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IMS Industry 4.0 Workshop

IMS will conduct a project clustering activity and is seeking active participants for 2018. We will announce the date and venue at a later date.

IMS has been successfully linking manufacturing R&D activities using their project clustering methodology described at http://www.ims.org/2016/06/project-clustering/, and in Attachment 1 below. Please note that this is not a traditional information-sharing workshop, but rather a focused activity designed to form productive collaborations between existing projects. This year the focus is to stimulate international cooperation in the areas of Industry 4.0: Advanced Robotics, and Industrial Internet of Things. If these topics are of interest to you, you are invited to engage with this activity at no charge.

The first step is to complete the online questionnaire at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeo9eQ-uhPdQ0TIyUS3wnYBtQ2GyKV9LFXdGMMVZxeFXAwyGw/viewform?usp=sf_link. It contains two sections:

1) Exploitable Results listing. Please identify and list, according to the definition in Attachment 1, exploitable results from your ongoing projects, that you would like to share and further develop in a cluster. The aim is to identify a few main results (up to 3 max.) per ongoing project around which collaboration could be sought, clusters formed and work-programs drawn. The objective of this worshop is mainly the collaboration among ongoing and funded projects and not necessarily the formation of new research projects.

2) Details of Exploitable Results listed in Section 1. In this characterisation exercise, you are requested to provide a short description of each contribution, and estimate the “Technology Readiness Levels”- TRLs of the results, as defined at the bottom of the section.

If you prefer not to follow the above link, the same form is provided as a Word document as Attachment 2. A fictitious example submission of exploitable results is provided as Attachment 3.

If you choose to use the Word document rather than the online form, please email it to: [email protected].
Once we have collected the above information from all the projects, we will send it to you together with a matrix for you to complete.

Each project/participant should state his/her expression of interest in the exploitable results of the other projects/participants using the matrix that will be provided. Expressions of interest should be sent to “[email protected]” or “[email protected]”.

The questionnaire requires a little bit of your time. Your contribution is however very valuable for the success of the workshop. The key for success for the workshop is to get your contribution on time, to acquire a good understanding of the projects involved before the event, and to carefully analyse the different offers and demands of the different participants in order to create meaningful clusters that could start working effectively together during the workshop and after.




Attachment 1 Clustering Workshop Description

Attachment 2 Exploitable Results Exercise

Attachment 3 Example ERs and Characterisation