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IraSME Partnering Event – Aachen

Aachen, 26th November 2018

The third IraSME Partnering Event in 2018 was again organised with our partner network CORNET and in cooperation with the EEN network supported by ZENIT e.V.. It took place in Aachen at the WZL Institute on campus of RWTH Aachen, as our new network partner GCCIR from Alberta has a strong focus here.

More than a 100 participants attended the event and filled the rooms at EICe forum with more than 15 elevator pitch presentations and discussions about science and technology in the Face-to-Face meeting area. New contacts were initiated and joint project ideas could be developed.

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Programme Partnering Event

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  • 09:30 – 10:00 Registration of Participants
  • 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Opening

    by Benjamin Döbbeler, Chief Engineer Department Cutting Technology, Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) RWTH Aachen University

  • 10:10 – 11:00 Program Presentation

– IraSME Network – Felix Richter (AiF Projekt GmbH)

– CORNET Network – Viktoria Cvetkovic (AiF e.V.)

– Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) – Sergej Paveliev

– ZENIT GmbH – Benno Weissner

– NRW Bank – Verena Würsig


  • 11:00 – 11:15 CORNET Session – At the heart of a project
    RCCI in Heavy Duty engines A first hand report from a CORNET cooperation between Germany and the Netherlands
    Marco Günther Chief Engineer, Institute for Combustion Engines RWTH Aachen University
  • 11:15 – 11:25 Presentation of the IraSME Member Alberta (GCCIR)Short introduction of the new IraSME Member German Canadian Center for Research and Innovation (GCCIR) for Alberta, Canada by Katelyn Petersen and Jonas Kuhn


– 48 Hour Discovery (
– Applied Quantum Materials Inc. (
– Baseband Technologies Inc. (
– Boreal Laser Inc. (
– H3alth Technologies Inc. (
– Innovative Trauma Care (
– MRF Geosystems (
– MWDPlanet and Lumen Corp (
– Quantum Silicon (
– Rational Robotics (
– SPLICE Software Inc. (
– Tesera Systems (
– VisGrid Inc. (
– ZeroKey Inc. (


  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
  • 13:30 – 14:15 Elevator Pitch Session I – Organisations looking for projects

Kerstin Gläser, Head of Printing Technology, Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft
Hahn-Schickard – Visions to Products
Organisation Profile: Micro Technology for New Technologies and Reliable Products

Sabine Jaehmlich, Industry Relations Manager, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Basic Research plus Innovation & Technology Transfer – Driving innovation for industry
Organisation profile: DESY is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres.

Wienke Reynolds, Founder and CTO, LignoPure
Innovative products based on a lignin with natural and unique properties
Organisation profile: LignoPure helps companies from the life sciences to launch sustainable and innovative products based on a lignin with natural and unique properties.

Lorna Morris, Computational Biologist, LifeGlimmer GmbH
Data for Life
Organisation Profile: LifeGlimmer is an international Berlin-based company with a mission to provide solutions for the full research pipeline aimed at resolving complex biological problems, covering ‘omics’ analysis, data integration, downstream statistical analysis and visualisation in mammalian and microbial systems.

Vanessa Frettlöh, Research assistant coating technology, non-profit KIMW Research GmbH
KIMW-F is supporting research and development within the domain of plastic technologies
Organisation Profile: The main objectives of the KIMW-F are: Realization of precompetitive R&D projects, Scientific contact centre for SMEs, Development of future and demand oriented technologies, Technology scouting, Education and training of scientific-technical employees, in particular for SME enterprises

  • 14:15 – 14:45 Coffee break | Open discussion round


  • 14:45 – 15:30 Elevator Pitch Session II – Project Ideas looking for Partners


Guy Baret, R&D manager, LUXOL Photovoltaics SN
Edilians Project
Low-carbon Technologies for Heating and Cooling in Buildings

Bruno Vanslambrouck, Lecturer Research group on Thermal Energy in Industry (TEI), Dept of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics (FloHeaCom) Ghent University

Disconnection of electricity and heat generation on CHPs by thermal storage to create and valorise flexibility
Make your Combined Heat and Powerplant more flexible by adding thermal energy storage

Francis Yue, CEO, Baseband Technologies Inc.
Blockchain GPS
Combining Baseband’s groundbraking ultra quick and ultra low energy GPS technology with Blockchain to make the data secure.

  • 15:30 – 16:00 Final remarks

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