2019 Agenda

The Sensor Solutions International conference will attract industry leading experts from all the major companies involved in the sensors industry.

If you are interested in speaking at SSI International 2019, please contact info@sensors-international.net or call +44 (0)24 76718970.

Monday 25th March 2019
18:30-21:00
Pre-conference networking drinks reception, organised by Angel Business Communications IQE PLC and EPIC
Day 1 - Tuesday 26th March 2019
08:00
REGISTRATION - Includes Refreshments
08:50
Housekeeping by Mark Andrews, Conference Chair
Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

The automotive sensor market is expected to reach $37 billion by 2022. Automotive sensors detect, measure, and transmit data within and between vehicles to maintain high performance, increase safety and automate driving. While today’s vehicles have as many as 700 significant electronic components, this tally could exceed 2,000 once active driver assistance and vehicle automation technologies proliferate. Key companies including Google, Tesla Motors, Facebook and Apple, along with all major automobile and truck manufacturers, are focused on the research and development of driverless cars, further expanding the need for advanced automotive sensors including imaging, radar, LiDAR, pressure, temperature, navigation, communications and secure data devices. We will explore the wide range of automotive sensors and critical factors affecting growth opportunities including sensor fusion.

09:00
Keynote Sensing for autonomous mobility
Nicolas Sauvage, TDK-InvenSense
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Keynote

Presentation

Sensing for autonomous mobility

While Autonomous Mobility is receiving a lot of spotlight time around autonomous cars, there are other important activities that requires high performance Sensing, combined with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, to provide real “autonomy value” to drones, robots and animals in addition to transportation vehicles, both in consumer and industrial context. This presentation will introduce why we see an increasing number of different sensor types to address these novel use-cases, and which key performance indicators of these sensors matters most to deliver highest “autonomy value”.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Nicolas Sauvage

Sr. Director of Ecosystem at TDK-InvenSense


Nicolas Sauvage is Sr. Director of Ecosystem at TDK-InvenSense,  responsible for corporate development and all strategic ecosystem relationships, including Google and Qualcomm, and other HW/SW/System companies. Nicolas was previously part of NXP Software management team, responsible for worldwide sales, and later P&L and product management of the OEM Business Line. Nicolas is an alumnus of Institut supérieur d'électronique et du numérique, London Business School, INSEAD and Stanford.

09:20
LiDAR – From space to roads
Alexis Debray, Yole Développement
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Presentation

LiDAR – From space to roads

LiDAR technology, which has been confined to scientific and space applications for decades, is now expanding into mass market with applications in consumer and automotive segments. The LiDAR market for automotive, which accounted for $325M in 2017, is expected to grow to $5.2B in 2023, representing an annual growth of 48%. This growth will serve both the robo-taxi segment and the ADAS vehicle segment, and requires new technologies and new industries.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Alexis Debray

Yole Développement


Alexis Debray, PhD is a Technology & Market Analyst, Optoelectronics at Yole Développement (Yole). As a member of the Photonics, Sensing & Display division, Alexis is today engaged in the development of technology & market reports as well as the production of custom consulting projects dedicated to the imaging industry.  After spending 2 years at the University of Tokyo to develop an expertise focused on MEMS technologies, Alexis served as a research engineer at Canon Inc. During 15 years he contributed to numerous projects of development, focused on MEMS devices, lingual prehension, and terahertz imaging devices.  Alexis is the author of various scientific publications and patents. He graduated from ENSICAEN and holds a PhD in applied acoustics. 


09:40
Sensors for Long-Range Automotive LiDAR
Wade Appelman, ON Semiconductor
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Presentation

Sensors for Long-Range Automotive LiDAR

LiDAR is a critical element in the fusion of sensor technologies required for autonomous vehicles. It is critical that the LiDAR component has the ability to range to long distances even when observing very-low reflectivity targets and in challenging environments. In these conditions, the challenge is achieving object detection with a very limited number of photons from the return signal.

This talk will address this problem, exploring techniques and sensor technologies for working at the single-photon level. In particular, the multi-shot LiDAR technique will be discussed, along with the latest SiPM (Silicon Photomultiplier) and SPAD array developments. These sensors are sensitive to single photons, and rapid technology development is continually improving the detection efficiency at 905 nm.  

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Wade Appelman

ON Semiconductor


Wade Appelman is VP of Marketing and Business Development for the SensL Division of ON Semiconductor, having joined SensL in January 2011. Wade has led the sales and marketing efforts for five venture-backed startups with total exit valuations of $800 million. He launched Sitera (acquired by Vitesse), Zagros (Acquired by Altera), and Lightstorm Networks (Acquired by Broadcom), closing their first customers and most recently was VP of Sales and Marketing for material handling robotic pioneer Harvest Automation. He has a B.S. from Wagner College in New York, NY.

