Following the success of the 1st International Industry Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies that took place on February 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK), in cooperation with the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA) and the Fraunhofer Project Center for Advanced Manufacturing @ ITA (FPC@ITA), organized the second edition of this event on September 5 2019.

This 2nd International Industry Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies was held at the Parque Tecnológico São José dos Campos and received approximately 100 participants, representing 29 companies from different industry segments, including aerospace, automotive, steel making, processing industry, oil & gas and others. The latest international technology trends regarding Industry 4.0 were discussed in a cooperative environment, promoting the partnership between important stakeholders of the Brazilian and German innovation systems.

Throughout the four thematic panels of the workshop, representatives from industry, research institutes, academia, funding agencies and associations conducted presentations and shared their thoughts and insights on topics like Automation, Industry 4.0, Advanced Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Digitalization, IoT and International Cooperation. The workshop set-up allowed for oral presentations by highly skilled speakers followed by moderated discussions with all attendees. The participants were able to engage in promising discussions about strategic opportunities for joint RD&I projects (Brazil-Germany), training programs and consultancy projects.

On the previous day, September 4 2019, 12 companies also joined fruitful discussions on a hands-on workshop to conceive three consortia RD&I projects that shall be connected to a proposal submitted by the Fraunhofer IPK to the European Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020.
These activities conducted by the FPC@ITA are part of its strategy to strengthen current partnerships with Brazilian players and stimulate new international cooperation schemes. The FPC@ITA in So José dos Campos is open for new partnerships and our engaged researchers are waiting for you.

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