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IPRO staff members are active in a large number of sectors; not only to achieve additional qualifications, but also to pass their own expertise on to others. This is how networks of knowledge are created.

cegug e.V. and P2C2


The cegug (central european graphics users group) is an association of users of Ã–ffnet externen Link in neuem FensterIntergraph products from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 


Dipl.-Ing. Axel Cornelius presides the German-speaking "3D plant planner" section of the Ã–ffnet externen Link in neuem Fenstercegug e.V. (Central European Graphic User Group) and he also presides the German TUF PEHM 3D (Technical User Forum Piping Equipment HVAC and Modelling 3D) of the Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterP2C2 (Process & Power Client Community). He is Vice Chairperson of the TUF S3D.


International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT)


ISSCT is an internationally active association of scientists, technologists and users of all aspects of the production of sugar cane and its processing to sugar and co-products.

The purpose of Ã–ffnet externen Link in neuem FensterISSCT is to provide a free and gratuitous exchange of knowledge and experience in the interest of sustained development, and to further the global production of sugar cane and its processing to sugar and a number of other useful co-products, such as electrical power for export, ethanol and molasses.


A number of IPRO staff members are active in bodies of the central ISSCT association, for intance:

  • Dipl.-Ing. Pedro Avram-Waganoff is a long-term member of the ISSCT Co-Products Commission.
  • Dr. Boris Morgenroth, member of the ISSCT Factory Engineering Section for 15 years, and also a long-term member of the German section of the ISSCT and was appointed chairman of this commission in 2014.
  • Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Stark is member of the ISSCT.



NAMUR  is an international association of automation engineering users in the processing industry. 

Key activities of Namur are:

  • pooling experiences among its member companies,
  • compiling aids and check lists for member companies,
  • defining the requirements new devices, systems and technologies have to meet in order to satisfy user needs

    participating in national and international standardisation bodies.

    Mr. Max is active in the NAMUR association.

Sugar Industry Technologists Inc. [S.I.T.]


The association of  Ã–ffnet externen Link in neuem FensterSugar Industry Technologists Inc. was founded in the USA in 1941 by staa members of various North American sugar refineries. It has developed since then into an international association with more than 500 members throughout the globe, who represent more than 50 different companies. Its primary aim is to further an exchange of information in the field of process engineering, quality control and environmental protection. 

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Stark and Dipl.-Ing. Frank-Robert Emeis are members of S.I.T. They regularly take part in, and present technical papers at the annual meetings that are held in May of each year.