Advanced Manufacturing

Oana Mitrea
+43 664 / 88 22 62 52

Production of the future - intelligent, agile, reliable, environmentally and socially responsible

“Carinthia and Styria are important industrial locations with significant competencies and know-how in the fields of automation technology, mechanical engineering and plant construction, IT and production.”

In recent times, manufacturing companies have been confronted with the opportunities and challenges of the new wave of industrialization (Industry 4.o). Its most important features are the worldwide networking of machines, storage systems and equipment (to be understood as Cyber-Physical Systems or CPS) and the new production logic based on intelligent, clearly identifiable and localizable products. Ideally, this should lead to the creation of new business models, or at least extend the company’s own value chain and/or save costs. In addition, additive manufacturing – the process for the rapid and cost-effective production of models, prototypes, tools and end products – is gaining in importance.

The increasing demands on agile and reliable production are associated with many technical and human challenges. These require proactive coordination within the framework of exciting and beneficial networking activities.


The cluster focus group Advanced Manufacturing pursues the goal of creating, establishing and further developing a lively exchange and innovation arena for cluster companies and research institutions.

It was created in cooperation with the AT Styria Platform ‘Automatisierungstechnik’ as part of a thematically relevant cooperation event: SpotLight on Automatisierungstechnik(Silicon Alps and ATStyria) on Oct. 3rd, 2018.

The two organisations took over all organisational activities and supported the group in implementing the planned cooperation activities.


It was: Special Focus on Smart Manufacturing in # LetsCluster.

26-27 March, Messecongress Graz

The LetsCluster Conference (26-27.03.2019) included a series of 17 expert talks in the field of smart manufacturing. The sessions were organized in close cooperation with AT Styria, Silicon Saxony and Platform Industry 4.0. Following topics were covered: general trends in fabs, production and process technologies, advanced materials, digitization of production, and sensitive automation. Among the speakers were many level representatives of  Silicon Alps companies such as the WILD Group, Flex, TDK-Electronics, DERWID, MCL, PCCL, Siemens AG, PILZ and Joanneum Robotics. We proudly highlight the participation of national and international speakers coming from the cooperation clusters Silicon Saxony and AT Styria: Magna Steyr, AIS Automation Dresden,  ZigPos, EVON, 3D Micromac and charismaTec. Warm thanks to the moderators of the sessions: Roland Sommer (Platform Industry 4.0), Udo Traussnigg (FH Campus 02), Elke Kraker (MCL) and Yvonne Sammer.


Coming soon:

  • Cluster Focus Group Workshop + SpotLight Event (Attention- new schedule  4 Juni 2019)
  • In focus: Technology Assessment and Technology Radars in Advanced Manufacturing with various focal points



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Proposed fields of action

Priorities for 2019:

  • Where do you find new technologies early on – technology radar?
  • Who helps to evaluate whether a technology is interesting for one’s own company?
  • At the enterprise level, how do you find potential partner companies that already have experience with a particular technology?


Proposed fields of action

how can we help you?

Contact us at the Consulting WP office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.

In order to appropriately draw attention to the subject of digitalisation, which is vital to Austria’s position as a business location, and to survive on the global market it is crucial that we join forces. The microelectronic cluster Styria-Carinthia adds momentum to the region of southern Austria, helping to raise competitiveness, increase the attractiveness of the business location, in particular for national and international talent and to strengthen the universities and research facilities.

Andreas Gerstenmayer

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