In April, Powtech 2019 will include the premier of the Networking Campus think tank on future technologies and markets in the powder and bulk solids industry. The campus will provide a communication hub and discussion platform for young researchers, start-ups, and developers. At the hub’s center, an open presentation stage will involve participants in an interactive program based on the BarCamp format. The BarCamp format is a technology-focused and participant-driven workshop-style event that doesn’t rely upon previously arranged presenters and that promotes and relies upon participants to share content. Participants can offer insights into modern bulk solids and particle technologies in brief presentations, workshops, or discussions; in a research poster; or at an adjacent table-top exhibition.
Beate Fischer, Powtech’s director, hopes that the Networking Campus will create the missing link between process engineering and the disruptive technologies of the future. Exhibitors, networking campus participants, and trade visitors can contribute to the moderated presentation stage. Anyone can submit a presentation, workshop, or TED-style talk up until check-in and the start of the BarCamps. The series of presentations will focus on the two themes, future markets and future technologies, each covering three topics. For the first, the topics will be energy storage and energy converters, closed-loop economy, and additive manufacturing, and for the second, the topics will be digitalization/digital transformation in the bulk solids segment; human and cobot; and virtual, augmented, mixed reality — opportunities and limitations in bulk solids operations.
Start-ups and research establishments can register for table tops in the exhibition area of the Networking Campus at www.powtech.de/networking-campus.
Powtech 2019 will take place in Nuremberg, Germany, from April 9-11. The event also includes the Partec Congress for Particle Technology, with more than 500 delegates expected. More information on registering for the event is available at www.powtech.de/en/become-visitor.