This includes digital device control, connected components and process automation, which have the potential to considerably simplify everyday lab work.

But LABVOLUTION will also be exploring the challenges associated with digitization – from joint standards to IT and data security issues.

We also think of connectivity in the broader context: whether users are teaming up at “forums”, “centers” or “consortia” – new ideas for technologies are emerging from a melting pot of disciplines. Product development is increasingly taking place in cooperation with a wide range of players. Working in a decentralized fashion and being globally connected at the same time – this is all being powered by digitization.

The lead theme of connectivity can also be found in the supporting program at LABVOLUTION, above all at the smartLAB – the special display covering the intelligent, connected laboratory of the future.