To meet the partners and know more about the project, take note of the following events. We will be glad to tell you more about OPENMIND.


31 January, 2018 • Dublin, IRELAND

National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Blueacre will be exhibiting at the 2018 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition taking place at the Citywest Convention Centre of Dublin. Attendees will hear from manufacturing leaders, academics and government agencies who will engage in a stimulating blend of key note addresses and debates.
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31 January – 3 February 2018 • Barcelona, SPAIN

CMR 2018

Nano4Imaging attends the fith edition of CMR 2018. The international CMR community will gather in Barcelona for a joint EuroCMR*/SCMR meeting organised by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). CMR 2018 will focus on the theme of “Improving Clinical Value by Technical Advances”, emphasising the common goal of improving clinical outcomes in cardiovascular disease through innovation in basic MR development and medical engineering.
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6-8 February, 2018 • Anaheim, CA, USA

MD&M 2018 – Medical Design & Manufacturing West

MD&M West is the largest medical design and manufacturing event in the world. The conference is dedicated to providing expert insights and new innovations for every stage of device development. The 2018 agenda provides several sessions, including hands-on workshops, interactive case studies and panel discussions. Our partner GIMAC exhibits at the conference and is at everyone’s disposal for any inquiries on the project.
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February 18-22, 2018 • Barcelona, SPAIN

BUSTECH 2018 – 8th International Conference on Business Intelligence and Technology

IRIS presents a scientific paper during BUSTECH 2018 – 8th International Conference on Business Intelligence and Technology. BUSTECH 2018 continues a series of events covering topics related to business process management and intelligence, integration and interoperability of different approaches, technology-oriented business solutions and specific features to be considered in business/technology development.

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February 26 – March 1, 2018 • Barcelona, SPAIN

Mobile World Congress 2018

IRIS attends the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry. In 2017, the Mobile World Congress conference programme provided an essential, in-depth coverage of the contemporary and future mobile industry, highlighting specific areas of growth and opportunity.

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30 November, 2017 • Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Big Data is not a danger, it is a chance

Diribet organizes the event focusing on the new opportunities and the technological impact of big data. The event bring together a community of data professionals, facilitating the sharing of knowledge and new ideas about data. During the conference experts will discuss and share ideas with forward-thinking peers and leading members of the data community. An exhibition on virtual production line and machine learning is open all day.
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6-7 November, 2017 • Magdeburg, GERMANY

IGIC – 3rd Conference on Image-guided Interventions & Focus Neuroradiologie

Nano4Imaging attended the third edition of Image-Guided Interventions & Fokus Neuroradiologie Conference. The first event focusesed on the research topics of the research campus STIMULATE Magdeburg – Solution Center for Image-Guided Local Therapies and the research campus M²OLIE Mannheim – Molecular Intervention Environment. It is a great opportunity to exchange know how in the development and testing of interventional techniques in oncology, neuroradiology and orthopedics. The conference “Fokus Neuroradiologie“ focused on neuro-neurological and neurovascular topics from a clinical perspective as well as on the image-guided diagnostics and therapy of spinal diseases.
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19-21 October, 2017 • Barcelona, SPAIN

ESMRMB Congress 2017

The ESMRMB 2017 is the platform of integration and collaboration between clinicians, physicists and radiographers, between junior and senior researchers, and between the fundamental and applied sciences. In addition to scientific sessions and dedicated networking opportunities, the conference presented an educational program highlighting both well-established and novel MRI techniques and applications. IRIS attended the event.

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5-7 October, 2017 • Cannes, FRANCE

13th Clinical Update on Cardiac MRI & CT

Nano4Imaging attended the international meeting Cardiac MRI & CT. The conference took place in Cannes, 5-7 October 2017 and offered new perspectives on the implementation of the newest cardiac MR and CT technology into patient management. The main focused of this edition of the meeting is the potential of exciting non-invasive techniques to improve patient care.

