13-15 June
Graz - 2012


COWIN Marketplace Evening Party at EURIPIDES 2012 Forum in Graz

In the framework of the EURIPIDES Annual Forum, on 13 - 14 June in Graz (Austria), COWIN organizes a Marketplace, an open space for networking, identifying new business and technological opportunities, finding best partners for EU projects and getting support from COWIN partners.





09:30 - Opening Remarks
Christian Buchmann, State of Styria - Austria
Thomas Krautzer, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) - Austria
Andreas Gerstenmayer, Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG (AT&S) - Austria
Heinz Moitzi, Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG (AT&S) - Austria

Welcome by the EURIPIDES Chairman
Jean-Luc Maté, Continental - France

SESSION 1 >> RFID - flexible substrates, ultra thin semiconductors, printed electronics. 

Chairperson: Wolfgang Pribyl, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH - Austria

10:05 - Keynote : Flexible Integrated Smart Systems - Trends and Challenges
Marc Koetse,  Holst Centre (TNO) - The Netherlands
| Coffee Break from 10:40 to 11:00 |


11:00 - Printed Electronics - Quo Vadis?
Emil List, NanoTecCenter Weiz / Graz University of Technology - Austria
11:20 - Innovative Wafer and Interconnect Technologies - Enabling High Volume Low Cost RFID Solutions
Christian Zenz, NXP Semiconductors Austria GmbH - Austria
11:40 - Smart Label – High Volume Production Aspects and Product Outlook
Franz Kriebel, Smartrac Technology Dresden GmbH - Germany
12:00 - Universal Local Storage Technology and Potential Applications
Michel Durr, CEA-Leti - France
| Lunch from 12:30 to 13:30 |


13:30 - EoIs' SESSION >> Expressions of Interest

Proposal ideas and consortia preparation for EURIPIDES Call 14.
If you are interested in presenting an EoI, please contact the EURIPIDES Office or download the templates HERE


| Coffee Break from 15:00 to 15:20 |
15:20 - Embeddded RFID Reader - Making PCBs Communicate
Giuliano Manzi, austriamicrosystems AG - Austria
15:40 - INTERFLEX: An Energy Autonomous and Wireless System-in-Foil for Air Quality Monitoring
Matthias Mahlich, Robert Bosch GmbH - Germany
16:00 - Integrated Nanosensors for Health and Environmental Monitoring
Hubert Brückl, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH - Austria
16:15 - Flexible and Disposable Electronics Technology and Opportunities
Luigi Occhipinti, STMicroelectronics - Italy

16:40 - POSTER SESSION >> Presentation of EURIPIDES Projects

On top, four projects will be exhibited: MIDIMU/HD-MINIMEMS-MEGA-SINETRA


17:30 - RECEPTION by the Governor of the State of Styria, Franz Voves


19:15  Transfer from the”Burgring” (center of Graz) to Burg Rabenstein


20:00 - SOCIAL Event >> Gala Dinner



SESSION 2 >> Medical Technology – Biocompatible Material and Packaging, Smart Sensors, etc.

Chairperson: Robert Gfrerer, human.technology.styria GmbH - Austria


08:35 - Keynote : Smart Sensors in Medical Devices
Hans-Otto Maier, B.Braun-Austria GmbH - Austria
09:10 - Trends in Medical Sensors
Gerald Urban, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Germany
09:30 - From Bioresorbable Material to Sensor Applications in Medical Technology
Annelie-Martina Weinberg, Mathias-Spital Rheine – Germany / TU Graz - Austria
09:50 - Building Smaller, More Reliable Medical Electronic Devices through 3D Integration
Charlotte Jennequin, IPDiA - France
| Coffee Break from 10:10 to 10:30 |
10:30 - Medical Engineering: between Innovation and Legislation
Thomas Pieber, Medical University of Graz / JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH - Austria
10:50 - Trends in Medical Applications of Smart Gas Sensors
Maximilian Fleischer, Siemens AG / Corporate Technology - Germany
11:10 - Overview on Medical Technology
Christian Val,  3DPlus - France
| Lunch from 11:30 to 12:30 |

SESSION 3 >> Smart Power Technologies/Applications
High Temperature Interconnect, Energy Harvesting using Semiconductors, High Temperature Substrates, High Current Components, Inverter Modules, E-car.

Chairperson: Raimund Ellinger, AVL List GmbH - Austria


12:35 - Keynote : Power electronics in highly integrated powertrains for electrical vehicles with polyphase motors
Reiner John, Infineon Technologies AG - Germany
13:10 - Automotive battery technologies and simulation approaches for Lithiumion batteries
Daniel Watzenig, Virtual Vehicle Competence Center (ViF) / Graz University of Technology - Austria
13:30 - A new ceramic capacitor technology for power electronics
Günter Engel, EPCOS OHG (TDK-EPC Corporation) - Austria
13:50 - Evolution of international regulations and  societal demand on Power  Devices  and Packaging Technologies
Emanuele Scrofani, STMicroelectronics - Italy
| Coffee Break from 14:10 to 14:30 |

14:30 - Energy Harvesting – Why Environment and Reliability are Essential for System Dimensioning?
Andreas Middendorf, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft / IZM - Germany

14:50 - Market trends in MEMS
Jean-Christophe Eloy, Yole Développement - France
15:10 - A new solution for high power embedding
Mark Beesley, Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG - Austria

15:30 - A Short Cruise in the Research Landscape of Styria
Roswitha Wiedenhofer, FH Joanneum - Austria

15:50 - EPoSS Roadmaps and Strategy for 2020
Thomas Köhler, VDI/VDE Innovation+Technik GmbH - Germany



Jean-Luc Maté, EURIPIDES Chairman




Please make your decision for one of the following companies & specify your choice on the Registration Form.

08.30 – 12.00

austriamicrosystems AG (ams)


Austriamicrosystems AG
austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs, combining almost 30 years of analog design know-how with state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities and production partnerships. Operating worldwide with more than 1,200 employees, austriamicrosystems focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces and mobile infotainment in its markets Consumer & Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive. Through the acquisition of TAOS, a world leader in advanced light sensors, austriamicrosystems has expanded its innovative sensor offering for growth markets such as mobile devices.
For more information, please visit www.austriamicrosystems.com

“A leap ahead – discover austriamicrosystems”
Welcome at austriamicrosystems. After the Check in and Welcome at austriamicrosystems in Unterpremstätten, you will be introduced in the wide range of products and company services. After a guided FAB tour you will visit our showroom with amazing exhibits. We are looking forward to see you!


Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG (AT&S)


AT&S - The High Technology Experience
Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft (AT&S) is European market leader and one of the world’s strongest-performing printed circuit board manufacturers. AT&S is especially well positioned worldwide in the high-tech market segment for HDI microvia printed circuit boards, which are chiefly used in mobile devices. The Group is also highly successful in the automotive printed circuit board market, and in the industrial and medical technology sectors. As an international growth enterprise AT&S has a global presence, with three production facilities in Austria (Leoben, Fehring, Klagenfurt) and one each in India (Nanjangud), China (Shanghai) and Korea (Ansan, near Seoul).

 “Take a look behind the scenes of our high tech world – you will be amazed”, CEO Andreas Gerstenmayer. Since 5 October 2011 every visitor of our plant in Leoben-Hinterberg has the opportunity to experience AT&S from a new perspective. The interactive guided tour through our plant provides interesting insights of the world of high technology printed circuit boards.
 Our visitors are equipped with Tablet PCs and therefore innovative presentation media – like videos, images and augmented reality – are being used for our guided tour.

More information

NXP Semiconductors Austria GmbH (NXP)


NXP Semiconductors Austria GmbH
NXP Semiconductors, a global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product semiconductor solutions for a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.

In Gratkorn/ Austria NXP runs the global competence center for contactless identification (“RFID”), with more than 350 employees focusing on design, marketing and technical customer support of secure identification solutions. In the guided tour through the “NXP RFID Application and System Center” you will be able to experience contactless identification technologies in real life applications like e.g. fashion or logistics. Be invited to 60 minutes “Contactless Identification – Live at a Glance”.

Medical University of Graz (MedUni)


Medical University of Graz
The University comprises 16 Institutes, 23 Clinical Departments and a Center for Medical Research with specialized core facilities. The University’s research activities cover a broad spectrum in clinical and pre-clinical fields; approx. 4500 students are enrolled in its study programmes. Research foci include cancer and cardiovascular research, neurosciences, molecular bases of lipid-associated diseases and sustainable health research.
For more information, please visit www.medunigraz.at
Research Information System: http://research.medunigraz.at


Local Organizer:

Birgit Kössler
JOANNEUM RESEARCH / Leonhardstraße 59, A-8010 Graz
Tel +43 316 876 1256
Fax +43 316 8769 1256


Molly Boissier
17, rue de l‘Amiral Hamelin / F-75783 Paris cedex 16
Tel +33 (0)1 45 05 70 49
Fax +33 (0)1 45 05 70 19





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