The first Learning Expedition (LEX) focusing on advanced manufacturing technologies for industrial SMEs concluded successfully in Zaragoza, Spain, on June 5th and 6th, 2024. The event saw the enthusiastic participation of 25 partners and stakeholders, along with 6 SMEs. Attendees had the unique opportunity to visit four prominent companies: Linde Wiemann, Gestamp, MRA (Cefa Group), and Asai. These visits provided invaluable insights into cutting-edge solutions in lightweight materials and AI-driven processes, demonstrated through innovative pilot projects.

The event included various insightful conferences hosted by ITAINNOVA Research & Technology Institute that covered the latest trends and advancements in advanced manufacturing. These sessions provided participants with a deeper understanding of the industry’s future direction and the technologies that are set to transform it. Additionally, networking activities created a platform for meaningful exchanges and potential collaborations, fostering a sense of community and partnership among the participants.

The two-day experience was carefully crafted to advance businesses by providing them with the latest innovations and strategies in the manufacturing sector. The enthusiasm and active engagement of all participants underscored the success of the event, setting a high standard for future LEX events. The feedback from attendees was very positive, highlighting the value of the practical insights and networking opportunities provided.

The next Learning Expedition will be held at the end of November in Tuscany, promising another round of valuable experiences and opportunities for SMEs to engage with AI, Blockchain, IoT and Big Data related technologies.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to drive innovation and collaboration in the manufacturing industry!