The manufacturing industry is very important for the NSR economy and remains a driver for growth. The focus of the project Growing into Industry 4.0 – Accelerate growth in manufacturing SME’s (GrowIn 4.0) will be the common challenges manufacturing SMEs throughout the NSR face today. Economic crisis, decrease in employment, loss of competitiveness, just to mention a few.
However; the challenges also bring a lot of opportunities. Many of these are in the move toward the fourth industrial revolution – Industry 4.0 – which is regarded as the industry of tomorrow.
If the manufacturing industry in the NSR is to remain competitive, we need to capture the potential for productivity and growth that Industry 4.0 appears to offer. There is a profound need for an experience based and smart gathering of efficient methods, tools and knowledge to guide SMEs in their transformation towards Industry 4.0.
GrowIn 4.0 aims to build strong competences and tools in the participating regions for the benefit of manufacturing SMEs. The overall objective is to raise the level of innovation and to create more growth within manufacturing SMEs who are heading for Industry 4.0.
The approach is to establish a strong partnership which pool knowledge on the manufacturing industry and Industry 4.0. Main challenges and solutions in regards of implementing Industry 4.0 will be investigated.
The results of collections of new or improved methods and tools – developed in interaction withSMEs – will be universal within different areas of the NSR.
European Institute for Innovation
Central Denmark Region, CDR
Business Development Centre Central Denmark, BDCCD
VIA University College, VIAUC
Alliance for the Region GmbH, AfdR
Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Ostfalia
Flanders Make, FM
Voka – Chamber of Commerce of East-Flanders, Voka
Open Manufacturing Campus, OMC
Strategic Projects Kempen, SPK
Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, GCGP LEP
Anglia Ruskin University, ARU
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Hanze UAS
Northern Netherlands Alliance, SNN
TWI Ltd, TWI Ltd
Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme
For more information, visit: http://northsearegion.eu/