HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018: GE Ventures to sponsor Innovations Day

  • August 16, 2018
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HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018: GE Ventures to sponsor Innovations Day
HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018: GE Ventures to sponsor Innovations Day

August 16, 2018 – Hannover Fairs USA announced that GE Ventures will sponsor Innovations Day at HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018. Karen Kerr, executive managing director of GE Ventures, will kick off Innovations Day with a presentation of the 2018 GE Ventures New Industrial Report on Thursday, September 13 in the Solutions Theater on the show floor. Kerr will share GE Ventures unique outlook for investing in the New Industrial segment with a focus on frontier technologies such as robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, cybersecurity, blockchain and predictive maintenance.

GE Ventures invests in the New Industrial segment in ways intended to improve the design, manufacturing, delivery and operation of products. The company invests in both early-stage and growth-stage companies with a particular interest in how energy intersects with manufacturing, mobility and smart environments. Other highlights of Innovations Day include a presentation by GE Ventures portfolio company Xometry, an on-demand manufacturing platform that is transforming custom manufacturing through its proprietary software platform. GE Ventures also will host an additive manufacturing panel discussion, featuring thought leaders focused on innovations in 3D printing for the industrial sector.

Also during Innovations Day, GE Ventures and Sente will host a pitch showcase for early-stage startup companies focused on digital factory technologies, such as Industrial Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented and virtual reality, blockchain and similar innovations. The pitch showcase provides select startups with an opportunity to showcase their innovations to potential customers, key investors and the media attending the trade show. Participating startups will be selected by GE Ventures, Sente and the Hannover Fairs USA team.


HANNOVER MESSE, an industrial technology show launched 70 years ago in Hannover, and HANNOVER MESSE USA are at the forefront of showcasing innovations in the factory of the future: cobots, industrial energy systems, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and related applications such as predictive maintenance, more efficient use of raw materials, faster time to market, and other trends in industrial manufacturing. HANNOVER MESSE USA will be produced alongside IMTS 2018 from September 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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