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October 3-5, 2017 • Barcelona, SPAIN

IOT Solutions World Congress

Iris attended IoT Solutions World Congress, the leading international event that links the Internet of Things with industry. The next edition of the IOTSWC took place on 3 – 5 October 2017 and offered a highly international environment with more than 10,000 visitors. It focused on IoT solutions for industries. The event was organised by Fira de Barcelona in partnership with the Industrial Internet Consortium, the Industrial IoT organization founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM, and Intel to bring together organizations and technology with the goal of accelerating the growth, adoption, and widespread use of industrial IoT.

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September 28-29, 2017 • Aachen, GERMANY

Business Forum Qualität 2017 – Data Analytics for Digital Quality Management

Fraunhofer IPT organises the 21st Business Forum Qualität. The event is focused this year on topics related to “Data Analytics for Digital Quality Management”. Among the speakers, high profile representatives from companies such as from Festo, Mitsubishi, Voith and Ford would share the important trends and best practices in this field, having also the opportunity for further discussion in the expert rounds. The event illuminates the entire industrial value chain and thus addresses specialists and managers from development, production, purchasing, controlling, strategy development and quality management.
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September 27-28, 2017 • Galway, IRELAND

Medical Technology Ireland Expo & Conference

Blueacre Technology exhibits at Medical Technology Ireland 2017. The conference will bring together, manufacturers, clinicians, academic institutions, entrepreneurs/startups, financial institutions and suppliers alike in a combined programme defining present & future medical device trends, to investigate, discuss, and improve the quality of life, and to increase the life expectancy for patients worldwide.

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September 19-21, 2017 • Stuttgart, GERMANY

Composites Europe

Fraunhofer IPT attended Composites Europe, the most innovative fair in the European composites market. International researchers, developers and decision makers meet here the users of the composites industry, whose key technologies and applications are the focus of attention: automotive, aerospace, lightweight construction and wind energy.

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September 18-19, 2017 • Berlin, GERMANY

Industry of things World

Iris attended Industry of things World, the must-attend Industrial IoT event in Europe. Industry of Things World is an international knowledge exchange platform bringing together more than 1000 high-level executives who play an active role in the Industrial Internet of Things scene. The main topics of the conference are: cloud, robotics, automation, standards, interoperability, security, and data.

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August 20-25, 2017 • Xi’an, CHINA

21st International Conference on Composites Materials (ICCM21)

The 21st International Conference on Composites Materials (ICCM-21) held in Xi’an, China, August 20-25, 2017. ICCM, the most premier conference in the field of composite materials, aims at encouraging the exchange of the researches and insights from scientists and scholars, and promoting research, development and use of composite material and structures. The last conference included plenary talks, keynote lectures, oral and poster, and various social programs for over 2,000 participants from around the world. Fraunhofer IPT presented the paper ‘Quantification of micro-pullwinding process as basis of data mining algorithms for predictive process model’. It showed some of the intermediate results of Openmind project.

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June 28-29, 2017 • Grenoble, FRANCE

MedFit – Fostering Innovation in medTech

NANO4IMAGING attended the first edition of MedFit – Fostering Innovation in medTech. The event took place from 28th to 29th of June 2017 in Grenoble, France. Gathering 500 attendees from research to market, MedFit is the 1st European business convention dedicated to innovation partnerships in the fields of medical technologies and diagnostics. MedFit main objectives are to build R&D collaborative projects between start-ups, industrials and academia, source licensign deals and facilitate market access for medtech innovations.

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June 6-7, 2017 • Koln, GERMANY

Medical Tubing 2017

Simone Maccagnan of GIMAC was one of the speakers of Medical Tubing 2017 (Wednesday 7th June 2017, Session 5 “Tailoring the properties of medical tubing and catheters”, 9:10 a.m.), the international conference on polymeric medical tubing and catheters, covering design, materials, production and applications. This conference addressed the latest tubing and catheter developments for a wide range of medical requirements including intravenous, infusion, dialysis, respiratory, feeding, and drainage applications. It will also examine the latest standards and certification requirements in the sector.

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May 25-27, 2017 • Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

EuroCMR 2017 – Current clinical application of CMR

NANO4IMAGING attended the annual CMR conference of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI). The programme offers several new features including a level 1 CMR track, technologists track and congenital heart disease track. Over the course of the meeting, participants discovered the latest results of new trials and consensus statements in the field of CMR, participate in debates on viability and 4D flow, and have the opportunity to take part in special courses on flow, anatomy and 3D printing. Topics such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, myocardities and more was discussed.

