UK and global companies are investing massively for Industry 4.0 success

UK and global companies are investing massively for Industry 4.0 success

Around 74% of UK firms1 expect to drive high levels of digitisation and integration by 2021, according to a new global report by PwC, Industry 4.0: Building the Digital Enterprise.

As manufacturing firms increasingly focus on Industry 4. 0, PwC’s survey of over 2,000 global companies across nine industry sectors reveals that 33% of global firms already rate their level of digitisation as high, with this value rising to 72% when asked for a five year prediction. Continue reading “UK and global companies are investing massively for Industry 4.0 success”

Laurens de Nooyer, Ericsson, will speak about “Ericsson in IoT” at IoT Event

Laurens de Nooyer, Ericsson, will speak about “Ericsson in IoT” at Internet of Things Event, which will take place on 7 and 8 June 2016 at High Tech Campus Eindhoven in The Netherlands.

Ericsson is known as market leader in Telecommunications in their existence of 140 years (April 1st 2016). In this presentation will be explained Ericsson role and vision in IoT. Ericsson is focusing on market verticals like Transport, Energy, Safety & Security and Smart industry/building with already global IoT solution delivery with customers as Volvo and Maerks. This presentation will show how Ericsson already acting in the corporate enterprise market, including some pilot projects in Smart industry and building.

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European Commission announces action plan to support Industry 4.0

Our challenge is to ensure that all industrial sectors make the best use of new technologies and manage their transition towards higher value digitised products and processes, commonly known as “Industry 4.0”. In order to reach this goal, I propose to take action in four key areas:

1) Digital innovation hubs

Our ambition should be to empower any business, wherever it is located in Europe, and especially SMEs, to master its digital transition. Regions and local authorities have a key role to play in this effort, with digital research and competence centres leading the way. Continue reading “European Commission announces action plan to support Industry 4.0”

Egbert-Jan Sol, CTO at TNO Industry, Gives Insights on “Making Dutch Industry very much smarter”

Egbert-Jan Sol, is CTO at TNO Industry and part-time professor at the Radboud University. He manages the Dutch Smart Industry program office. They are examining the disruptive impact smart connected devices will have on the way we make things. Until now, Europe has exported high value high-tech equipment destined for industries in Asia. ASML for chip manufacturer is perhaps the best known of a whole range of companies doing this. Asian companies use these machines to make goods in vast quantities, shipping them to Europe. But that’s all about to change. Continue reading “Egbert-Jan Sol, CTO at TNO Industry, Gives Insights on “Making Dutch Industry very much smarter””

Industry 4.0 is on the verge of radically changing the way in which manufacturers operate

Industry 4.0 – or the Industrial Internet of Things – is on the verge of radically changing the way in which manufacturers operate. The approach is expected to pave the way towards a future in which smart factories, intelligent machines and networked processes are brought together to encourage greater manufacturing productivity, flexibility and profitability. Continue reading “Industry 4.0 is on the verge of radically changing the way in which manufacturers operate”

Egbert-Jan Sol, TNO, Presents: “Smart Industry = (Industrie 4.0 + Innovation 4.0 + Economy 4.0)/IoT”

Egbert-Jan Sol, TNO, Presents: “Smart Industry = (Industrie 4.0 + Innovation 4.0 + Economy 4.0)/IoT”

Industrie 4.0, innovation 4.0 and economy 4.0 are all three further developments of ICT with Internet of Things as the enabler. The presentation will address these three developments and the results in what we call in the Netherlands Smart Industry, the acceleration of ICT application in our industry and the consequences of this trend in business, but also in the need of skills upgrading by many. Continue reading “Egbert-Jan Sol, TNO, Presents: “Smart Industry = (Industrie 4.0 + Innovation 4.0 + Economy 4.0)/IoT””

IoT to be growth driver for smart manufacturing by 2020

ICT deployments in manufacturing industries are currently limited to the use of machine to machine (M2M) communications and cloud solutions. But beyond that, they are also enabling qualitatively different, “smart” manufacturing operations that could transform the way a number of industries makes products, components and materials. The gradual inroads of the Internet of Things (IoT)  in industrial automation, enabled by M2M communications, will allow the development of “smart manufacturing plants” by the end of this decade. Continue reading “IoT to be growth driver for smart manufacturing by 2020”

Philips Taps into Silicon Valley’s Start-ups, Accelerates Innovation in Connected Lighting for IoT

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, aims to collaborate with the world’s top technology start-ups, pushing the boundaries of connected lighting for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has teamed up with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Center, one of the world’s largest accelerators, to mentor and partner with some of the newest, most exciting IoT innovators. Continue reading “Philips Taps into Silicon Valley’s Start-ups, Accelerates Innovation in Connected Lighting for IoT”

IoT Security, after First Proven Cyberattack Involving Conventional Household “Smart” Appliance

The “Internet of Things” has taken off with all of the subtlety of a rocket launching. With everything from refrigerators to smoke detectors to sprinkler systems becoming network/Internet accessible, sales of smart home devices will reach 20.7 million units this year and increase to 35.9 million units by 2017, according to a CEA and Parks Associates forecast. The same study found that 13 percent of U.S. broadband households own at least one smart home device. Continue reading “IoT Security, after First Proven Cyberattack Involving Conventional Household “Smart” Appliance”