Festo will be responsible for training and part of the research at Brainport Industries Campus. The Delft based company and Brainport Industries have signed a letter of intent for this purpose at the Hannover Messe.

Brainport Industries Campus will be built between Eindhoven Airport and the highway A2. Its ambition is to enhance the competitive power of the Dutch high-tech manufacturing industry by hosting the “Factory of the Future”.

Brainport Industries is working with market leaders and strong innovators to set up the new Brainport Industries Campus, said managing director John Blankendaal. “This “Factory of the Future“ should become the first demonstration of integration of Dutch industry, entrepreneurs, field lab and technical education and competence development on one location. The result will be not to talk about the smart industry but to do it.” Festo is strongly committed to this initiative with three

Festo is, according to Blankendaal, strongly committed to this initiative with three pillars:

– Development as partner to High Tech Industry with focus on Smart Industry

– Application & Knowledge Development in engineering & prototyping

– Technical competence development with Cyber-Physical learning environment for schools & companies

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