Silicon Saxony Day 2017
"LOOKING BEYOND HORIZONS"
On 19 and 20 June 2017, more than 400 decision makers, skilled workers and industry insiders from economy, industry, science, research and politics networked at the DGUV Congress in Dresden. A number of keynotes by renowned speakers and enterprises such as IBM as well as Kuka and Yole took a closer look at the "Hot Topics" of the microelectronics and ICT sector. Six expert sessions informed about a range of topics such as Connected Wearables, Smart Health and the Internet of Things up to the current Automotive Megatrends as well as Drones Technology. For the primary time, the upcoming Saxony Smart System Hubs in Dresden and Leipzig were put into focus here. Within the scope of a science pitch, the intriguing Saxon science and research landscape represented a core issue. Moreover, an exhibition showed the latest innovations “Made in Saxony”. Also, B2B meetings and a speed dating with gifted students and graduates from numerous German universities linked theory and practice. Something that had become more than apparent was: Saxony does have the power and know-how to trigger action, design and excite the world of tomorrow.
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Three minutes to impress
The 12th Silicon Saxony Day offered a range of new formats. One of them was the Silicon Saxony Day Science Pitch. Talented scientists presented their innovations and technologies in three minutes to a proficient audience. Under the moderation of our scientific board member Prof. Dr. Stefan E. Schulz (Fraunhofer ENAS) 21 science pitch speakers showed us new trends in ICT, microelectronics, life science, energy systems and smart materials.
Science Pitch Impressions
Field Trip - Industrial Internet of Things Test Bed
The Industrial Internet of Things Test Bed was designed as a state of the art smart factory to research and test drive leading edge IoT technologies in a manufacturing environment. The ramp up of the test bed is supported by various members and the IoT focus team of the Silicon Saxony e.V. The test bed at the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden covers a broad range of technologies to track shop floor assets, collect environmental information, build cyber physical systems, control machine states etc. It includes an automated production line, manual work places and a set of automation cells. The field trip gave an introduction to the setup and capabilities of the test bed. Various use cases for data collection, quality assurance, worker guidance and material tracking were demonstrated. This includes real time location services using different technologies to track and trace workers and materials in the shop floor, RFID based material tracking, data collection via IoT sensors, a pick by light with integrated marker less worker tracking, LiFi technologies to interlink machines and a cloud based visual inspection module.
Field Trip Impressions
Silicon Saxony Day Club Night
On Monday, June 19, 2017, we celebrated the first Silicon Saxony Day Club Night in one of Dresden's finest clubs MY HOUSE.
After a day full of presentations, key notes and serious talks we relaxed and got together for a drink or two.