At Smart Systems Integration 2012 in Zurich 307 experts from 25 countries met to exchange experiences about the latest developments in 5 keynotes and 17 conference sessions. The popularity has been on the same high level than last year’s edition in Dresden and therefore confirms the outstanding significance of Smart Systems Integration for the industry.
At the accompanying exhibition 22 exhibitors presented themselves to a highly qualified audience. 18 publishers from Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, UK and Italy showcased their topic-related publications.
For the first time the event was colocated to MEMS Executive Congress Europe, a conference of the US-based MEMS Industry group. This has highlighted this year’s special focus on the United States. “Co-locating our first MEMS Executive Congress in Europe with Smart Systems Integration Conference and Exhibition proved an excellent idea,” said Karen Lightman, managing director, MEMS Industry Group. “The two events share asynergistic focus. The mission of MEMS Industry Group is to advance MEMS across global markets, and MEMS is an important component of smart integrated systems. Thus, our attendees share some common interests."
The organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Fraunhofer ENAS and Fraunhofer IZM look back on a successful event: "The congress has shown that smart systems are introduced in more and more fields of our daily life. Energy saving based on smart systems as well as smart developments in traffic and cities – so-called smart cities – are good examples. Also the European Commission announced the high relevance of smart systems and smart systems integration and will increase the funding of smart systems integration, even SMEs will benefit from this", said Professor Gessner, head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS and chairman of Smart Systems Integration 2012.
Pictures of Smart Systems Integration 2012 will be available in printable quality at www.smartsystemsintegration.com. Smart Systems Integration 2013 will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands