2nd Young Researchers Conference

Live Presentations on June 11th

Watch the final event live, for free on June 11th from 10:30 to 17:00 CEST

Why a Young Researchers Conference?

If foundry technologies are to keep a leading role among the manufacturing technologies of the future new talent, new knowledge and new skills need to be attracted to our industry.

The WFO is offering young researchers and early career professionals their own space to showcase what they can bring to our industry, and to acknowledge their work and welcome them to the foundry family.

On-line Conference

2023 Conference

The Conference will gather previously selected 20 research projects among the proposals submitted by young researchers and early career professionals all over the world. The projects will be presented through 15 minute-long videos, and showcased to internationally renowned industry professionals.

The conference will be broadcast on April 16th for 3 different time-zones.


Preliminary program for the event will be released in mid-March 2024.
The papers will cover 3 topics of high interest for the foundry industry:


High-quality cast components meet diverse industry demands with reliability, multifunctionality, and eco-friendliness, and are evolving to cater to emerging markets like E-mobility and green energy.


The casting industry is focused on improving the casting process through digital methods, such as data analysis, AI, and sensor technology, while facing challenges related to sensor robustness and system reliability.


The casting process efficiently transforms primary materials into end products with low energy input, but challenges in recycling, climate neutrality, and life cycle assessments are growing in the industry.

Best works will be presented in Germany and China

2023 edition winners

The 10 best authors will present their work at a conference that will be held in Germany and broadcast live to a public audience in June 2024.

The top 3 authors will also be invited to display their presentation at the 75th World Foundry Congress in Deyang (China) in October 2024. They will be awarded a monetary prize

3 Best Papers Awards

Silver Award: 4.000€

The top 3 authors will also be invited to display their presentation at the 75th World Foundry Congress in Deyang (China) in October 2024. They will be awarded a monetary prize.

Key Milestones


Release of preliminary program for the event.

April 16th

Conference broadcast on-line at 3 different timezones: Asia, Europe and America.

May 15th

Announcement of 10 best papers and invitation to participate at Clausthal Universitiy of Technology conference and to attend Ideen Expo (Hannover).

June 11th

Live presentation of 10 best papers at Clausthal University of Technology. Selection of 3 best papers to be presented at the 75th World Foundry Congress.

October 25-30th

Presentation of 3 best papers at World Foundry Congress and official award ceremony.

Lifetime Legacy Sponsors

The WFO is proud to count on the support of some leading companies for the organization of this virtual conference, along with the continuous support of its Lifetime Legacy Sponsors.