Virtual Saxon-Baltic Matchmaking Event

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR AUTOMATION AND DIGITALIZATION

The Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS) invites industry experts, decision makers, and managers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and Saxony to come together in a free virtual matchmaking event, funded by Saxony's State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport.

      

April 12 – 14, 2021

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AGENDA

  • April 8, 2021, starting 1.30 p.m. (CET)
    Onboarding workshop - open to all participants
    Please join the ZOOM conference and get an inside of the project.

    

Workshops + Pitches + Matchmaking (3 days x 3 hours)

  • April 12, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CET, Focus: Industry 4.0
    • Potential analysis, including best practices
    • Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance
    • Edge devices (sensor technology)
  • April 13, Focus: Software
    • AI
    • Data analysis and machine learning
    • Digital twin of machine tools, e. g. forming machine tools
  • April 14, Focus: Connectivity
    • Human-robot interaction
    • Real-time visualization

Please note: This schedule is preliminary and subject to amendments and / or alterations.

Your Benefits

Saxony and the Baltic States share a common interest in developing technologies for efficient manufacturing processes. Many creative ideas exist for automation and digitalization solutions. Foreign trade between both regions is continuously growing. That's why this is the right time to team up and learn more about each other’s competencies and experiences.

The event will be open primarily for European industry experts, decision makers, and managers of companies as well as for institutions active in IoT, ICT and / or automated manufacturing. Participants should possess the requisite technical knowledge and experience to ensure a professional atmosphere for an open and focused discussion.

  • Exchange ideas on innovative digital solutions
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies
  • Get unique insights into companies from Saxony, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania 
  • Gain direct access to expertise and innovative potential
  • Present your company and learn more about best-practices
  • Identify potential fields of cooperation during moderated and individualized meetings
  • Be part of a singular matchmaking event and find the right partners for your projects

    

COSTS AND OTHER REGULATIONS

The event language will be English.

Main Organizer: Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS)

Co-Organizers: Smart Systems Hub GmbH, Silicon Saxony Registered Association, German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce

Because the event is funded by Saxony's State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport, participation is free of charge. But the entire registration form must be completed on the event platform.

Costs that need to be financed by the participants:

  • Travel expenses, if applicable
  • Hardware and software in order to participate
  • Internet services
  • Preparing your own company presentation

Costs that are covered:

  • Project management and matchmaking
  • Hosting of workshops
  • Speaking fees of experts
  • License costs for event management, video chat and design thinking tools

     

YOUR REGISTRATION

Please note that during the Virtual Saxon-Baltic Matchmaking Event, the following software tools will be used:

  • The professional event & community management platform TALQUE (a service of the Real Life Interaction GmbH, Berlin) and
  • The video chat & conference software MICROSOFT TEAMS

When registering for the event, you will be asked to accept the General Conditions of Participation for Events issued by the Saxony Economic Development Corporation.

    

Your Registration

ABOUT The Business location Saxony

Vibrant industrial branches form the backbone of the business venue Saxony. Its top selling branches include the automobile industry, machine and plant construction as well as the microelectronics / ICT sector. “Silicon Saxony” is Europe’s largest microelectronics / ICT cluster and plays a leading role in shaping the IT future. The researchers in the globally unique “Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfAED),” who pursue diverse interdisciplinary tactical approaches in developing materials, systems, and components for innovative IT “beyond CMOS,” see themselves literally as “pathfinders.”

In Saxony, about 2,400 companies with a total of 64,000 employees are active along all steps of the ICT value creation chain: They develop, manufacture, and promote integrated circuits, or serve as materials and equipment suppliers to the chip industry, produce and distribute electronic products and systems based on integrated circuits, or develop and promote software.

    

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ABOUT ESTONIA, LATVIA, AND LITHUANIA

Estonia's lead in IT, especially in the area of e-government, has proven to be particularly advantageous during the pandemic, according to Florian Schröder, Managing Director of the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce. “Hardly any other country is as digital as Estonia.” According to the expert, with "e-Estonia" a functioning digital infrastructure ranging from e-school to e-signature is already available, making the transition to working from home as seamless as possible.

A modern ICT infrastructure is also the foundation for the dynamic development of this sector in the southern neighboring country of Latvia. Latvia has a superb broadband coverage with fast and ultrahigh capacity networks, and it has already allocated a radio spectrum for 5G. In addition to support services, the focus of the IT industry is on software development, cloud solutions, AI, automation and robotics as well as cybersecurity.

Lithuania is an important location for manufacturing companies of various industries and is characterized by a particularly high level of integration of digital technology. The southernmost Baltic state has four digital innovation hubs specializing in advanced manufacturing, laser technology, robotics, photonics, e-business models, and IT solutions. Thanks to the Lithuanian Central Bank's blockchain sandbox, a dynamic fintech ecosystem is currently developing.

(Sources: GTAI, European Commission)

    

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