More than 100 Speaking Sessions and over 2,000 Attendees Expected at the 6th Annual Basque Industry 4.0, The Meeting Point Event
Basque Industry 4.0, The Meeting Point is a key annual event for Industry 4.0, currently in its 6th and largest year so far with more than 2,000 attendees and 180 companies exhibiting, plus important innovators presenting new solutions and discussing current trends in the industry. November 20-21, 2019 marks the date for the event organized each year by the Basque Government and SPRI Group and will take place in the Pavilion at the Bilbao Exhibition Center, BEC.
The conference, which will host more than 100 speaking sessions, consists of different settings and activities including; a large exhibition area dedicated to companies with Industry 4.0 technology, a workshop area, an experimentation zone, a cybersecurity area and a networking space in addition to the panel discussions, case presentations, interviews, and roundtables. Based in Basque Country, an epicenter for industry and innovation, The Meeting Point has established itself as an essential event for connection and synchronicities, for startups, investors and Industry leaders.
The Bind 4.0 Acceleration Program and the Meeting Point events are part of the Basque Industry 4.0 Strategy, developed by the Basque Government based on the industrial framework and technological capabilities of the region. As stated by the Euskadi tourism board, “Industry is the driving force of the Basque economy, accounting for 21.7% of GDP, and it aims to lead the fourth industrial revolution.”
Industry Leaders, Technology Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Educators gather to discuss, improve and secure the present and future of the industry. The Bind 4.0 Acceleration Program is a key player in this annual event, which is not only an important meeting point for Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity but also a launchpad for the Finalists in the latest edition and the Bind 4.0 Alumni who have the opportunity to share their Use-Cases in a public platform, side by side with the collaborating Partners. This year Bind 4.0 will be represented by ABB and Engidi, Sidenor and Immersia, Mercedes Benz and Neuron Soundware, BTI and Samylabs and Arcelor Mittal and Opencloud Factory, who will share the results of their Industry 4.0 projects.
In addition Bind 4.0 is the proud organizer of the Startup Zone & Afterwork 4.0, a space provided for young companies to exhibit and offer demos on the expo floor, get exposure and make connections. Plus, the Finalists from the latest edition of Bind 4.0 will be present and available for 1-to-1 meetings where business agreements can be made. The networking this year will continue after the conference closes with food and drinks at the Afterwork 4.0 social event in collaboration with 4YFN. The Startup Zone at The Meeting Point & the Afterwork 4.0 events are part of the commitment to visibility, connection and growth that the Bind 4.0 Acceleration Program delivers to participating startups.
VISIBILITY & GROWTH
Startups and Investors alike benefit from the workshops, use cases, demonstrations on the expo floor and the panels and presentations regarding the exciting direction technology is headed. The Meeting Point provides not only connection, education and innovation but this event also clarifies the great need for and reception by large companies to adapt to the digital industrial era.
Large companies in the region (like ABB, Gestamp, Mercedes Benz, Sidenor, etc.) participate as they continue to keep their companies invested in the innovation in industry and talent in the Basque Country.
HUPI – Iberica a Bind 4.0 Alumni from the first edition, have seen incredible growth since their participation in our program and this year the Co-Founder Romain Roquefere is on the “Enabling Technologies” panel Thursday 21 November, alongside important voices in the industry from companies like Huawey, Inycom and HP 3D Printing.
Alumni from the third edition of the Bind 4.0 Acceleration Program have been selected to showcase their success and share their use-cases from the Industry 4.0 project they completed during our most recent edition. Bind 4.0 Startups benefit from the exposure and opportunity via showcasing on the expo floor, networking, 1-to-1 meetings and presenting use-cases while affirming their success in this region alongside established companies that have become reputable reference customers.
WHERE & WHEN
Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC), Pavillion 2 Ronda de Azkue 1, 48902 Ansio-Barakaldo
20 – 21 NOVEMBER 2019
BIND 4.0 EVENTS TO REMEMBER…
WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2019
Startup Zone – Exhibition area and Business Meetings between Startups and participating Industries. Register for The Meeting Point event for 1-to-1 meetings with the startups and visit the Startup Zone.
5:30PM Afterwork 4.0 – Bind 4.0 and 4YFN Co-Organized this exclusive event, providing time dedicated to networking between startups, companies, mentors, investors and representatives from the Basque entrepreneurship ecosystem. Attendees must register in advance to the Afterwork 4.0.
THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2019
9:00AM Enabling Technologies – Panel of Speakers with varying areas of expertise; blockchain, virtual assistants, 5G, 3D Printing and Ai in Industry. Including Bind 4.0 Alumni Hupi – Iberica.
10:30AM Bind 4.0 acceleration program use-cases
- Sidenor and Immersia Project: Data Visualization
- BTI and Samylabs Project: Metal 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing using SLM Technology
- ABB and Engidi Project: Wearable IoT Workers Safety Devices
- Mercedes Benz and Neuron Soundware Project: Ai based Sound Analysis
- Arcelor Mittal and Opencloud Factory Project: Industrial CyberSecurity Solutions Implementations