A research project to develop the competitiveness of Swedish industry – Create smart factories through digitalization

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2017-05-10 – Level21, in cooperation with ABB, RISE and Mälardalen University, will run a research project to demonstrate how the competitiveness of Swedish industry can be strengthened through increased digitalization. The project is partly funded by Vinnova, within the innovation program Production2030.

The project will demonstrate how the manufacturing industry, by creating virtual copies of the physical world, can use real-time production data to come closer to the “smart factory” vision. A “smart factory” is a “fully-integrated and collaborative manufacturing system that respond in real time to changing demands and conditions of a factory”.

The industrial companies Scania, Sandvik, Toyota Material Handling and Westermo will participate as reference companies in the project, that will run until 2019.

 

– The question of how digitalization can strengthen companies’ competitiveness for real, is highly relevant today and it is with great pleasure that Level21 participates in this project.,” says Beatrice Björk, Vice President, Level21.

 

About the innovation program Production2030

The Swedish innovation agency Vinnova, whose mission is to promote research and innovation in the Swedish business sector, runs the innovation program “Produktion2030” with the aim of developing solutions to strengthen the competitiveness of Swedish industrial production.

Read more about Produktion2030