ABOUT INNOVATION WEEK

Mason Innovation Week presented by Festo is an enriching and immersive community-wide experience showcasing Festo’s innovations in automation technology. A gift from Festo to the City for its bicentennial, this week-long event invites leaders in the technology industry, the Mason community and students to come together to revel in the technological innovations developed and those yet to come.

The engineers of Festo’s Bionic Learning Network identify and recreate interesting principles from nature to inspire new and innovative technologies for advanced manufacturing. Festo’s Bionic Learning Network goes beyond engineering to focus on motivating and inspiring young people to take an interest in technology and be the discovery leaders of tomorrow. Mason Innovation Week will feature demonstrations of Festo’s bionic animals to visually show how unique private-public partnerships can enrich a community. Through the promotion of science, technology and mathematics programming, Mason Innovation Week will help develop and attract professional talent and advance community-wide collaboration among businesses.

As a global leader in automation technology and the world market leader in industrial training and education, Festo will significantly enhance the City of Mason’s growing bioscience and technology sector.

Festo’s Bionic Learning Network

Learning from nature: In Festo’s Bionic Learning Network, a cooperation between Festo and renowned universities and development companies, principles from nature provide inspiration for technical applications and industrial practice. In addition to demonstrating the solution expertise of Festo, the bionic projects are designed to inspire young people to take an interest in technology.

Learn more about the host company, Festo on www.festo.com
Learn more about the City of Mason’s growing bioscience sector on www.whymason.com
Learn more about the City of Mason and its Bicentennial celebration on www.imaginemason.com