Motivation

Digitalization of production processes, including the integration of networking capabilities into production assets, is no longer just affecting the discrete manufacturing industries. Terms like »Internet of Things«, »Industrie 4.0«, »The Industrial Internet« or »Big Data« are just examples for the diversity of buzzwords that are used. But what do these buzzwords mean for companies in process manufacturing industries, particularly regarding their production processes, production technologies and value-added services?

In the consortium project we aim to get answers to these and many other questions:

  • What will be the leading application that will drive smart technologies in process manufacturing?
  • Which benefits can be assumed from smart production, assets or services?
  • Which technologies in terms of sensors, network technologies and data analytics can be applied for specific problems?

Objectives


Creating economic and technological transparency regarding relevant recent technology developments and upcoming technology trends in process manufacturing

Creating economic and technological transparency regarding relevant recent technology developments and upcoming technology trends in process manufacturing

Exploring and analyzing market and technology trends and possible game-changing business models

Promoting valuable exchange and networking between the most relevant international industry partners



Benefits

  • Be able to define your roadmap making your production processes, assets and services smart for the future
  • Understand the innovation patterns behind digital solutions
  • Know the enabling smart technologies in process manufacturing
  • Assess the possible added values based on digitalization and Industry 4.0
  • Learn how to apply new services and business models
  • Network with player and experts about the smart future in process manufacturing
  • Potential follow up with individual projects with the support of the expert network partners