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Local events under the umbrella of EU Industry Weeks 2022 cover a wide range of topics.
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ERCI Webinar | Innovative Solutions for Energy Consumption ManagementBerlin - Germany 19 January 2022 - 10:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: The green and digital transition
In this webinar, you will learn more about innovative solutions for energy consumption management in the railway sector. Bozankaya is a member of the Turkish ERCI cluster ARUS and will present the Bozankaya Battery Tram. With the high voltage battery application integrated into the tram drive system, catenary-free drive is provided. Thanks to this battery concept with lithium-ion chemistry, it is possible to drive 63 km without a catenary under normal operating conditions. The German SME INAVET, a member of Rail.S and winner of the Saxon SET4FUTURE innovation 2021 award will present smarttrains.das, a driver advisory system for energy and cost-efficient driving while maintaining punctuality in rail traffic. It gives recommendations for the optimal driving mode depending on the operational situation in real time. Both companies are finalists of the ERCI Innovation Awards in 2021 and Bozankaya is the winner in the “Best Large Enterprise” category. This webinar is organised by the European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI). ERCI comprises 16 research and innovation-oriented railway technology clusters, covering 17 countries. ERCI represents more than 1,500 SMEs and aims to promote innovation and the development of new business opportunities as a means to sustainably strengthen competitiveness within the European railway industry. ERCI promotes cooperation between industry and research, initiates innovation projects, organises B2B meetings and workshops. This also includes promoting visibility and networking at EU level.
Development of environmentally-friendly (green) training for specialists in the construction sectorHuelva - Spain 27 January 2022 - 9:30am (GMT +01:00) Theme: The green and digital transition
Most experts agree that over the next few decades, the world will undergo potentially dangerous changes in climate, which will have a significant impact on almost every aspect of our environment, economies and societies, and also, the built environment. It is widely known that buildings construction contributes to Climate change. But the main issue is, how are we going to deal with the direct and indirect impacts of changes in climate on building and construction technology. Construction projects around the world have a significant impact on our environment, both on a local and a global scale. Every stage of the construction process has a measurable environmental impact: the mining processes used to source materials, the transportation of these materials to the building site from sources around the world, the construction process itself and the waste removal and disposal process that follows the completion of the project. With a rapidly developing global economy, it is crucial that we understand how the construction projects we undertake impact the environment and how we can measure and reduce that impact in the future. As the effects of climate change are felt across the world and with the construction industry being responsible for as much as 40 percent of man-made carbon emissions, both governments and individuals are beginning to take the task of building eco-friendly houses much more seriously. Fuelled by increased demand a new industry of eco friendly home building has grown up and a whole host of technological innovations have created an arsenal of eco friendly building materials and techniques.
ALL SHADES OF BIM: The importance of BIM libraries in the digitisation process in design and construction operationsLjubljana - Slovenia 27 January 2022 - 10:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: The green and digital transition
The introduction of digitalization in the Slovenian economy, in which construction is an important segment and element in the creation of the gross national product, is becoming an increasingly important element in the modernization of the construction industry, which is the second pillar of the economic structure. So far in Slovenia, we have seen excellent results in the implementation of digital platforms, especially in the emphasis on the use of BIM, in the planning area, while the results in construction operations and later in facility management have been worse, although the situation is slowly improving here as well. Therefore, with this seminar, we want to present a very important segment of the use of BIM in practice. This is the introduction of digital libraries and catalogues, which are just beginning to find their way into practice in Slovenia, both in planning and in construction operations. It is particularly important that product manufacturers make digital products available to designers, suppliers and contractors. It is a very important fact that manufacturers of building products and semi-finished products, furniture and other equipment need digital representations and BIM libraries for their products so that designers can integrate them into BIM projects for new buildings or renovations. The digital products in the BIM library sheet make it easier to design and market products with actual geometry, materials and properties in all available manufacturer versions.
