Welcome to COMS 2018 – Commercialisation of Emerging Technologies

The 23rd edition of COMS will be held in the picturesque Swiss city of Montreux, on the shore of beautiful Lake Geneva, from September 24-26, 2018.

 

Conference Structure and Highlights

The conference will start with a welcome reception on Monday, September 24, 2018 in the evening.

Technical sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 25 and Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The programme combines keynotes as well as plenary and parallel oral sessions, featuring invited presentations by a number of internationally recognised experts.

The organization of a poster session is also a possibility.

A panel discussion with high-quality guests and moderators will be also included in the program.

In addition, there will be a technical exhibition where exhibitors can display commercial tools, materials and software of direct interest to the COMS community.

 

Conference Scope – Technical Topics

Smart Factories are part of a new trend towards flexible and customer centric production. The ultimate goal is to make personalized products at the costs and with the reliability of high volume production.

There will be several focused sessions on

  • SMART FACTORIES
  • INDUSTRY 4.0
  • COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS
  • PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE
  • INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION OF CUSTOMIZED PRODUCTS
  • INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING
  • ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
  • NEW SKILLS – NEW JOBS – NEW BUSINESS MODELS

The format of the sessions will include invited high level international speakers and panel discussions with high quality moderators. International benchmarking, with best practices in Switzerland – Germany – USA – Japan.

Conference Background

Building on the strong tradition of previous COMS conferences, we have the pleasure to invite you to Montreux next year for COMS 2018. The flagship event of Mancef, the COMS conference moves every year and is tuned to the commercialization ecosystem of the host city/country. Switzerland, being a worldwide hub of micro and nano technology expertise, provides a perfect location for the 2018 edition.

COMS focuses primarily on entrepreneurship and marketable solutions, not just science and technology. It is a hands on, practical meeting to assist you in bringing your products to market, finding new customers, or the perfect development partner. The conference will provide you with the latest information on technology transfer, manufacturing processes, facilities, infrastructure, investment, applications and markets, as well as covering regulatory issues, social implications, education and workforce development. Meet with decision makers & qualified buyers from every sector in an atmosphere designed for business development

Combining beautiful landscapes, high technology and lifestyle, the canton of Vaud offers a great venue and idyllic  surroundings for COMS 2018. The organisers are looking forward to welcoming you all here next year!