Project budget4 568 617 €
ERDF amount2 741 170 €
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.
Industry 4.0 (I4.0) is the next industrial revolution. Manufacturers are focussing on client-specific production and added-value products. In Germany 84% of the companies feel the pressure to digitize and 57% will significantly change their business model due to the digital revolution. Germany is world leader in this revolution.
The project main objective is to close the gap between the region and Germany & other leading countries, by developing and demonstrating the necessary key technologies towards companies, in this way facilitating the conversion towards I4.0.
INCASE will develop knowledge, innovative applications and pilots on key enabling automation technologies for the future I4.0.
INCASE will deliver 10 thematic demonstration trajectories on those key enabling automation technologies for smart factories and green technologies for smart homes and factories. The demonstration actions will inspire 800+ practicing engineers from 300+ companies in the manufacturing industry towards new products and new production methodologies. The intermediary organizations will actively create awareness on the future I4.0.
Cross border approach
Cross-border cooperation allows partners to have access to shared knowledge. Due to the complementarity of the partners, a stronger interregional cooperation and cross pollination will occur.
Using similar basic equipment, jointly developing demonstrators and pilots provides more intensively (on large scale) tested demonstrators and better pilots.
Cross-border cooperation makes large scale testing on new emerging technologies possible. F.i. the “interconnected factory” using ProfiCloud combines national demonstrators into 1 interregional large scale demonstrator giving new test possibilities.
Industry 4.0 is the next industrial revolution. The 2 Seas region has to close the gap with the leading countries who are developing the necessary tools for this transformation. When focussing on the make industry, manufacturers are evolving towards client-specific production and added-value products. Reaching these targets, a high degree of automation and digitizing of the industry is the solution.
INCASE develops knowledge, innovative applications and pilots on key-enabling automation technologies for Industry 4.0. The project focusses on smart interconnected factories, smart buildings and sustainable engineering.
INCASE develops pilots and performs research related to a selection of key automation technologies. The project will deliver 10 thematic demonstration trajectories on those technologies . The project demonstrates the new technologies and feasibility to engineers and technicians in order to create awareness and an early market uptake. Specific topics where demonstrators are developed are PROFICloud for connecting distant factories, stress-testing on PROFINet for creating reliable networks, power line communication as alternative communication network and high frequency power quality, networked control and integrated design, more specific mobile robotics, high-end hardware targets and co-simulation. The demonstrators based on these pilot setups and research are under construction and are used already on several activities as lectures and hands-on workshops.
INCASE develops pilots and performs research related to sustainable engineering. Specific topics are PROFIEnergy, communication & human machine interfacing in smart buildings and energy monitoring. The demonstrators based on these pilot setups and research are under construction and used already on several activities as lectures and hands-on workshops.
INCASE reached more than 350 people from more than 220 different companies with specific demonstration activities developed during the project. Additionally, INCASE reached more than 600 people from more than 350 companies with a general introduction on the project and the relevance of Industry 4.0 technologies.