FormPlanet project coordinator Eduard Piqueras presented the project during the EPPN Workshop “Pilot Production Lines for Health, Transport and Industry”. The workshop took place in Tecnalia’s facilities in Gipuzkoa, the Basque Country, on November 5th.
This EPPN Workshop, in collaboration with SPRI, the Business Development Agency of the Basque Government, dependent on the Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures and its Science, Technology and Innovation Network, addressed and gave the opportunity for exchange knowledge between pilot facilities and Open innovation Test Beds such FormPlanet and for establishing further relations with regional industries.
FormPlanet was presented during the parallel session 1. Pilot lines and OITBs for industry and transport sectors. Attendees were able to know the opportunities that FormPlanet Open Innovation Test Bed will offer to the European sheet metal forming industry, and especially to SMEs, to face the next challenges in this field and boost their competitiveness.
EPPN is the European Network for Pilot Production Facilities and Innovation Hubs. Pilot facilities respond rapidly to scaling-up needs, which are essential for SMEs and start-ups. They are tools to train next generation, upgrade European industry to stay competitive, generate business and potentially help create new business, jobs and growth across Europe by offering a dedicated infrastructure and service ecosystem.