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Cluster workshop: From gearwheel to blockchain - New opportunities for SMEs?

The fortiss competence field Open Data and Information Management leads this hands-on training, which is conducted in cooperation with the Cluster Mechatronics & Automation. The instructors explain the so-called Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), to which Blockchain also belongs, and give an overview of the associated technology landscape.

Following on from this, participants will learn the so-called three-step method in the course of active exercises: Needs analysis, feasibility evaluation and IT architecture design of concrete use cases. Finally, the opportunities and challenges of DLT are discussed and practical tips are explained.


9:00 amWelcome
Dr.-Ing. Benedikt Sykora, Cluster Mechatronics & Automation
Dr. Wolfgang Köhler, fortiss GmbH
09:30 amBlockchains - asbestos or the new gold?
Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes, Technical University of Munich, Chairman of the Board Blockchain Bayern e.V.
10:15 amOpen Manufacturing Platforms: Leading industries towards more open and trusted data sharing in production by utilizing distributed technologies
Robin Pilling, Dis3bute
10:45 amCoffee Break
11:15 amThe Digital Euro as the basis for the digitalization of the economy
Maximilian Forster, CashOnLedger Technologies GmbH
11:45 amBlockchain is dead, long live the blockchain!
Dian Balta, Head of competence field ODIM, fortiss GmbH
12:15 pmVisit to the exhibition: demonstrators in the fortiss-LAB
1:00 pmGet-together













Following the event, we invite you to a small snack with the opportunity for in-depth discussion with speakers and guests.n.


October 20, 2021
9:00 am to 2:00 pm






Member Cluster: 129,- €
Non-member Cluster: 179,- €

Target group

Medium-sized companies (managing directors, managers, decision-makers)


fortiss Mittelstand
Cluster Mechatronik & Automation gGmbH


  • Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes, Technische Universität München, Vorstandsvorsitzender Blockchain Bayern e.V.
  • Robin Pilling, Dis3bute, München
  • Maximilian Forster, CashOnLedger Technologies, Köln
  • Dian Balta, Head of Competence Field ODIM, fortiss


You can book the cluster workshop From gearwheel to blockchain - New opportunities for SMEs? directly online here.

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