10:00
Leverage Ecosystem Collaboration to Create a Versatile and Scalable LiDAR Solution
Heinz Oyrer, Leddartech
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Presentation

Leverage Ecosystem Collaboration to Create a Versatile and Scalable LiDAR Solution

At the heart of self-driving technology is LiDAR (light detection and ranging), a vehicle vision system that allows driverless cars to see. LeddarTech provides an automotive LiDAR development platform that enables the mass deployment of solid-state LiDAR systems for Tier-1 suppliers and system integrators and offers an ecosystem of leading world-class automotive suppliers who provide prequalified sourcing options for components and software to use in the design of solid-state LiDARs. This session will discuss the advantages of a unique approach that enables developers and integrators to build a customized solution around a core (LeddarEngine), rather than buying a prebuilt product.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Heinz Oyrer

Leddartech


Mr. Oyrer has over 23 years of experience in the semiconductor industry—with specialized knowledge in automotive, industrial, robotics and IoT applications, in addition to strategic marketing and planning, product and business development, and customer and partner relationship management. Throughout his career, Mr. Oyrer held various management positions in leading companies, including at Lam Research, AT&S, ams AG, and Integrated Device Technology. Mr. Oyrer holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University Vienna, Austria, and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the IMADEC University School of Business, Vienna, Austria & McComb Business School, Austin, USA.


10:20
Temperature sensors solutions for passenger comfort
Holger Hegner, TDK Electronics AG
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Presentation

Temperature sensors solutions for passenger comfort

Higher energy efficiency, environmental requirements and higher comfort are the key drivers for new sensor solutions. TDK is developing and manufacturing both sensing elements and sensor systems for the automotive industry. Smart sensor solutions are aiming optimal passenger comfort and lower energy consumption. Our temperature sensing solutions featuring very high long-term stability and accuracy combined with high media resistant to comply with the more demanding customer requirements. Incorporated easy mounting features round off the range of options. Simulation tools support the customization of these sensing solutions in order to realize the best fit to the customer requirements. This session will show best practice examples of how temperature sensors are designed into HVAC and xEV applications.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Holger Hegner

Head of Product Marketing at TDK Electronics AG


Holger Hegner is Executive Vice President for the Temperature Sensors Business Unit of TDK's Temperature & Pressure Sensors Business Group in Berlin, Germany. He is also in charge of Product Marketing for the Business Group, where his core responsibilities include the design-in of new and robust solutions for energy efficiency, environmental requirements and higher comfort. Holger has over 20 years of experience at the company with temperature sensors and with a focus on automotive and appliances applications. He spent 5 years in the US, where he was instrumental in developing the company's business with advanced sensor systems for automotive, home appliance and industrial applications. Holger holds a master's degree in Physics from Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany.

10:40
Transforming Europe’s cities: An Introduction to FiveAI
Stephen Fendyke, FiveAI
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Presentation

Transforming Europe’s cities: An Introduction to FiveAI

FiveAI is using the power of autonomy to transform Europe’s cities, for everyone. The business is bringing together the best minds in AI, research and engineering to deliver a shared, fully autonomous transport service for Europe’s cities and expects the benefits to be huge and wide-ranging. Stephen Fendyke, FiveAI’s sensor team lead, joins us to introduce the company’s mission and tech, and to share ways in which we are shaping the future of transport. He will discuss the sensors we use and provide some insight into the unique challenges posed them by our unique mission.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Stephen Fendyke

Software Development Engineer (Sensors) at FiveAI


Stephen is FiveAI’s Sensor Team Lead. He’s looked after integrating, testing and supporting the sensors on our first two vehicle platforms, and is always searching out the latest sensor technology to drive our sensor suite forwards. He came to FiveAI from a career in theoretical astrophysics with a focus on high-performance computing. He read physics at the University of Oxford and he holds a PhD in theoretical astrophysics.

11:00
Morning Refreshment Break
11:30
Magnetic sensors solutions to address EV and autonomous vehicle platform
Julien Fabrègues, TDK Micronas
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Presentation

Magnetic sensors solutions to address EV and autonomous vehicle platform

Magnetic sensors are used in many automotive applications today, offering contactless position, speed, torque and current sensing solutions. Automotive trends towards electrification and autonomous driving are creating major challenges for system integrators, and also chip makers. EV battery state must be evaluated even more precisely than before, which represents both a need and an opportunity for new current sensor solution. High current lines are also generating larger disturbing magnetic fields that in turn require smarter magnetic sensors able to differentiate between the magnet position and stray field effects. The move from fail-safe systems towards fail-operational systems to ensure full or degraded operation of a function even if a failure occurs will require new redundancy solutions and technology diversity. The TDK Magnetic Sensor Business group will show its direction to address these challenges based on its proprietary Hall and TMR technologies.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Julien Fabrègues

Vice President Marketing at TDK Micronas


Julien Fabrègues holds an engineer master degree from Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble specialized in System on Chip architecture and has been working since then in the semiconductor and automotive industry.

He has started his career in France then moved to US as a resident engineer at Chrysler's for STMicroelectronics. He moved then gradually towards technical marketing responsibilities with job positions in Czech Republic and Germany.

In 2012, Mr. Fabrègues joined Micronas where is now VP of Marketing. Since April 2017, he is also responsible of marketing for the whole TDK Magnetic Sensor business Group.

11:50
LiDAR receivers for automotive applications
Marc Schillgalies, First Sensor
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Presentation

LiDAR receivers for automotive applications

First Sensor is a key supplier for industrial and automotive LiDAR receivers. In our facilities we can customize the semiconductor design as we all as the individual packaging/assembly to build LiDAR receiver modules.

The talk will focus on challenges of designing LiDAR receivers for automotive applications including semiconductor level as well as a packaging platform for high integration density LiDAR receivers. To facilitate next generation automotive grade LiDAR we are pushing the limits of silicon APDs and give insight into the robustness validation of the detectors.


