LpS 2012 – The strategic background behind the event

September 13, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Siegfried Luger, organizer and Event Director of the LpS 2012 LED industry meeting, explains the philosophy behind the annual international LED professional Symposium
 and Exhibition in Bregenz, Austria. He is confident that the strategic dimensions of technology paths is a key factor for doing successful lighting business in the future.

Over the past few years, the lighting sector has been strongly affected by LED technology. Unfortunately, it isn't an easy task for organizations in highly dynamic environments to find the right strategic directions.

Here we are especially talking about the dimensions of the technological orientation. How do we recognize, judge and combine the most diverse technology trends in the most varied disciplines?

In order to help, every year the LED professional Symposium and Exhibition summarizes the important success factors in the area of lighting, based on the following four strategic pillars: Background Strategies, Engineering Methodologies, Technology Trends and Strategic Partnerships.

In order to be able to understand the strategic approach of the LpS, it would be best to explain the four pillars in a little more detail:

The Background Strategies are the overriding drivers of the LED market. Market developments and regulatory factors play a big role here. This year this first pillar is made up of EU regulations, market developments in the industrial environment and implementation tendencies in real projects.

“Remarkable museum architecture calls for equivalently high-quality lighting technology. LED light sources lend themselves to provide for a pleasant and informative visual experience whilst avoiding damage due to light exposure. The lecture discusses lighting strategies design approaches and explains implemented lighting technologies in recently completed museums.” explains Prof. DI Andreas Schulz, CEO, LichtKunstLicht AG.

The second LpS 2012 pillar illustrates the Engineering Methodologies. Technical systems don’t change randomly, but rather follow clearly defined laws – the so-called Trends of Engineering System Evolution (TESE). This year the specially developed workshop with the title “Working Beyond Competition” is devoted to the topic of patent rights in connection with TESE.

“Successful high technology companies recognize that a comprehensive intellectual property portfolio can be of substantial value. One key component of the intellectual property portfolio is patents. In virtually every situation a patentee’s interests are best served if the patentee follows a strategy