Finnish Hub Opening at Manufacturing Performance Days @ Tampere
Jun 5 all-day
Finnish Hub Opening at Manufacturing Performance Days @ Tampere

MPD 2019 will offer views of top class invi­ted speakers from lea­ding indus­try and aca­de­mia on
latest trends and achie­ve­ments in indus­try digi­ta­li­za­ti­on, busi­ness lea­dership and the future of
work in the era of Eco­sys­tem Eco­no­my -the next fron­tier of indus­try.
More than 800 par­ti­ci­pants are expec­ted to attend this exe­cu­ti­ve and visio­na­ry MPD 2019 indus­tri­al
sum­mit. MPD will bring tog­e­ther the top of digi­tal & manu­fac­tu­ring indus­tries, rese­ar­chers as well
as tech­no­lo­gy and ser­vice pro­vi­ders from all around the world to meet and exchan­ge views in
Tam­pe­re, Fin­land.
-Tomas Heden­borg, MPD 2019 Gene­ral Chair, Pre­si­dent of ORGALIME


Busi­ness Fin­land: Intel­li­gent Manu­fac­tu­ring: Fin­nish AI Know-How in the
fields of Robo­tics & Auto­ma­ti­on

NOTE! Semi­nar will be held at 13:00–16:00.

Wel­co­me to join our semi­nar about Intel­li­gent Manu­fac­tu­ring; Fin­nish AI
know-how in the fields of Robo­tics & Auto­ma­ti­on. By par­ti­ci­pa­ting you
under­stand why AI, robo­ti­sa­ti­on and auto­ma­ti­sa­ti­on are vital cor­ner
stones of high level intel­li­gent manu­fac­tu­ring in the future. You are also
able to learn Fin­nish know­how, offe­ring and case sto­ries of the topic.

1. Wel­co­m­ing words, Busi­ness Fin­land
2. Co-ope­ra­ti­on Oppor­tu­nities Fin­land – Ger­ma­ny, Busi­ness Fin­land
3. Fin­nish Offe­ring and Plans for Co-ope­ra­ti­on, Busi­ness Fin­land
4. Case 1, AI Solu­ti­on for Manu­fac­tu­ring Indus­try, VTT Heli Helaa­koski
5. Case 2, Roi­ma Intel­li­gence, Ris­to Raunio
6. Case Fas­tems

For tho­se who par­ti­ci­pa­te both to Busi­ness Finland’s semi­nar and
Fas­tems’ site-visit, the­re will be a trans­por­ta­ti­on arran­ged from
Täh­tia­ree­na to Fas­tems right after Busi­ness Finland’s semi­nar ends.

For more infor­ma­ti­on plea­se con­tact:

Czech Hub Opening during Open House Day in Testbed for Industry 4.0 and National Centre for Industry 4.0 @ Prague
Jun 5 @ 9:00 – 16:30
Czech Hub Opening during Open House Day in Testbed for Industry 4.0 and National Centre for Industry 4.0 @ Prague

Open House Day in Testbed for Industry 4.0 and National Centre for Industry 4.0 with focus on Cybersecurity

June 5, 2019 from 9 to 16:30

Test­bed for Indus­try 4.0 keeps on expan­ding and adding tech­no­lo­gies that demons­tra­te pro­duc­tion accord­ing to the Indus­try 4.0 con­cept. We would like to invi­te you to visit this uni­que expe­ri­men­tal work­place whe­re inno­va­ti­ve solu­ti­ons and pro­ces­ses for the fac­to­ry of the future are tested. During a gui­ded tour of the Test­bed we will show you the digi­tal twin of pro­duc­tion pro­ces­ses, the con­cept of dis­tri­bu­t­ed pro­duc­tion, the advan­ta­ges of robots joi­ning the pro­duc­tion pro­cess, a uni­que addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring machi­ne … and a lot more.
Part­ners of the Natio­nal Cent­re of Indus­try 4.0 will pre­sent their latest tech­no­lo­gy advan­ce­ments in the Indus­try 4.0 sec­tor at their stands.

Come and get inspired by Industry 4.0!


