Open Innovation Day Light

Open Innovation Day Light

Putting a new (inter)face on your relationship with technology.


Shake up the Open Innovation Day HMI at Graz 

On March 27, 2019,the Silicon Alps Cluster invites for the Open Innovation Day at Messe Congress Graz. This cutting-edge event will be looking at how the latest and greatest developments in human-machine interfaces (HMI) are opening up new, intuitive, right-now gateways to information and the Internet of Things. Touch sensitivity, voice and gesture recognition, and augmented reality are just some of the technologies that are helping to make our homes, cities and lifestyles smarter and more secure.

If you are working on innovative HMI ideas or concepts and would like to team up with an industrial partner to take them to the next level, contact us! We are looking for development partners for the Silicon Alps cooperation partners for the next chapter in HMI innovation; startups or SMEs that are keen to shape the future of human-machine interaction with an experienced, pioneering partner by their side. We would be especially keen to talk to you if you are working on innovative audio, environmental or radar sensing concepts. We are particularly interested in advancing audio recording, voice recognition, acoustic communication, emissions measurements, gesture control and vital sensing. Other research hotspots include 3D camera-based time-of-flight applications for next-generation scanning, sensing, identification and tracking capabilities, ideally augmented through sensor fusion.

If we speak your language and you want to be part of tomorrow’s HMI conversation, submit your application.

Application Procedure - APPLICATION CLOSED

Companies or research institutes wanting to participate, are kindly requested to fill out the registration and application form. The application form has to include a precise and concrete description of your offering and your motivation to enter into contact with Infineon. Please download the application form here

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please submit your application to your cluster or to Silicon Alps by Feb 20, 2019. APPLICATION IS CLOSED!

Please return your registration and application form to Silicon Alps ( or to the Silicon Europe cluster you are member of. After reception of your registration and application form, you will be informed about your contact person in one of the clusters (if you are a member of a Silicon Europe cluster, your contact person will be a staff member of this cluster).

The Silicon Europe clusterswill make a selection of companies and research institutes who will be formally invited to participate in the Open Innovation Day. The target is to allow the most relevant companies to participate.

All selected companies  will be invited to have a short pitch for the full audience of the present experts and the other participants.

Only the companies and research organizations invited to participate, will have to pay the participation fee.

What to expect

Applicants invited to participate will have a chance to

  • Showcase their unique and innovative capabilities and know-how
  • Learn more about Infineon’s HMI approach in Sandro Cerato's keynote: "The future...was now"
  • Meet experts to discuss and explore opportunities for cooperation
  • Network with the other European innovation players attending Open Innovation Day – including SMEs, start-ups and research institutes specializing in HMI.


11:00-11:30 am Keynote Sandro Cerato, Chief Technical Officer, PMM Division, Infineon Technologies AG
11:30-12:30 am Pitching, morning session

12:30-13:30 pm Lunch break
13:30-16:00 pm Pitching, Afternoon sessions

In parallel, also B2B matchmakings can be set up.


Information Participants

Various experts from companies like Infineon, NXP, LAM Research, AT&S, Material Center Leoben etc with global responsibilities will be attending the pitchings .

Their respective roles are

  • CTO
  • Product-line head
  • Marketing Head of different Sensor Product-lines
  • Technology foresight
  • Application Engineering Head of different Sensor Product-lines
  • Marketing Head of Emerging Applications
  • Head of Partnership Management
  • Innovation Management Heads


Messe Congress Graz
Messeplatz 1
8010 Graz (Austria)


Participation fees: waived

Organizing Partners

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Semiconductor and system solutions from Infineon contribute to a better future – making our world easier, safer and greener. These tiny, barely visible electronic components have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. They help to feed regenerative energy into power grids with almost zero losses, tame power-hungry computers, safeguard the data flying through cyberspace and make our cars more energy-efficient.

Silicon Alps Cluster is a public-private partnership that brings together Austrian players from industry, science and public authorities to develop and position the electronics and microelectronics sector with a regional focus on the locations Carinthia and Styria. The Silicon Alps cluster regards itself as a long-term strategic alliance and a tool for cooperative, efficient and business-oriented location development

Silicon Europe is a collaboration of European clusters bringing together the technological expertise and resources of Europe’s leading research institutes and companies in the digital technologies and IoT areas such as micro and nanoelectronics, photonics, ICT and software. The 12 clusters represent more than 2500 members, including a large group of high tech SMEs. The Silicon Europe clusters are active in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK. 


Ruth Aigner
Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH
Mobile: +43 664 88 226 254