Dr. Thomas Ebert

IQ evolution GmbH


Dr. Thomas Ebert studied automotive engineering at the RWTH Aachen University. He then completed his doctorate at the Fraunhofer ILT on the subject of "Development and Optimization of Microcoolers for High Power Diode Lasers". In 1989, the graduate engineer founded his first company together with two colleagues and took over its management. The company developed and manufactured laser systems for welding plastics. In 2006, he resigned from the management and sold his shares in the company to found IQ evolution, which he still manages today. IQ evolution is a developer and manufacturer of microcoolers using metal 3D printing

Christoph Ernst

Kunststoff Helmbrechts AG


Christoph Ernst studied plastics engineering at the Würzburg University of Applied Sciences. From 1985 to 1997, he was a member of the management team at Formplast Lechler in Nuremberg and worked in the toolmaking and injection moulding sector. In 1997, Christoph Ernst moved to Kunststoff Helmbrechts AG in Helmbrechts, where he is head of the sales department. During this time he was involved in the development and introduction of new surface technologies and in the expansion of business activities at global locations.

Martin Hedges

Neotech AMT

Dr. Thomas Krebs

Mecadtron GmbH


Dr. Thomas Krebs studied Manufacturing Engineering and made his Ph.D. at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg. He worked with ProSTEP in Darmstadt. He then worked with Zuken-Redac (now Zuken) and later with Mentor Graphics. In 2003 he founded Mecadtron, where he still is CEO.

Frank Kynast

Arburg GmbH


Frank Kynast, Manager Additive Manufacturing at ARBURG, has been with the company since 2015 and is responsible for technical sales in the regions of Southern Germany, Austria and Spain in the ARBURG Plastics Open Moulding Division (AKF).

Wolfgang Mildner



Wolfgang Mildner is Founder and Owner of MSWtech in Stein / Germany. MSWtech supports companies and other organizations to find value in new technologies – especially printed electronics. Wolfgang was Managing Director of PolyIC (a leading company for Printed electronics) from 2004 – 2014. Before Wolfgang Mildner worked in various business positions for Siemens (New business development, Business responsible for Industrial PC’s, Failsafe PLC’s and other). Wolfgang Mildner was responsible for a number of projects turning promising technologies into business. Wolfgang Mildner studied and achieved Diploma for Computer Science at the Technical University of Erlangen.

Rudie Oldenzijl

Henkel Corporation


Rudie Oldenzijl got a Master of Science in Polymer Chemistry from the State University of Groningen. After a few years at a small start-up, he started working on the development for electrically conductive inks at National Starch in 2004 in Scheemda, the Netherlands. This was followed by five years in the United States. In this period National Starch became Henkel. From the US Rudie moved to the Product Development team in Westerlo, Belgium. After another five years, Henkel started the Printed Electronics Incubator. Rudie became a member of this team and moved back to Scheemda in the Netherlands where he is still working on the development of conductive inks.

Johann Wiesböck

Vogel Communications Group GmbH & Co. KG

Jürgen Wolf

Würth Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG


Jürgen Wolf (m) studied at the University of Freiburg. After graduation in 2004, he worked at the Institute of Microsystem Technologies (IMTEK) in Freiburg/Germany as scientific assistant before he got involved with the work on reliability of MEMS-based inertial sensors for the Corporate Research of Robert Bosch GmbH/Germany in 2005. Beginning 2008 he started working as project engineer for the department “Research and Development – Circuit Board Technologies CBT” of Würth Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG/Germany and was announced “Assistant Manager Research and Development CBT” in 2012. Since 2015, Jürgen Wolf is the head of the product management "Embedding Technology", which deals with the embedding of components into printed circuit boards.