27. September 2018
Startups are building the factory of the future in Munich.
Shaping Industry 4.0 together — This is the goal of the Smart Factory Lab, which will take place for the first time on September 7, 2018 in Munich. The event is filled with keynotes and discussions about the networked factory of the future. More than 200 renowned top managers from the logistics and production industry will join Magazino and other startups in thinking about new approaches for the factory of tomorrow.
“We believe that people will continue to be an integral part of industry. But general visions of the future are not enough. We need concepts that we can now implement,” says Thomas Kirchner, founder and CEO of ProGlove. That is why the first Smart Factory Lab will not focus on theoretical considerations, but on the application and prototyping of ideas: For the first time, mass prototyping in this form will make forward-looking concepts tangible. “At the Smart Factory Lab, start-ups and companies are working together to build the future of Industry 4.0, because if someone realizes the Smart Factory, then we startups here in Munich.”
Christin Eisenschmid, General Manager of Intel Germany, opens the Smart Factory Lab. In the second keynote, Dr. Harald Kolbe, Head of Digital Innovation at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS), describes the use of smart wearables in LTLS’s Digital Warehouse. Hendric Fiege, Director New Ventures, and Andreas Pott, Director Corporate Development (both Fiege), will present concrete applications from the Smart Logistics sector before Dr. Michael Korte, Technology Development/Digital Production (Audi AG), will present current developments in Audi production against the background of the digital factory.
The startup founders of Celonis, NavVis, Blik, Kinexon and Magazino will also talk about the various approaches to future-oriented solutions in the field of logistics and production. “We are very excited to be part of the Smart Factory Lab,” says Frederik Brantner, CEO of Magazino. “As different as our solutions for the future of the industry may be, at the core we have a similar vision of the Smart Factory. It’s nice that we startups here in Munich support each other and jointly promote ideas for industry 4.0.”
Finally, Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, MINI, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad, Customer Experience and Digital Business Innovation BMW Group reports on the importance of successful cooperation between start-ups and companies. “Today, our innovation spectrum extends far beyond the classic automotive value chain. We are already working very successfully with innovative and creative startups such as ProGlove. Workaround GmbH has further developed its intelligent wearable in our production plant in Dingolfingen and optimized it for industrial application together with us. So it’s a real win-win situation. The Smart Factory Lab relies precisely on this idea-driven exchange in order to develop new concepts for the factory of tomorrow”.
Magazino develops and builds perception-controlled, mobile robots. As the largest Advanced Robotics team in Europe, we revolutionize the world of intralogistics together with our customers.
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