Gabriëlle Tuijthof was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1975. She graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 1998, specializing in human-machine systems. Her PhD thesis, which was completed both at Delft University of Technology in Delft and at the Amsterdam University Medical Center (location AMC) in Amsterdam, researched the development of new surgical techniques for exploratory surgery in joints. "I am passionate about the human body; especially the musculoskeletal structures have my interest. It is fascinating to discover how well humans are adapted to perform complex precise actions. With this interest and the drive to contribute meaningfully to society.

Dr. Jan-Arne Gewert as Entrepreneur of the Year and successful Managing Director of mid-size enterprises, Dr. Jan-Arne Gewert has many years of practical experience in business. Since 2015 he consults managers in economy and research in questions of business as well as strategy development. He is a member of the Federal Association of German Management Consultants and Ambassador of the Global-Ethic Institute. As a lecturer in general management, he passes on his knowledge to students at universities of applied sciences in Germany and Switzerland.

Jan Michael Olaf is Professor and Director of the Study Center of IT Management and Computer Science at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Lörrach (Germany) since 2015.  His presentation explains the transformation of manufacturing "value chains" towards "value networks" by introducing means of industrial internet of things (IIoT) & Industry 4.0.However, these networks need to be secured regarding both, IT and intellectual property. Typically this is realized using distributed ledger technologies. The ecological benefit from transforming product logistics to data logistics might thus being eroded by the IT effort.

The sustainability issues are trendy due to the environmental problems caused by an unbridled use of the resources. Governments are making efforts aiming to increase the industrial sensibility to environmental problems promoting actions to reduce the impact of their activities. Processes and manufacturing technologies are involved in finding solutions having a lower environmental impact. A method to evaluate the sustainability of the micro-Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), using quantitative and qualitative indicators, is developed taking into account the critical aspects of the technology. This method can support in the finding of the process conditions that minimize the environmental impact. The critical aspects are highlighted making possible the promotion of actions that improve the sustainability of the process.

Witold Habrat is an Associate Professor of the Rzeszów University of Technology. In 2006 he obtained PhD degree and in 2019 he gained his habilitation in mechanical engineering. Professor Witold Habrat has participated in several research projects in the field of machining of difficult-to-cut materials, mostly in cooperation with the aerospace industry. Keynote will be focused on "Sustainable machining of titanium and its alloys" The wide and various application of titanium and its alloys is related to the necessity of manufacturing machine parts while maintaining adequate construction requirements. Nowadays, it is important that the manufacturing process should also incorporate the aspects of the sustainable machining taking into consideration questions of economy, environment and social implications related to production. Those requirements determine the technological approach to the process of machining.

Professor Marek Pagáč will present current achievements in science and research. You will learn what the future and vision are in the areas of additive technologies and the presenter will offer opportunities for cooperation in areas of multidisciplinary issues. VSB-TUO has been engaged in science and research in the fields of 3D printing for 5 years. The research team collaborates across the university, develops international collaborations, and the scientific intentions focus on selected additive technologies VatPhotopolymerization, Material Extrusion, and Powder Bed Fusion. 

The near future will require technologies that will enable manufacturing things in space - for use in space and, for bringing back to use on the earth. The use of components following a so-called "make-in space-for-space" manufacturing process must be safe and eliminate any risk that may arise from inadequate manufacturing, instabilities in the manufacturing process, and also with respect to the specific application. From this requirement for quality assurance comes the need to establish quality control procedures in space that can either control the manufacturing process itself or generate quality data after the manufacturing process through non-destructive testing. This presentation will present a collection of ideas and concepts obtained through a systematic Internet and literature search.