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Monday, 14 June 2021 - From 10:00 to 12:00



Catalonia Trade and Investment (ACCIÓ) and Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) are pleased to invite you to the SMART INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS IN CATALONIA AND SLOVAKIA, a webinar about the Industry 4.0 solutions for modern factories.

Slovakia is one of the European leaders in automatization and digitalization of the factories. Located in the heart of Europe is one of the most stable countries in Europe and a home to the key local automotive industry players. The Country is also a base for such sectors as: Electronics & Electrical Components, Chemicals & Plastics, ICT, Shared Services & Business Process Outsourcing, Aviation and Space or Food Processing Industry.

Catalonia, a global smart industry hub is developing the Industry 4.0 solutions in an entire ecosystem supporting the digital transformation. The Catalan diversified industry includes suppliers of tailor-made solutions, components and equipment for the production process and R+D Centers. Its universities offer industry 4.0 studies and Barcelona hosts the key international trade fairs and events: IoT Solutions World Congress and the Advanced Factories Expo and Congress. The companies in this sector are highly internationalized and focused in segment markets.

Know the best solutions and smart manufacturing opportunities!

This session is included in the International Business Days - Focus Europa programme, which will take place from 14 to 18 June. Through workshops and expert interviews, the International Business Days is an opportunity for you to look into the knowledge of markets around the world and to study the possibility of introducing your business.

Innovation, technology and R&D
Industry 4.0 and Technologies of the Future

Discover the ecosystems of the Industry 4.0 in Slovak Republic and in Catalonia; Find out about the newest technologies and Smart Manufacturing solutions; Contact with new business and technological partners.

Slovak and Catalan companies specialized in the Industry 4.0.

Session 1:

Industry 4.0 in Slovakia and Catalonia - today and tomorrow

10.00 h

Welcome & Introduction - ACCIO and SARIO

Marek Kopanický, Consultant at SARIO Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency

Michal Chabasiewicz, Director, Catalonia Trade & Investment Office in Warsaw

10.10 h

Presentation about the Industry 4.0 Ecosystem and Industrial Capabilities of Catalonia

Inma Rodriguez - Market Intelligence Manager - Strategy & Competitive Intelligence Unit, ACCIÓ

10.20 h

SARIO representative - R&D & Innovation Sector in Slovakia

Lucia Bogdanyova – Consultant, SARIO

10.30 h

SMART Factory example of ABB

Ricardo Martín, Director Communications & Government Relations

10.45 h

SMART Factory example of Brose Prievidza

Axel Mallener, Managing Director

Session 2:

Short Presentations of the Catalan and Slovak Smart Industry solution providers (11.00 h - 11.45 h)

SIGMA INDUSTRIAL PRECISION (Catalonia), Patricio Esteban Sáez, CEO

SENSONEO (Slovakia), Miroslav Kolesar, Regional Sales Manager Europe

ENGINYERIA MAPEX (Catalonia), Borja Jara, Head of Business Development

ASSECO CEIT (Slovakia), Dana Hrubosova, Business Development Manager

AEI INNOVA (Catalonia), Raúl Aragonés, Chairman & Business Development Officer

T-Industry (Slovakia), Juraj Tomlain, CEO

11.45 h


12.00 h

Closing remarks from ACCIO and SARIO

Marek Kopanický, Consultant and Innovation Services Lead, SARIO

Michal Chabasiewicz, Director, Catalonia Trade & Investment Office in Warsaw

Event in english.


  • Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to Central Europe based in Vienna