Annual Event 2022

27.10.2022 till 27.10.2022 | HEIA-FR, Fribourg

Unique format and sharing of expertise: Download the event flyer

  • Showcases & best practices from NTN members
  • Technology impulses on the state of the art
  • Networking & Foyer-Exhibition

Thursday, 27 October 2022, 10.30 – 16.30, HEIA-FR, Fribourg

Morning program 10.30h – 12.00h: Roundtables with showcases

Glasartige Beschichtungen für besondere Anforderungen
Roman Fuchs, FME GmbH
Surfaces in the context of prevention and oral health
Andaç Armutlulu, Institut Straumann AG
Openair-Plasma® Technology for Wetting, Sealing & Bonding in Battery Applications
Klaus Kresser, Plasmatreat Schweiz AG
Injection overmoulding of plasma functionalized substrates: adhesion promotion and new material combinations
Johannes Konrad, Institut iRAP HEFR
Searching for traces in the primordial soup
Lukas Schuler, Xirrus GmbH
Pitch your Projects in the Nano Community Collaboration Corner (nc3)
Leendert den Haan, Marcus Morstein, Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG
Die Fähigkeiten der Gruppe Oberflächen aus der Fachhochschule (Haute Ecole Arc) zu Ihren Diensten!
Oksana Banakh, Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie (HES-SO)
State of the Art Testing, Quick Mode – Preserving Accuracy
Philippe Renaud, Stefano Okretic, Anton Paar Switzerland AG
Entwicklung von funktionalen Beschichtungen am IMPE
Toni Schneider, IMPE – ZHAW

Afternoon program 13.00h – 16.30h: planum talks «Efficient Design for New Functionalities»

Smart Materials by Inkjet: Combining innovative nanomaterials with Inkjet to produce new functional surfaces
Gilbert Gugler, iPrint Institute HEF
Towards an autonomous robotic battery materials innovation platform
Corsin Battaglia, Empa
Innovative parylene-based PECVD/ALD multilayer structure with optimized surface functionality
Andreas Hogg, Coat-X SA
High-entropy ceramics: Between hype and future opportunities
Michael Stuer, Empa
Use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analysis in Thermal Spray Modelling
Majid Nabavi, Oerlikon Surface Solutions

Novel and optimized functional materials are the driving force behind technological progress. To meet ever-shorter development cycles more efficient selection and evaluation processes  need to be explored and used for materials selection, formulations and optimized coatings.

Simulations to predict efficient compositions, new processes but also combinatorial approaches are effective tools to achieve such goals. However, efficient testing methods are required, allowing for in-situ testing of essential performance profiles as well as of  final functionalities  which is often a bottleneck.

Automatization by  appropriate combination of such technologies can make a significant contribution to  keep a competitive edge. It allows an efficient and reproducible development of new materials and formulations.


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