EU Industry Day is an event organised by the European Commission in Brussels on February 22nd and 23rd which objective is to update stakeholders on the Commission's strategic approach to industrial policy and actions to further develop industrial competitiveness in Europe.
In such frame Kraken project have gathered interest from different policy makers and stakeholders.
Kraken: “An amazing project” Carlos Moedas said
In his speech "A New Ecosystem for Science, Start-ups and Industry” Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, highlighted Kraken project as an amazing project which stands out the statistics"
"Statistics only tell one part of the story. In real terms, this participation means tangible innovation. It is making our industry stronger, smarter and more circular. It gives us amazing projects, like Kraken. The Kraken project is developing one single machine with many possibilities. It can affordably produce large parts for industry up to 20 metres long. What makes it exceptional is the fact that all at once it is a digitally controlled robot, a 3D printer, a cutter and a welder! As one machine, it can produce 40% faster than having multiple ones. And it only takes up one tenth of the space on site. Projects like these have the potential to transform manufacturing. Think of the potential this could have for the automotive industry. For the construction sector."
Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska visit Kraken booth
We also were honoured with Elżbieta Bieńkowska visit to Kraken booth, where José Antonio Dieste (Aitiip) project coordinator have explained project objectives to her.
Bieńkowska, who is responsible for maintaining and reinforcing a strong and high-performing industrial base for EU internal market, was impressed on first project results.