Annual Review Meeting 2019
29 January 2020, EPFL, Neuchâtel
Advanced Manufacturing is one of the Strategic Focus Areas (SFA) in the strategic planning of the ETH Board. The SFA Advanced Manufacturing aims to enable fundamental research in engineering science in areas where missing knowledge or technical problems are hindering Swiss companies to use advanced manufacturing technologies.
Goal of the Meeting
At the Annual Review Meeting 2019, the Steering Committee of the Strategic Focus Area Advanced Manufacturing (SFA-AM) reviewed the progress and results of the research projects as well as the measures taken by the participating institutions of the ETH Domain to build up capacity and to establish new technology platforms in the field of advanced manufacturing.
In addition, the event gave the scientific and technical community in advanced manufacturing insight into the projects and activities funded by the SFA-AM. Interested representatives from academia and industry were invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the research activities of the SFA-AM and to foster the exchange and collaboration inside the advanced manufacturing community.
Impressions from the event
More than 100 participants from academia and industry attended the annual review meeting 2019. In addition to the presentations of research projects and technology platforms, the participants had the opportunity to discuss with the project teams and to see, touch and test the demonstrators and prototypes that have been generated by the project teams so far. By bringing together research and industry experts from different disciplines and fields, the event contributed to build a strong and well connected scientific and technical community in advanced manufacturing.
The programme of the Annual Review Meeting 2019 was divided into four blocks.
In the first three blocks, related to the five Technical Focus Areas (TFA) of the SFA-AM, the leaders of the research projects presented the results that had been achieved since the project start in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
In the fourth block, the representatives of the participating ETH institutions presented the planned or already realized measures to build up capacities and to establish new technology platforms in advanced manufacturing.