Industry 4.0: The path to digital (R)evolution

General description

In a world facing significant environmental challenges, the need for twin digital and green transition is crucial for our economy, society and industry.

During this course we will examine the transition from the current linear economic model towards a circular model, maximizing products’ and materials’ value, using the digital technologies of industry 4.0.

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Academic information

Fields of activity:
Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering , Automotive Engineering , Biological/Biotechnical/Gene Engineering , Biomedical Engineering , Chemical Engineering , Chemistry/Chemical Technology , Civil Engineering , Computer Engineering , Computer Science/Automatic Control/Informatics , Control Engineering/Systems engineering , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Environmental Engineering , Industrial Engineering , Industrial Management , Machine & Instrument engineering/Design , Mechanical Engineering , Mechatronics , Power Engineering , Production Engineering/Management , Rural and Surveying Engineering , Transport Engineering
Content and topics:
In European Green Deal, it is stated that we are currently facing significant environmental challenges. One of these challenges is making a transition from the current linear economic model towards a circular model, which tries to maximize products and materials value as much as possible, closing both their technical and biological cycles. In the meantime, industry is involved in the so-called 4th industrial revolution or Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0, characterized by the implementation of digital technologies in the different industrial processes. It is considered a key instrument for boosting the innovation and digital transformation in industries but also in other, traditional sectors and society. The twin ecological and digital transitions will affect every part of our economy, society and industry. It will require new technologies, with investment and innovation to match. It will create new products, services markets and business models. It will shape new types of jobs that do not yet exist which need skills that we do not yet have. Also it will entail a shift from linear production to circular economy.
Learning goals and objectives:
The aim of this course is to aid students to explore shifts in the digital landscape and identify, transform, and utilise new ways of thinking as a source of business growth. This will give them the confidence to describe technologies and trends, will raise their awareness around the rapid evolution of technology, and use digital process modeling and cognitive digital twins as a core driver for discussions within the Industry 4.0. The topics that will be covered in this lecture are: •Introduction to Industry 4.0 and its Enablers\ •Industrial Digital Twins and Cyber Physical Systems •Industrial Internet of Things and Robotics •Smart Energy Systems •AI and Data Analytics for Industrial Applications
Examination type:
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivational letter, Answers to questions

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Dorms or Hostel or Organizers' Houses
University's Restaurant or Homecooked food (breakfast and two meals per day, at least one of them hot and cooked)
Public Transportation(at no extra costs), Organizers' cars, On foot