Advanced Factories: Access to Tech Event

Connecting with innovative european solutions for a Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing

Innovating is the cornerstone for improving the way companies manufacture, the way they conceive businesses and the way they deal with what is no longer thought to be valuable.

EIT Manufacturing presents “Access to Tech”, an exclusive event where top innovative scaleups from EIT Manufacturing’s portfolio from all over Europe will propose new solutions to improve processes and products in manufacturing shopfloors. These scaleups will be invited to meet a selected number of Industrial Corporations that are open to learn about innovations already tested in the markets and potentially engage with them to improve their own processes.

This event is co-organized with Acció the Catalan Government’s agency for business competitiveness, and will take place within their “Open Innovation Challenge Manufacturing” event. “Access to Tech” will be held on Thursday, April 20th, at Advanced Factories Expo & Congress in Barcelona (Spain) from 10:00h to 13:30h. Take a look at the agenda below:

  • 10:00h – 10:30h Opening speech and EIT Manufacturing introduction

– Carles Miranda, Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy Manager at Acció

– Antoni Pijoan, Managing Director EIT Manufacturing West

– Gala Maturana, Senior Manager Business Creation EIT Manufacturing West

  • 10:30h – 11:30h Startup pitching session and Q&A
  • 11:30h – 13:30h One to one meetings
  • 13:30h – 15:00h Lunch

The objective of these event is to bring a sample of technologies and solutions from across Europe with the potential to help corporates and SMEs to manufacture in a more efficient and sustainable way, leading to higher margins and lower emissions.

The type of technologies will be diverse and will tackle issues such as: asset tracking, predictive maintenance, quality assurance, energy efficiency, circular economy and more.

How can you participate in the event?

There are two ways in which you can participate in Access to Tech. The first option allows you to schedule meetings with the participating startups by registering in our networking platform. The second option offers the chance to attend the morning portion of the event and listen to all the conferences and pitches.

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