05. April 2019
UAR Innovation Network @ Hannover Messe Industrie 2019
HANNOVER MESSE is the global hotspot for Industry 4.0 – with 300,000 m² of floor space, 220,000 visitors, 100 different nationalities, 6,500 exhibitors and 2,500 journalists. Research institutions from the UAR Innovation Network presented themselves at the show again this year, showing a selection of current innovation Projects.
The research centres from the UAR Innovation Network use this hotspot to expand their international network still further. UAR supported these efforts for the seventh time by organizing a joint stand. The UAR Innovation Network’s participation at HMI is a key element in raising and defining the profile of research in Upper Austria internationally.
On the joint stand, the activities of the research centres in the UAR Innovation Network, 17 in all, were presented. In the middle of the 120-m² booth five research centres (LCM, PROFACTOR, RECENDT, SCCH and K1-MET) presented their solutions for process optimization using artificial intelligence, software tools for optimizing product development, methods for optimum and cost-effective distribution of manufacturing tasks in the production environment, innovative processes for non-destructive quality control and new approaches for sustainable steel production.
Along the outer walls, exhibits from the UAR Innovation Network were displayed along the so-called Innovation Walk – from bio-based carbon fibres and 3D-printed metal to cognitive welding machines. At the heart of the display area, a robot drew portraits of visitors to the stand – an entertaining highlight that attracted a great deal of attention and provided souvenirs of the visits to UAR that will serve as reminders for a long time to come.
We are particularly pleased that the research brunch we held at our stand was attended by Upper Austria’s economy and research minister Markus Achleitner and Dr. Josef Kinast, deputy head of the Upper Austrian Economic Chamber, Industry Division with a delegation from the Chamber.
(c) Iris Klöpper