  • Fle­xi­ble pro­duc­tion line – pro­duc­tion based on user requests uti­li­zing robots and a con­veyor sys­tem
  • Pro­duc­tion manage­ment sys­tem (SIDAT) lin­ked to ERP sys­tem (ABRA)
  • Digi­tal twin of pro­duc­tion pro­ces­ses
  • KMR mobi­le robot with auto­no­mous tar­get gui­d­ance – KUKA
  • Hea­vy robo­tic machi­ne tools as well as a uni­que machi­ne for addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring 
  • Natio­nal Cent­re for Indus­try 4.0 part­ners will pre­sent their tech­no­lo­gies and I4.0 solu­ti­ons at their stands
  • Indus­try 4.0 and Cyber­se­cu­ri­ty the­med lec­tures
  • … and a lot more


  • ABRA
  • DEL
  • KUKA
  • DEL
  • VŠB – TUO
  • Hos­po­dářs­ká komo­ra
  • SICK
  • LAPP
  • Pocket Vir­tua­li­ty
  • Fac­to­rio Solu­ti­ons


  • it is for ever­yo­ne inte­rested in latest tech­no­lo­gy advan­ce­ments and inno­va­tions rela­ted to Indus­try 4.0 be it a pro­fes­sio­nal or a gene­ral public   mem­ber
  • for high school and uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents
  • for busi­ness owners and mana­gers who want to suc­ceed in com­pe­ti­ti­on
  • for aca­de­mics
  • for public admi­nis­tra­ti­on, muni­ci­pa­li­ties etc.

Natio­nal Cent­re for Indus­try 4.0 aims to spread infor­ma­ti­on and awar­ness about the Indus­try 4.0 con­cept and stands to sup­port clo­se coope­ra­ti­on bet­ween aca­de­mic rese­arch and the indus­try. NCI 4.0 is an open plat­form and holds tech­no­lo­gi­cal neu­tra­li­ty as one of its key princi­ples. Come and find inspi­ra­ti­on for digi­tiza­ti­on of your com­pa­ny and meet with experts in the field.

For regis­tra­ti­on and agen­da click here.
Hub Opening Italy @ Milan
Jun 12 @ 15:30 – 19:00
Hub Opening Italy @ Milan


IDSA and Cefriel tog­e­ther for Cefriel Ita­li­an Hub

Digi­ta­li­za­ti­on crea­tes busi­ness oppor­tu­nities. Ever­y­day.
Data is the stra­te­gic resour­ce to dri­ve new busi­ness pos­si­bi­li­ties and the suc­cess
of com­pa­nies on com­plex mar­kets.

In col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with IDSA, the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on,
Cefriel, Milan based digi­tal inno­va­ti­on cen­ter, is plea­sed to invi­te you
at its inau­gu­ra­ti­on event as IDS hub in Ita­ly.

Pur­po­se of the Asso­cia­ti­on and col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Cefriel is to pro­mo­te sci­ence and rese­arch
in the field of the deve­lop­ment and crea­ti­on of secu­re archi­tec­tures for the future exchan­ge
and pro­ces­sing of indus­tri­al data.


Lecture Event "International Data Spaces" @ TIB
Jun 19 @ 15:00 – 19:00
Lecture Event "International Data Spaces" @ TIB

Lecture event "International Data Spaces"

The Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces (IDS) are the sub­ject of an event for com­pa­nies to which the TIB – Leib­niz Infor­ma­ti­on Cenr­te for Tech­no­lo­gy and Natu­ral Sci­en­ces and the LS3 Rese­arch Cent­re are invi­t­ing in the Tech­ni­cal Infor­ma­ti­on Libra­ry in Hano­ver. The aim of the IDS is to sup­port data exchan­ge bet­ween com­pa­nies along value chains. Prof. Dr. Boris Otto, Depu­ty Chair­man of the Board of the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on, will pre­sent the "IDS as a smart data infra­st­ruc­tu­re for future AI app­li­ca­ti­ons". Key­note spee­ches from busi­ness and sci­ence will show how IDS sup­ports data exchan­ge bet­ween com­pa­nies along value chains and pre­sent app­li­ca­ti­on examp­les from the auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try and indus­try 4.0. Wit­hin the frame­work of the event, the IDSA com­pe­tence cent­re Lower Sax­o­ny will be foun­ded in which best prac­tices will be exch­an­ged, con­cre­te use cases are worked on, trai­nings are offe­red and the IDS data archi­tec­tu­re will be used as a basis for new AI app­li­ca­ti­ons. Lec­tu­re Room of the Ger­man Natio­nal Libra­ry of Sci­ence and Tech­no­lo­gy

When? 19th of June, 3–7pm

Whe­re? Lec­tu­re room of the Ger­man Natio­nal Libra­ry of Sci­ence and Tech­no­lo­gy (Tech­ni­sche Infor­ma­ti­ons­bi­blio­thek), Wel­fen­gar­ten 1 B, 30167 Han­no­ver

Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on can be found here.

2nd IDSA Summit 2019 @ Deutsche Telekom Campus Bonn
Jun 25 – Jun 26 all-day
2nd IDSA Summit 2019 @ Deutsche Telekom Campus Bonn

After the suc­cess­full pre­mie­re of our first IDSA Sum­mit last year at PwC Frank­furt we will go into the second round with our 2nd IDSA Sum­mit. From Juni 25 till 26 it is all about data at the Tele­kom Cam­pus Bonn.

