Production of the future - intelligent, agile, reliable, environmentally and socially responsible
“Carinthia and Styria are important industrial locations with significant competencies and know-how in the fields of automation technology, mechanical engineering and plant construction, IT and production.”
In recent times, manufacturing companies have been confronted with the opportunities and challenges of the new wave of industrialization (Industry 4.o). Its most important features are the worldwide networking of machines, storage systems and equipment (to be understood as Cyber-Physical Systems or CPS) and the new production logic based on intelligent, clearly identifiable and localizable products. Ideally, this should lead to the creation of new business models, or at least extend the company’s own value chain and/or save costs. In addition, additive manufacturing – the process for the rapid and cost-effective production of models, prototypes, tools and end products – is gaining in importance.
The increasing demands on agile and reliable production are associated with many technical and human challenges. These require proactive coordination within the framework of exciting and beneficial networking activities.
The cluster focus group Advanced Manufacturing pursues the goal of creating, establishing and further developing a lively exchange and innovation arena for cluster companies and research institutions.
It was created in cooperation with the AT Styria Platform ‘Automatisierungstechnik’ as part of a thematically relevant cooperation event: SpotLight on Automatisierungstechnik(Silicon Alps and ATStyria) on Oct. 3rd, 2018.
The two organisations took over all organisational activities and supported the group in implementing the planned cooperation activities.
The perspectives and needs of interested companies and research institutions on the topic are continuously explored in individual discussions.
- Follow-up Meeting (in Carinthia) Q1 2019 with the priority topic Technology Assessment and Technology Radars
- Part 1: Best Practice Examples
- Part 2: Short analysis of the:
- existing technology radars
- Access to scientific results
- Support routes by SA and AT Styria
- Part 3: Selected technology: e.g. additive manufacturing under the magnifying glass (evaluation by participants from both organisations)
Cooperation with other Austrian clusters and initiatives for joint events and activities in the field is also requested.
Proposed fields of action
Priorities for 2019:
- Where do you find new technologies early on – technology radar?
- Who helps to evaluate whether a technology is interesting for one’s own company?
- At the enterprise level, how do you find potential partner companies that already have experience with a particular technology?