Innovation Day Ljubljana – Robotics & Manufacturing

EIT Manufacturing together with the Jožef Stefan Institute and the Strategic Research Innovation Partnership FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE kindly invite you to the Innovation Day Ljubljana – Robotics & Manufacturing on Tuesday, 13 December 2022 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The morning session is dedicated to the presentation of the results of the EIT Manufacturing project SmartFlexCell with a live demonstration of three different cells (assembly and welding). A round table with international speakers from corporates in the automotive sector will conclude this part of the agenda.

After a networking lunch, EIT Manufacturing – the largest innovation ecosystem for the manufacturing industry in Europe – will present its various opportunities for companies of all sizes, universities and research institutions and how organisations can benefit from this network. A panel discussion with corporates from the EIT Manufacturing network in the region and a session with start-up pitching will conclude the afternoon programme.

Subsequent to a coffee break, shuttle busses will bring all attendees to the Jožef Stefan Institute, where various keynote speakers will present new regional opportunities and synergies in the field of robotics in Slovenia, followed by a visit to the facilities of the institute.

After the networking dinner, all event participants will be brought back to the Grand Hotel Union.


09:30 – 10:00 Registration & Admission
10:00 – 12:00 SmartFlexCell – Robot-Aided Reconfiguration Solution for Variable Small Serial Production

  • Opening & Welcome Addresses
    Igor Kovač, Jožef Stefan Institute, Acting Director of Cluster Factories of the Future
    Johannes Hunschofsky, Managing Director, EIT Manufacturing East
  • Key needs and drivers in production
    Iria Galinanes Romero, Advanced Processes and Industry 4.0 Engineer, CTAG
  • EIT Manufacturing Project: SmartFlexCell
    Laurent Marquis, Director, FlexHex
    Thomas Solupajev Ronlev, CEO & Co-Founder, Factobotics
    Oscar Rodriguez, CEO, SmartFlexCell 
  • Corporate Roundtable: Personalised Production and Industrial Robotics in Future Production
    Tine Tomažič, Group CTO, Pipistrel
    Tomaž Blatnik, Head of Body Assembly Technology, Revoz (Renault Group)
    Andreas Huber, Lead Automation Technology, Magna Steyr
    Oscar Rodriguez, CEO, SmartFlexCell
    Victor Alonso Ramos, Departament of Processes and Factory of the Future, CTAG

12:00 – 13:30 Networking Lunch & MatchMaking

13:30 – 15:00 EIT Manufacturing – Discover the Largest Manufacturing Innovation Network in Europe

  • The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
    Mark Boris Andrijanič, Member of the EIT Governing Board
  • EIT Manufacturing – Opportunities for the European Manufacturing Industry
    Klaus Beetz, CEO, EIT Manufacturing
    Johannes Hunschofsky, Managing Director, EIT Manufacturing East 
  • EIT Manufacturing – Opportunities for Start-ups and SMEs in CEE
    Jasmina Popovska, Senior Business Creation Manager, EIT Manufacturing East
  • Corporate Roundtable
    Matjaž Čemažar, Chief Executive Officer, Domel d.o.o.
    Klemen Kindlhofer, DBL Smart Factories & Innovation Director, Danfoss Trata d.o.o, 
    Klemen Šešok, Chief Entrepreneur Officer, Iskra d.o.o.
  • Impulse Talks – Start-up Technologies
    Leon Panjtar, CEO, SaleSqueze
    Benjamin Mörzinger, CEO,
    Jernej Mirt, Business Development Manager, VIAR
    Christian Zink, Head of Logistic Accuracy, ivii GmbH

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30 Transfer to Jožef Stefan Institute 

16:30 – 18:30 Robotics in Slovenia – New Regional Opportunities and Synergies

  • Welcome Address
    Boštjan Zalar, Director, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Innovations in Industrial, Service and Humanoid Robotics
    Aleš Ude, Head of department of Automatics, Biocybernetics and Robotics, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Advances in Robotic Frontiers
    Marko Munih, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Head of Department of Measurement and Robotics, University of Ljubljana
  • Machine Vision
    Danijel Skočaj, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Head of the Laboratory for Artificial Visual Cognitive Systems, University of Ljubljana
  • Robots Developed and Produced in Slovenia for EMEA
    Hubert Kosler, Director, Yaskawa Europe Robotics
  • Sensors for Robot Joints
    Janez Novak, Founder & Director, RLS Merilna tehnika
  • Empowering Women in Manufacturing
    Gema Antequera Garcia, Direction of Technological Innovation, CTAG
  • Review of Robotic Integrators from Slovenia
    Igor Kovač, Jožef Stefan Institute, Acting Director of Cluster Factories of the Future
  • Visit of Robotic Facilities at Jožef Stefan Institute
    Aleš Ude, Head of department of Automatics, Biocybernetics and Robotics, Jožef Stefan Institute

18:30 Networking Dinner
21:00 Transfer to Hotel Union

We hope to see you in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 13 December 2022 for the Innovation Day Ljubljana – Robotics & Manufacturing!

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