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“We want to help promote the Swedish automation industry, which in many respects is world-leading,” says Catarina Berglund, process manager at Automation Region. “Together with the Swedish Congress and Exhibition Centre and our companies, we are laying the foundations for new business deals and innovative partnerships that will include some of Sweden’s other areas of expertise.”

The automation pavilion consists of just over 100 square metres of open space in Hall 11 (E64) at the HANNOVER MESSE. The pavilion features a café area with a “game corner” where visitors can enjoy a virtual experience or meet over a cup of coffee. There is also a stage where the exhibiting companies and invited guests will present good examples and discuss smart solutions. The stage programme includes:

  • Startup Hour and Automation Demo – our exhibiting companies present their products and solutions
  • Invest Smart, Invest Sustainable and Invest Sweden – discussions on opportunities for investing in Sweden, with Business Sweden and Invest Stockholm
  • Research Brokerage Event – opportunities for international research collaboration in industrial IT and automation
  • From Tuesday to Thursday, there will be organised opportunities for mingling in the pavilion – in the morning, at lunchtime or in the afternoon. The aim is to create a natural social forum for Swedish automation companies attending the fair whilst also facilitating new contacts with international companies.

    Ten Swedish companies are participating as exhibitors in the automation pavilion. In a compact format, visitors will meet representatives from the Swedish automation industry, actors who will each present their unique contribution to the smart industries of the future. Three examples:

  • Ekkono will demonstrate its innovative software for edge machine learning with the help of a toy train. After a few laps, the train has learnt the track and can detect discrepancies if something changes or goes wrong.
  • Unibap will demonstrate automatic quality inspections with robotics for the attachment and removal of components on a moving conveyor. A vision system checks each product that passes by and informs the robot about components that are defective and thus should be sorted out of the flow.
  • Gleechi will present its software that can make realistic representations of human hand movements and natural grips in a virtual environment. For example, an operator can step into a virtual factory environment and practise a specific task that is a crucial part of the production process.