The EU leadership of the manufacturing industry arrives in Budapest with I4MS digital game-changersadmin
The event on 19 October that presents funding opportunities and success stories and includes gamified networking activities
The European initiative to digitalise the manufacturing industry, I4MS, celebrates its Stakeholders Event European leadership and digital game-changers of the manufacturing industry in Budapest, Hungary, on 19 October 2022 to bring together the ecosystem and exchange success stories, lessons learnt and know-how, that you can join registering here.
The event focused on networking and showcasing opportunities for European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs), European projects, SMEs, technology providers and other stakeholders of the manufacturing sector driving innovation and technology adoption across the European Union.
The results arising from this joint exercise are expected to create long-lasting collaborations among the stakeholders that will go beyond the 40 million euros that are being distributed from 2020 to 2023 under the initiative.
The agenda includes Krisztián Kölkedi, Deputy CEO of the Express Innovation Agency, Sandro D’Elia, Acting Head of Unit at Digital Transformation of industrial ecosystems at European Commission, as well as Takis Damaskopoulus, ERA-Chair Professor of Industry 4.0 at the School of Economics and Business, Kaunas University of Technology and Executive Director of the European Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (EIIR), Paris, France at the Opening Ceremony.
Other manufacturing experts working on the digital transformation of the industry will also share their knowledge in keynotes and panel discussions, such as “How can we reach a resilient, green and sustainable European manufacturing industry?”, at 11:00h; “Upcoming funding and collaboration opportunities for EDIHs and SMEs”, at 11:45h; “I4MS Contributions to the manufacturing industry and the network of EDIHs”, at 15:30h, and “How are SMEs innovating in the manufacturing sector?”, at 16:30h.
Use cases and success stories from I4MS Innovation Actions (AI Regio, VOJEXT, Better Factory, Change2Twin, DigITbrain, Kitt4SME, Pulsate, DIH World, and more) are showcased at the Agora Sessions of the Exhibition Arena with tours dedicated to both SMEs and European projects stakeholders.
The conference also includes gamified speed networking activities with Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), Disruptors Awards and an evening cocktail to close the ceremony.
More about the I4MS initiative
I4MS, organiser of the event, is the biggest European initiative to digitalise the manufacturing industry funded by the European Commission. Its main objective is to expand digital innovation in SMEs and mid-caps, and to shape the pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs.
This EU initiative enables and fosters the collaboration of manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps across their value chains through the help of European competence centres and innovation hubs. HPC centres, top universities, and application-oriented research organisations in cross-border experiments create a win-win situation for all actors, allowing SMEs to apply via open calls for technological and financial support to conduct experiments testing digital innovations in their business.
It is coordinated by FundingBox and partnered by Mobile World Capital Barcelona and Tecnalia.
The I4MS Stakeholders Event is co-organized by the Express Innovation Agency, PBN Advanced Management, Enterprise Europe Network and the European Commission.