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The Industry 4.0 Congress will gather over 260 industrial experts presenting success stories on new technologies for manufacturing


Barcelona, ​​April 19, 2021 – EIT Manufacturing, an innovation community within the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) that connects the leading manufacturing actors in Europe, and Advanced Factories, the leading event on robotics and automation for manufacturing in Europe, have joined forces to boost a more competitive and sustainable manufacturing industry. With the signing of this collaboration agreement, Advanced Factories becomes a benchmark in Digital Manufacturing in Southern Europe.

EIT Manufacturing’s mission is to bring European manufacturing actors together in innovation ecosystems that add unique value to European products, processes, services and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing. Antoni Pijoan, Director Co-Location Center West, explains: “Europe has always been the home of the industry and a pioneer in industrial innovation including industry 4.0. But innovation has many facets. It’s about keeping the industry competitive while further reducing the environmental footprint and upskilling the workforce. Events such as Advanced Factories are a perfect platform to discuss trends and technologies that will shape the future of man and machine.”

Advanced Factories will gather from June 8-10 in Barcelona (Spain) manufacturing professionals from the automotive, production food, aeronautics, rail, health & pharma, steel, textile and energy sectors who are looking for the latest innovations to turn their plants into advanced ones. During three days, Advanced Factories will discover the latest solutions in industrial automation systems, robotics, industrial software, artificial intelligence, Digital Twin, artificial vision solutions, virtual simulation, Big Data, IoT, cybersecurity, 3D Printing, Industrial Cloud Computing, and Machine Learning. Firms such as Omron, Bosch-Rexroth, Schneider-Electric, Accenture, Beckhoff, HP, Infaimon, Kuka, Siemens, Weidmuller, Fanuc, T-Systems, Tecnalia, Yaskawa, Logitec, Festo, Universal Robots, Rockwell Automation, Phoenix Contact, Wonderware, Schaeffler or Eurecat, among 280 others, will showcase the latest emerging technologies for factories.

Within the framework of Advanced Factories, there will also take place the Industry 4.0 Congress, the largest European congress on industrial innovation. More than 260 experts will share their success stories on the transformation of the industry to demonstrate how the future of the sector goes through automation, robotics and 4.0 technologies. Thus, the Industry 4.0 Congress will offer more than 100 hours of technology and knowledge transfer through four thematic axes -automatization, connectivity, data analytics, and industrial symbiosis- and an

agenda designed for each segment of the industry with aeronautics and naval, health & pharma, food, electronics, automotive, textile, rail and metal forums.

Advanced Factories will be a 100% face-to-face event, with all the safety and hygiene measures and protocols established by the health authorities to guarantee a safe business environment for all attendees.

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