Humans use words, diagrams, images, context, sounds, facial expressions or body language to be understood. Machines use data and information models as well as algorithms to manipulate information, and human concepts need to be translated for machine use. A recent white paper offers an assessment of current and future challenges involving semantic interoperability in industrial domains and related industry-based standards.

The rise of additive manufacturing requires digital support for the entire production chain in order to be able to monitor and guarantee product quality. In order to make this possible, Sirris is working on an eID or digital passport for products in its 4.0 Made Real Pilot Factory.

Hyperscale and Microcare are the most important drivers of the digital economy. The focus is on scalable online services that fill in the job-to-be-done of consumers or business users in a customer-focused way. How do decision-makers look at this? We asked Stijn Vanorbeek, successful Belgian entrepreneur, now in the US.

In order to be able to help companies in their transition to an Industry 4.0 production, Sirris decided to set up its own pilot environment of an Industry 4.0 factory: the 4.0 Made Real Pilot Factory. Various innovative technologies will be implemented here and the production can be followed digitally from order to delivery. This thanks to connected machines and IoT.

Hyperscale and Microcare are the most important drivers for a digital economy. The focus is on digital services which are scalable while also filling in the job-to-be-done of consumers or business users in a customer-focused way. How do decision-makers look at this? Sirris spoke with Bart Steukers, Context Director at Agoria, a man with a heart for people and technology.

The digital economy is driven by hyperscale and microcare. It is essential to offer scalable online services that take over tasks from consumers and/or business users, while also being user-friendly. We wondered how decision-makers looked at this. This is Anneleen Vens, Head of Digital Transformation at Renson speaking.

An important aspect of the demonstrator in the Smart & Digital Factory Application Lab in Kortrijk is data integration. Connecting the different elements of production systems is one of the six skills of a smart, agile factory.

The latest issue of the Interreg Factory 4.0 Project newsletter keeps you up-to-date with progress, events and testimonies.

Hyperscale and Microcare are the most important drivers of the digital economy. The focus is on scalable online services that fill in the job-to-be-done of consumers or business users in a customer-focused way. How do decision-makers look at this? We asked Guy Van Wijmeersch, Director Innovation & Design Thinking at Barco.

Curiosity Forum on 13 June is an experience that goes beyond that of a conference. It will be a day full of inspiration and networking opportunities with peers, thought leaders, academics, and analytics & AI experts. Sirris will give a presentation on the opportunities of digitalisation in the manufacturing industry.