Partnering Event Aachen 2017

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Successful Partnering Event in Aachen 2017

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10:00 Welcome and opening remarks

Dr. Florian Degen (Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT)

10:15 Programme presentations

CORNET - Viktoria Cvetkovic (AiF e.V.)

IraSME - Christian Fichtner (AiF Projekt GmbH)

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) - Benno Weißner & Sergej Paveliev (ZENIT GmbH)

11:15 CORNET Success Story “At the heart of a project"

2SlaC  - Two Step Laser Coating for 3D Surfaces and Large Areas

Ms Maischner, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Aachen

11:40 Part I - Material Science and Information Technology

Themed matchmaking sessions according to technological areas. In parallel: Face-to-Face Meetings according to your personal schedules

Dr. Dirk Drees (Falex Tribology, BE) – Efficient durability testing - a wear institute

Short description: The main need in industry, with regards to friction and wear problems, is the durability question.  How long will this material perform its function ?  So there is a big need for WEAR-DATA.  But this need is not easy to cover: wear tests by their very nature, occupy testing equipment for a long time and also by their nature, require duplicates or multiple tests to perform statistics.  The only efficient approach for this is a multistation approach.  We set up multistation wear generators to develop a 'wear institute' where materials can be compared cost and time efficiently with respect to durability and wear evolution.  We are looking for partners and funding to establish a basic reference data base on materials.

Raman Subrahmanyam (Aerogelex competence center (TuTech GmbH)) – Biopolymer aerogels – High surface area materials for multiple applications

Short description: We provide biopolymer aerogel prototypes (500 m2/g) mainly for food, care and pharma. We also provide aerogel R&D and consultancy services.

Pavan Kumar Manvi (Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen) - Biopolymers in textile industry

Short description: The Team of scientists of biopolymer Group at the Institute is strongly engaged in developing textile products based on bio-based materials. The Focus is kept on the developing new field of applications for newly developing as well as existing biopolymers. The biopolymer industry is facing big challenges due to unidentified potential of biopolymers as well as their processing deficiencies. The biopolymer group has keen interest in the cradle to cradle process development and to position the potential biopolymers in competition to the conventional polymers. The biopolymer group is continuously growing and we are looking for new scientific strength in the group. Other than working at this institute my home institute has also quite a lot experience with cross border projects. The interdisciplinary cooperation, Long term experience in the Research Project execution, experience of cross border Projects and efficient expertise enable the group to accept the new challenges and to take over the new research endeavor in the field of biopolymers.

Konstantin Gorchakov (KRAFTONWEG OY, FIN) – α-β Tantalum and intermetallic Coatings of 50-100 microns by PVD Droplets Method

Short descripton: KRAFTONWEG OY is a Finnish based company focusing on R&D and experimental production. Backed up by years experience in material science and PVD coatings technologies our team has been working hard on novel functional metal coatings and related new deposition technique for more than 4 years.

Tomasz Czarnecki (ECONCORE, BE) – Company Profile

Short description: EconCore provides technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials. The fast, versatile, continuous ThermHex process allows users to produce sandwich materials for various applications including automotive, transportation, building and construction, industrial packaging/graphical displays, furniture and many others at minimal cost, weight and environmental impact.

Dr. Pieter Samyn (Hasselt University, Applied & Analytical Chemistry, Institute for Materials Research, BE) - Analytical Services for innovative Materials Research

Short description: We provide support for elemental analysis, thermal analysis, particle analysis, spectroscopy and rheology for establishing structure-property relationships and trouble-solving in general materials and polymers/textile processing.

Dr. Christian Pelshenke (Forschungsgemeinschaft Werkzeuge und Werkstoffe e.V. (FGW) / Research Association for Tools and Materials, DE) – Organisation Profile

Short description: The FGW is a private, non-commercial institution for applied research in the field of the tool-, cutting- and cutlery industry.

Yves de Blic (Multitel Innvoation Center A.S.B.L., BE) – Organisation Profile

Short description: Synchro Modal IT - SYNCHROnisation in multiMODAL transport thanks to IT-driven hierarchical visibility

13:30 Part II - Biotechnology, Microtechnology and Mechatronics

Themed matchmaking sessions according to technological areas. In parallel: Face-to-Face Meetings according to your personal schedules

Joana Gil, Hamburg University of Technology and BioMP Competence Center (TuTech GmbH) - "Cascade valorization of Biomass by means of High Pressure"

Short description: "We are a group of scientists  with both experience in academia and industry. Biom^p "Bio Mass High Pressure" is the start-up initiative, which has been founded under the TUHH- technology transfer company TuTech Innovation GmbH, and is located in Hamburg, Germany. We provide innovative solutions to industries in different market sectors. The experts of our multidisciplinary R&D team work in process development and optimization, high pressure technologies, compounding by extrusion, extraction of functional ingredients for the food and pharmaceutical industry (Supercritical Fluid Extraction) as well as the performance of economic and environmental feasibility studies. We produce Lignin in semi-industrial scale for biocomposites and we are able to provide you with testing samples for your material science and life science applications. Biom^p aims to stimulate the Biobased Economy and Sustainable Process Implementation by increasing the use of bioactive compounds and addition of biopolymers to materials and products that are currently produced from oil derived sources."

