Robotics 4.0 Tech Transfer Event

Join the Robotics 4.0 Tech Transfer Event, organized by the R+D+I XaFIR network (Fourth Industrial Revolution network in Catalonia), and with the collaboration of LEITAT Technological Center and DFactory.

It will take place on the 7th of June from 10:00 to 14:00.

This is a Tech Transfer Event that aims to show the latest trends and cutting-edge technologies in the field of robotics and industry 4.0, as well as its opportunities and challenges. Success cases of spinoffs as well as transferred technologies from leading research and technological centres will be presented. This is a great opportunity for you to meet and get in touch with key players of the sector such as researchers, SMEs and industrial stakeholders.

Optional DFactory visit

After the event, you will have the opportunity to attend a guided visit to DFactory facilities from 14:00 to 14:30.

DFactory and XaFIR

The event will take place at Barcelona’s DFactory new building, an Industry 4.0 Hub that wants to encourage the promotion and development of industry 4.0 technologies, fostering the transformation of the Spanish productive sector and supporting companies during their digitization process. Through the creation of an ecosystem that attracts talent, technology, and investors in a unique space.

Similarly, the R+D+I XaFIR network aims to promote the dissemination, valorization, and transfer of scientific knowledge in Industry 4.0 technologies to society and in particular to the productive sector, especially SMEs. With the vision of becoming a key disruptive agent in the transformation of the Catalan industry and a European referent for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 


10:00 h Welcome from XaFIR & LEITAT (Luis Romeral, Manager of the XaFIR Network and Francesc Cortés, from LEITAT Robotics & Automation) (20’)

10:20 h Robotics Trends in Europe (1h)

  • ” Denmark as a success story of Tech Transfer within robotics ” – Kurt Nielsen, Director Danish Technological Institute (20’)
  • ” Asociación Española de Robótica (AER) “- Alex Salvador, Gerente AER (20’)
  • “PAL Robotics” – Francesco Ferro, CEO (10’)
  • “Mobile Robots in the Industry 4.0” – Andreu Corominas, CEO & Co-Founder at Beta Robots (10’)

11:30 h Coffee-break / Networking (15’)

11:45 h Capabilities and Spinoffs of the XaFIR Network in the field of Robotics  (1,50h)

         Spinoffs :

  • Robsurgical System – Alícia Casals, GRINS UPC (10’)
  • IquaRobotics – Marc Carreras, VicoROB Universitat de Girona (10’)
  • AQSense – Josep Forest, VicoROB Universitat de Girona (10’)
  • Opsis Vision Technologies – Albert Torrent, VicoROB Universitat de Girona (10’)
  • Steering Machines – David Caballero, CDEI UPC (10’)

          Transferred Technologies :

  • “New processes and tools for industrial robotics” – Francesc Cortés , Principal Researcher at Robotics and Automation LEITAT (10’)
  • “Cognitive Robotics for Industry 5.0” – Jesús Pablo González Villodres , Technology Transfer Manager Robotics Unit EURECAT (10’)
  • “No code Robots: universalizing robots in SMEs” – Javier Vázquez Salceda -, IDEAI UPC (10’)
  • “Research in Dexterous Collaborative Robots (robot co-workers)” – Raúl Suárez , Research supervisor at Industrial and Control Engineering (IOC-UPC) (10’)  
  • “Spinoff Datision” – Sergi Foix , RobIRI IRI (UPC-CSIC) (10’)

14:00 h Optional visit to the DFactory facilities (30’)