#5 Summer 2018

INNOVATION DAYS: US-Italy Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships

Innovation Days 2018 (hashtag #attendID) took place the week of June 25th in Detroit and the greater Chicagoland area, offering Midwestern companies in the automotive, advanced manufacturing and robotics industries extensive opportunities to engage with a group of Italian delegates organized by the Italian Trade Agency via its Rome and Chicago Offices.
Number : #5 Summer 2018   |   Section: Events & Initiatives   |   Country : USA

“The World of AI: Actually, Italian” @EmTech Digital 2018

In the world of advanced manufacturing, also known as industry 4.0, the convergence of new advanced technologies such as the internet of things and tri-dimensional printing has been joined by an ever increasing number of elements related to artificial intelligence (AI). Italian researchers’ work has been duly integrated into the international scientific community, as well as within universities and public research institutes around the world. According to a January 2018 report from the World Bank, in the area of AI Italy is an internationally recognized source of research and development (R&D), having ranked as the third leading country in terms of published articles per scholar and sixth in terms of articles published per every $100,000 spent in R&D.
Number : #5 Summer 2018   |   Section: Events & Initiatives   |   Country : USA

Italy Once Again Took The Spotlight At Maker Faire Bay Area 2018

A number of Italian makers along with the Italian Institute for Technology were showcased within the Italian Trade Agency’s country Pavilion at the 13th edition of Maker Faire Bay Area, which took place at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, California from on May 18 to 20, 2018. The makers covered a wide gamut of offerings ranging from robots to wearables, from food technologies to the Internet of Things and to 3-D printing. Their intent was to forge new partnerships and promote their products and services with participants and visitors.
Number : #5 Summer 2018   |   Section: Events & Initiatives   |   Country : USA

IPACK-IMA 2018: Another Great Success

​1,503 exhibitors, 68,802 visitors, 62,000 square metres of floor space. These were the extremely encouraging figures of the last edition of IPACK-IMA, Italy's largest packaging technology trade show, which took place at the Fiera Milano Rho fairground, (Milano), from May 29 to June 1, 2018. Noteworthy were the data regarding international attendees: a total of 18,577 foreign visitors from 146 countries, 27% of the total and two and a half times more than in the previous edition (2015).
Number : #5 Summer 2018   |   Section: Events & Initiatives   |   Country : Canada, USA

PLAST 2018: International Exhibition For Plastics And Rubber Industries

There was a strongly positive outcome for the eighteenth PLAST-International Exhibition for the Plastics and Rubber Industries, which took place at the Fiera Milano fairgrounds in Rho-Pero, Milano, Italy, from 29 May to 1 June 2018. PLAST 2018 recorded a total of some 1,500 exhibitors, in 55,000 square meters of exhibition space, with significant growth of over twenty percentage points in foreign participants, affirming the international stature of the exhibition. One example of this was the significant expansion of the Chinese and Iranian collectives.
Number : #5 Summer 2018   |   Section: Events & Initiatives   |   Country : Canada, USA

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