Tecna 2022, an international exhibition of technologies and supplies for the ceramic surfaces industry, has announced three thematic focuses for this year’s show: Future Lab, Decortech and Finishing.
Future Lab will focus on the world of Industry 4.0, and will include an exhibition area and a laboratory of ideas in Hall D5. The aim is to bring together innovations and trends in the field of Industry 4.0 and continue the process of innovation undertaken by the manufacturing industry.
This section will explore the evolution of industry through the themes of IoT (Internet of Things), edge computing, cloud, AI, industrial software, robots & cobots, motion control, additive manufacturing, industrial networking, cyber security, circular industry & ESG and servitisation.
Future Lab will consist of three core areas: the Innovation Area, the Future Arena and the Start-Up Area.
The Innovation Area and Start-Up Area will focus on emerging Italian tech companies whose applications aim to bring added value to the sector. The areas are hoped to enable start-ups and large companies to meet and begin a process of collaboration.
The Future Arena will host technical workshops on Industry 4.0 topics, institutional conferences and events organised by the exhibiting companies.
The show is partnering with BI-REX, one of the 8 national Competence Centres set up by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development as part of the government´s Industry 4.0 plan. The aim of the partnership is to create a meeting point within the Future Lab to discuss issues relating to digital transformation and technological innovation, with a specific focus on big data.