After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Marc Schillgalies

VP Development at First Sensor


Marc Schillgalies is currently Vice President of Development at First Sensor in Berlin, where he has worked in different development and product management roles since 2010. Prior to First Sensor he was developing semiconductor laser diodes at Osram Opto Semiconductors in Regensburg, Germany. He received a Doctorate degree and M. Sc. degree in physics from the University of Leipzig, Germany and a M. Sc. degree in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona in Tucson. In Tucson and Leipzig, his academic work focused on the field of optical semiconductor devices. Furthermore, he received a M.B.A. degree from Steinbeis University in Berlin with attention to innovation management.


12:10
Near-field sensing for autonomously moving vehicles
Tobias Bahnemann, Toposens GmbH
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Presentation

Near-field sensing for autonomously moving vehicles

Toposens has developed the first 3D ultrasound sensor worldwide. The sensor perceives its near-field environment in 3D in real time using echolocation, similar to the principle used by bats. While long distances can be reasonably scanned by radar and lidar sensors, 3D ultrasound technology has strong benefits when it comes to near-field sensing. The sensors are less expensive than cameras or radars, they are very robust, energy- and data-efficient and small in their dimensions. Applications range from autonomous (valet) parking over collision avoidance for doors to gesture control and passenger monitoring. 

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Tobias Bahnemann

Managing Director at Toposens GmbH


Tobias Bahnemann has been interested in startups since high school. He founded his first one man e-commerce company at the age of 19 followed by studying business administration in Münster. Working for startups in Berlin, like p2p payment platform Lendico of Rocket Internet he continued to dive further into the startup scene, before he cofounded the 3D sensor startup Toposens in Munich at the end of 2014.

12:30
Sensor models enabling autonomous vehicles to perceive the road ahead more clearly
Mike Dempsey, Claytex
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Presentation

Sensor models enabling autonomous vehicles to perceive the road ahead more clearly

The artificial intelligence (AI) in an AV learns by experience, so must be exposed to many thousands of possible scenarios in order to develop the correct responses. It would be unsafe and impractical to achieve this only through physical testing at a proving ground because of the timescales required. Instead a process of virtual testing in a simulated environment offers the scope to test many more interactions, more quickly and repeatably, before an AV is used on the public highway.

The challenge has been to ensure that virtual testing is truly representative, and that the AV will respond the same on the road as it did in simulation. Just as a driving simulator must immerse the driver in a convincing virtual reality, the sensor models used to test an AV must accurately reproduce the signals communicated by real sensors in real situations.

The presentation will cover the development of a suite of generic, ideal sensor models for radar, LiDAR and ultrasound sensors, using software from rFpro that has developed solutions for a number of technical limitations that have constrained sensor modelling until now, including new approaches to rendering, beam divergence, sensor motion and camera lens distortion.


After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Mike Dempsey

Managing Director at Claytex


Mike is the Managing Director of Claytex and a technical expert in modelling and simulation using Modelica and FMI. Mike studied Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University and then worked at Ford and Rover on powertrain simulation. After starting Claytex as a consultancy, the company has grown and also become a specialist partner for Dassault Systems, training provider and simulation tool developer. Claytex now works with Formula 1 and NASCAR teams as well as Automotive OEM’s to deliver models and tools covering many different applications helping to create next generation of products.

12:50
Presentation title TBC - Velodyne
Erich Smidt, Velodyne
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Presentation

Presentation title TBC - Velodyne

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Erich Smidt

Executive Director Europe at Velodyne


Erich Smidt has over 20 years of experience working with remote sensing instrumentation in the aerospace, meteorological and mining industries. He has worked for Teledyne, Trimble, and Leica Geosystems and joined Velodyne LiDAR in 2015 to lead operations in Europe. Velodyne Europe GmbH is located in Rüsselsheim, Germany near Frankfurt, and are building up staff to support their work in the European Automotive sector. This includes hiring applications and technical support engineers.

13:10
Autonomous and Electric Cars: What’s in for Sensors?
Richard Dixon, IHS Markit
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Transport – ADAS, EV and autonomous vehicle platforms

Presentation

Autonomous and Electric Cars: What’s in for Sensors?

Autonomous driving and electrification are two trends that will ultimately change vehicle architecture and sensing. While ADAS cameras and radar will grow very rapidly to support L3 to L5 driving, silicon-based MEMS and other conventional sensors will also have to adapt to these architecture modifications in the propulsion system and with increased safety associated with robotic operation. At least 5 new modules with sensors are needed in an HEV, while precision navigation is another area that will challenge sensor makers in future, for example. IHS Markit will thus examine sensing in the new automotive economy. 

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Richard Dixon

IHS Markit


Richard Dixon is Senior Principal Analyst for Automotive Sensors at IHS Markit and author of more than 40 consulting and market research studies. He is an expert on all aspects of passenger car sensors used in safety, powertrain, infotainment and body applications. His responsibilities comprise the development of databases that forecast market demand for more than 20 types of sensors (MEMS, magnetic, inductive, ceramic...) deployed in more than 100 automotive applications.  His most recent research includes sensing for electrification, exhaust sensors and sensors for future automated driving.  Prior to IHS Markit, Richard Dixon was senior analyst at iSuppli with responsibility for MEMS and sensors in automotive and industrial sectors. He also worked as a journalist in the semiconductor industry and also has five years of technology transfer experience. Richard graduated from Greenwich University with a degree in materials science and earned a doctorate from Surrey University.  


