On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, a meeting – press conference will be held for the presentation of the 9th edition of the SPS IPC Drives Italia fair, the most important Italian event for Automation and digital transformation of Industry, which will be held at Fiere di Parma, from 28 to 30 May 2019.

We provide the meeting program here and we recall that in the District 4.0 area, the path dedicated to the Digital Transformation of manufacturing companies, which occupies pavilions 4 and 7 (at the southern entrance) will exhibit SMILE Digital Innovation Hub, together with the newly established BI-REX Competence Centers and the another Digital Innovation Hub of Bologna DIH-ER in the shared stand A016 located in Pavilion 7.

<< The Digital Innovation Hubs like SMILE, have the task of stimulating and promoting the demand for innovation in the production system, strengthening the level of knowledge and awareness with respect to the opportunities offered by digitalisation and are the gateway for companies in the world of Industry 4.0. – declares Massimo Bertolini, president of SMILE-DIH, who then adds – The strength of a DIH is that of being able to offer a qualified level of services making use of a network of national and European innovation actors. We sensitize and train companies on the opportunities connected with the application of 4.0 technologies, we offer them support in the use of digital maturity assessment tools, defining the roadmap for the transformation of business processes, accompanying them in the elaboration of projects and orienting them towards the innovation ecosystem: national and European competence centers, smart factories and demo centers, lighthouse factories, universities, technology parks, technology clusters, public and private research centers, technology transfer centers, incubators and fablabs >>.

All participants of the meeting on May 14th will receive the SPS friends card which will allow them to take advantage of numerous free benefits: entry, stop (subject to availability), Maifest party invitation and access to the VIP visitor lounge.