Research presentations, tricky technical tasks and a robot game – in mid-January, Festo hosted a regional competition of the FIRST® LEGO® League, which introduces children and young people to science and technology in a playful way. The focus was on the topic ‘orbit’.
Festo Member of the Management Board Dr Frank Melzer takes over as head of the Industry 4.0 platform steering committee for the digitisation of business in Germany. He replaces Bernd Leukert, a member of the SAP Management Board. The handover took place on 4 December 2018 at the Digital Summit in Nuremberg.
Around 200 developers, designers and other creative minds turned their ideas into action for two days and two nights at the hackathon in the Römerkastell’s Phoenixhalle in Stuttgart at the end of October 2018. Festo was a sponsor and presented the BionicCobot as a challenge.
Festo’s digitisation programme is making an impact, and the market is taking note. Because we were among the three finalists nominated for the Digital Transformer of the Year award in the ‘Industry and Technology’ category. The nominees and winners were chosen in November at a festive evening event in the Microsoft Atrium in Berlin. The prize was awarded on the basis of an industry survey and jury decision. It honours transformation services that serve as examples for all.