What could a fully digitized and networked laboratory of the future look like? smartLAB has been answering this question at LABVOLUTION since 2015, with a constant stream of new ideas and inspiration. The groundbreaking project combines commercial viability and vision. With a strong core of existing partners and several completely new partners, smartLAB III is now taking the intelligent laboratory of the future to the next level.
As a joint project by institutions and companies from research and industry, smartLAB is attracting worldwide interest by encouraging expert discussions and promoting digitization in laboratory environments.
The continued thematic development of smartLAB is already well underway. Once again, the project is being led by the Institute of Technical Chemistry (TCI) at Leibniz University of Hannover. "We will be integrating a host of innovative elements into smartLAB III", says Dr. Sascha Beutel, coordinator of the smartLAB project at TCI. "From interaction media and augmented reality functions to the new generation of virtual reality glasses and drones, we will leverage the full technical potential and at the same time achieve our aim of showcasing a fully functional laboratory of the future at LABVOLUTION".
In recent years it had become evident that visitors to LABVOLUTION want to get involved. As a result, the project team is significantly expanding the hands-on areas of smartLAB. Moreover, use cases will once again be employed as demonstrations but will be considerably longer.
In addition to TCI and Deutsche Messe, smartLAB’s partners in 2019 will include Eppendorf, Fraunhofer IPA, iGO 3D, Köttermann, labfolder, Mettler Toledo, Noack Laboratorien, PreSens, realworld one, Schmidt+Haensch, Sartorius and the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media.
"smartLAB 2017 went extremely well for us. It was incredible that the first use case was attended to full capacity. The people actually come to the trade show to see the smartLAB. In reality, the smartLAB is a milestone along the way to a fully digital laboratory sector."