The Technology Center scores for 15 years with the success of the Competence Center – an innovation for the region and its businesses!
15 years ago, the ambitious project of a competence center for companies in the semiconductor technology and optical technologies in the Technology Centre Siegen launched. ! A good time for a mid-term review
“The competence center is a good example of the successful structural policy in Siegen,” said Reinhard fighters, Managing Director of Business Promotion Agency KM: SI GmbH In the 90s of the last century. so fighters, there were startling technological developments at the Center for Sensor Systems (ZESS) of the University of Siegen. The management at city and district of Siegen-Wittgenstein and the Managing Director of Technologie¬zentrums saw here a chance for a leap in technology. Therefore, the Technology Centre Siegen a “thin-Service Center” established to support the transfer from science to business.
In 1995, the world’s first imaging sensor was here then developed, which did not involve the traditional lens technology. At the turn of the millennium ultimately were the research and development in ZESS ripe for entry into the economic market. With the support of the EU and the country’s economy ministry’s competence center was built, in which half a dozen young and very small businesses shots from the surroundings of ZESS their activities.
From the initial 26 employees and an annual turnover of 830,000 euros has developed a volume of more than 200 employees with a turnover of around 37 million euros in Siegen until today – a true success story!
From the very beginning Dr. Horst Heinol-Heikkinen was with his company ASENTICS GmbH & amp; Co. KG. The company is a manufacturer of quality assurance systems for all kinds of products, whether it be a razor blade, a blood dialysis filter or a crankshaft for reputable motorists. Special machines with optical surface inspection and rapid 360-degree examination rea¬lisieren a 100% quality control and offer customized solutions for the markets in the automotive, electronics, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, medicine, rubber and plastic.
“Today ASENTICS is one of the leading application-oriented Bildverar-beitungsunternehmen in Europe”, says Managing Director Horst Heinol-Heikkinen. “We have successfully established ourselves in the global market and adopted a market and technology gieführende position.” A development that KM: SI CEO Reinhard sees fighters as a result of a consistent structural policy: “We are a region of mechanical engineering and sensor technology is a key technology for this industry. By ZESS as a recognized academic institution, the technology center as a location for innovative companies and a highly qualified training facility as the vocational college, we have a closed chain of technology infrastructure, entrepreneurial success makes possible, “said a fighter. At the Technology Centre Siegen, which was founded in 30 years, around 450 people are employed in 49 production-oriented Dienst¬leistungsunternehmen. In addition to the core competence center, the Technology Centre Siegen operates a nationally significant Weiterbildungs¬zentrum, which counts more than 40,000 visitors a year.