Sponsors

Platinum sponsors

Founded in 1947 FAULHABER offers today the most extensive range of miniature and micro drive systems available from a single source worldwide. On the basis of this technological diversity, FAULHABER designs drive solutions that are unique with respect to their precision and reliability in the smallest of spaces. Their main areas of use include production automation and robotics, aerospace, optical systems as well as medicine and laboratory technology.

In addition to Germany, FAULHABER maintains development and production locations in Switzerland, USA, Romania and Hungary. Moreover, there are sales partners and subsidiaries in more than 30 countries around the world. At present, the drive specialist has more than 2,099 employees.

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Gold sponsors

At maxon, we develop and build high precision electric drive systems that are among the best in the world. Our brushed and brushless DC motors are leading the industry worldwide. They are used wherever requirements are high and engineers cannot afford compromises: maxon actuators are inside NASA’s Mars rovers. They are installed in insulin pumps and surgical power tools. You can find them in humanoid robots and in high-precision industrial applications, in tattoo machines, passenger aircraft, camera lenses, race cars, and cardiac pumps. Besides high-quality micromotors, gearheads, encoders, and controllers, maxon also offers complete mechatronic systems – including battery management systems and master controllers.

maxongroup.com

Company blog: www.drive.tech

Silver sponsors

Promoting Business and Economic Development

The Canton of Zurich is committed to providing a good environment and favourable general conditions for companies and residents in the region. This includes fostering external economic relations, promoting Zurich’s innovation capacity by connecting the relevant stakeholders in seminal industries, and supporting companies wishing to move to Zurich.

The internationally operating Helbling Group, which was founded in 1963, positions itself as an interdisciplinary nexus of engineering and consulting expertise. The independent Group is run by 34 managing partners and employs 540 professionals at locations in Switzerland, Germany, the USA and China. The Group’s main focus is on providing selected services in the fields of technological innovation and business consulting.

The Helbling Group supports medium-sized companies and large corporations with product innovation and development, focusing particularly on the household appliance, medical technology, pharmaceutical, apparatus and laboratory equipment, transport and traffic, automotive, mechanical and plant engineering and energy systems industries. We offer advice to companies for developing strategies, producing innovations, entering new markets, concerning mergers & acquisitions, and in terms of reducing costs at an internationally competitive level. We also develop sound restructuring concepts for companies in crisis, ensuring their survival and opening up new opportunities for growth.

Regardless of the individual specifications of the tasks our clients entrust to us, we always have the same goal in mind: to boost their innovative ability and competitiveness. Our professional staff only consider their work to be complete once their client has achieved what our guiding principle claims: “Valuable through Innovation”.

Innovaud is the innovation and investment promotion agency for the canton of Vaud, in Switzerland’s Lake Geneva region. We have a long history of supporting innovation by startups, scale-ups, SMEs and large tech companies. We are also the gateway for foreign companies wanting to establish a presence in the heart of Europe. Our services are offered free of charge and backed by Vaud’s Department of the Economy, Innovation and Sport (DEIS).

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