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GrowIn 4.0

About the project

GrowIn 4.0

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.


Eligible Budget:  3.607.589,-€

ERDF Funding: 1.803.795,-€

Fundingquote: 50%


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



Funding Programme

Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme


For more information, visit the project website

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