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)
    Silicon Austria Labs (Event Partner)
    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

    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, Regional Manager)
    – Skilltree (Markus Skergeth, Co-Founder) presenting a collaborative research project
    – Golem Digital (Johannes Fasching, CEO) and ...tba


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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:

    Andreas Sibrai – AIStorm Inc., Vice President
    Clemens Wasner – ADRA (AI, Data and Robotics Association), Vice President, Co-Founder of AI Austria and CEO EnliteAI
    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:

    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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  • 6:00 pm

    Open Networking

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


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  • 9:30 pm







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




As Director for Data & AI Transformation at Sclable, Johannes Schauer helps organizations in exploiting the potential of the combination of data and AI. He is passionate about generating real business impact with data, by translating organizations’ strategies for trustworthy and functional data solutions. He focuses on machine learning and data science as core enablers in user-centric digital products and sets them up for continuous improvement. He also provides training to executives in building and running data-driven organizations. Before joining Sclable, he worked as Chief Data Scientist focused on journey management and data transformation at BMW. He holds a doctorate in Technical Mathematics and is enthusiastic about data-driven decision making.   

Johannes Schauer

Director Data & AI Transformation Sclable Business Solutions




Sara Carniello holds a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Padova (Italy), a post-graduate Master in Nanotechnology from the University of Pavia (Italy), and an MBA in Generic Management from the Montanuniversität Leoben, where she also completed the training as Quality and Environmental Manager. During her master’s studies, she began to investigate the topic of sustainability in the high-tech industry.  While working in the field of semiconductor technology for 15 years, she could develop her expertise in leading complex R&D projects.  As CEO of k3lab, she is responsible for business administration, project development and management, scientific and industrial partnerships and relationships with public authorities.

Sara Carniello

Founder L3lab




Michael Jerne holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Graz. He has been active in the microelectronics industry for more than 25 years, initially in Mikron, dealing with RFID development and later on in Philips, holding several positions in project and product management. In 2006, he held a position as R&D project office lead in the Business Unit Automotive & Identification.  Since 2010, Michael Jerne is involved in collaborative R&D projects and external relations activities in national and European research projects. He represents NXP Semiconductors Austria in various industrial and research oriented platforms including ECSEL Austria, FEEI and IV. 

Michael Jerne

Director External Relations NXP Semiconductors Austria

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