Tampere, Leuven, January 14th.
LSEC - Leaders in Security, 3IF.be and Tampere University of Technology and 12 other partners launch a network of Digital Innovation Hubs supporting manufacturing SMEs becomes more competitive through robotics and digital technologies
There is a huge opportunity for manufacturers to adopt new robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and to improve productivity and competitiveness. New robotic technologies are highly ﬂexible and cost-effective for nearly every size of company, including small and medium-sized frms (SMEs). SMEs need to embrace these technologies to maintain efciency and create jobs. A key barrier to implementation is often a lack of skills and understanding around how to best proft from these technologies.
TRINITY aims to improve the agility and innovation capability of European manufacturing companies. It aims to bring together both the research and industrial community in Europe with the objective of developing and helping all sized companies to implement and benefit from new digital and robotic technologies. 3IF.be and LSEC will perform the Cybersecurity assessments and improvements.
- stay in touch to learn more about Cybersecurity for robotics or for a cybersecutity assessment of your robotic environment : robots @ 3if.be
- get up to 300.000 € in the TRINITY Open call to be launched later in 2019 for an innovative robotic use case : trinity @ 3if.be
3IF – Industrial Internet Consortium Flanders – is an initiative by LSEC and Sirris to support the development of Industrial Internet, Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things in Belgium, especially towards the manufacturing industry. We will bring them closer to understanding the technologies for digital manufacturing, the impact on their business, and how they could make their first steps to improve flexibility, quality and cost reduction in their production process.
In order to reach these objectives TRINITY will: CREATE a sustainable network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) acting as a one-stop-shopfor companies to get access to digital and robotic technologies as well as technical and other services, such as training, funding or match-making. The network is composed of industry organisations, service providers and research institutes and universities specialised in advanced robotics, IoT and cybersecurity. This network will be extended over the life-time of the project. PROVIDE a critical mass of use cases in collaboration with industry to demonstrate novel robot technologies that can contribute to increase the agility of production processes in relevant industrial environments across different sectors. CREATE a digital access point to facilitate collaboration, networking and disseminate information and knowledge to the wider robotics research community and industry in Europe.
The TRINITY network will develop use-case demonstrators in some of the most promising areas of robotics to advance agile production. These areas will include collaborative robotics as well as sensory systems to ensure safety, effective user interfaces based on augmented reality and speech, reconfgurable robot workcells and peripheral equipment (fxtures, jigs, grippers, etc.), programming by demonstration or IoT secure wireless networks.
The initial demonstrators will serve as reference implementation for two rounds of open calls for proposals, where companies with agile production needs and sound business plans will be supported (fnancially and technically) by TRINITY to carry out experiments in industrial environments. A minimum of 30 demonstrators will be implemented through the calls, which will be launched in 2020 and 2021. Calls will be open for three months after their publication and each demonstrator can get up to €300,000 in funding.
TRINITY contact for Belgium : 3IF – Industrial Internet Consortium Flanders – is an initiative by LSEC and Sirris to support the development of Industrial Internet, Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things in Belgium, especially towards the manufacturing industry. We will bring them closer to understanding the technologies for digital manufacturing, the impact on their business, and how they could make their first steps to improve flexibility, quality and cost reduction in their production process.
Contact : robots @ 3if.be or opencall @ 3if.be - +32 16 32 8541
THE FUTURE OF THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
November 27th, Flanders Make will organize its annual conference. 3IF has always supported Flanders Make, and is happy to do so for its 2018 activities
- 09h00 Welcome
- 09h30 Opening presentation - Urbain Vandeurzen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Flanders Make
- 10h00 Keynote speeches
- Smart sourcing strategies for smart innovation in the semicon industry - Jan Smits, Executive Vice President Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, ASML (The Netherlands)
- How to turn asset data into actionable intelligence? - Philippe Mol, Technical Manager, Performance for Assets (P4A)
- Modular drive train concepts for electric vehicles - fast charging ready! - Rik De Doncker, Director E.ON Energy Research Center, ISEA and Forschungscampus FEN, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
- 11h15 Visit demonstrations & coffee
- 12h00 Evolving towards smart & highly adaptive products & production with Flanders Make:
- Opportunities & advantages of multi-context adaptivity in products and production for your company - Marc Engels, COO, Flanders Make
- Introduction to the 4 demonstration areas
- Decision & Control - Andrei Bartic, Cluster Manager, Flanders Make
- Design & Optimisation - Paola Campestrini, Cluster Manager, Flanders Make
- Motion Products - Bert Paquet, Cluster Manager, Flanders Make
- Flexible Assembly- Sonia Vanderlinden, Cluster Manager, Flanders Make
- 13h00 Visit demonstrations & sandwich lunch
- 14h30 Testimonials: how companies realize technological progress collaborating with Flanders Make
- 15h00 The value of the digital twin: understanding and optimizing your product’s performance throughout the complete lifecycle - Professor Wim Desmet, KULeuven & Flanders Make
- 15h30 Inspirational testimonials: Innovative solutions that can also contribute to your company’s success
- Mind the gap - IT/OT interoperability - Mike James, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ATS Global (The Netherlands)
- Manufacturing at the speed of light- Bart Decloedt, Manager Sales & Innovation, Mariasteen
- Duracell builds factory of the future through co-creation - Luc Deleu, CEO, Ometa
- 16h00 Visit demonstrations & coffee
- 16h45 Keynote speeches
- Solving the war for talent - Jan Beyen, Founder, Connect Human Capital
- How innovation supports the love for the customer - Myriam Schepers, CEO, Prefamac Chocolate Machines NV
- Adidas Speedfactory: Flexible Production for the Future - Paul Smith, Director Mechanical Engineering, Adidas (Germany)
- 18h00 Closing session - Anneleen Van Bossuyt, Parlementslid, Europees Parlement & Dirk Torfs, CEO, Flanders Make
- 18h30 Walking dinner
27/11/2018 - 09:00
More information and registration: https://www.flandersmake.be/en/about-us/events/programme-flanders-make-symposium-2018-future-manufacturing-industry