As part of the Ready2Expo Dubai project promoted by Promos Italia – the Italian Agency for Internationalisation, Techinnova is flying to the Arab Emirates to participate as an exhibitor in the 2021 edition of Wetex & Dubai Solar Show 2021, the trade fair dedicated to the “environmental technologies” and “renewable energies” sectors that will be held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, the exhibition centre of EXPO Dubai. For the 2021 edition of Wetex, the area of the Italian Pavilion will cover 396 square metres in the North Zone of the Dubai Exhibition Centre, where more than 40 companies in the sector will be hosted, in addition to Techinnova.
Wetex 2021 will take place between 5 and 7 October 2021, coinciding with the opening days of EXPO 2020 DUBAI, the Universal Exhibition that will take place in Dubai from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022: it is the first Universal Exhibition to be held in an Arab country, marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates – the state’s Golden Jubilee.
Expo Dubai will talk about Opportunity – in the perspective of unleashing the potential of individuals and communities to create a better future; Mobility – with the relative development of innovative systems of logistics, transport and communication of people, goods and ideas; finally, Sustainability – with particular attention to the themes of accessibility and resilience of environmental, energy and water resources. For six months, therefore, Dubai will be transformed into a world showcase in which the participating countries will present to the world the best of their ideas, projects, exemplary and innovative models in the field of tangible and intangible infrastructures on the themes of the Universal Exposition. Therefore, with a view to business matching and networking at international level, Expo Dubai will be a truly unique opportunity for Techinnova to come into contact with approximately 25 million visitors from over 190 countries.
Fully in line with the ideas of eco-circularity and sustainability proposed as “technological challenges” to the participants, Techinnova will show in digital format, within the Wetex exhibition space, the main joint R&D projects carried out together with partner companies. In particular, Techinnova will illustrate its CircularPonic project, which focuses on agricultural and food innovations. The project has led to the creation of a pilot plant integrated with monitoring systems functional to the aquaponics production chain, with a view to a transition towards circular economy models. As an added value, Techinnova designed and integrated a prototype traceability system based on blockchain technologies. The aquaponic plant is able to produce marketable outputs (such as supply chain controlled fish and cosmeceutical products) from the reuse and conversion of industrial by-products. By showcasing this innovative production model, Techinnova aims to raise awareness of ‘food security’ and promote the efficient use of sustainable resources.
As already mentioned, in the Emirates experience, Techinnova will be joined by the following project partners:
- MTM s.r.l., partner in R&D projects in the Med-Tech (MED3D project) and Healthcare (COMMITMENT project) fields;
- Biomimesi s.r.l., a partner of excellence operating in the field of biotechnologies applicable to the energy harvesting sector;
- CriPax Creations s.r.l., innovative startup active in the field of 3D graphics;
- Enfinergy, startup with an international team active in the field of renewable energy;
- Walled s.r.l., a company specialising in the design and production of LED lighting fixtures embedded in structure or cladding systems;
- Pradella Sistemi s.r.l., a company that offers innovative solutions (PANKA and PILA) from a Smart City perspective; in this regard, EXPO Dubai will also illustrate the CircularCity – Smart Cycle Path project, focused on the creation of a remodelled cycle-pedestrian path through the installation of a system of photovoltaic panels.
The Wetex event will also be an important opportunity for Techinnova to meet and do business with its Emirati partner Falcon Tech FZE, a company specialising in technology transfer between Europe and the Middle East and in soft-landing services in the UAE for European start-ups and SMEs.
The official theme of the Exhibition is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’: a praise, therefore, of the systems connecting people and ideas, as well as an opportunity to create partnerships and shape the world of tomorrow. Italy chooses to express the best of its culture and talents around the ideal of Beauty: “Beauty unites People” is the theme of the Italian Pavilion, and in such an important context Techinnova – flanked by the six innovative accelerated and incubated companies – will wear the Italian flag representing the technological excellence of Made in Italy.
Techinnova and its partner companies will be present in the Italian Pavilion, North Zone of the Dubai Exhibition Centre – stand no. NB44.