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DOME 4.0 Open Day and Hackathon at SIEMENS in Leuven, Belgium

DOME 4.0 Second Industrial Engagemnt Open Day and Hackathon at SIEMENS in Leuven, Belgium

In the heart of Leuven, Belgium, the stage was set to a groundbreaking event organized by the DOME 4.0 project and brought together visionaries, innovators, and industry leaders at the SIEMENS premises, from October 10th to 12th, 2023. The Industrial Engagement Open Day and Hackathon was an exciting platform for showcasing the latest advancements in technology and innovation.

The 1st day of the event commenced with a warm welcome from notable figures such as Laszlo Farkas (Senior Research Manager, Siemens, host and organizer), Amit Bhave (CEO of the CMCL and DOME 4.0 Coordinator), Ian McGann (Director of Innovation at Siemens), and Bojan Boskovic (CEO of the CNT Ltd. and organizer) Their enthusiastic opening set the stage for a remarkable experience over the following days.

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Ian McGann took the stage, unveiling Siemens' impressive work in immersive technologies and the profound impact of AI and deep learning on digital twins. Siemens was showcased as a pioneer in holistic engineering solutions, working tirelessly to shape the future.

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Amit Bhave, the project's coordinator, delivered an enlightening presentation, illuminating the project's goals, progress, and transformative potential. Additionally, showcases of DOME 4.0's innovative solutions were presented, offering a glimpse into the future.

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The event featured numerous presentations and discussions from our exceptional guests, who showcased their technologies, projects, and the state-of-the-art technology they are using or developing. A captivating discussion panel, expertly moderated by Bojan Boskovic, delved deeper into the project's vision and challenges. This fostered meaningful exchanges of ideas and insights, not only within the framework of the DOME 4.0 project but also across various domains.

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The Hackathon began with Adham Hashibon's presentation, where he unraveled the significance of open science and open innovation. He shed light on the dynamic ecosystem of the DOME 4.0 marketplace. During the Hackathon session, students of our very own Adham Hashibon from UCL's MSc in Advanced Materials Science (Data-Driven Innovation) attended the session remotely.

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Tereesa Rose's live demonstration of the DOME 4.0 platform was a standout moment, showcasing the project's progress and capabilities of how an external data repository is connected to the DOME 4.0 platform, making work together seamlessly. Moreover, during the second day of the Hackathon Silvia Chiacchiera from UKRI ran an interactive session to gather participants' ideas and views on current and future digital marketplaces for materials and manufacturing data. A notable milestone was the successful collaboration with Alexei Lapkin, the director of iDMTcambridge, marking a significant achievement in onboarding a chemistry domain data provider.

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As the Industrial Engagement Open Day and Hackathon came to a close, it was clear that a new era in manufacturing had begun. With fascinating presentations, thought-provoking discussions, and inspiring demonstrations, the event left a lasting impact. In a fast-evolving tech landscape, events like the DOME 4.0 Open Day and Hackathon play a pivotal role in fostering innovation and collaboration.

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We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all the participants, contributors, and attendees who made the Industrial Engagement Open Day and Hackathon a resounding success, and special gratitude to Siemens for opening their doors to host this three-day event.

The next Hackathon is already in the works for 2024. Stay tuned!

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