Damian Kasperczyk (Ekoinwentyka sp. z o.o., PL) - Biopurification of air in a Compact Trickle Bed Bioreactor (CTBB)

Short description: Ekoinwnetyka Sp. z o.o. offers innovative Compact Trickle Bed Bioreactor for air biotreatment, which guarantees the required reduction of VOC, and odor  emissions in waste gas.

Dr. Michael Müller (Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V./Test and Research Insitute Pirmasens e.V., DE) – Organisation Profile

Short description: The Test and Research Institute Pirmasens (PFI) is a modern service and research organization devoted primarily to testing, R&D, and certification of consumer products. Originally established to serve the needs of the footwear industry, the PFI has meanwhile established an enviable reputation in many other sectors. PFI assists manufacturers in optimizing their products and processes, whether at the design stage, in development, production, and logistics, or in quality assurance. PFI Biotechnology has been heavily involved in the material and energetic utilization of biomass since 2003. PFI´s engineering laboratory has several pilot biogas fermenters in which various biogas production processes can be simulated under practically relevant conditions. In addition, fermenters are available for biotechnological transformations on a laboratory and on a pilot scale. At PFI tests are conducted on various biomass digestion processes (hydrothermal, enzymatic, chemical) which permit material utilization or improve energy yields.

Kerstin Gläser (Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V., DE) – Organisation Profile

Short description: Hahn-Schickard supports companies with its streamlined portfolio of services and its comprehensive infrastructure in all phases of product innovation: Research, product ideas, feasibility studies, development and validation of samples and prototypes, preparation of serial production, serial production

Dr. Martin Schädel (CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH, De) - MOEMS IR-technologies and components

Short description: Non-profit research & development with over 25 years Competence in Silicon

Melanie Klein (Fraunhofer IPA – Project Group Process Innovation, DE) - Mechatronics for traditional pipe organs – a project proposal (Presentation not published)

Short description:The pipe organ is the largest music instrument and subjected to a constant innovation process since centuries. Usually, the key depressions are transferred via complex mechanical systems over long distances. The proposed project addresses the substitution of the mechanical system with an electromechnical – similar to fly-by-wire systems in aircraft.

14:30 Part III - Industrial and Civil Engineering, Circular Economy and Others

Themed matchmaking sessions according to technological areas. In parallel: Face-to-Face Meetings according to your personal schedules

Christian Schwotzer (RWTH Aachen University, Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering, DE) – Organisation Profile

Short description: Introduction to the Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering

Markus Röder (Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V., DE) – Organisation Profile
(Presentation not published)

Short description: Today, the research and development work conducted at the GWI is concentrated into two departments; the first deals with appliance technology and fuel engineering, while the other focuses on industrial engineering and combustion technology. The accredited testing laboratory is one of the largest and most important in the gas industry in Germany and contact is maintained to large sections of the community of gas experts via the Academy.

Ivana Agnolin (HTW Berlin, DE) - BIM-BOOM-BAM: BIM to support the development of technology and services at construction sites and in Facility Management

Short description: BIM means Building Information Modelling, the semantic 3D-modelling of buildings, unlimited source of information to build and manage: The HTW shows its attainments and looks for partners

Hervé Brequel (Centre Terre et Pierre (CTP), BE) – Organisation Profile

Short description: CTP is leader or a key partner of several projects portfolio, at European level as well as regional level, including direct involvement or support from industries. These collaborative (pre-competitive) and applied research are carried out in response to a need for a sector or federation and cover a wide range of topics, comprising the set-up of mineral processing techniques applied to waste stream in order to recover chemicals, or valuable materials, from laboratory (several kilograms) to pilot scale (several tons).

Carlo Polidori (Veltha, BE) - SCREEN: Synergic CirculaR Economy across European regioNs

Short description: SCREEN is an H2020 project aiming at the definition of a replicable systemic approach towards a transition to Circular Economy in EU regions within the context of the Smart Specialization Strategy 

Mikhail Treyvish (UCA OmniGrade, RUS) - OmniGrade: universal crowdsourcing platform for    solving the most complicated business and technological issues

Short description:International crowdsourcing platform that for companies, organizations and projects with ambitious noble goals is a tool allowing to form an international group of supporters, inspired by their vision and ready to help them on an ongoing basis

15:15 Final remarks and closing words by CORNET and IraSME team

Contact info

+49 (0)30 48163 493

AiF Projekt GmbH
Tschaikowskistraße 49
13156 Berlin - Germany

Information on our partner network CORNET: If you are an association and your SME members have a common R&D question that needs to be solved by research-centres or universities? You may benefit from the transnational funding opportunities the CORNET network can offer, as it links national and regional funding programmes for collective research to promote cooperation between SME associations and research organisations across Europe: www.cornet.online