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bauma’s supporting programme to explore top industry trends and ground-breaking solutions

From 24-28 October, the bauma FORUM will focus on a different key topic of bauma each day. (Image source: bauma)

At bauma 2022, which is taking place from 24-30 October on the exhibition grounds in Munich, a comprehensive supporting programme will be running in addition to the exhibitors and their exhibits

At the supporting programme, established companies, start-ups, associations and research institutions will present ground-breaking solutions and discuss the top current trends in the industry.

This year knowledge transfer has a new central location in the bauma Innovation Hall LAB0. The bauma FORUM, with lectures, presentations and panel discussions, will be placed here. From October 24 to 28, the forum programme will focus on a different key topic of bauma each day. These range from ‘Construction methods and materials of tomorrow’ to ‘Mining – sustainable, efficient and reliable’ to ‘The road to zero emissions’.

The winners in the five categories of the bauma Innovation Award 2022 will also be presented in the forum on 24 October. Here, the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), Messe München and the top associations of the German construction industry will honour research and development teams from companies and universities that are bringing practical leading technology for the construction, building materials and mining industry to market readiness. 

Science Hub and Start-up Area

Located adjacent to the forum is the Science Hub where ten universities and scientific institutes will provide information on the latest status of their research.

Another segment of the Innovation Hall in the Internationales Congress Center München (ICM) is the revitalised Start-up Area, where promising young companies can present themselves to a specialist audience.

MiC 4.0 stand demonstrates new data interfaces

At bauma 2019, in order to develop a uniform, cross-manufacturer and machinery-independent communications form for the entire construction process, the VDMA and the Main Association of the German Construction Industry founded the ‘Machines in Construction 4.0’ (MiC 4.0) working group. 

One of the previous results is the MiC 4.0 Bus, which is an open, cross-manufacturer data interface between construction machinery and accessory equipment. At the MiC 4.0 stand in the LAB0 Innovation Hall, visitors can see a demonstration of the new interface in action.

The VR experience (which attracted many visitors in 2019) will switch focus to the digitisation of construction sites. Visitors to the VR experience can immerse themselves in the construction sites of today and of tomorrow and experience the interactions between people and machines for themselves in the digital space. The bauma VR experience will once again be part of the LAB0 Innovation Hall this year.

Youth career prospects

THINK BIG! –an initiative of the VDMA and Messe München – is primarily aimed at students. In the ICM, companies will present ‘Technology up close’ with a large workshop show, hands-on activities, games and information about a future career in the industry.

All the details about the key topics of bauma, can be found here.  

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