materials, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Additive micro-manufacturing of metals and its materials challenges – microstructure, properties and novel multi-material electrochemical concepts.

Dr.-Ing. Marc Christopher Wurz, Institute of Micro Production Technology, Hannover University (Germany)
New production approaches for microsystems using the example of injection-molded wafers and flexible substrates

4th Speaker to be confirmed

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

Chair: Prof. Volker Saile, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Erol Harvey, Head Strategy and Translation, Bionics Institute (Australia)

Design and micro-manufacturing of human neurobionics for hearing, vision, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, diabetes and more.

14:45 - 15:00Final Remarks
15:00Conference adjourns
Farewell reception in hotel lobby