The flagship events for Industry 4.0 and cybersecurity in the Basque Country will be celebrated jointly this year, remaining true to our goal of serving as a meeting point for public institutions, companies, business clusters, technological centres and universities, at local, national and international levels.
Basque Industry 4.0 - The Meeting Point was set up in 2014 and today this is a multi-discipline event which brings together strategy, opinions,
technology, experiences and workshops, and promotes the building of
relationships and synergies among the ecosystem agents, making it a must for
businesses from every sector. This year, the sixth edition of this now well-established
annual opportunity for reflecting on Industry 4.0, will welcome
some of the key players on the prestigious international stage. Last year, a
clear indication of the importance of this event was the European Commission's
scheduling its first joint meeting of the three smart specialisation platforms
(S3Platforms), coupled with the intervention of Slawomir
Tokarsi, Director of Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing (DG GROW), in one of
the convention sessions.
edition of the Basque Cybersecurity Day surprised the sector with its
important international presence, with 25 speakers from 8 different countries,
and its power of attraction, with over 1,000 participants. This initial event
became a benchmark event for southern European cybersecurity, focused on
fostering the application of cybersecurity measures in Industry. It did not go
unnoticed that one of the main objectives of the Basque Cybersecurity Centre is
to raise the level of maturity of Basque companies, in order to further protect
them and for this cybersecurity to give them a competitive edge.
will be held on the 20th and 21st
November in the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC), and the programme, which will be published
shortly, will address the challenges of Industry 4.0, the digitalisation of the
value chain and processes, and a range of technological advances, including
cloud computing, collaborative robotics, cyber-physical systems (CPS), virtual
and augmented reality, advanced man-machine interfaces, industrial data
analysis and additive manufacturing.
The exhibition area, which featured 135 companies at last year's event, will once again
showcase the technological start-ups from the current Basque Industry
accelerator program BIND 4.0, which places special importance on cybersecurity projects.
The Basque Country is a unique ecosystem which encapsulates both demand
and supply of its own solutions to cybersecurity problems, as well as enjoying
the support of the Basque Government in fostering the growth and development of
initiatives in this sector. The joint celebration of both events will make the
Basque Country a European benchmark in terms of Industry 4.0 and cybersecurity.