Initiatives related to industrial digitalization are ongoing all around the globe. Also for Sweden, digitalization and the concept of smart industry is of importance. The Swedish government has selected Connected Industry and New Materials (also called Smart Industry) as one of five cooperation programs. The vision is to apply new advanced technology to industrial production, with expected outcome of e.g. custom-made individual products, and increased transparency (sustainability and work-ethics) of how each product was made. In order to make this happen, collaboration, in two forms, is needed. First, between the technical applications involved in the value-chains that a product is related to (design to product, raw material to product and reuse, etc). This requires international standards that the technical solutions can be based on. Second, collaboration between people, at national and international level, in order to develop these standards. This project aims at igniting the Swedish engagement, and enable Swedish industry related research results to become international standards. The project aims at intertwining, on one hand the Swedish industry research projects related to Smart industry, and on the other hand the Swedish standardization organizations with their channels to the international arena. This is an example of novelty och hands on activities that have not been done before. This requires involvement from the Swedish SIPs (mainly PiiA and Prod2030), researchers and industry, and the Swedish standardisation organisations (SEK and SIS). This collaboration and joint effort is needed in order to generate a Swedish engagement and take an international position as a leading nationality in the area of Smart Manufacturing.
Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems
Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2018