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Technology Management Seminars

On request, we also offer all specialist and methodological seminars as in-house training courses individually tailored to your company. Please contact us so that we can implement a tailor-made solution for you.


Conference / 11.6.2024

BioM 2024

The BioM Conference has developed into the world’s leading forum to discuss progress and future directions and promote scientific exchange on biodesign, biofabrication and biomechatronics.  

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International Conference / June 19–20, 2024

Aachen Polymer Optics Days

Trends and innovations in optical plastics manufacturing

Events and seminars

  • Penck Hotel Dresden / June 11, 2024 - June 13, 2024

    BioM 2024 – 6th CIRP Conference on BioManufacturing

    Initiated by CIRP in 2013 the BioM Conference has developed into the world’s leading forum to discuss progress and future directions, set milestones and promote scientific exchange on biodesign, biofabrication and biomechatronics. The BioM Conference 2024 is headed “Future Production. Driven by Nature”. Experts from academia as well as industry will meet to discuss novel solutions, latest research findings and visionary ideas addressing biologically inspired processes and products in manufacturing, biological transformation and biointelligence. Furthermore, artificial intelligence and digital methods that will promote the transfer of biological principles into technosphere will be topics of the conference.

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  • Online / June 12, 2024, 11:00 - 12:00 am CET

    Architectures of a networked, adaptive production

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    Unexpected downtimes are a massive obstacle to productivity in industry. Networked, adaptive production includes state-of-the-art functions such as predictive maintenance and condition monitoring. As a result, downtime can be largely avoided and companies do not have to spend millions of euros. To meet individual requirements, choosing the right architecture is crucial. This online seminar provides an overview of networked, adaptive production and its possible architectures.

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  • Das Liebig / June 19, 2024 - June 20, 2024

    Aachen Polymer Optics Days 2024

    The Aachen Polymer Optics Days 2024 offer an excellent networking platform for participants from industry and research interested in a lively exchange on the manufacturing possibilities and application potentials of optical plastic products.

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  • Online / June 26, 2024, 11:00 - 11:55 am CET

    Communication for future industry

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    Communication technologies face the challenge of combining industrial requirements such as real-time capability and large amounts of data with energy efficiency and sustainability. Take part in this online seminar and learn about the limits and possibilities of communication in Industry 4.0.

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  • Online / July 04, 2024, 10:00 - 11:00 am CET

    Embedded systems for wireless IoT sensors

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    Embedded systems are the backbone of the Internet of Things (IoT). They perform sensing, data processing, connectivity and control functions and enable the seamless integration of IoT devices into various applications. To develop an IoT sensor platform, the choice of the embedded platform is crucial. Get to know the different possibilities of embedded systems.

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  • Online / August 06, 2024, 10:00 - 11:15 am CET

    Integration of the edge cloud into the field level

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    In this online seminar, you will receive an introduction to the industrial use of cloud systems at the lowest level of the automation pyramid - the field level. Methods and concepts as well as current research results on the seamless integration of the cloud into production processes with a focus on real-time capable applications will be presented.

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  • Online / September 10, 2024, 11:00 - 12:00 am CET

    Introduction to virtualization & containerization for industrial production

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    The use of edge and cloud devices in production continues to increase, particularly for monitoring machines and processes and for subsequent production optimization. In order to be able to use these systems as flexibly and efficiently as possible, the concept of virtualization has become established in information technology. Take part in the online seminar and gain insights into various approaches to virtualization: virtual machines, Kubernetes, containers and Kata containers. You will learn about specific use cases in industrial production and the respective architectures.

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