Electronic based systems involve components and devices driven by micro-and nanoelectronics including embedded software. They are the foundation for digital products and services. EBS functions enable the implementation of applications such as automated driving, the Internet of Things and smart cities and thus constitute the heart of our digitalized society.



Electronic Based Systems have enormous hidden potential to reach sustainable development goals, yet it’s not a beaten path. The EBSCON, therefore, connects impact-driven people of the tech industry, research and science to work together on the best answers to the most relevant questions of today. Building bridges for tomorrow is not another slogan, it is necessary for our future society and sustainable living on our planet.

  • How can EBS technology support society?
  • What can electronics contribute to the fight against the climate crisis?
  • How can we make technology smart, connected, secure AND sustainable?


  • Exclusive venue for 450 participants onsite
  • Interactive live streams for registered online community
  • Main Stage with inspiring keynotes, high-level panels and presentations
  • Interactive Exhibition Area for Silicon Alps Partners
  • Silicon Austria Business and Partner Lounge for cooperations and matchmaking
  • Empowering Startup Program with Stage
  • High display of European strengths
  • F&B, Catering
  • After-Show networking clubbing

Welcome to the EBSCON 2021

One Day – One Goal – One Mission: The world needs EBS more than ever. With less than 10 years left to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by the UN and major setbacks in the wake of...
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Why EBSCON? Official Statement by the organizers

We not only need change to happen on a profound and sophisticated level, but we also need change at a fast speed. And we only can be fast if we work together on solutions and find ways to...
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  • Electronic based systems offer major contributions to sustainability and Green Technology
  • Technologies for green are key to a clean and climate-friendly tomorrow.
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  • Cyber Security protect the bridges between real life and the virtual world – they are the guardians of systems and sensitive data.
  • The EBS and tech industry take on the responsibility to make technology trustworthy and secure for everyone.
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  • The secure, smart and sustainable interplay between humans and technologies is a decisive task for EBS.
  • To put the people and the environment at the center is crucial in order to succeed in the green and digital transformation.
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  • No chips, no encryption technology, no Artificial Intelligence: EBS support and maintain the role of AI applications and programs for today and tomorrow.
  • Smart EBS are a key accelerator for the successful digital and green transformation.




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  • 8:30 am

    Doors Open

    Welcome Coffee and Exhibition Opening
  • 9:00 am

    Opening Main Stage

    Video & Showcase Session
  • 9:30 am

    Official Opening Ceremony

    Opening by #EBSCON Host Daniel Cronin
    Welcome notes:
    Silicon Alps (EBSCON organizing committee)
    MMag.a Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, Economic Counsellor of the Styrian Government
    Dr. Gaby Schaunig, Deputy Head of the Carinthian Government and Spokeswoman for Technology


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  • 10:00 am

    OPENING KEYNOTE: Vision on our Future Society and Technology

    Watch out: Details on the #EBSCON keynote speech will be revealed soon
  • 10:30 am

    DEEP TALK – Interview with the keynote Speaker

    Host Daniel Cronin will deep-dive to the bottom gist of the keynote's key points and get the audience involved
  • 10:50 am

    Video-Break: Heroes of Tech

    Portraits of visionaries and makers who dedicate their lives to EBS technologies


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  • 11:00 am

    TECHTALK 1: SOCIETY 5.0 and how EBS technologies lead to a smart, sustainable and connected societal state of the future

    High-Level Panel with:
    Daniel Cronin (Host)
    Stefan Finkbeiner – Chairman of EPOSS, European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration
    Verena Vescoli – Senior Vice President of R&D, ams AG
    Markus Pistauer – Founder and CEO of CISC Semiconductor / CEO and founder COYERO
    Michael Jerne – Director External Relations NXP Austria, representing the board of members for IPCEI Semiconductor
    Horst Pfluegl – Global Research Program Manager at AVL List GmbH
  • 11:50 am

    Video-break: Heroes of Tech

    Portraits of visionaries and makers who dedicate their lives to EBS technologies


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  • 12:00 pm


    Tasty bits and juicy drinks providing the energy for strolling the exhibition and preparing for the Business-to-Partner session

B2Match Sessions

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  • 1:00 pm

    Silicon Austria Business 2 Partner Lounge

    B2Match matchmaking sessions supported by European Enterprise Network (EEN)
    Slots for the Silicon Austria Lounge can be booked via B2Match registration for 20min
    EEN will match the tables and numbers

Silicon Success Stories

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  • 1:20 pm

    Silicon Startups for Society: How to make the network work (powered by Startupmark)

    Showcase panel of collaborative success stories between Silicon Alps startups and companies
    – Silent Quo (Roland Pufitsch, Founder) and Cleanroom Technology Austria (Roman Czech, CEO)
    – Flasher (Alexander Rech & Ines Wöckl, Co-Founders) and TIER Mobility (Jakob Orgonyi)
    – Skilltree (Markus Skergeth, Co-Founder)
    – Golem Digital (Johannes Fasching, Founder)


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  • 2:00 pm

    Electronics for Green needs Green Electronics: How to Achieve the Green Transformation with EBS

    High-Level Panel with:
    Daniel Cronin (Host)
    Stefan Berger – Infineon, Vice President of Development Center, Villach
    Christina Hirschl, Silicon Austria Labs, Head of Research Division Sensor Systems
    Hannes Voraberger – AT&S, Director R&D
    Wolfgang Kern – Polymer Competence Center Leoben (PCCL), CTO
    Sara Carniello – K3lab, Founder
    Christian Lechner – FSIGHT, VP Business Development
  • 2:50 pm

    Video-break: Heroes of Tech

    Portraits of visionaries and makers who dedicate their lives to EBS technologies

Artificial Intelligence

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  • 3:00 pm

    Electronic Based Intelligence – how will smart systems and edge AI help to win the sustainability game for our future?