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May 23-25, 2017 • Madrid, SPAIN

DES – Digital Business World Congress 2017

IRIS exhibited at Digital Business World Congress 2017, the world’s leading event on Digital Transformation held on 23-25 May, 2017 in Madrid. The event is an annual exhibition and congress visited by over 20.000 executives from 49 countries, who come to discuss how the digital changes the business, to acquire the crucial knowledge, skills and solutions to shape their industries’ future.

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May 18-19, 2017 • Aachen, GERMANY

29th Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium – AWK 2017

FRAUNHOFER IPT, together with the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of the RWTH Aachen University, organised the 29th edition of Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium. The AWK 2017 offered to the participants various approaches and strategies regarding the “Internet of Production for Agile Enterprises” (the main theme of this last edition) in two parallel series of talks including technical and keynote lectures as well as five plenary speeches from science and industry.

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April 19-21, 2017 • Tokyo, JAPAN

Medtec Japan

GIMAC exhibited at Medtec Japan, Asia’s largest tradeshow & conference dedicated to the design & manufacture of medical devices. The event was also a discussion forum and an interactive platform where major issues associated with manufacturing and designing of medical products are dealt with.

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April 4-6, 2017 • Barcelona, SPAIN

Advanced Factories

The Advanced Factories Congress/Expo has been held the 4-6 April in Barcelona. Openmind partner IRIS has attended the congress and given a presentation. IRIS’s Marketing Manager, Carlota Feliu gave a presentation of “Hypera” which is IRIS’s in-line foreign body detector for food processing. David Nettleton and Alexandr Tretyak, of IRIS’s Data Science team also attended, visiting the expo and selected conference sessions. Some key aspects of the congress/expo were “collaborative robots” (industrial robots which can work/move in the same space as humans), “3-D printing”, “Artificial Intelligence + Analytics”, complex simulation models (digital twins of the physical systems) and in-line big data capture from sensors. One challenge is being able to integrate all of these aspects to facilitate, for example “mass production of customized products”. Although the individual technologies are already available, it may be several years before we see them completely integrated in real industrial environments, and with the value chain which goes from the factory floor to the final customer.

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April 4-6, 2017 • Stuttgart, GERMANY

Medtec Europe

GIMAC exhibited at Medtec Europe, the leading B2B event for decision makers and health care professionals of the European Medtech Industry to source innovation, technology and networking. The event brings together medical device companies and advanced technology providers to discuss and share the latest product developments, research and innovations in healthcare.

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March 20-22, 2017 • Rome, ITALY

CPAC / MK Optimization and Control – Rome Workshop 2017

The Center for Process Analysis and Control (CPAC), a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) of the University of Washington, organized in Rome the annual meeting on advanced process modeling technologies. The meeting format was designed to facilitate discussions among the multifunctional experts presenting in the various areas while offering the potential of those new to a field to be exposed to new developments. Simone Maccagnan of GIMAC was one of the workshop speakers.

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March 14-16, 2017 • Paris, FRANCE

JEC World 2017

FRAUNHOFER IPT exhibited at JEC World (Hall 6, booth C79), one of worldwide leading trade fairs of the composite industry and the largest composites network. With several conferences, technical and economical forums, workshops, and business meetings, this event highlighted technologies and manufacturing processes, as well as applications. 

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March 7-8, 2017 • Brussels, BELGIUM

Medical Plastics Conference – ‘Converging Technologies into the Medical Device Arena. A New Era for Medical Polymers’

The purpose of the Medical Plastics Conference is to strengthen the interactions within the community of engineers, scientists and business leaders in new technology advancements in the field of medical polymers for a range of medical, ICT and pharmaceutical applications. The current status, challenges and requirements for future developments of medical polymers will be presented by leading experts. Simone Maccagnan of GIMAC was one of the conference speakers (Day 2, Session ‘Process & Machinery // Extrusion systems for medical devices – key factors’).