For the online regis­tra­ti­on plea­se click here.

You can find the draft of the Agen­da here.

BDV PPP Meetup 2019 in Riga @ National Library of Latvia
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day
BDV PPP Meetup 2019 in Riga @ National Library of Latvia

After the gre­at suc­cess of the first edi­ti­on of the BDV PPP Meet­up last year in Sofia (Bul­ga­ria), the Big Data Value PPP is hap­py to announ­ce the cele­bra­ti­on of a new edi­ti­on of this event in Riga (Lat­via), from 26 to 28 June.

The cho­sen venue to host the event is the Natio­nal Libra­ry of Lat­via, a magni­ficent buil­ding con­si­de­red among the grea­test cul­tu­ral pro­jec­ts of the 21st cen­tu­ry in Lat­via.

Simi­lar to last year, the meet­up will inclu­de an open day with ple­na­ry and par­al­lel ses­si­ons, key­notes and spee­ches from rep­re­sen­ta­ti­ve actors both at local and European level that will sha­re their insights about data dri­ven and AI based inno­va­ti­on, and a day more focu­sed on the imple­men­ta­ti­on of the stra­te­gy of the PPP, with work­shops and other activi­ties orga­ni­zed by the PPP sta­ke­hol­ders.

The event is co-orga­ni­zed by the Big Data Value Asso­cia­ti­on and the BDVe pro­ject, with the col­la­bo­ra­ti­on of the rest of BDV PPP pro­jec­ts, and the local sup­port of the Lat­vi­an com­pa­ny Til­de

Quarterly IDSA Meeting
Sep 10 – Sep 12 all-day
Quarterly IDSA Meeting

Get con­nec­ted at this years Working Group Mee­ting! Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on will fol­low soon.

European Big Data Value Forum @ Helsinki
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day
European Big Data Value Forum @ Helsinki

The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the main event of the European Big Data and Data-Dri­ven AI Rese­arch and Inno­va­ti­on com­mu­ni­ty.

In 2017 the Big Data Value Asso­cia­ti­on (BDVA) and the European Com­mis­si­on (DG CNECT) joi­ned forces to crea­te this event fusi­on of the for­mer EDF (European Data Forum) and the BDVA Sum­mit.

In its first edi­ti­on in 2017 the EBDVF was held in Ver­sailles, Fran­ce, and it was co-orga­nis­ed by the BDVA, the European Com­mis­si­on and INRIA, a local orga­ni­zing BDVA mem­ber com­pa­ny. 900 par­ti­ci­pants and 40+ spon­sors join the events focu­sed on “Trusted AI on Smart Indus­try”.

Last year edi­ti­on, EBDVF was an offi­ci­al event of the Aus­tri­an Pre­si­den­cy of the Coun­cil of the EU and it was orga­nis­ed by the Federal Minis­try of Trans­port, Inno­va­ti­on and Tech­no­lo­gy in coope­ra­ti­on with BDVA and the European Com­mis­si­on. The event, with the the­me of “Data-Dri­ven AI for the future” attrac­ted more than 600 indus­try pro­fes­sio­nals, busi­ness deve­lo­pers, rese­ar­chers, and poli­cy­ma­kers from 40 dif­fe­rent coun­tries, to dis­cuss the chal­len­ges and oppor­tu­nities.

This year EBDVF2019 is by BDVA, in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on of the European Com­mis­si­on and VTT as the main local orga­ni­zer. The European Big Data Value Forum 2019 aims to con­ti­nue the suc­cess of pre­vious edi­ti­ons, whe­re on average every year around 700 indus­try pro­fes­sio­nals, busi­ness deve­lo­pers, rese­ar­chers, and poli­cy­ma­kers com­ing from 40 dif­fe­rent coun­tries atten­ded the event. It will be orga­nis­ed in Octo­ber and we expect 600 par­ti­ci­pants. The orga­niser com­mit­tee of this event inclu­des, in addi­ti­on to BDVA, the EC and VTT, mul­ti­ple Fin­nish indus­tri­al, Inno­va­ti­on and Rese­arch play­ers as well as inter­na­tio­nal com­pa­nies and other rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons.

BDVA is an Indus­try-dri­ven and ful­ly self-finan­ced an inter­na­tio­nal non–for-profit orga­ni­sa­ti­on under Bel­gi­an law. BDVA has almost 200 mem­bers all over Euro­pe with a well-balan­ced com­po­si­ti­on of lar­ge and small and medi­um-sized indus­tries (over 30% of SMEs), as well as rese­arch and user orga­ni­za­ti­ons. The full list of mem­bers can be found here.

