Innovative Smart Factory Networking Conference 2015

Meet Switzerland and Sweden's most innovative smart factory companies and top researchers - Get funding for your R&D projects?

WHAT: Are you interested in joining the most R&D intensive Swiss and Swedish Smart Factory companies and top researchers in their next R&D project? Are you interested in finding project funding for your next market oriented R&D project?

  • The high profile Innovative Smart Factory Networking Conference (ISFC) will match the most R&D intensive Swiss and Swedish MNEs, SMEs and academia with the main aim to launch more common market oriented R&D projects.
  • Prioritized thematic areas are
    1. Digital & Real Factories
      a) Modelling, simulation & visualization of manufacturing processes (engineering, operations, maintenance) b) Modelling, simulation & visualization of manufacturing factories (Production flow, information flow, people, business models) c) Knowledge systems supporting decision making
    2.  Transparent Communication
      a) Operator Devices, Sensors, Tags and Codes, 5G, ERP b) Vertical Integration of Business Systems with Shop Floor Systems c) Horizontal Integration of Supply Chains  
    3. Agile Energy System (Smart Grids, Energy etc.) 
    4. People in Manufacturing
      a) ICT Support in New Organizational Models b) ICT for Skill Development & Decision Support
    5. Solutions for Flexible Distributed Production 
      a) Autonomous Automation that can adapt to products and people b) Automation, Flexible Monitoring 
  • Innovative companies and researchers can apply for project funding from the EUREKA and Eurostars programs and the 5th Call for Swiss-Swedish R&D Project Outlines. 

In November 2014 a similar high profile networking conference was successfully organized on the topic of Innovative Smart Materials, with 97 participants and 150 onsite one-to-one meetings. The same year another high profile networking conference was successfully organized on the topic Innovative Smart Systems with 96 participants and 164 onsite one-to-one meetings in April 2014. In September 2013 a networking conference was organized on the topic of Innovative Manufacturing. Then some 115 participants held 149 onsite one-to-one meetings. The first SWII networking conference in February 2013 conference focused on Innovative Software, and saw 90 participants holding 135 onsite one-to-one meetings. In December 2013 11 bilateral Swiss-Swedish projects started with EUREKA and Eurostars funding, representing a 1000% increase over previous calls. 

WHEN: September 23, 2015

WHERE: ABB Corporate Research Center, Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland

FOR WHOM: Multinational Enterprises (MNEs), Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), Higher Education and Research Institutes

  • During one day, under one roof, ISFC presents you the opportunity to get matched with the most R&D intensive industrial and academic players from Switzerland and Sweden
  • Learn more about the available project funding for market oriented Swiss-Swedish R&D projects within the field of innovative smart factory
  • More information about the available funding opportunities, under Open Call.
  • Swedish SME participants may apply for travel grants. For more information, see this link. For questions about travel grant please contact VINNOVA, Elisabeth Nielsen, +46 8 473 31 07,

REGISTRATION ONLINE, follow this link.


Ms. Maja Zoric
Project Manager, Business Sweden in Switzerland
Splügenstrasse 12, CH-8002 Zurich
Direct phone: +43 1 402 35 15 23 
Cell: +43 664 235 15 23 


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Contact person:
Ms. Ulrika Hallström, Consultant,
Business Sweden Switzerland

Direct phone: +43 699 123 515 30