Post By Simon Montford on April 12, 2018
automatica is the leading exhibition for Smart Automation and Robotics. The trade fair will take place in Munich from 19 – 22 June 2018, and products on display will range from components, robots and systems to entire production facilities. Mobile World Capital Barcelona will be present and will bring a number of outstanding international startups as part of their delegation to support the continuous global transformation of robotics and smart automation.
The trade fair will showcase a range of technologies that are increasingly being used to reduce unit costs and increase quality and flexibility. They will include modern robotics, assembly and handling technology, as well as machine vision and IT technology. Attendees of automatica will be provided with access to innovations, knowledge, and trends with high business relevance. The overall objective of the event will be to provide customers with market transparency and orientation in the digital transformation of production facilities.
Twelve years after the inaugural event, automatica has become established as one of the most important industry events of its kind worldwide. In 2016, 833 exhibitors from 47 countries and approximately 43,000 visitors from 100 countries convened in Munich. Since then the trade fair’s international network has grown steadily over the years. Now a pivotal forum for many different industries, automatica is where investment decision-makers, production and technical managers, planners, designers and developers congregate. This year participation of international companies overall is at a record high and attendance is expected to be 20 percent higher than in 2016. All key players in robotics and automation will be present including Siemens, Volkswagen and Siasung Robot which will exhibit for the first time.
This year the industry sectors most strongly represented will be automotive, electrical engineering, electronics, and metal-processing. Other sectors will include food and beverages, plastics, rubber, medical, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and packaging.
In order to showcase cutting-edge innovation, the fair will include a dedicated area; the Automatica Startup Arena, where thirty carefully selected startups will be invited to showcase their products. It will be an excellent opportunity for them to connect with investors who visit their exhibition stands, and pitch their businesses on stage in front of 40,000 visitors.
It is hoped that startups will use this incredible opportunity to meet key industry players, potential investors, and experts in the robotics and automation industry in order to exchange ideas and initiate new business relationships.
The event will also feature the automatica pitching competition where one startup finalist* will win a fast track ticket to the RobotUnion Jury day. The winning startups will be awarded a place on the RobotUnion acceleration programme and receive €223,000 of equity-free funding!
Mobile World Capital Barcelona will be present at automatica 2018 in Munich, Germany from 19 – 22 June. To find out more, or to request exhibition information, click here.
*pending eligibility according to the RobotUnion term and conditions.
© Simon Montford (WEB3IOT), 2014-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Simon Montford and WEB3IOT with appropriate and specific direction to the original content at web3iot.com.