Deutscher Logistik Kongress @ Berlin
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day
Deutscher Logistik Kongress @ Berlin

Meet the IDS at Deut­sche Logis­tik Kon­gress 2019 in Ber­lin. Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on can be found here.

„Mutig machen“ ist das Mot­to des Deut­schen Logis­tik-Kon­gres­ses 2019. Poli­tisch-gesell­schaft­li­che Ver­än­de­run­gen sowie tech­no­lo­gi­sche Dyna­mi­ken erfor­dern beherz­tes Anpa­cken, Cou­ra­ge, gegen­sei­ti­ge Ermu­ti­gung. All das steckt in die­sem Leit­ge­dan­ken.

Er for­dert in dop­pel­tem Wort­sin­ne zum Tun auf: Nicht in „Ger­man Angst“ ver­har­ren, son­dern den Her­aus­for­de­run­gen in Wirt­schaft, Poli­tik und Gesell­schaft unver­zagt und tat­kräf­tig begeg­nen. Mutig machen, zum Bei­spiel in Berei­chen wie Digi­ta­li­sie­rung, neue Tech­no­lo­gi­en, Mensch-Maschi­ne-Inter­ak­ti­on, neue Arbeits­zeit­mo­del­le. Ide­en tat­säch­lich umset­zen und nicht immer wie­der dar­über dis­ku­tie­ren oder Grün­de fin­den, war­um alles so schwie­rig ist. In der Lean-Pro­duc­tion-Zeit gab es einen Schlacht­ruf und der hieß „Machen statt Pla­nen“, also aus­pro­bie­ren, prü­fen, wei­ter ver­bes­sern, prü­fen, usw. Im über­tra­ge­nen Sin­ne gilt dies heu­te wie­der, weil Technologie/IT so schnell fort­schrei­tet, dass abwar­ten, zuschau­en oder lan­ge pla­nen die fal­schen Stra­te­gi­en sind.

Gleich­zei­tig gilt es, Men­schen zu ermu­ti­gen, The­men auf­zu­grei­fen, sich zu enga­gie­ren, unbe­kann­tes oder neu­es Ter­rain zu ver­mes­sen, Risi­ken kal­ku­liert ein­zu­ge­hen, wei­ter­zu­ma­chen und anzu­pa­cken. Es gilt, uns gegen­sei­tig zu ermun­tern, den Wirt­schafts­be­reich Logis­tik selbst­be­wusst in sei­ner Viel­falt der Auf­ga­ben dar­zu­stel­len und nach außen zu ver­tre­ten.

Wie brach­te der gro­ße Unter­neh­mer und Inno­va­tor Hen­ry Ford es so grif­fig auf den Punkt: „Die meis­ten Men­schen wen­den mehr Zeit und Kraft dar­an, um die Pro­ble­me her­um­zu­re­den, als sie anzu­pa­cken.“ Logis­ti­ker sind Macher – Wirt­schafts­ma­cher. Sie packen an und Sie wis­sen um die Not­wen­dig­keit schnel­ler zu wer­den, kun­den­ori­en­tiert und in Zukunft noch kol­la­bo­ra­ti­ver zu arbei­ten als auch tech­ni­sche Her­aus­for­de­run­gen anzu­neh­men. Der dies­jäh­ri­ge Deut­sche Logis­tik-Kon­gress wird mit Ihnen und vie­len wei­te­ren Exper­ten aktu­el­le und zukünf­ti­ge Fra­ge­stel­lun­gen kom­pe­tent, all­tags­nah und mit ver­schie­de­nen Pra­xis­bei­spie­len dis­ku­tie­ren, Raum zum Netz­wer­ken und Aus­tausch schaf­fen und sich dem Ziel ver­schrei­ben: mutig machen.

IoT Solutions World Congress @ Barcelona
Oct 29 – Oct 31 all-day
IoT Solutions World Congress @ Barcelona


The IoT Solu­ti­ons World Con­gress is the lar­gest IoT event in the world to get inspi­red with new ide­as, solu­tions and peop­le. A uni­que event dedi­ca­ted exclu­si­ve­ly to joi­ning IoT pro­vi­ders with indus­try in order to help the lat­ter increa­se pro­duc­tivi­ty via this dis­rup­ti­ve tech­no­lo­gy. Sin­ce it’s first edi­ti­on back in 2015, the event has grown to beco­me the glo­bal refe­rence for indus­tri­al IoT, and the annu­al mee­ting for indus­try sta­ke­hol­ders to estab­lish new part­nerships.

Click here for fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on.