Zenithwings takes part in 2020 MIT Portugal Annual Conference


Zenithwings will be presenting the Industry 4.0. project OPERATOR and participating in a discussion with other national leading companies taking part in MIT Portugal Program Flagship Projects.

Every year, MIT Portugal organises a conference to gather participants from the MIT community and Portuguese academic, research, and industry entities in a discussion of several themes in relation to the MIT Portugal Program’s research topics and projects.

This year, despite the adversities faced by the pandemic, MIT Portugal is holding its Annual Conference under a hybrid structure, with the limited physical presence of the Portuguese partners and the remote participation of the MIT community. 

The conference will take place on October 15th, in the Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon,  under the theme “Research and Reflection amid Adversity”.

This year’s conference aims to explore and debate the importance of research in the context of adversity, focusing on how atypical circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic have the potential to drive the development of academic and industry research. 

In the panel “Looking ahead: Research & Impact of MPP Flagship Projects”, Catarina Pinto, R&I Manager at Zenithwings, will remotely present the vision and expected results of OPERATOR and share with the participants the milestones achieved within the course of the project. 

OPERATOR is a project aiming to promote digital transformation in Industry with a focus on Operator 4.0. Zenithwings leads OPERATOR with the collaboration of Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT, Fraunhofer Portugal, Volkswagen Autoeuropa, NST Apparel, the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at the University of Porto, University of Minho, LIBPhys and Controconsul.

Considering the current conditions caused by the pandemic, the conference will count with a small number of guests and will be organised with all the necessary restrictions and measures to maintain the safety of all participants. 

The conference will be streaming live here. Join us!

OPERATOR is supported by MIT Portugal under the 2019 Open Call (04/SI/2019) for Flagship Projects for the research of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing.