Review: General Assembly 2023

From March 2 to 3, 2023, the annual membership meeting of the Fraunhofer Business Area Cleaning took place once again - and this time after a long while, at our member Fraunhofer IGCV in Augsburg. In addition to a review of the eventful year 2022, the meeting focused on the development of the basic seminar on cleaning technology, the next parts2clean, and the organization of our 20th anniversary.

From March 2 to 3, the members of the Fraunhofer Business Area Cleaning met for this year's general meeting at the Fraunhofer IGCV in Augsburg. In addition to the report and evaluation of the events in 2022, the main focus was on the agenda of the Business Area and the members for the anniversary year 2023. Parts2clean will of course be at the forefront of this discussion. This year, in addition to the Fraunhofer department, seven member institutes will present themselves at our joint booth and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Fraunhofer Business Area Cleaning together with customers, partners and colleagues. The preparations for this are in full speed and you can be excited.

Another focus was on further training programs. The conclusion of the test phase for the advanced training course to become a "Certified Vocational Specialist (m/f/d) for Industrial Parts Cleaning" is eagerly awaited. Nine participants are already looking forward to the examination at the Dresden Chamber of Industry and Commerce on June 1. Currently, preparations are underway in parallel for the launch as a commercial educational product in September 2023. By decision of the members, in addition to the basic seminar "Expert for Industrial Parts Cleaning", which will take place from April 26-28 in Dresden, another seminar will be offered in online format from November 14-17 due to the continuing demand. In the future, this seminar will continue to be held alternately in presence and online. In the medium term, the basic seminar will also be available in an English version.

The 20th anniversary will also be taken as an opportunity to publish a completely revised brochure of the Fraunhofer Business Area Cleaning in 2023 and, on this basis, to thoroughly refresh the website as well.

Networking continues to be a high priority in the work of the office. Both the active participation of many of our members in the working groups and events of the German Industrial Parts Cleaning Association (FiT) and the active involvement in activities of the German Industrial Cleaning Association (DIRV), the Manufacturing Cleaning Association (MCA) and in the DIN working committee NA 062-01-81 AA are the basis for successful processing of current research topics.

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