V2023 - At a glance

The V 2023 will address societal challenges such as climate protection and energy, sustainability, mobility and health. Rapid changes in the Earth’s climate and increasingly important geopolitical considerations have led to the urgent need to introduce self-sufficient and sustainable energy technologies in Europe. Vacuum, plasma and coating technologies are important key technologies for this change and offer great opportunities.

Conference
Creative Talk
Industry Exhibition
Networking
Poster exhibition
Professionals Scouting

Further education

Monday, 19th September 2023

“Conversion of customer requirements into a production tool”.

Vacuum coating systems are high-tech, starting with material selection and design, through mechanical and electrical construction, to process control. Experts from the industry will provide an insight into the specific aspects of all these complex topics such as development, construction, assembly and functional testing. The event will take place at the premises of SBS Metalltechnik GmbH Dresden, a global player in the field of large-volume vacuum chambers.

The shortage of skilled workers is felt everywhere. Many companies are looking for energetic support. In 2023, we will continue to post your job advertisements online and give you a platform to meet young talent and experienced professionals and attract new employees.

On Wednesday, 20.09.2023, the exhibition will be open to visitors free of charge as usual. We invite students and professionals to meet potential new employers at the V Exhibition.

Conference

Rapid changes in the Earth’s climate and increasingly important geopolitical considerations have led to an urgent need for the introduction of self-sufficient sustainable energy technologies in Europe. Surface plasma technologies play a key role here, ranging from hydrogen and battery technologies to plasma-based chemical synthesis and photovoltaics. This session will therefore provide an overview of the relevant approaches.

Surface coatings often determine the utility value of tools and components. Hard coatings improve machining speed through the use of coated tools. Super-lubricating coatings reduce friction losses during machining, making them economical and environmentally friendly, and innovative surface solutions can replace critical materials. The workshop with expert speakers from research and industry offers a look behind current solutions in surface technology.

Coatings are playing an increasingly important role in many areas of medical technology. Implants become more compatible or receive a barrier coating that prevents the penetration of body fluids, for example. The demands on biocompatibility and functionality, mechanical resilience and durability are increasing visibly with the development of new types of high-tech implants that are based on electronic components and now even send information from the patient to the doctor without contact or regulate the release of active substances independently.

In the manufacture of almost all optical components, surface treatments or coatings are required to improve performance. Vacuum and plasma processes are frequently used. In this workshop we will discuss different vacuum coating methods with their advantages and disadvantages, coatings for EUV up to high power lasers as well as cleaning, measurements and data analysis to support optical applications.

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Creative Talk - Outside the Box

Think outside the box and get new ideas from outside. Opportunities and perspectives of thin-film technology for quantum technologies. How do we make the “quantum leap” that transfers science to business and combine inventiveness with entrepreneurship?

This format is new and invites you to philosophise together and think creatively. Be curious and let yourself be inspired.

“Nobody understands quantum theory” R. Feynman

In the world of “quanta”, many things behave differently than we know from our everyday world. This is not only puzzling for laymen. Quantum physics, however, is the most precise and proven set of tools physics has for describing our world. Europe has produced many great quantum physicists, some of whom have been awarded the Nobel Prize for their discoveries. The EU Commission is now funding the development of quantum technologies with one billion euros over ten years (from 2018).
How do we make the “quantum leap” – transferring science to business and combining inventiveness with entrepreneurship?

Networking & Exchange

In the bright and spacious rooms of the International Congress Center Dresden, up to 80 exhibitors can present their expertise in plasma and vacuum surface technology. In previous years, numerous well-known companies have already taken advantage of the opportunity and met with their business partners at the V Conference to cultivate customers and make new contacts.

You can find more information on how to register for the exhibition here.

You don’t just want to listen, you want to present your research results and developments to a broad audience of interested experts? Then submit your poster contribution by 31.03.2023 via e-mail toinfo@efds.org.

To submit a poster, all you need is a title, a short description of the content in 3 sentences – maximum half a page – and your author data (name, institution, city, e-mail).

DEADLINE POSTER SUBMISSION: 31.03.2023

The shortage of skilled workers is felt everywhere. Many companies are looking for energetic support. In 2023, we will continue to post your job advertisements online and give you a platform to meet young talent and experienced professionals and attract new employees.

On Wednesday, 20.09.2023, the exhibition will be open to visitors free of charge as usual. We invite students and professionals to meet potential new employers at the V Exhibition.

Partner of the V2023

Co-organiser

Details

Start: September 19th
End: September 21st
Category of events:
EFDS event

Organiser

European Society of Thin Films

Venue

Dresden, International Congress Center Dresden
Ostra-Ufer 2
Dresden, Saxony
01067 Germany