More than 30 projects funded by the European Union will showcase their innovation in the Grand Hall at The Egg during the Industry Days event.

The exhibitors will be grouped under 5 different thematic areas:

  • industrial materials
  • energy
  • robotics
  • factories of the future
  • skills
  • fashion industry

Industria​l materials

UNEXMIN - Autonomous Underwater Explorer for Flooded Mines 

The UNEXMIN project develops a robotic system to explore flooded mines and retrieve valuable mineral resources.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

CABRISS - CirculAr economy Based on Recycled, reused and recovered Indium, Silicon and Silver materials for photovoltaic

The CABRISS project develops techniques for recovering valuable materials from photovoltaic waste for re-use in the industry.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

Biodolomer® for LIFE - For a fossil free future – already today

The project develops an innovative, renewable and biodegradable biomaterial that can replace fossil-based and energy intensive plastics and packaging materials. 

Funding programme: LIFE

SaltGae - Algae to treat saline waste water

The SaltGae project develops an innovative solution for the treatment of saline wastewater using algae.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

REE4EU - Recycling rare earth elements for Europe

REE4EU has developed and demonstrated at pilot scale a technology allowing a complete closed-loop permanent magnet recycling process, all the way from waste material to new product.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

Bio4Products - Creating sustainable resources for process industry

Bio4Products develops a conversion method to transform straw, bark, forest residues and sunflower husks into renewable and natural alternatives to fossil-based processing streams such as bitumen, phenols and creosote.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

Durapulp for LIFE

Durapulp is bio-composite material made of renewable and bio-degradable components. It's an environmental-firendly alternative to products such as plastic packaging. 

Funding programme: LIFE


LIFE SAVE - Solar Aided Vehicle Electrification

The LIFE SAVE project developed a kit that converts vehicles with an internal combustion engine into a hybrid solar vehicles.

Funding programme: LIFE

InDeWag - Industrial development of water flow glazing systems

The InDeWag project develops façade elements in which solar heat is absorbed by a fluid constantly circulating through the glass panels, limiting the heat from the solar radiation being transmitted into the internal environment. This leads to moderate room temperature and an ambient room climate without the need of additional cooling. 

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

4RinEU - Reliable models for deep renovation

4RinEU develops robust and reliable technology concepts and business models for triggering deep renovation of residential buildings in the European Union and increasing significantly energy savings.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

Repro-light - Initiating transformation in the European lighting industry 

Repro-light aims at supporting the European lighting industry in moving towards a more sustainable and competitive future. The project designs a modular lighting architecture with a smart production scheme.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

IMPRESS - New Easy to Install and Manufacture PRE-fabricated modules supported by a BIM based integrated design proceSS

IMPRESS develops a new range of easy to install pre-fabricated insulated panels, which reduces energy demand while preserving or improving the building aesthetics.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

SaltX Technology - Energy storage with nano coated salt

SaltX Technology has developed a technology that stores thermal energy chemically in nano-coated salts and converts it to heating and cooling.

Funding programme: LIFE

Zumtobel - Innovative lighting systems

Funding programme: European Fund for Strategic Investments


TrimBot2020 - Cutting hedge research

TrimBot2020 prototypes the next generation of intelligent gardening consumer robots. The project is focused on the development of an robot for outdoor hedge, rose and bush trimming.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

RoMaNS - Robotic Manipulation for Nuclear Sort and Segregation

RoMaNS develops novel hardware and software solutions for tele-manipulation of nuclear waste.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

Bots2ReC - Robots to Re-Construction

Bots2Rec develops robots to safely remove asbestos during buildings rehabilitation works.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

Foodini - This is real food, 3D printed

Foodini is a 3D food printer + IoT (Internet  of Things) new generation kitchen appliance promoting cooking with fresh,real ingredients.

Funding programme: European Innovation Council Pilot

Factories of the future

ICP4Life - An integrated collaborative platform for managing the product-service engineering lifecycle

ICP4Life proposes an integrated, collaborative platform for the design, development and support of product-service systems for SMEs, equipment manufacturers and energy suppliers.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

Factory2Fit - Worker-centred solutions for factories of the future

Factory2Fit uses Industry 4.0 solutions to make the factory environment more flexible and adaptable with the aim of increasing worker motivation, satisfaction and productivity.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

Varjo Technologies - When we're done, computers will look nothing like what they do right now

Varjo makes revolutionary virtual reality hardware and software that are jumpstarting a new era in immersive computing – where real and digital worlds merge seamlessly in human-eye resolution.

Funding programme: European Innovation Council Pilot

ISEAUTO - Estonian first self-driving car

ISEAUTO is a fully autonomous last mile vehicle for urban mobility entirely based on open source technologies.

Funding programme: European Regional Development Fund

BOOST4.0 - Big data for factories

BOOST4.0 will guide the European manufacturing industry in the introduction of Big Data in the factory, providing the industrial sector with the necessary tools to obtain the maximum benefit from it.

Funding programme: Horizon 2020

GoSleep - More than a seat

GoSleep Pod is an innovative chair which can also convert into a bed providing users with privacy and silence 24/7.

Funding programme: European Innovation Council Pilot


IN4WOOD - The 4th industrial revolution of the European furniture industry has started

IN4WOOD develops complete and agile training path to address skills and competencies shortage in the furniture and wood sector, focusing on ICT and emerging technologies.

Funding programme: Erasmus +

ASAP - Anticipatory skills for adapting the publishing sector

ASAP proposes an evolutionary map of the skill needs and designs and delivers flexible training programmes for the publishing industry.

Funding programme: Erasmus +

Fashion industry

Bas Froon Studio and A+Z Design

Unique acoustic interior panels aim to combine the digital manufacturing philosophy and micromoulding approach.

Funding programme: COSME

Foldable high heels

Heleena and Jorida Papa have created foldable, convertible, comfortable and good-looking high heel shoes.

Funding programme: COSME

Adbuse, Castellari & Geoband

A new collection of bags called Edbora, where tradition and technology are matched.

Funding programme: COSME

Elisabeth Jayot & Wemake

FASHIONTECHAWAY applies the 'open object' philosophy for fashion design and aims to invert the current paradigm of fashion by designing modular clothing. This concept includes: eco-conception, rethinking production and consumer involvement.

Funding programme: COSME

Elisa Palomino, Campomaggi & Caterina L. Atlantic Leather

The aim of the project is to develop an innovative and sustainable method to produce high fashion fish leather products by creating new techniques, processes and finishings.

Funding programme: COSME


VegeaTextile - Innovative green leather production from wine industry waste

Vegea  has developed the VegeaTextile technology for the production of bio-based textiles derived from wine industry residues.

Funding programme: European Innovation Council Pilot


EU Space Programmes for Business: Galileo, Copernicus and Egnos