The Basque Country Technology Park Network signs a collaboration agreement with Advanced Factories

Advanced Factories, to be held in Barcelona from 29 to 31 March, is the leading event on industrial automation, robotics and artificial intelligence in the south of Europe

The event will host a new edition of the Industry Start-up Forum, a competition between start-ups with the most disruptive projects and solutions for the industrial sector

The Basque Country Technology Park Network has signed a collaboration agreement with Advanced Factories, the leading event on industrial automation, robotics and artificial intelligence in the south of Europe, to be held in the Barcelona International Congress Centre from 29 to 31 March.

Under the agreement, the Basque Country Technology Park Network has been given a series of Premium VIP invitation tickets and 50% discounts on Business Pass tickets for Technology Park Network companies interested in participating in the event (for more information, please contact dnm@parke.eus).

This initiative further contributes to the catalogue of services provided by the Network of Technology Parks to its member organisations by setting up business networking opportunities with other organisations and key players. The agreement with Advanced Factories is a service for all organisations and professionals working on the Network’s campuses, with a view to strengthening their innovation capabilities and helping to build networks and contacts.

The exhibition space will showcase the latest innovations in industrial automation, robotics, industrial plant management software, industrial cloud, digital twin, machine learning, cybersecurity, big data, IoT, artificial intelligence, VR/AR and all the technologies emerging from Industry 4.0 that are driving the improvement of industrial competitiveness, new business models, new production processes and new customer experiences.

Advanced Factories will also host the Industry 4.0 Congress, the largest European congress on industrial innovation, where leading international experts will explain the keys to implementing new business models and will delve into the most cutting-edge technological trends in advanced and digital industry.

The impact of industry on the environment and the strategies and actions required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda will be a core theme of Advanced Factories 2022. More than 280 professionals drawn from different industrial sectors will explain their action plans to meet the challenge of sustainability, in a cross-cutting theme that will focus much of the agenda of the Industry 4.0 Congress.

Industry Start-up Forum, a competition for the most innovative start-ups

Advanced Factories will also bring together the most innovative start-ups with the most disruptive projects capable of transforming the industrial sector, in a new edition of the Industry Start-up Forum, a competition in which entrepreneurs will present their projects and solutions to business leaders in the sector, potential partners and investors.

Stand-out challenges facing industry today include the need to automate production processes and commit to new technologies to reduce the risks associated with offshoring and to achieve greater production efficiency, as well as to promote zero-km production to move towards a more sustainable industry. In this context, large companies need sources of disruptive innovation from start-ups to be able to offer new value propositions and meet the challenges that lie ahead.

The Industry Start-up Forum is looking for start-ups with solutions and technologies that can help meet the challenges facing industry. Start-ups, entrepreneurs and technology centres with innovative solutions in automation, connectivity, data analytics and industrial symbiosis have applied to take part in the Industry Start-up Forum. Those selected will have the opportunity to present their project at Advanced Factories on 30 March.

Three start-ups from the Basque Country Technology Park Network have been selected in this edition to present their innovative projects at the Industry Start-up Forum Pitch. Two of them, namely RMS (Remote Monitoring Sistems) and Wimbi Technologies, are based in the Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park, and the other, Inalia, is based in the Álava Technology Park.

RMS (Remote Monitoring Sistems) offers ii40_Connect. This is a complete solution for real-time monitoring of the operation and state of health of industrial equipment, enabling manufacturers to provide digital after-sales services as part of a servitisation strategy.

WimbiTek is an ICT start-up dedicated to the creation of monitoring and telemetry systems following the Internet of Things paradigm. Its innovative approach lies in the use of proprietary algorithms to ensure greater fault tolerance in wireless sensor networks.

Inalia is an engineering company with a multidisciplinary team with a high technological capacity that integrates mechanics, instrumentation and data analysis.