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February 27/March 2, 2017 • Barcelona, SPAIN

Mobile World Congress

IRIS attended the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry. In 2017, the Mobile World Congress conference programme provided an essential, in-depth coverage of the contemporary and future mobile industry, highlighting specific areas of growth and opportunity.

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February 7-9, 2017 • Anaheim, CA, USA

MD&M 2017 – Medical Design & Manufacturing West

MD&M West is the largest medical design and manufacturing event in the world. The conference was dedicated to providing expert insights and new innovations for every stage of device development. The 2017 agenda providesd several sessions, including hands-on workshops, interactive case studies and panel discussions. GIMAC, one of the partners of the OPENMIND, exhibited in booth 1638 and was at everyone’s disposal for any inquiries on the project.

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February 1-4, 2017 • Washington, DC, USA

20th Annual Scientific Sessions – Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

NANO4IMAGING attended the 20th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). The conference bring together experts in Cardiology, Medical, Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular Imaging and Magnetic Resonance from around the world.

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November 29/December 1, 2016 • Düsseldorf, GERMANY

Composites Europe
FRAUNHOFER IPT exhibited at the 11th European Trade Fair & Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications, an international business platform for the composite industry.

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October 19, 2016 • Düsseldorf, GERMANY

K 2016
GIMAC and TAMPONCOLOR both exhibited at the world’s number 1 fair for plastic and rubber. 230,000 investment-oriented visitors from all over the world have confirmed the appeal and importance of the event.

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November 14-17, 2016 • Düsseldorf, GERMANY

MEDICA 2016 – World Forum for Medicine
NANO4IMAGING attended the international trade fair MEDICA 2016. MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the medical sector. The exhibitors presented the advanced technology aided devices, combining the latest designs with new functionabilities.

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October 7-8, 2016 • Baltimore, MD, USA

11th Interventional MRI Symposium
NANO4IMAGING attended the biennial Interventional MRI Symposium focused on the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the planning, control and monitoring of radiologic or surgical interventions. The event is an important platform for researchers, clinicians, and other health-care specialists to present their latest results and interact with international leaders and innovators in the field.

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July 28 – 29, 2016  • London, United Kingdom

ICIEMPM 2016 : 18th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Process Modeling

IRIS presented the paper: “Towards Automatic Calibration of In-Line Machine Processes”. It showed some of the initial results of processing and modeling of two datasets, both of which represent pullwinding processes. 

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May 12-14, 2016  •  Florence, ITALY

EuroCMR 2016 – The 14th EACVI annual meeting on CMR 

NANO4IMAGING attended the annual CMR conference of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI). The EuroCMR meeting has become the largest and most important CMR meeting in Europe.

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May 24, 2016  •  Budapest, HUNGARY


FRAUNHOFER IPT at HUNGEXPO, Hungary’s greatest business event in industry.

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April 20-22, 2016 •  Tokyo, JAPAN

Medtec Japan

GMAC exhibited at Medtec Japan, Asia’s largest tradeshow and conference dedicated to the design and manufacture of medical devices.

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April 12-14, 2016  •  Stuttgart, GERMANY

Medtec Europe

GMAC exhibited at Medtec Europe, the must attend event for those within the medical device manufacturing industry.

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March 8-10, 2016 • Paris, FRANCE

JEC world

FRAUNHOFER IPT exhibited at JEC world, the largest international show of the composite industry connecting scientists, researchers, designers, architects, industrialists and investors.

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February 9-11, 2016 • Anaheim, CA, USA

MD&M  – Medical Design & Manufacturing West

Medical Design & Manufacturing West is America’s largest medtech event. At the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing expo, over 2,000 of the most innovative suppliers were on hand to demonstrate the latest ground-breaking technologies and collaborated on medtech challenges. GIMAC, one of the partners of the OPENMIND,  exhibited in booth 2213 and was at everyone’s disposal for any inquiries on the project.

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January 28, 2016 • Azienda unità sanitaria locale • Piacenza, ITALY

La ricerca e l’innovazione: motori del miglioramento

Fondazione Politecnico di Milano  presented and discussed its role in research and innovation, with a specific focus on the medical field. OPENMIND was mentioned as an example and a case study during the meeting taking place in the hospital of Piacenza.

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