February 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
TRINITY Final Event, aimed at facilitating networking opportunities among participants, is dedicated to Trinity Technical Solutions, Agile Manufacturing, and Standardisation and will take place on Wednesday 8th February from 8.30 to 16.00 in Brussels at BluePoint Brussels.
The TRINITY project, as you already know, funded under the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, created a network of multidisciplinary and synergistic local digital innovation hubs (DIHs) composed of research centres, companies, and university groups that can contribute to the development of agile manufacturing in Europe.
In this regard, this event will provide a comprehensive overview of the project’s achievements, the standardisation opportunities for technological innovations as well as the current EU policy background relevant to the TRINITY project and in the general sphere of agile manufacturing and other emerging technologies.
The conference (which will include different panel discussions and a networking lunch) will bring together high-level policymakers, industrial actors, research institutions, and other relevant stakeholders to exchange views on the current most compelling issues related to advanced manufacturing.
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|Day IWednesday 8 February|
|08.30 – 09.00||Welcome reception and breakfast|
|09.00 – 09.15||by Minna Lanz, Tampere University & Trinity Coordinator|
|09.15 – 09.45||Trinity Technical Solutions and Success StoriesThis panel discussion will be focused on two specific success stories from the Trinity demonstration programs, showcasing their achievements and the developed technical solutions. The mentor, who followed one of the demonstrators, will discuss the gap between existing technologies and what standards are currently requesting, outlining the related challenges and opportunities.Moderator: Jyrki Latokartano, Project Manager, Tampere UniversityPanellists:• SME Representative (TBD)• SME Representative (TBD)• Dr Raheel Afzal, Research Engineer, FlandersMake|
|09.45 – 10.30||Trinity Network: The importance of collaboration to lead innovationThis panel discussion will provide a comprehensive overview of the current EU policy background relevant to the TRINITY project and in the general sphere of agile manufacturing and other emerging technologies. The foreseen panel discussion will focus on the importance of establishing collaboration among projects and organizations in order to lead innovation and create a cooperative ecosystem. Moderator: Jyrki Latokartano, Project Manager, Tampere University Keynote speeches: • Dr. Arash Ajoudani, Coordinator, SOPHIA Project • Dr. Christophe Leroux, Coordinator RIMA Project (TBC) Panel discussion Closing remarks by the moderator|
|10.30 – 11.00||Coffee Break|
|11.00 – 12.00||Standardisation and the role of SMEsThe discussion on standardisation will provide a comprehensive overview of the current standardisation landscape relevant to the Trinity project and in the general sphere of emerging digital technologies and related aspects where standard-setting processes continue to lag behind innovation cycles. The foreseen panel discussion will focus on the fundamental role of industry within European and international standard-setting processes, with a keen eye on the decreasing participation of SMEs.Moderator: Stefano Ramundo, Technical Officer, CECIMOOpening remarks: Filip Geerts, Director General, CECIMOIntroductory Statements by SpeakersPanel discussion: Opportunities for standardization from European projects’ results• Andreea Gulacsi, Head of Policy and Partnerships, CEN-CENELEC• Maitane Olabarria, Secretary General, Small Business Standards• Jose Saenz, Group Leader Assistance, Service and Industrial Robotics, Fraunhofer IFF|
|12.00 – 13.30||Lunch|
|13.30 – 14.30||New European Regulations: policymakers and industry togetherIn this session, policymakers and industry representatives operating with innovation and the digital transition will discuss how the institutions see the future of the industry and how they are developing the future legal framework for companies through pieces of legislation such as the Machinery Regulation, Artificial Intelligence Act, and the Cyber Resilience Act, taking into account the needs of the European industrial ecosystem.Moderator: Stefano Ramundo, Technical Officer, CECIMOOpening remarks: Filip Geerts, Director General, CECIMOIntroductory Statements by SpeakersPanel discussion: The future legislative framework for advanced manufacturing• Mehdi Hocine, Head of Unit for Machinery and Equipment, DG GROW, European Commission• Baptiste Fosseprez, CEO, PEPITe• Paul Ribus, Managing Director, FANUC Benelux BV|
|14.30 – 16.00||Networking|