13:30
Lunch Break
Imaging – Detection, identification and ranging

Active optical devices, photonic integrated circuits and emerging imaging solutions that leverage RF or Hall effect technologies are advancing the role that imaging plays across almost every imaginable market and industry. Like other sensors, imaging devices need high resolution, linearity, low power consumption, network security and dependable performance. This session will explore ways that new device designs, photonic integration, silicon photonics and III-V hybrids are advancing state-of-the-art performance while indium phosphide (InP), VCSELs, gallium arsenide (GaAs) and other key technologies will continue to play significant roles in near- and long-term sensor evolution.

14:30
Best Practices for integrating solid state lidar in serial cars
Kris De Meester, Xenomatix
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Imaging – Detection, identification and ranging

Presentation

Best Practices for integrating solid state lidar in serial cars

Technology choices for automotive lidar have to be based on how and where the lidar units can be integrated in vehicles. This integration impacts the lidar technology as well as the vehicle itself. As the need for reliable solid state lidar systems continues to grow, considerations about sensor placement and ways to achieve reliable detection get the automotive attention. While test vehicles often still have externally mounted lidar systems, mass production vehicles are in need of lidar technology that can be nicely incorporated in the vehicle.  This presentation will report the outcome from cooperations between XenomatiX and Tier I partners bringing together expertise and viewing points from technology companies and Tier I’s. 


After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Kris De Meester

Xenomatix


Graduated as electro-mechanical engineer at the university of Leuven, Kris started working in the automotive sector in 1993. He started as a Technical Consultancy Engineer in high-tech projects on NVH. Throughout his career, he acquired experience in Engineering Management and Technical Sales, promoted to Business Unit Manager and Managing Director within different industrial companies, and acquired worldwide experience in Europe, USA and Asia. Strongly convinced of the innovative power of the XenomatiX technology and the inevitable breakthrough of it, he joined this fast growing high-tech company at the Research Park in Leuven, Belgium, as VP Sales & Business Development in 2016.

14:50
Gesture Recognition and 3D Sensing Technologies for Mobile Devices
Paul Leclaire, Knowmade
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Imaging – Detection, identification and ranging

Presentation

Gesture Recognition and 3D Sensing Technologies for Mobile Devices

Patent literature is a mine of information to apprehend the competitive landscape and technology developments. We will explore patented technologies and their owners that will play significant roles in near- and long-term evolution of gesture and facial recognition for mobile applications.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Paul Leclaire

Knowmade


Dr. Paul Leclaire works for Knowmade as Technology and Patent Analyst in the fields of MEMS, Sensors and Wireless communications. He holds a PhD in Micro and Nanotechnology from the University of Lille (France), in partnership with IEMN in Villeneuve-d'Ascq and CRHEA-CNRS in Sophia-Antipolis (France). Paul previously worked in innovation strategy consulting firm as Consultant.

15:10
Microstructural Imaging and characterisation of metallic structures using Quantum enabled Semiconductor devices for NDT applications.
Mohamed Missous, University of Manchester
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Imaging – Detection, identification and ranging

Presentation

Microstructural Imaging and characterisation of metallic structures using Quantum enabled Semiconductor devices for NDT applications.

Microstructural analysis of steel and related materials and imaging of magnetic domains and grains is of great importance in a range of industries. Bulk classical inspection techniques do not have the resolution (both spatial and magnetic) to extract the wealth of data available and instead rely on expensive and time consuming destructive techniques such as SEM or TEM of sectionned samples. We address these issues by using advanced Quantum Well Hall Effect (QWHE) sensors as novel solution enabling a new paradigm in high resolution microstructural analysis of materials non destructively, and without the need for any surface preparation or sectionning.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Mohamed Missous

University of Manchester


Mohamed Missous, FREng, is Professor of Semiconductor Materials and Devices at the University of Manchester and founder and CTO of Advanced Hall Sensors (AHS) ltd. His areas of expertise include Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Quantum Well Hall Effect (QWHE) sensors, high speed InP transistors, photoconductive THz materials and sub-millimetre wave Tunnelling Devices. His team has a long history of studying the manufacturability of Quantum Mechanical based devices and technology transfer that have led to successful commercialisation of QWHE and THz sensors and Photonic devices. He is regularly invited to give talks at international venues on QWHE sensors, mmwave/THz technologies. 

15:30
Title TBC
Iwan Davies, VIDaP Consortium
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Imaging – Detection, identification and ranging

Presentation

Title TBC

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Iwan Davies

VIDaP Consortium


Dr. Iwan Davies obtained a B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry from Imperial College, London and a Ph.D. on MOVPE Studies in Compound Semiconductors from the University of Manchester. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. With over 35 years-experience in III-V and II-VI semiconductor epitaxial growth by MOVPE, he has co-authored over 100 publications covering a very broad range of optoelectronic devices and material systems. Following a period of research and development at Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd., he has managed the growth and characterization of epi-wafers, plant operations and product engineering, principally for GaAs and InP-based material systems at IQE. He is currently IQE plc Group Technology Director, with responsibilities for UK & European Research Project Co-ordination.

