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towards Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Technological Innovation

Belgium/Flanders

Universiteit Gent

Lead partner

address

Graaf Karel de Goedelaan 5
8500 Kortrijk
Belgium

Contact

Project budget

4 568 617

ERDF amount

2 741 170

ERDF rate

60%
42.8%

Common challenge

The challenge is to prepare the industrial economy (automation & manufacturing industry) for the future “Industry 4.0” (I4.0) and “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT).
Focus is on strengthening the manufacturing industries by developing and demonstrating key enabling automation technologies, preparing practicing engineers for the future smart interconnected factories, smart buildings and sustainable engineering.
Further computerization of industry in high-wage countries, enabling small production series & interconnected factories, is essential for the industrial economy in all Member States.

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

France

Groupe HEI-ISA-ISEN

France

Université Lille 1

Belgium/Flanders

Voka Oost-Vlaanderen

France

Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers : ICAM

France

CITC-EuraRFID

Netherlands

NV Economische Impuls Zeeland

England

University of Kent - School of Engineering and Digital Arts

England

University of Essex, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Netherlands

Stichting HZ University of Applied Sciences

Observers

England

Manchester Metropolitan University

Belgium/Flanders

Balluff bvba

Belgium/Flanders

DSP Valley

France

PI (Profibus International) France

England

Cambridge Wireless

England

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) United Kingdom

France

MECANOV

France

Captronic

Belgium/Flanders

Phoenix Contact NV/SA

France

Embisphere

Belgium/Flanders

Agoria

Belgium/Flanders

Siemens NV/SA