MECSPE, scheduled at Fiere di Parma from March 28th to 30th, is always an important opportunity for comparison between companies and young people, as well as a place of innovation and reference for industry 4.0.
Always careful to the issue of training, even in the 2019 edition the kermesse stages a rich calendar of initiatives and conferences, designed to bring culture and applied knowledge closer together and to meet the needs for technical skills, which are extremely urgent in companies. The theme of the lack of attractiveness that the manufacturing industry exerts today on young people looking for work is one of the themes most strongly expressed by the Italian manufacturing sector to which MECSPE is trying to give concrete answers. With the aim of creating a bridge between industry and the youth world and stimulating the meeting between supply and demand for work, the new MECSPE Young & Career area was created, a space entirely reserved for the meeting of exhibiting companies involved in research and selection of specialized personnel, and young graduates / graduates from professional schools, technical institutes, technical colleges, universities, post-graduate masters. Among the main profiles sought by the companies present at the fair, as noted by Senaf, as well as technical and professional graduates in the mechanical and electronics sectors and graduates in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, computer science and electronics, also CAD-CAM programmers, designers hardware and software, graduates in languages, economics and marketing. With a focus on Man at the center of the digital factory, during the opening day of the exhibition, the final stage of the 2018/2019 roadmap will take place. MECSPE Fabbrica Digitale, the Italian way for Industry 4.0, organized by Senaf, which will offer numerous testimonies of entrepreneurs and opinion leaders, and a talk on the competitive future of Made in Italy manufacturing and on the change in the role of man in this important process of transformation taking place in the factories. On the occasion of the Laboratory will be presented the national data of the last MECSPE Observatory, with the economic and forecasting analyzes of the Italian manufacturing SMEs and a cross-section on the Emilia-Romagna region. MECSPE will create a partnership with ANFIA – the National Automobile Industry Supply Chain Association – and Dallara Automobili to present the Formula SAE – Society of Automotive Engineering – event, an international competition, in which students and new graduates of engineering faculties challenge each other in the design, implementation and in the test activity of prototypes of single-seater cars, thus giving voice to the youngsters, to their projects and to those who contribute to the realization. The birth of the Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna (Muner) is undoubtedly underlined. Muner is the association strongly desired by the Emilia-Romagna Region and born thanks to a synergistic link between universities synonymous with high education, such as the University of Bologna, the University of Ferrara, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the University of Parma and the they represent the excellence of Made in Italy in the world and that have their historical roots in the territory: in addition to Dallara, Automobili Lamborghini, Ducati, Ferrari, Haas F1, HPE, Magneti Marelli, Maserati, Pagani and Toro Rosso. The aim of Muner is certainly to train tomorrow’s engineers, professionals who will design road and racing vehicles, sustainable propulsion systems and subsystems for intelligent functionalities and production facilities under the banner of Industry 4.0. Since children are always and in any case the future, the partnership between MECSPE and the National Federation “CNOS-FAP” – National Center for Salesian Works / Vocational Training Training – which will actively involve their children in orientation and dissemination activities also continues. Confartigianato will also play its part: for the fourth year it will host the Race Up team of the University of Padua. A model of collaboration between the academic and the business world, Race Up is an active project for 13 years that involves university students coming from different disciplinary fields in the development and realization from scratch of two cars, one electric and one combustion. The program of meetings and events is also very rich: for example, the round table on training for the new manufacturing industry that on 28th March will compare companies, institutions, representatives of the various trade associations and the academic world and of the Higher Technical Institutes. And again, the Italian Association of Plastics Technicians, which celebrates its 40th anniversary, will deliver the “TMP Degree Award” as part of the “Training meets the company” event to the 3 best degree theses presented by young people graduates who have developed and studied topics such as the synthesis of polymers, the design and design of new applications, the recycling of end-of-life products, the sustainability and circularity of the production chain. Still on the subject of sustainability, Materioteca will deal with the sustainability of materials, developing the theme of the ecology of turnover, or how to develop companies through environmental protection. As usual, in the area will be exposed a rich collection of artifacts, materials and description of technologies and services of the latest generation: examples of circular economy, waste materials, services that facilitate the closure of cycles, value chains that improve impacts and many other novelties, including 3D printing of recycled materials. Let’s not change the subject, and let’s talk about the research Spaces of Work 4.0: the man at the center of the factory. created by the Department of Design of the Milan Polytechnic, following the agreement signed a year ago with Senaf, during the 2018 edition of MECSPE. The research project, which will be presented at MECSPE during the second day, analyzes the state of the art of the 4.0 industry in Italy and traces the guidelines for the design of new sustainable production spaces, in which space solutions are integrated and services that offer a welcoming and stimulating working dimension for a new category of workers. The e-Waste 4.0 conference is worthy of note. Circular economy between bureaucratic traps and environmental benefits: how to manage, process and transform into industrial waste resources on 28th March, organized by the magazine PCB Magazine, where some experts, starting from the regulatory framework, will illustrate the various degrees of recycling activities and disposal and modern management systems based on the most advanced IT concepts and technologies. Finally, we recall that Fiere di Parma demonstrates its environmental sensitivity by participating in the project of urban reforestation nicknamed KM Verde which involves the construction, along the highway, of 11 kilometers of forest, formed by 22 thousand new trees and bushes antismog. And not only: The area of rest and entertainment, the Neighborhood, dedicated to tourism and outdoor activities, integrated with the Fiere di Parma trade fair offer. In particular, this area will be designed respecting biological and landscape continuity criteria with the urrounding territory. Finally, over 50,000 square meters of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the exhibition pavilions (for 7 MW of power) make Fiere di Parma one of the greenest districts in Italy and Europe.