Hundreds of innovations being showcased and a focus on Industry 4.0, for an event ready to make yet another qualitative leap forward
The fifth edition of Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition 4.0 will be open for business from 01 to 03 December at Fiera di Roma.
The yearly innovation event, the most important in Europe, is promoted by Rome’s Chamber of Commerce, and will focus on the most interesting trends, including:
- Industry 4.0
- Digital Manufacturing
- Artisans & New Craft
- Future Food
- Smart Mobility
- Recycling & Upcycling
- Green Building Robotics
- Augmented Reality
- Virtual Reality
- Health and Wellness
- Science and Biosciences
- 3D printing
and much more…
“The ambition – explains Lorenzo Tagliavanti, President of Rome’s Chamber of Commerce, is “to build a platform that works as a driver for a new era of Italian-made quality. Making the fourth industrial revolution one of the event’s central themes signals how much desire there is to try and give the fair an entrepreneurial cast, while seeking to encourage the ideas most suited to the market.”
Examples of this are the connected and ready-to-use devices for Industry 4.0, which make it possible to turn old-generation machinery into new smart sources of data capable of supporting businesses in their daily operation. In this sense, a full calendar of training workshops focusing precisely on Industry 4.0 is being studied during these days.
“Maker Faire Rome is so much more than a simple trade show. It enjoys excellent visibility in Europe, too,” stresses the CEO of Iomote (project submitted at #MFR16), according to whom the first four editions of the event “served to make the world of politics understand that innovation from below, which often becomes a start-up, is a fundamental driver of competitiveness.”
There’s also space for innovative farming, which already boasts numerous success stories in Italy.
Many of these innovators have clear ideas on what they expect from their participation in the event: “our objective is to intercept potential investors and development partners, convincing them of the quality of our product and our growth plans.”
Then there are those wagering on the new smart city concepts, to light roads and bike paths – wind, thermal, and solar plants deployed at the centre of the intersection, and even smart speed bumps capable of functioning as energy converters as cars pass by.
And as usual, there will be no shortage of ingenious, curious ideas, as well as a spacious Kids Area where the “learning by doing” approach proves – as it does every year – to be the winning formula capable of getting thousands of youths involved in activities from coding to robotics.
Given its past performance, the fifth edition of Maker Faire Rome holds great promise.