ERCI Webinar | Data-driven applications for smart railway operation servicesBerlin - Germany 2 February 2022 - 10:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: The green and digital transition
In this webinar, you will learn more about innovative data-driven applications for smart railway operation services. PJ Monitoring is a member of the Austrian ERCI cluster ACstyria and will present the Waggon Tracker – a platform that perfectly combines monitoring and automation and designed a robust overall system that is very efficient. It provides automated processes plus crucial information about the vehicle fleet in real-time. The Berlin based SME Knick Elektronische Messgeräte will present an innovative product for functionally safe duplication of signals. The ProLine P16800 Speed Sensor Signal Doubler, Isolator, Converter listens to signals from speed sensors (pulse generators, encoders, etc.) without affecting these signals (no interaction between systems on a SIL 4 functional safety level) and copies these signals without modification (signal transmission on a SIL 2 functional safety level). Both companies are finalists of the ERCI Innovation Awards in 2021 and PJ Monitoring is the winner in the “Best SME” category. This webinar is organised by the European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI). ERCI comprises 15 research and innovation-oriented railway technology clusters, covering 16 countries. ERCI represents more than 1,500 SMEs and aims to promote innovation and the development of new business opportunities as a means to sustainably strengthen competitiveness within the European railway industry. ERCI promotes cooperation between industry and research, initiates innovation projects, organises B2B meetings and workshops. This also includes promoting visibility and networking at EU level.
Decarbonization of the Energy Intensive Industries – Through Renewable EnergiesBrussels - Belgium 7 February 2022 - 10:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Resilience
The online webinar will focus on the decarbonisation of the Energy Intensive Industries through renewables as one of the possible pathways for energy transition. An inter sectoral perspective on potential solutions for the energy transition from steel, aluminium and chemicals industries will be presented followed by the RE4Industry Project existing achievements, with an interactive tool providing information on the carbon emissions of a specific installation among others.
National Conference on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production as a means of Green Transition for industrial enterprises in GeorgiaTbilisi - Georgia 8 February 2022 - 11:00am (GMT +04:00) Theme: The green and digital transition
The purpose of the conference is to showcase and promote the resilience of Georgian industries through their green transition using resource-efficient and cleaner production (RECP) methodology. It will also give an opportunity to present and discuss additional tools and programs supporting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Georgia to become more environmentally friendly. The main topic of the event is resource efficiency or RECP - an umbrella term used for the application of preventive environmental strategies to processes, products, and services to increase the efficiency of the industrial sector and reduce risks to humans and environment. UNIDO developed the RECP methodology to help enterprises identify, assess, and decrease their resource consumption while eliminating the losses, increasing resilience, and strengthening productivity and competitiveness. The implementation of UNIDO’s RECP methodology is performed under the European Union-funded regional programme, “EU4Environment” Action. Other relevant focus areas for the event are industrial waste mapping (IWM), and Circular Economy.
Kharkiv is the best place for the development of technologiesKharkiv - Ukraine 8 February 2022 - 10:15am (GMT +02:00) Theme: Youth in industry
This event will consider the challenges that our members, industrial SMEs have with attracting youth to manufacturing as well as topics of their skills to be prepared to Industry 4.0. This event should consolidate our position with State administrations, universities, startups and SMEs.
Fostering cross-border innovation ecosystems - POCTEFA COMPET plus projectIrun - Spain 8 February 2022 - 10:30am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Resilience
The event aims to present and discuss the role that border regions can play in becoming a smart, sustainable, and inclusive economy, through the creation of cross-border innovation clusters and platforms. The first part of the session (hybrid event) will focus on the 3 existing cross-border clusters (INNOVMEDICA, BIGDATIA, and ADDITIVALLEY), as well as on the work carried out in the framework of the Interreg POCTEFA COMPET’plus project. This project aims to promote collaborative work and the competitiveness of companies, clusters, and technology centres in the 3 territories involved in the project (New Aquitaine, the Basque Country, and Navarre), around 4 themes: • Electromobility, both in electricity and hydrogen • Energy hybridization • Healthy food for mass catering • Creative digital technologies applied to the industrial sector. The second part of the event (on-site event) will be devoted to a workshop where the results of a study on the design of a cross-border multi-energy corridor will be presented and contrasted.
