The 3D Incubator has participated for the first time in Advanced Factories, an event focused on automation and industrial robotics, which held its sixth edition at the International Convention Center of Barcelona on March 29, 30 and 31, with the participation of 351 exhibiting companies. The 3D Incubator is the first European high-tech incubator in 3D printing, promoted in 2019 by the Consorci de la Zona Franca of Barcelona (CZFB) and Leitat, with the support from FEDER Funds through the Incyde Foundation of the Spanish Chambers of Commerce, and recently just celebrated its third anniversary with a total of 82 incubated companies.
The presence of the 3D Incubator at Advanced Factories has been focused on promoting entrepreneurship in projects based on this printing technology, and has had a stand of 20 square meters in which it has exhibited a wide selection of printed samples made with the different 3D printing equipment available in its facilities, as well as samples of new incubated projects. The director of the 3D Incubator, Pablo Valderrama, who participated in the event with the presentation "Who helps me to start a business in the 3D world?" emphasizes that "We are very satisfied with our first participation in this reference fair for the sector. We have detected a great interest in 3D printing technologies and a great willingness to undertake and take advantage of the benefits offered by additive manufacturing technologies".
The 3D Incubator stand has received an average of 100 visits per day and during these three days nearly 50 meetings have been scheduled with potential projects to incubate in the coming months.
Exceeded initial expectations
Since its inauguration in 2019, the 3D Incubator has boosted 82 projects, exceeding its expectations of reaching 100 within 5 years. In addition, the initiative has received more than 650 applications from start-ups and entrepreneurs and has contributed to the generation of quality employment.