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Challenge 3

Process automation and optimization

The smart factory of the future will be able to manage all aspects of a manufacturing or production process through a combination of automation, data sharing and management, and technologies that are collectively termed ‘Industry 4.0’. Industry 4.0 envision ultimate cyber control over the properties and quality of the output, including manufacturing equipment, products and workers,  and enables them to communicate and share data. The concept also enables the management of large sets of data from on line sensors to create a ‘virtual’ factory, which can be compared with models to ensure that processes are running as planned or to introduce new processes (or ‘virtualization’).

We are seeking for proposals like:

  • Robots, that can improve process efficiency and safety conditions for the people.
  • Cyber control systems : image, sound, light spectrum  analysis for product control or process automation
  • Smart portable devices that improves human –machine interface and process efficiency and safety.
  • IoT devices to improve  process tracking .
  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.