Pre-Conference Symposium / Excursions
On 26th of October 2020 a pre-programme for the IndTech 2020 conference is planned. The aim is to present Germany as a location for innovation in the field of industrial technologies and to enter into a discussion on the future programmatic design of Horizon Europe.
The innovative strength of the German location will be demonstrated with an excursion programme to companies and institutes in the Materials Valley. A limited number of participants will have the opportunity to visit selected institutions. Organised bus transfers will transport the participants from the event location in Mainz (Rheingoldhalle) to the respective institutions. Subsequent pre-conference symposia at DECHEMA in Frankfurt will initiate a discussion on the future thematic structure of Horizon Europe in the field of industrial technologies.
The following organisations will open their doors:
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SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glasses and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, is headquartered in Mainz (Germany) and solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.
Since its foundation in 1877, TU Darmstadt has been characterized by a special pioneering spirit. It is part of their self-image to continuously continue this tradition of innovation. Through outstanding achievements in research, teaching and transfer, TU Darmstadt introduces important scientific fields of the future and continually initiate new opportunities for shaping society. This makes TU Darmstadt one of the leading technical universities in Germany with high international visibility and reputation.
Umicore AG & Co. KG
Umicore's largest site in Germany is situated in Hanau with six business units. For most of their business units this site is the headquarter of Umicore’s global business. The location also hosts one of Umicore's main research centres, which is particularly active in the field of clean technologies (automotive catalysts and fuel cells).
More than 800 people are employed at Umicore’s site in Hanau in research, production or sales of numerous products containing precious metals:
- Production of holistic platinum processing systems for the glass and fertiliser industries,
- automotive catalysts and diesel particle filters,
- inorganic and metal-organic precious metal compounds for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries,
- application engineering for innovative cathode materials for rechargeable batteries, as deployed in consumer and industrial applications,
- dismantling facility for spent batteries from hybrid and electric vehicles to prepare them for the recycling process,
- and supplying precious metals and hedging against price risks.
Evonik Industries AG
Evonik Industries AG is a stock-listed German and one of the world’s leading speciality chemicals company. Evonik Industries employs about 37,000 people and carries out activities in more than 100 countries. The operating activities are organized into six business units which are a part of the chemicals business area. The specialty chemicals operations are divided into three chemical manufacturing segments: Nutrition and Care, Resource Efficiency and Performance Materials.
The Wolfgang Industrial Park, which is located in a part of Hanau in the Rhine-Main area of Germany, is a key center for research and development of Evonik Industries. It is here in this high-tech park where important decisions determine the way to future markets. Research and development in Wolfgang concentrates on three main areas: biotechnology, specialty chemistry and materials science.