15:50
Afternoon Refreshment Break
Health – SoCs for diagnoses and wellbeing

Advancements in low-power, compact wearables that incorporate sensors, actuators, antennas and smart textiles are significantly impacting the evolution of healthcare, diagnostic and treatment tools. When melded with inexpensive computing SoCs, data storage and wireless access, the road has been paved for low-cost and unobtrusive health monitoring and treatment systems built around advanced sensor technologies. The global medical sensors market is estimated to reach $15.01 billion by 2022, with the disposable/ingestible medical sensors market expected to reach $12.3 billion by 2025. We will explore the impact of sensor technologies across major sectors of healthcare as governments, industry and universities focus massive resources on exciting new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases.

16:20
Presentation Title TBC
Tristan Rousselle, Aryballe Technologies
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Health – SoCs for diagnoses and wellbeing

Presentation

Presentation Title TBC

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Tristan Rousselle

Aryballe Technologies


Tristan Rousselle holds a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble. He did part of his post graduated studies in Sussex University (Brighton-UK) and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (San Diebo-CA) He co-founded in 2000 the company Protein’eXpert now called PX'Therapeutics. This biotechnology company is specialized in the engineering, pre-clinical and clinical development of therapeutic proteins. In 2011 PX'Therapeutics had more than 60 employees in Grenoble and Lyon and was realizing nearly 50% of its Turn Over outside Europe.

In July 2013, a few months after the Acquisition of PX Therapeutics by the “Laboratoire Aguettant” Tristan decided to launch a new venture with a lead innovative project in the field of Biosensors named “Aryballe”. He co-founded the company with Delphine Pau, Thierry Livache, Sam Guilaumé and Sissel Tolaas in March 2014. Since then Tristan holds the position of CEO at Aryballe Technologies SA which main objective is to develop the first universal and portable artificial Nose. In July 2016 & 2017 the company raised 3 M € with international investors and industrial partners. The first product, NeOse Pro has been launched in January 2018.


16:40
Smart sensor systems - an impending revolution in digital healthcare
Paul Galvin, Tyndall National Institute
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Health – SoCs for diagnoses and wellbeing

Presentation

Smart sensor systems - an impending revolution in digital healthcare

Awaiting abstract

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Paul Galvin

Head of the ICT for Health Strategic Programmes at Tyndall National Institute


Dr Paul GALVIN is Head of the ICT for Health Strategic Programmes and Head of the Life Sciences Interface Group at the Tyndall National Institute, where he drives an “ABC ecosystem” through collaborations with leading academic researchers, global leaders in the medtech and pharma industries, and with clinical experts. This ensures that the Tyndall ICT for Health research programmes deliver real impact in terms of clinical utility and commercial opportunity, through novel solutions for diagnostics, connected health, drug delivery systems, cardio and neural recording and modulation, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr Galvin has led several multidisciplinary national and international research projects which leverage nano and ICT solutions for challenges in healthcare. Dr Galvin is a funded investigator in the Science Foundation Ireland Insight Centre for Big Data Analytics, currently Chair of the Medical Devices Working Group in the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine, leader of the Working Group on Health Monitoring Sensors within the European Sensor Systems Cluster, and a member of the ESTHER (Emerging and Strategic Technologies for HEalthcaRe) Task Force. working with the European Commission and Medtech Europe, towards a new 'Industry Driven Initiative' for stimulating innovation in Healthcare in Europe. He also has an extensive track record of multidisciplinary research which has been funded by national, EC and industry programmes worth in excess of €7m.

He has published research articles in leading international peer-reviewed journals across a range of scientific disciplines (for details of publications, see: http://scholar.google.com/citations?sortby=pubdate&hl=en&user=THwp2roAAAAJ&view_op=list_works). 

17:00
Carin: a global rising star
Valer Pop, Lifesense Group
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Health – SoCs for diagnoses and wellbeing

Presentation

Carin: a global rising star

Can wearable sensors and IoT help re-define how people tackle their health? Current health products and systems are well understood from a practical approach but believe wearable sensors and IoT can add value to the experience of understanding our body and in tackling societal taboos.

Carin is a wearable healthcare system that presents a solution to the largest unspoken women health care secret today: urine loss. 1 in 3 women never recover full bladder control after childbirth. With Carin women - which will otherwise use for 20-30 years of their life pads or diapers – will cure within 6-8weeks.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Valer Pop

CEO at Lifesense Group

17:20
Don´t hesitate to sweat – sensors for analysis in sport wearables
Alicia Zorner, Fraunhofer IISB
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Health – SoCs for diagnoses and wellbeing

Presentation

Don´t hesitate to sweat – sensors for analysis in sport wearables

Wearables evaluating vital parameters of human body during sports activities meet current trends of self-monitoring. Physiological parameter from sweat can improve the assessment of the body status in sports performance diagnostics for leisure and professional athletes. The presented wearable sensor device can provide insight into intra-corporal physiological processes, help to control training intensity in sports, prevent muscular overstrain, and help to improve training cycles for athletes. The fabrication and analysis of ion-selective sensors and also the integration with tailored electronics are presented. The printed sensors are developed to fit wearable devices and deliver specificity for ammonium levels in sweat. 