Place-based incubator models: Opportunities for the regional industrial ecosystemsBari - Italy 8 February 2022 - 3:00pm (GMT +01:00) Theme: Youth in industry
The workshop will focus on discussing the development of place-based incubator models and presenting related international experiences. These models may support young entrepreneurs and startuppers in establishing new firms that would benefit from local and context-specific knowledge, experience and capabilities. Moreover, the integration of these firms within the regional industrial ecosystem may offer new opportunities for regional economic development.
Tourism Clusters: A new international development strategyMálaga - Spain 9 February 2022 - 12:30pm (GMT +01:00) Theme: The green and digital transition
A roundtable on how clusters can contribute to a more sustainable and digital Tourism ecosystem
An EU strategy for CCS and CCU: Safeguarding European Industrial CompetitivenessBrussels - Belgium 9 February 2022 - 2:30pm (GMT +01:00) Theme: The green and digital transition
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), and Utilisation (CCU), technologies will play a key role in the industrial transition towards net-zero GHG emissions. Yet these prospects must face up to a range of challenges in the EU. Organised by the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP), this online event assembles key stakeholders from industry and research communities to discuss the importance of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure for decarbonising the EU. It also discusses how the EU can steer more investment towards green technologies through its Innovation Fund and European Taxonomy. Market-ready CCS and CCU projects will be showcased, along with the policy and financial frameworks that are needed to ensure operational activity before 2030.
Green and digital transition in Manufacturing - Innovative solutions, design methods and new skillsClermont-Ferrand - France 10 February 2022 - 8:30am (GMT +01:00) Theme: The green and digital transition
The transformation of the manufacturing industry brought about by the green and digital transitions involve rethinking the solutions, design methods and skills which, in the near future, will allow the industry to remain efficient and to be sustainable. With the participation of solution providers, we will explore a whole range of innovative green and digital solutions that are of interest to the industry of the future. We will continue to explore industrial transformations by exchanging around new skills needed for the industry of the future. This exchange will take place in the presence of students who acquire the knowledge and industrial skills of tomorrow. The afternoon will be devoted to a practical workshop around the sustainable use of digital technologies. The companies will be united around a case study and will work to bring out ideas and solutions.
Industry 2022 and How Young People Fit InVratsa - Bulgaria 10 February 2022 - 10:00am (GMT +02:00) Theme: Youth in industry
The aim of the event is to elaborate on the key challenges for youth employment and to identify ways in which the growth of all sectors of industry can be enhanced by tapping into youth culture and entrepreneurship led by youth.
Introductory webinar on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) for industrial enterprises and experts in the Republic of Moldova within the EU-funded EU4Environment ActionChișinău - Moldova, Republic of 10 February 2022 - 10:00am (GMT +02:00) Theme: The green and digital transition
The purpose of the RECP webinar is to ensure a wider application of RECP in Moldova, where the local market of service providers should be developed, including with sufficient local capacities and skills. It provides an introduction to the hands-on training on the application of the RECP methodology to manufacturing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), and to energy and environmental professionals in the Republic of Moldova.
GALACTICA Matchmaking and Info-dayBrussels - Belgium 10 February 2022 - 9:30am (GMT +01:00) Theme: The green and digital transition
GALACTICA project aims to support the creation of new industrial value chains around the textile and aerospace sectors based on advanced manufacturing.GALACTICA offers direct financial and operational support for SMEs. Participate in our face to face brokerage event in Brussels on the 10th of february and learn more about the upcoming GALACTICA call for proposal and meet potential partners in B2B meetings. The matchmaking will bring together SMEs from user sectors (Textile and Aerospace) and advanced manufacturing technology provider companies from a large number of European countries. This is a unique opportunity for SMEs to jointly promote innovative solutions thus creating new cross-sectoral and cross-border industrial value chains.