The digitalisation of manufacturing connects people, devices, machines and enterprises, and includes concepts such as ‘Industrial Internet’, ‘digital manufacturing platforms’ and the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).
The ConnectedFactories project establishes a structured overview of available and upcoming technological approaches and best practices. The project identifies present and future needs, as well as challenges, of the manufacturing industries.
The project explores pathways to the digital integration and interoperability of manufacturing systems and processes and the benefits this will bring. Hence, ConnectedFactories will enhance the awareness among companies of the use of digital technologies in the manufacturing sector, but also equip them with knowledge to make informed decisions regarding technology and business model choices. It will reinforce the European manufacturing industries’ position in the international scene.
THE ROLE OF THE INNOVALIA ASSOCIATION
The objective of Innovalia is to maintain links with other relevant initiatives, mainly on European level, in order to create synergies and win-win situations with regard to the definition and deployment of research and innovation programmes and roadmaps in related fields.