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NRW mechanical engineering is the driver of the industry of the future

Oliver Fantitsch/MWIKE.NRW

The North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Protection offered 23 companies, institutes and networks the opportunity to present their contributions to the industry of the future to a broad public at their own joint state stand – such as innovative solutions for manufacturing and process technology as well as cyber security.

Companies from the mechanical engineering, electrical and digital industries as well as the energy sector showed innovations for the production and energy supply of the future. Minister of Economics and Climate Protection Mona Neubaur took a look on the first day of the trade fair and exchanged views with experts and exhibitors on exciting future-oriented product developments and technologies.

On the first day of the trade fair, Minister Neubaur visited exhibitors from North Rhine-Westphalia – including at the NRW State Community Stand in Hall 7 Stand D09. The main topics of the state community stand were automation and digital factory. However, innovative solutions on the topics of sustainability and resource efficiency were also presented. The startup ENLYZE demonstrated hardware and software that provides access to machine data even in older and heterogeneous machine fleets, making it easier for companies to switch to digital production. Students at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts developed the hybrid vehicle “Nuevo 35,” which is designed to reduce CO2 emissions over its entire life cycle. From the production of the vehicle to its fuel and disposal, the aim is to emit no more than 35 grams of CO2 per kilometer.


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