Engines are warming up, as company executives, researchers and opinion leaders get ready for Manufacturing Performance Days (MPD), an invitation-only event set to take place on May 29-31 in Tampere, Finland.
Close to 1,000 participants, up from 600 two years ago, are expected to attend MPD 2017, to discuss different aspects of competitiveness, resilience, Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet in manufacturing industry, under this year's "Towards Outcome Economy" claim.
An EIT Digital delegation, composed of business developers, scaleups and innovators contributing to the organization's Digital Industry and Digital Infrastructure Action Lines, will be present at the kermess.
"MPD represents for us a very good opportunity to approach decision makers or executives of important companies like ABB, Siemens and many others. If I tried to approach any big executive out of the blue, they would not talk with me, but with the organization's name behind and with the help of their business developers is different," Estonian entrepreneur Maxim Kostin says.
Kostin is the founder and CEO of Digiflak, a scaleup that joined EIT Digital's accelerator in January to gain access to market and finance as to grow globally. Digiflak's main product is the Flak Secuter, a highly innovative all-in-one device that secures and protects computer-held data for its entire "internet life". Its technology also allows companies to automatically create secure channels between machines, servers and operators, something extremely valuable for the manufacturing industry.