New project supports industrial automation for SMEs in the manufacturing sector

In order to make processes more efficient, cost-effective and innovative, the manufacturing sector - specifically SMEs - needs the developments of the Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things. Together they form the cornerstone of the digital factory and can have far-reaching consequences on cost reductions and improved quality within your production environment. Sirris and LSCE have set up the 3IF project for supporting these developments.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is not just relevant to large manufacturers. Many aspects of the daily tasks found in a typical Flemish SME could be improved by the application of IIoT applications that would provide tangible benefits with a rapid return on investment. 

The 3IF project is intended to allow processes in the manufacturing sector run more efficiently, cost-effectively and innovatively so that products and service can be developed by introducing technology and also the application of different data. The aim is to apply technologies that are based on standards such as the internet and by using sensors whereby data can be captured and reported in different ways. This also allows inspections and integration to be interfaced more smoothly with mobile applications for example.

Sirris and ISEC - the European cluster for ICT security - want to support SMEs and suppliers in the manufacturing sector by helping them make the best possible use of the opportunities offered by IIoT.

Are you responsible for production automation, or an IT or security manager either in the manufacturing sector, or in industrial automation? Why not come along on 28 May to the kick-off and initial (closed) user group 'Council of the Wise' meeting, where the 3IF project will be discussed, including the activities to be developed for supporting the Flemish manufacturing sector.

When registering you will automatically receive an invitation to 'Cyber Security in Industrial Environments' (IAS2015- Industrial Automation Security), which follows on directly afterwards.

This project is supported by IWT.