Cutting Edge Enabling Technologies for 2017

Only eleven days to go until the 11th WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 EUROPE. The leading trade fair for wearable and connected devices will be taking place in Munich´s ICM International Congress Center and will bring together industry and innovation experts from all around the globe. This year, the conference will focus on wearable tools and boosting everyday experiences, from areas such as medicine, sports and lifestyle. Numerous additional novelties and innovations, including the WT Innovation World Cup winners, can be seen at WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 EUROPE. Let us introduce you to some of our exhibitors in the category “Innovative Enabling Tech”.


The Cicor Group is a globally active partner in the electronics industry. 1950 employees at ten production sites worldwide provide a broad range of technology for the manufacture of complex PCBs and hybrids as well as complete engineering and manufacturing services for electronics and plastics. Cicor Group offers complete outsourcing services and a broad range of innovative technologies, electronic manufacturing services and a wide range of production options from PCB assembly, system assembly, box-building, toolmaking and plastic injection molding. We are an electronics service provider with an international structure and a broad range of production capabilities in printed circuit board assembly, system assembly and box building, control cabinet construction, cable assembly and in the areas of toolmaking and plastic injection molding.


With 2015 sales of EUR 12.1 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Covestro materials and the products made from them enrich our daily lives and make the world a brighter place. Whether as insulation for houses or the refrigerators inside them, in mattresses, automobile headlights and stadium roofs, as protective coatings or extremely thin films: Covestro’s products promote efficiency, safety and comfort in numerous areas of applications. The palette includes polycarbonate – the crystal-clear and formable high-performance plastic that is simultaneously extraordinarily strong, lightweight and durable.


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. They present an overview on the potential of high-volume printing technologies for sensors in Healthcare and Wearable Technology applications based on examples of current R&D work in Printed and Hybrid Electronics at VTT. VTT’s roll-to-roll pilot printing and hybrid integration facilities provide upscaling infrastructure for printed and hybrid devices at all product stages: from prototype to mass product. Their multidisciplinary experts work together to help our customers and partners create new products, production processes, methods, and services. In doing so, we help promote sustainable development, employment and well-being. Our broad network of co-operators means our customers get access to the best knowledge worldwide.

Fraunhofer IIS

Founded in 1985, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. The Institute provides research and development services in various areas, such as IC Design, Audio & Multimedia, Imaging Systems, Medical Technology and Wearable Sensors. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the world’s leading application-oriented research institutions for microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. With the creation of mp3 and the co-development of AAC, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition. About 950 employees conduct contract research for industry, the service sector and public authorities.


CSEM is a research and development center specializing in microtechnology, nanotechnology, microelectronics, system engineering, photovoltaics and communications technologies. 450 highly qualified and specialized employees from various scientific and technical disciplines work for CSEM in Switzerland. Managing and fostering innovation to convert groundbreaking basic research into advanced processes, leading to innovative products and helping industry and society prepare for the future. They develop and maintain technology platforms, we integrate and combine technologies into workable systems, we mature those technologies until using them will add value to our industrial clients, then we support the process of transferring those technologies to industry.


Magnes Styx is a wearable powermeter for road cycling which integrates the sensors, electronics, and power unit in the cleat allowing a flawless user experience and easy transfer between bikes. With direct 3D force and power measurements on both legs, we are offering a new method for performance monitoring with unprecedented cycling analytics. It is mounted on the cycling shoe and provides the most advanced cycling power measurements with the multi-point 3-axis force measurement system on both feet. You can benefit from the possibility to monitor your performance without any installation on your bicycle. It communicates wireless with a standard bike computer or with a smartphone through our custom Magnes app or through your favorite cycling apps.

On 7th and 8th of February 2017 our exhibitors will cover a wide range of different topics which we will present in our next few articles. Additionally, all winners of the Innovation World Cup will be presented at the Innovation Wild Fire Session on the first day of the conference (February 7., 3:40pm). We hope to see you in Munich.

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