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Silver Sponsor
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. We help our customers to use electrical power efficiently, to increase industrial productivity and to lower environmental impact in a sustainable way. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people. As a truly global company, our business success reflects the quality and skill of our people. With energy, drive and a spirit of collaboration, there are no limits to what we can achieve together. We are committed to employing talented people and supporting them to achieve their highest potential. Our aspiration is to create and maintain a flexible environment that naturally attracts and retains the best talents and enables all employees to realize their full potential in the pursuit of organizational objectives.

Buhler AG
Gold Sponsor
Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant, equipment, and services for processing basic foods and for manufacturing advanced materials. The Group holds leading market positions worldwide in technologies and processes for transforming grain into flour and feeds, making pasta and chocolate, as well as in the field of aluminum die casting. The Group's core technologies lie in the area of mechanical and thermal process engineering. With the expertise and experience it has accumulated over more than 150 years, Bühler time and again rolls out unique and innovative solutions for its customers, thus enabling their market success. Over the decades, Bühler has acquired a reputation as a reliable partner, thanks to its declared commitment to quality and its global presence. Bühler Group operates in over 140 countries, has a global payroll of over 10,000, and in fiscal 2012 generated sales revenues (turnover) of CHF 2,409 million.

Silver Sponsor
GE Global Research is one of the world's largest and most diversified industrial research organizations, providing innovative technology for all of GE's business. Global Research has been the cornerstone of GE technology for more than 100 years, and is now focused on developing breakthrough innovations in areas such as molecular imaging and diagnostics, energy systems, nanotechnology, advanced propulsion, or information technology.

GE Global Research is headquartered in Niskayuna, NY, and has further facilities in the USA, India, China, Germany, and Brazil. With over 2,500 scientists world-wide, of which nearly two thirds hold a PhD degree, GE Global Research is a growth engine for GE, leveraging technology across industries and across scientific disciplines. In the area of Controls, Electronics, and Signal Processing, almost 200 researchers in ten labs in four different countries work on a broad range of control solutions for applications as diverse as renewable energy generation, aviation, transportation, healthcare, and many others.

The Controls and Embedded Systems Lab in Munich focuses on control and PHM algorithms, high-integrity systems, and model-driven development. We are globally looking for graduate level engineers and scientists with a strong background in controls, real-time systems, signal processing, electronics, or related fields.

Bronze Sponsor
Maplesoft™, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Maplesoft's core technologies include the world's most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Combined together, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation. Engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use Maplesoft products to enable them to work better, faster, and smarter.

To develop robust controllers, it is essential to have an accurate model of your plant. The better your model, the better you can tune your controller. The Maplesoft suite of engineering tools can allow you to:

  • Dramatically reduce model development and analysis time
  • Maintain full control with "white box" modeling and analysis
  • Achieve real-time simulation speeds without sacrificing fidelity
  • Take advantage of industry-tested Modelica components in your models.
  • Design your controller in the same environment you use to develop your model
  • Pass your work down the toolchain by exporting models to Simulink®, C code, and more

To learn more about Maplesoft's solutions for control design, visit our website:

Gold Sponsor
Siemens is a versatile and innovative technology company employing around 370,000 staff worldwide. Through its regional business Siemens Switzerland, the Group has been present here in Switzerland for around 120 years and is one of the country's largest employers. The some 6,200 employees of Siemens Switzerland work in the areas of Infrastructure and Cities, Industry, Energy, and Healthcare. In addition, the international headquarters of the global Building Technologies business is located in Switzerland. As a future-oriented business, Siemens has been focusing on energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly products and services for years. It is a strategy that has proven successful as the Group is already generating around 40% of its turnover through its highly diversified green portfolio.

Siemens ist ein vielseitiges und innovatives Technologieunternehmen, das weltweit rund 370'000 Mitarbeitende beschäftigt. Mit seiner Regionalgesellschaft Siemens Schweiz ist der Konzern hierzulande seit rund 120 Jahren präsent und einer der grössten Arbeitgeber. Die gut 6'200 Mitarbeitenden von Siemens Schweiz sind in den Bereichen Infrastructure and Cities, Industry, Energy sowie Healthcare tätig; in der Schweiz befindet sich darüber hinaus auch der internationale Hauptsitz des Weltgeschäftes mit Gebäudetechnologie (Building Technologies). Als zukunftsorientierter Betrieb setzt Siemens seit Jahren auf energieeffiziente und umweltgerechte Produkte und Lösungen. Eine Strategie, die sich bewährt hat, denn bereits heute erzielt der Konzern rund 40% des Umsatzes mit seinem breit aufgestellten grünen Portfolio.

Taylor & Francis
Bronze Sponsor
Building on two centuries' experience, Taylor & Francis has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, including New York, Philadelphia, Oxford, Melbourne, Stockholm, Beijing, New Delhi, Johannesburg, Singapore and Tokyo, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,700 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles.

United Technologies Research Center
Bronze Sponsor
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers advanced technologies to the businesses of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). UTC (NYSE:UTX) is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. UTC's commercial businesses are Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, building automation and controls. UTC's aerospace businesses are Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products.

UTRC partners with UTC business units and external research organizations across the globe to pursue research and deliver innovation with impact, delivering technology options that meet and anticipate the needs of the marketplace. Founded in 1929, UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut (U.S.), with an office in Berkeley, California and research and development centers Shanghai, China and Cork, Ireland.

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRC Ireland) conducts research into energy management and security systems, targeting district-level solutions for the existing built environment to deliver advanced technologies to UTC's commercial and aerospace businesses worldwide. UTRC Ireland builds world-class multi-disciplinary expertise to address challenging problems in advanced building management, intelligent systems, sensor data processing, and aerospace systems.

Bronze Sponsor
Wiley publishes an enormous range of top quality consumer, professional, educational and research material. Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, is the leading society publisher and offers libraries peer-reviewed primary research across more than 1250 online journals and a global reference source of books, major reference works and databases.