The Factories of the Future Awards are intended to recognize the work, leadership and transformation of those companies that are committed to innovation and adapt to the new era of Industry 4.0. The Factories of the Future Awards are organized by Advanced Factories Expo & Congress with the aim of promoting innovation in industrial automation. This competition is for companies, universities, suppliers, executives, researchers, analysts, start-ups, accelerators, technology parks, innovation centers; and ultimately to any entity that believes in innovation and constant improvement in processes.
The Factories of the Future Awards are focused on the areas of business model, new products, equipment, operational processes, customer experience, innovation and research.
This award category is addressed to recognize companies that have made a transversal transformation of their processes incorporating digitalization and automation in their operations, in the customer experience and that of their employees.
The measures presented to the prizes must be implemented before the closing date of the candidatures.
Category B is intended to recognize startup companies and entrepreneurship projects with a trajectory of less than 6 years with a value proposition in the industrial field and manufacturing technologies.
Candidates may come from both industrial solutions providers and manufacturing companies.
Category C is intended to reward those provider of solutions that allow the implementation of machinery and equipment for production and collaboration for the digitalization and automation of industrial processes.
It will be an indispensable requirement that the products or services are already implemented in at least two companies at the closing date of applications.
Category D is intended for research and development in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in industrial and production processes. It includes prototype implants and pilot plants.
The application must mention the start and end date of the project, which must be at most before the end of 2019. It will be mentioned if the project has received public support for Research & Development.
Proposals might be submit before 2020, January, 22nd through this form
Pre-selected finalists will be announced on 2020, February, 10th
Winners will be recognized on 2020, March, 4th at the Gala Dinner Factories of the Future Awards (Barcelona)