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Alicia Zorner

Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IISB


Alicia Zörner, research scientist, received her Master degree in nanotechnology from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2016. Since 2016 she is PhD student at Fraunhofer IISB within the group on thin film systems. Main topics of this group are printed electronics, thin film sensors, as well as device and application development. Her PhD thesis is focused on the development and fabrication of printed sensors for multiple ion detection in liquid samples and the improvement of the sensor selectivity. 

17:40
Closing Remarks by Mark Andrews, Conference Chair
17:50
Networking Drinks Reception and Buffet Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Day 2 - Wednesday 27th March 2019
08:00
REGISTRATION - Includes Refreshments
08:50
Housekeeping by Mark Andrews, Conference Chair
IIoT – Leading industrial and consumer (IoT) strategies

Sensing technologies owe much of their growth to networking and internet connectivity including the burgeoning (IoT) market. While the IoT is just beginning, the Industrial IoT (IIoT) is already reshaping business on the manufacturing floor as part of ‘Industry 4.0’ movements. This session will explore wireless networking standards / protocols, licensed and unregulated spectrum, and the success stories that can lead to optimal networking choices for new IoT / IIoT sensors. We will also delve into ways that Industrial IoT applications rely upon advanced sensors to automate factory and industrial operations, ensuring safety, increasing productivity and providing a wealth of data that enables fast-to-market strategies, cost reduction, waste elimination and continuity between manufacturing centers regardless of their physical proximities.

09:00
Beyond smartphones: Ultra-low power and smart CE sensors
Wolfgang Schmitt-Hahn, Bosch Sensortec
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IIoT – Leading industrial and consumer (IoT) strategies

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Beyond smartphones: Ultra-low power and smart CE sensors

Smartphones have significantly influenced the development of CE sensors over the last 10 years: small footprints, low prices and low power consumption have been the key parameters the industry has worked on.

With new mobile CE devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers in the short run and smart glasses in the long run the requirements for sensors are getting even tighter. These applications demand for even lower power consumption while at the same time requesting more useful, more precise and aggregated sensor data.

New technological approaches and features like ultra-low power consumption and local sensor intelligence will allow to reach these goals.


After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Wolfgang Schmitt-Hahn

Bosch Sensortec


Dr. Wolfgang Schmitt-Hahn is Senior Manager Strategic Marketing at Bosch Sensortec GmbH, responsible for business intelligence and strategic planning in the area of MEMS sensors and solutions for consumer electronics. Before shifting his focus on strategic marketing, Wolfgang has been working six years at Bosch Sensortec as product manager responsible for product planning, product definition and product life-cycle management of accelerometers, gyroscopes, geomagnetic sensors and barometric pressure sensors. His strong background in the semiconductor industry otherwise originates from his prior positions as product marketing manager at NEC Electronics (now Renesas Electronics) responsible for technical marketing of digital ASICs and System-on-Chip products, and as a manufacturing process engineer at SMST (a former joint-venture of IBM/Philips). Wolfgang holds degrees of a “Dipl.-Physiker” and a “Dr. rer. nat.” from the University of Bonn.

09:20
Analyst The emergence of new sensing capabilities from commercially available sensors
Thomas Dawidczyk, Lux Research
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IIoT – Leading industrial and consumer (IoT) strategies

Analyst

Presentation

The emergence of new sensing capabilities from commercially available sensors

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Thomas Dawidczyk

Lead Analyst at Lux Research


PhD in Materials Science with years of experience in R&D, innovation, and business strategy.

I work with senior management to develop better understanding of market opportunities in digital health, sensors, medical devices, materials, and IoT applications. Helping clients implement strategies for entering new technological or geographical markets.  

I have managed teams on million-dollar projects & programs for which I was responsible for defining requirements, work scope, managing resources, and ensuring an on-time delivery of a de-risked product. Experience in the stage-gate process with skills in Six Sigma and DFSS.

09:40
Selecting the Right IoT Network for Industrial Applications
Danny Hughes, VersaSense
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IIoT – Leading industrial and consumer (IoT) strategies

Presentation

Selecting the Right IoT Network for Industrial Applications

Today’s Internet of Things (IoT) networks provide a solid foundation for a broad range of industrial applications. However, there are a wide and growing range of network protocols available. Each of these network technologies offers a trade-off in terms of: battery-life, performance, cost and deployment flexibility. This talk aims to help attendees understand these trade-offs and select the right network for their application. The talk will be illustrated throughout with real-world examples drawn from VersaSense extensive experience of deploying IoT networks in harsh environments.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Danny Hughes

CTO & Co-Founder at VersaSense


Danny Hughes is Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of VersaSense, an award-winning Internet of Things company, based in Leuven, Belgium, that provides the world’s first truly end-to-end and plug-and-play Internet of Things fabric. Danny is also a Professor with KU Leuven (Belgium), where he leads the Networked Embedded Software taskforce within the DistriNet research group. His technology interests include: security, networking, middleware and hardware/software co-design. Danny holds a PhD from Lancaster University (UK) and has since worked in the USA, China, Brazil and Belgium. He is a passionate advocate for the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0 and security.

10:00
IoT sensing technologies enabling digital transformation in industry
Barbara Panella, ABB
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IIoT – Leading industrial and consumer (IoT) strategies

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IoT sensing technologies enabling digital transformation in industry

Industry is facing a major transformation towards digitalization of processes and services, and sensors are key technology enablers in this transition.

