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Acció Open Innovation


ACCIÓ brings you the best opportunities to innovate, experiment and connect

ACCIÓ, together with the Digital Innovation Hub of Catalonia (DIH4CAT) and EIT Manufacturing, will be present to encourage and promote innovation and the adoption of new technologies.


In the ACCIÓ space at Advanced Factories you will enjoy a handful of open innovation activities that will allow you to: approach new business opportunities, solve Industry 4.0 challenges and find new technological partners. In addition, you will be able to meet international startups at the hands of EIT Manufacturing and benefit from the services of DIH4CAT through meetings with its experts. We are waiting for you!

Open Innovation Challenge

Meet with Catalan industrial companies with technological challenges that can be solved with advanced digital technologies. An activity aimed at technology providers that will take place on Tuesday April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday April 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


We propose several challenges that seek innovative solutions. Corporations such as Taurus, Girbau Lab, Meleghy Automotive or Celsa Group, among others, require 4.0 technologies, and you can be their technological partner. See here all the proposed challenges and register to participate in the meetings.


This activity is open to Catalan industrial corporations with technological challenges that can be solved with 4.0 technologies and suppliers, start-ups or technology centers with innovative solutions.


Tech Meetings DIH4CAT

Do you want to boost innovation in your company? Do you believe that adopting advanced digital technologies could unlock new opportunities for growth and success?


Tech Meetings serve as a gateway for SMEs to get in touch with leading technology experts and facilitate discussions and collaborations aimed at exploring innovative projects through the adoption of cutting-edge digital technologies. DIH4CAT brings together experts from non-profit research institutions, technology organizations and universities, together with companies and SMEs with a vision of the future, to deepen the potential of Industry 4.0 technologies. Through tailored meetings, we provide a meeting point for in-depth discussions and analysis, identifying opportunities to advance the testing and experimentation of digital solutions within your organization.

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Industry 4.0 Start-ups Pitch

Meet the most innovative startups in the industrial sector, both internationally with EITM Manufacturing and in Catalonia with the help of ACCIÓ. In this session you will discover the latest trends in the manufacturing revolution. We will also have a presentation of services and lines with EIT Manufacturing

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Other activities

Presentation Artificial Intelligence Study. ACCIÓ, in collaboration with CIDAI, has produced a technological report on the Artificial Intelligence ecosystem in Catalonia in order to make known what it is, what it entails and how it can impact the day-to-day life of the various actors. The study also includes global data, trends, the ethical factor within the European AI strategy, and the Catalan ecosystem.

Wednesday April 10, 12:30 p.m


3D Printing Study Presentation. Additive manufacturing makes it possible to create volumetric objects from digital models. The growth of 3D printing is driven by the technology’s capabilities to streamline production and reduce dependence on international supply chains. The report covers the definition of additive manufacturing scope, applications, global market, trends and situation in Catalonia with ecosystem mapping. Catalonia is positioned as an international hub in 3D printing with the presence of important companies and research centers.

Thursday April 11, 1:00 p.m

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