What is INNO?
"INNO" is the international high-tech magazine for users of micro- and nanotechnology, photonics, MEMS and new materials. The magazine "INNO" reaches more than 6,000 readers from business and science as a PDF file via e-mail. The topics are primarily aimed at executives from R&D, technical management, sales and marketing, and the executive board. The readership also includes experts from politics, authorities and associations. "INNO" provides expert and comprehensible information on current and future developments. The practical and economic benefits of high-tech innovations are emphasised.
What is IVAM Microtechnology Network?
IVAM brings together people who are passionate about key technologies and the way in which these technologies shape our lives and our future. As an international microtechnology trade association and expert in technology marketing, IVAM brings together representatives of the high-tech industries and supports them in bringing innovative technologies and products to the market and securing advantages in international competition.
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