There is a need to monitor more parameters at lower cost and with limited installation effort, in order to provide better digital solutions that are affordable for customers. These solutions need to be scalable, connected and robust enough, to be suitable for the industrial environment.

In this presentation, examples of the latest IoT sensing solutions for the power and automation industry will be shown, focusing on customer needs and on challenges that need to be faced in an industrial environment.


After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Barbara Panella

Global Research Area Manager Sensors at ABB


Barbara Panella holds a Master in Physical Chemistry from the University “La Sapienza” in Rome and a PhD from the University of Stuttgart.

After a Post-Doc period at the ETH in Zürich, she joined ABB Corporate Research in Switzerland, where she worked on sensor technologies and led a team working on optical sensor solutions.

From 2014-2017 she became Department Manager for Power Electronics and was responsible for a laboratory for Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor research.

Presently she is Group Research Area Manager and is globally responsible for the Sensors Strategy in ABB Corporate Research.


10:20
AI in Sensors for IoT
Rainer Minixhofer, AMS AG
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IIoT – Leading industrial and consumer (IoT) strategies

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AI in Sensors for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is now already reality in multiple application areas. Smart sensors used in smart cities, autonomous driving, home and building automation (HABA), etc. experience challenging requirements in large interconnected networks. Based on this facts, a significant increase of data transmission and required bandwith can be expected which will overload the available communication infrastructure. To mitigate this, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in smart sensors can significantly reduce the amount of data exchange within the networks. The overall architecture of AI in sensors for IoT is described and it’s efficiency in a practical use case is demonstrated. Finally an overview on future application scenarios is provided.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Rainer Minixhofer

AMS AG


Rainer Minixhofer received his M.S. degree in technical physics from the University of Technology Graz, Austria, in 1995 and his PhD degree in microelectronics from the University of Technology Vienna, Austria in 2006.

Currently, he is Senior Director Technology at ams AG responsible for corporate process technologies, device and IP development, electrical test and software. His scientific interests are system-on-chip sensor solutions, photonics and artificial intelligence. His management interests are project management, leadership and innovation strategies.



10:40
Morning Refreshment Break
11:10
Wafer Level Fabrication of Micro and Nanostructures for Optical Sensing
Martin Eibelhuber, EV Group
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IIoT – Leading industrial and consumer (IoT) strategies

Presentation

Wafer Level Fabrication of Micro and Nanostructures for Optical Sensing

Photonic applications for 3D sensing, biometric authentication or spectral imaging gained recently a lot of attention and are emerging rapidly by utilizing wafer level optic fabrication. So far sensing in consumer electronics has been mainly dominated by MEMS providing high performance and smallest form factors for a multitude of applications. This has also been enabled by using the fabrication infrastructure of the semiconductor industry and in particular by the implementation of wafer bonding technologies. To manufacture those novel optical modules also wafer level technologies are required to achieve smallest form factors and high performance combined with high volume parallel processing. Thus, wafer level optics is key enabling and technologies as lens molding and nanoimprint lithography play an essential role in this new field of sensing applications.      

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Martin Eibelhuber

EV Group


Martin Eibelhuber is business development manager at EV Group for bonding, lithography and nanofabrication technologies and particularly focusing on compound semiconductors.He holds a PhD (Dr. techn.) in technical physics from the Johannes Kepler University Linz specialized on nanoscience and semiconductor physics. As a university staff member he gained professional experience in photonics, nanofabrication and material characterization. 

11:30
Mobile commodity fiber optic sensing devices
Pim Kat, Technobis
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IIoT – Leading industrial and consumer (IoT) strategies

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Mobile commodity fiber optic sensing devices

In the physical world, sensor data and sensing systems are commonplace. Commodity owners depend on sensors, systems and signals to drive real-time structural health monitoring, operational awareness and decision making, and the ability to draw conclusions from the past and predict future behavior. When low cost mobile fiber optic sensor devices and sensing techniques found in operational engineering fields are targeted at delivering real-time intelligence, a new source of market data emerges which not only adds greater, real-time transparency, but allows traditional price, supply and demand models to tap directly into the physical world for input. Technobis has breached that gap to the IoT market, with its miniature fiber sensing platform called Gator based on Integrated Photonics technology.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Pim Kat

Technobis


Pim Kat (CEO) started his career at Sun Electric systems in 1982, developing automotive testing equipment. In 1987, he moved to Hoogovens Research where he worked as researcher for 9 years. In 1996, he co-founded the company BIHCA Systems as part of the HIT group. In 2003, this company became Technobis and eventually Technobis group in 2006. After developing the state-of-the-art Fibre Bragg Grating interrogator on a free space optics basis, Technobis joined the JePPIX-Paradigm program and started to commercially exploiting ASPIC (Application Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits) designs for FBG sensing solutions.


11:50
Panel Session
12:20
Lunch Break
Flight – Aviation and aerospace frontiers

Advanced sensing technologies play increasingly critical roles in not only the operational performance of advanced aircraft and aerospace vehicles, but throughout planning, development, fabrication and flight test stages. New composite materials, hybrid structures, and factory automation are driving the demand for advanced sensor technologies that can make precise calibration, measurement and data analytics a seamless and coordinated process across decentralized international production facilities. We will explore sensor technologies that support these requirements to satisfy wide-ranging needs through assessing critical variables (e.g., air pressure, temperature, laminar flow, heat dissipation, fuel consumption, etc.) to ensure passenger and crew safety while meeting high performance standards. 

