Fraunhofer Symposium "2nd Green Technology made in Germany - Lightweight Design"

Date & Time: November 18th 2013 (Mon) 10:00 - 17:20
Venue: Tokyo International Forum
Participation free of charge, pre-resistration required.

»Green Technology made in Germany« is an exciting event initiative of Fraunhofer in Japan. The event is held every two years, showcasing cutting edge technologies, innovation and solutions with sustainable approaches.
This year’s symposium focuses on »lightweight design«. As an ongoing industrial shift towards efficient use of energy and resources needs not only the design of single technical lightweight components, Fraunhofer experts will present a whole lightweight concept that comprises materials, processes, production, quality management and material cycle/recycling.
In the afternoon, Fraunhofer will solemnly present the winners of »GHTC® – the German High Tech Champions Award«. This nationwide competition put forth six innovative technologies and their German developers. During the subsequent Coffee Break, guests will have the exclusive opportunity to discuss these innovations with the Champions at the GHTC® Business Networking.


09:30 – 10:00  Registration    

10:00 – 10:30  Inaugural Session

10:00 – 10:15  Opening Remarks and Introduction on Lightweight Design at Fraunhofer
                        Prof. Andreas Büter
                        Fraunhofer Alliance for Lightweight Design

10:15 – 10:30  Exposure of Japanese Challenges and Opportunities
                        Prof. Takashi Ishikawa
                        Director of National Composite Center, Nagoya University
                        JAXA Senior Fellow

10:30 – 17:10  Technical Session

10:30 – 11:10  Durable Lightweight Design of Safety Components
                        Prof. Andreas Büter
                        Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF

11:10 – 12:10  Advances in Lightweight Design by Improved Quality Assurance in
                        Adhesive Bonding

                        Mr. Gerhard Pauly
                        Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and
                        Advanced Materials IFAM
12:10 – 13:30  Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:10  Laser Technologies for Metallic Light Weight Design
                        Dr. Jens Standfuss
                        Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

14:10 – 15:10  GHTC®
                        – the German High Tech Champions Award,
 Technical Presentations

                        Poly join Me: Prof. Sergio Amancio
                        remocut®FRP: Ms. Annett Klotzbach
                        Local Carbon: Mr. Alexander Kermer-Meyer
                        The Twin-O-Sheet Process: Mr. Christian Gröschel
                        Wood in Top Form: Prof. Peer Haller
                        The Myorobotics Toolkit: Dr. Konstantinos Dalamagkidis

15:10 – 15:50  Coffee Break, including GHTC® Business Networking

15:50 – 16:30  Production Technology for the Mass Production of Lightweight Parts
                        Mr. Myron Graw
                        Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

16:30 – 17:10  Recycling Technologies for Lightweight Materials
                        Dr. Carsten Gellermann
                        Fraunhofer Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS

17:10 – 17:20  Concluding Session
                         Prof. Andreas Büter
                         Fraunhofer Alliance for Lightweight Design

17:30 – 19:00   Reception

More about the GHTC® Projects on the GHTC® Homepage.

* English/ Japanese simultaneous interpretation
* Registration until November 7th (Thu.)

Please download the registration form and send the completed form to E-Mail: event@fraunhofer.jp or to FAX: 03 3586 7187.