    High-Level Panel hosted by Daniel Cronin with:

    Stefanie Lindstaedt – Know-Center, CEO
    Andreas Sibrai – AIStorm Inc., Vice President
    Johannes Schauer – Sclable Business Solutions, Director Data & AI Transformation, former Chief Data Scientist at BMW
    Andras Montvay – Silicon Austria Labs, Head of Research Unit Edge Computing & Distributed SW Embedded Systems
  • 3:50 pm

    Video-break: Heroes of Tech

    Portraits of visionaries and makers who dedicate their lives to EBS technologies

Cyber Security

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  • 4:00 pm

    Electronic Based Security: How to protect our future with electronic based and secure systems?

    High-Level Panel hosted by Daniel Cronin with:

    Heinz Mayer – Joanneum Research, CEO
    Markus Seme – BearingPoint Austria, CEO
    Wolfgang Steinbauer – NXP Semiconductors Austria, CTO
    Stefan Mangard – Technical University of Graz and Managing Director of Lamarr Security Research
    Michael Gebetsroither – mgIT, CEO
  • 4:50 pm

    Video-break: Heroes of Tech

    Portraits of visionaries and makers who dedicate their lives to EBS technologies

Building Talents for Tomorrow

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  • 5:00 pm

    Electronic Based Skills – what skills does a bright future need and how do we make young talents go for EBS?

    High-Level Panel hosted by Daniel Cronin with:

    Markus Tomaschitz, Chief HR Officer, AVL
    Thomas Schneidhofer – University of Economics and Business Vienna, Professor on HR, Management and Organization
    Martin Neubauer – WIFI, Head of Institute WKO Styria
    Almina Besic – JKU Linz, Diversity and Culutral Expert


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  • 6:00 pm

    Closing Statements and Take Aways

    Summary, Wrap-up & Main Take-Aways
    Daniel Cronin
    Silicon Alps Organization Commitee


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  • 6:30 pm

    Open Networking

    Bar Opening with Snacks and Drinks
    Live Background DJ
    Time to connect


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  • 9:30 pm







Christian has diverse professional experience as an entrepreneur, investor and strategy consultant in Europe, the US, and Latin America. Christian is focused on driving innovation in the energy industry. He is leading the business development, sales and marketing efforts of FSIGHT, an Israeli technology company, focused on Artificial intelligence energy management software solutions to optimize energy usage, save costs, enable peer-to-peer energy trading and implement an efficient and sustainable distributed grid environment. As Associate Partner at The Blue Minds Company, Christian is promoting new innovations and start-ups in the areas of the energy transition, renewable energy and smart city concepts. He worked as private equity and growth capital investor for...

Christian Lechner

VP Business Development, FSIGHT




Representing and developing TIER in Carinthia on the mission to change mobility for good! Taking ownership of TIER’s scooter business, ensuring great fleet operations, managing a team and all facets of local operations in the city. Shaping the climate-neutral mobility of tomorrow. TIER Mobility Austria GmbH is a shared micro-mobility provider, with the mission to enhance last-mile transportation. By providing people with a range of shared, light electric vehicles, from e-scooters to e-bikes and e-mopeds, powered by a proprietary Energy Network, TIER helps cities reduce their dependence on cars.

Jakob Orgonyi

Regional Manager, TIER Mobility




Dr Heinz Mayer (52) studied telematics at the Graz University of Technology, where he gained several years of experience as a university assistant. Afterwards, he worked at Magna Steyr, amongst other positions as head of the information management department. In 2007, the Graz resident changed to JOANNEUM RESEARCH and successfully acted as deputy institute director of DIGITAL, the Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, and as research group leader of the group "Machine Vision Applications", before he became head of DIGITAL in 2013. Since 1 September 2021, he is Managing Director of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.  

Heinz Mayer

Managing Director, Joanneum Research




Dr. Christina Hirschl studied physics and mathematics at the University of Vienna. After her dissertation in the field of computational physics, she started her industrial career at Austrian Aerospace in Vienna, where she was responsible for the development of thermal insulation for cryogenic systems and applications in space travel. From 2010 she was project manager at CTR Carinthian Tech Research in Villach. She was leading the research area renewable energies/photovoltaics, in which she managed numerous projects. Since July 2019, she has been division and site manager of Silicon Austria Labs in Villach, which merged with CTR and focuses on innovations for electronic based systems along the entire value chain. 

Christina Hirschl

Head of Research Division Sensor Systems, Silicon Austria Labs

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