the competitiveness challenge imposed by a global economy, the “Moulds
Event 2016” comprised the consistent integration of added value
seminars, conferences and workshops, towards the edification of an environment
prone to innovativeness, evaluation of markets and technologies trends,
launching new innovation and R&D projects and new businesses and promoting networking
800 delegates from nine countries attended the several initiatives promoted
under the “Moulds Event” umbrella, including the eight edition of the RPD –
Rapid Product Development Conference, held on September 26 and 27, under
the theme "Factories of the Future –
New Industrial Paradigm", was a privileged forum for the discussion of
themes such as zero defect production,
automation and robotics, next generation technologies or connected and adaptive
the afternoon of September 27 was organized the Brokerage Event “Key Enabling Technologies and Horizon 2020”.
Foreseeing new calls for R&D and Innovation projects, within National,
Regional and European programs, this event was instrumental in the
establishment of international consortia towards the launch of RTD and
Innovation projects, exploration of business opportunities and networking.
the week several other Technical Seminars and Workshops took place in Oliveira
de Azeméis and Marinha Grande gathering entrepreneurs, managers and senior
technicians of companies.
Event 2016” final day was dedicated to the International Conference “Moldes
Portugal 2016” a forum for reflection and debate on key trends and
prospects for the sustainable development of the Tooling Industry worldwide.