Zuken Innovation World Germany 2023 Recap


We’ve been planning, prepping, and eagerly awaiting this moment for a while now, and now it was finally here: the return of the Zuken Innovation World as a live event! First stop on our tour: Germany!

Under the motto “Innovation and sustainability in product development,” customers, partners, and friends of Zuken were invited to the Lufthansa Seeheim Conference Hotel where our experts provided an overview of the latest challenges, solution approaches, and innovations. The two-day industry event at the end of April kicked off this year’s Zuken Innovation World conference series, which includes events in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, and the UK. There was an overwhelming sense of excitement as it marked the first live and in-person ZIW event after a forced break of three years.

Learning from Real-World Experience

The first day was filled with engaging and thought-provoking keynotes, covering industry topics such as the digital twin, green engineering, and sustainability. Learning from real-world experiences is invaluable. That’s why we gave our customers the opportunity to share best practice examples from their current projects and how our solutions have helped them to shape the future of their product development. Attendees were captivated by these discussions, gaining valuable insights and inspiration for their work.

In addition to the keynotes and networking opportunities, there was also an exhibition featuring 16 exhibitors. These exhibitors showcased their innovative solutions centered around cabling and PCB design, highlighting the latest advancements in the industry.

As the day transitioned into the evening, a festive dinner with live music was planned to allow everyone to relax, socialize, and forge meaningful connections. It was a chance to reunite with old friends, while also meeting fresh faces and expanding professional networks.

All Things PCB Design

The PCB Design track of the event gave attendees an overview of the key enhancements and upgrades in the new CR-8000 release. The CR-8000 PCB design suite has also been improved with the introduction of a new analysis module that combines signal and power integrity in an enhanced, powerful package, with new S-parameter modeling and increased performance through multi-core processing.

Participants had the opportunity to level up their design skills as they learned about best practices and analysis techniques specifically crafted for advanced technologies. It was a chance to sharpen their expertise and stay ahead of the game in the world of PCB design.

Insights into the Automation of Cabinet Building

As we all know, automation is becoming increasingly important in the control cabinet industry and we at Zuken and our partners are all in on supporting this trend. We’ve been working hard over the past year to expand and improve our tool family and now is the time to present the fruits of this work.

Another highlight was the presentation of the use of the digital twin for service and maintenance in theory and applied to the real world. A new technology within the E3.series product family enables the generation of customized circuit diagrams for different users and specific use cases, making it possible to visualize complex connections clearly and in real time. The interactive tracking of the digital twin for service and maintenance facilitates efficient monitoring and interaction.

Upcoming ZIW Events

Overall, the ZIW kick-off event in Germany in April, followed by ZIW Switzerland shortly after at the beginning of May, was a resounding success, combining knowledge sharing, networking, and entertainment. Zuken experts, exhibitors, and attendees embraced the opportunity to meet face-to-face and revitalize the collaborative spirit of the industry.

We’re excited for more ZIW Events to come. Get ready for an unforgettable event packed with innovation, knowledge, and good vibes. See you there!


Impressions from the Event

Lilli Schuetze
Lilli Schuetze
Content Marketing Manager