13:25
Inertial sensors for precise navigation, stabilization and motion control
Vincent Gaff, TDK Tronics Microsystems
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Flight – Aviation and aerospace frontiers

Presentation

Inertial sensors for precise navigation, stabilization and motion control

Following the adoption of sensors in the automotive and consumer industry, MEMS inertial sensors are now also penetrating more conservative industries such as the avionics, aerospace, marine, and other new segment of industry. MEMS inertial sensors are now challenging and replacing mechanical and optical inertial sensors after decades of domination for high performance applications. They are also enabling new applications in precise navigation of agricultural and construction vehicules, optics stabilization and antenna pointing, as well as motion control and monitoring of large structures. TDK-Tronics offers highly stable, low noise, vibration immune and low latency closed-loop accelerometers and gyros that feature lower cost than traditional mechanical and optical technologies and enable smaller size, lower weight and high performance IMUs and sensor clusters for those applications.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Vincent Gaff

Director Marketing and Business Development at TDK Tronics Microsystems


Vincent heads the marketing and business development activities of TDK-Tronics since summer 2018. He has joined Tronics in 1999 and served in several positions within the company including Director of the MEMS foundry activities, Business development manager and marketing and sales manager. Prior to joining Tronics in 1999, Gaff was Marketing Engineer at CEA-Leti. He graduated with a Master Degree in Technology Management from Ecole Centrale Paris and a Master Degree in Technology and B2B Sales & Marketing from ESTA Belfort (France).

Energy – Powering advanced systems

Sensor nodes dependent on wireless connectivity face a common yet critical problem: battery lifetime. While energy harvesting cannot benefit every wireless sensing scenario, it is being successfully applied in industrial and consumer applications. Converting available energy from a variety of sources to electricity provides an alternative to frequently changing batteries or complicated low voltage wired solutions that negate the benefits of wireless connectivity. When paired with advanced thin-film batteries, capacitors or emerging power storage technologies, energy harvesting can significantly extend operational lifetimes for highly efficient power management. We will explore popular energy harvesting techniques including photovoltaic, thermoelectric, piezoelectric, electrodynamic and wind resources.

13:45
Energy harvesting options for wireless sensors
Matthias Kassner, EnOcean
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Energy – Powering advanced systems

Presentation

Energy harvesting options for wireless sensors

Wireless sensors provide valuable input data for a wide range of applications. They are flexible to use and can be easily installed.  The absence of wiring however requires these sensors to provide their own power supply.  Batteries have in the past been a common choice for this but the need for maintenance has proven to be a significant disadvantage.  Energy harvesting sensors eliminate this disadvantage and enable users to realize the full benefits of wireless sensor networks. 


After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Matthias Kassner

Vice President Product Marketing at EnOcean


Matthias Kassner is responsible for defining highly innovative future EnOcean products and product marketing activities for the current portfolio.  Before joining EnOcean, Matthias worked 12 years at Texas Instruments (TI) in various positions ranging from Wireless Field Application Engineer to EMEA Product Marketing Manager for TI’s Application Processor portfolio.  Matthias holds the degree of Diplom Ingenieur in Electrical Engineering from Technical University Ilmenau.    


14:05
Autonomous sensing surfaces for smart buildings
Edsger Smits, Holst Centre
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Energy – Powering advanced systems

Presentation

Autonomous sensing surfaces for smart buildings

With the ever increasing number of distributed sensor around builds, there is a genuine need to have sensor systems that do not operate on batteries. Energy harvesting is the key technology enabling fully autonomous sensor solutions. Depending on the application and environment different energy harvesting solutions can be considered (light, mechanical, thermal). In this presentation we will discuss the feasibility of using non-resonant piezoelectric harvesters for energy generation. We will show that, based on such harvesters, an electronic circuit suitable of scanning a pressure sensor array and transmit the data wirelessly can be powered. As a proof of concept implementation a pressure sensing floor mat demonstration will be given.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Edsger Smits

Senior Researcher at Holst Centre


Researcher with extensive experience in the field of flexible hybrid electronics, sensor development and laser processing.

14:25
Vibration energy harvesting for the Industrial IoT
Viktor Börjesson, ReVibe Energy AB
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Energy – Powering advanced systems

Presentation

Vibration energy harvesting for the Industrial IoT

The increasing use of sensors through the expansion of the Industrial Internet of Things is well known. At ReVibe Energy, we have questioned the fact that up to 50 billion sensors (by 2025) should be powered by normal batteries. Our answer? Using vibrations that exists in industrial environments to power said sensors in a economically (and environmentally) sustainable fashion. 

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Viktor Börjesson

CEO + Co-founder at ReVibe Energy AB


Viktor Börjesson is the CEO and one of the co-founders of ReVibe Energy and is primarily working with business development with existing customers as well as helping new customers adapt vibration energy harvesting. 

14:45
Presentation Title TBC
Mathieu Bellanger, Lightricity
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Energy – Powering advanced systems

Presentation

Presentation Title TBC

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

After the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session where the audience will be able to ask questions.
Speaker

Mathieu Bellanger

Lightricity

15:05
Closing Remarks by Mark Andrews, Conference Chair

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