Portugal marks its presence in the 2023 edition of the Hannover Messe (Germany), the biggest industrial technology fair in the world, with an official stand by AICEP – Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency and a group of 37 companies from the areas of Engineering Parts & Solutions, Automation, Motion & Drives, Digital Ecosystems, Energy Solutions, Compressed Air & Vacuum and Startup Area.
The kick-off took place today at 10 am at the #AICEP stand. Portuguese technologies and solutions were presented to the Secretary of State for International Trade and Foreign Investment, Bernardo Ivo Cruz, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate, Ana Fontoura Gouveia, and the Secretary of State for Economy, Pedro Cilínio. AICEP was represented by the Members of the Board Rita Araújo and Luis Rebelo de Sousa.
In the 200 square meter stand of AICEP, located in pavilion 2 (B46) at the north entrance of the fair, innovative skills of seven Portuguese companies developed in partnership with national entities of reference, specifically CEiiA – Center for Engineering and Product Development and Service (a four-rotor modular drone), Follow Inspiration (an autonomous forklift mobile robot), Fraunhofer Portugal (innovative small parts counting system), Infinite Foundry (Industrial Metaverse Platform), Muvu Technologies (RAILES SMART MES – Manufacturing Execution System, a list of state-of-the-art software for the industry), Skillaugment (the Digital Enhanced Operator, an augmented reality ID project developed in partnership with INESC TEC and VW Autoeuropa) and SOPLAST (UNIC3 project developed by the University of Coimbra for the automotive sector – mobility and electronics).
The institutional presence organized by AICEP is the natural result of the success achieved in last year’s edition, where Portugal was the partner country and presented – under the motto Portugal Makes Sense – the innumerable reasons why it makes sense to invest, source and develop commercial partnerships.
Hannover Messe’23 runs until April 21.