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Innovative Manufacturing Networking Conference 2013

Thank you for a successful Innovative Manufacturing Networking Conference!

The high-profile one-day conference in Dübendorf at the EMPA Academy, on September 25, gathered 115 participants from over 83 Swiss & Swedish organizations.

  • 149 scheduled one-to-one meetings took place during the afternoon of the conference!
  • 37 SMEs & start-ups
  • 11 MNEs such as Scania, Volvo Cars, Sandvik, Saab, Hexagon, RUAG, ABB, Alstom, Franke Industries & Sulzer Metco
  • 19 academia & research institute organizations such as ETHZ, SUPSI, EMPA Chalmers & KTH


To view all participants click here.
You can now download presentations. In the conference agenda you will find the download links.


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SERI - State Secretary Dell'Ambrogio Swedish Embassy - Ambassador Thresson

Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, State Secretary Swiss State
Secretariat for Eductation, Research and Innovation

Per Thöresson,
H.E. Ambassador of Sweden                                   



Swissmem - Hess SERI - EUREKA - John-Grant

Hans Hess,
President Swiss MEM                                      

Colette John-Grant, Swiss State Secretariat for
Education, Research and Innovation



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The day gathered 115 Swiss and Swedish participants         

Networking during a coffee break                                        


MNE - Alstom Switzerland AG SME - Nanograde

Rainer Ludorf, VP Industrial Policy & Technology,
Alstom Switzerland AG

Samuel Halim, CEO,
Nanograde AG                                                   



 MNE - Scania SME - Opiflex

Dr. Sven Hjelm, Research and external contacts, 
Global industrial Engineering, Scania CV                       

Johan Frisk, CEO,
Opiflex Automation AB                                                 



Business Sweden - Nilzn Academia - KTH MNE - SAAB SME - Bruhnspace

Hampus Nilzén,
Business Sweden



Prof. Dr. Bengt Lindberg,
Dean Industrial Engineering
and Management, Royal
Institute of Technology, KTH


Dr. Bengt Savén, Director
Business Development,
SAAB Aeronautics    



Fredrik Bruhn, CEO,