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VlbgWebDev - Machine Learning @ Dornbirn

Meetup: VlbgWebDev - Machine Learning @ Dornbirn

When: 14. Nov 2017, 19:15 h
Where: Crate.IO (Hintere Achmühlerstraße 1 · Dornbirn/Austria)

Dornbirn, Austria
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Intermediate Conference 2: How to Become a Factory of the Future?

We are glad to announce and invite you for the second BIFOCAlps intermedia conference in Munich, 15th of November 2017 (15:00 - 17:00 h + networking (open end)). The overall topic of this intermediate conference is "How to Become a Factory of the Future" and adresses questions as "How can a company best deal with the constant development of new technologies and which difficulties do companies have to face in the process?", "Which technologies are promising and sustainable and which one are not?"


15:00 – Welcome – Cluster Mechatronik and Automation
15:05 – The BIFOCAlps Project – Massimiliano Bertetti, Polo Tecnologico Pordenone (LP)
15:15 – The Alpine Space Innovation System – survey results and mapping – Marco Sacco,
15:25 – Bavarian activities to foster and transfer FoF technologies into companies – Daniel Gottschald, Technische Universität München
15:35 – Baden-Württemberg activities to foster and transfer FoF technologies into companies – Ralf Kölle,

15:45 – Roundtable Discussion
Presenter: Rudolf Mietzner, bwcon GmbH
Participants: Horst Maywald (Elabo), Ralf Kölle (, Klaus Funk (Plattform Digitale Produktion Bayern), Ralf Ziegler (KUKA), Krzysztof Kamiński (ALNEA Sp.z o.o).
- How can companies implement FoF technologies?
- What are the benefits/values of the implemented FoF technology for the company itself as well as its stakeholders?
- What are success factors to implement a FoF technology and change the business model?
- What kind of support do they need form policy makers?
16:15 – Pitching Who are the companies at the stand?
- Where are they from?
- What is their product/technology?
- What is their FoF strategy?
16:45 – Networking and discussion
17:00 – Bavarian Stand Party

The intermediate conference will be in conjunction with the trade fair "Productonica" at the Messe München GmbH (Messegelände,81823 München; outward journey: The conference will take place at the booth of Cluster Mechatronik & Automation (hall A2, booth 540).

Munich, Germany
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Blickpunkt Wirtschaft 020 – Digitale Transformation

Blickpunkt Wirtschaft 020 – Digitale Transformation

Speech of Mr. Michael Breidenbrücker (Speedinvest) about DIGITAL INNOVATION incl. virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and many more and how these technologies have impacts and change our cohabitation. Don't miss this opportunity and get a prospect into our future incl. the identification of relevant technologies and its assessment.

Fachhochschule Vorarlberg, Room W2 06
Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences
Hochschulstraße 1, AT-6850 Dornbirn

When: 22nd Nov 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Registration: please register >>>

Dornbirn, Austria
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Industry Workshop: How to improve policy tools and methods in order to sustain companies towards the Factory of the Future (FoF)?

We are glad to announce and invite you for the third BIFOCAlps workshop, held in St. Etienne (France).


Key Dates

November 28th, 2017

16:00 p.m. – 20:00 p.m.

Saint-Etienne, France



Aim of the Workshop

The goal of the Workshop is to discuss challenges and best practices for gaining better knowledge on successful and sustainable implementation of practices towards the FoF paradigm and creating synergies among actors along manufacturing value chain.


The workshop will focus on:

  1. Feasibility of good and best practices for the FoF
  2. Ways to stimulate their spread, innovativeness and transfer in different contexts
  3. Cross-fertilization of competences and experiences
  4. Sharing actions at national and European level and role for actors along manufacturing value chain and virtuous growth of the sector


Workshop format:

4:00 p.m.        Welcome and introduction, BiFocAlps highlights

4:15 p.m.        Presentation of FoF keypoints, Key Enabling Technologies (KET) and domains

4:30 p.m.        Interviews restitution: synthesis and outcomes; Companies transformation and trajectories for the FoF

5:00 p.m.        Discussion with the audience: feasibility of good and best practices for the FoF

5:30 p.m.        Panel discussion: ways to stimulate the spread, innovativeness and transfer of good and best practices for the FoF in different contexts

6:30 p.m.        Questions from the audience – Conclusion

7:00 p.m.        Networking Cocktail

8:00 p.m.         End of the session


Please notice that the workshop will be in French. Upon request, translation will be provided in English.

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