Afterword: Annual meeting 2019

Exclusive annual meeting for all cooperation partners

For almost three years now, the Silicon Alps Cluster has been in the fast lane with you, nationally and internationally, in the Electronic-Based Systems sector. With more than 130 partners, six established focus groups, three exclusive delegation trips, the first EBS summit in the heart of Austria, the “Smart Systems” graduation project competition, the presidency of the Silicon Europe Alliance, our new shareholder ams AG, and much more, the cluster is setting new milestones in southern Austria.

At the annual meeting Silicon Alps reported on its successful balance this year with the review of the year 2019. The planning for the year 2020 was presented and discussed and for further into the future, the cooperation partners have received an outlook for what lies ahead in 2021 and 2022.


In addition to ten start-up pitchings, a panel discussion on the topic of challenges and priorities for the cluster in the 2020 – 2022 was on the agenda. The intensive and varied program was complemented by organized B2B matchmaking sessions and a start-up expo. Many cooperation partners took the opportunity to find new business, technology or research partners in the EBS sector. The aim of the matchmaking sessions was to establish meaningful collaborations between our partners.

At the very well attended event, departing managing director Dr. Günther Lackner was also bid farewell. Mrs. Deputy Governor of Carnthia, thanked Dr. Lackner for his outstanding work. His team and many of the cooperation partners also said goodbye to Mr. Lackner personally. Dr. Lackner was visibly moved and promised to remain loyal to the cluster in his new position.

After the official program the participants were invited to various Silicon Alps challenges at the very famous playground Spielberg, which have started with an exclusive Red Bull Ring guided tour, followed by the Pit Stop Game, Biathlon Laser Shooting, as well as with the hot wire, where fitness and teamwork were demanded. At the end there was the possibility to deepen the existing contacts punch and chestnuts in a calm atmosphere.