Upcoming Industry 4.0 Workshop Provides R&D Collaboration Opportunities

The next wave of the industrial revolution takes a systems approach to the whole product life-cycle enabled by emerging technology advances such as Internet of Things, cloud computing, and cyber-physical systems. With Industry 4.0, isolated optimized cells will become connected and optimized across the system with fully integrated data and product flows.


Join Us for the AMP SoCal Industry 4.0 Workshop

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This event is for small and medium sized manufacturers engaged in research and development. The results of the workshop will be a blueprint for establishing R&D project clusters through the IMS program to share knowledge, provide broader solutions in less time, reduce research costs, and expand networks through building of domestic and international coalitions.

WHEN: Friday, March 10, 2017 9 AM – 3 PM
WHERE: Ralph & Goldy Lewis (RGL) Hall – Rm 219
University of Southern California
650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
HOW MUCH: $25 Registration Fee – Lunch and parking included

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Event Description

This workshop is designed to bring together industrial representatives who are involved in research and development under the general term “Industry 4.0”, and are receptive to collaborations with others for mutual benefit. The scope of work that falls under this category is represented in the graphic (Source BCG).


The objectives of the workshop include the following:

  • Which of the areas within Industry 4.0 are priorities for you (the participant)?
  • What are the key barriers and opportunities that you want to tackle?
  • What kinds of R&D projects would you consider collaborating on, either domestically, or internationally?

The results of the workshop will be a blueprint for establishing R&D project clusters to share knowledge, provide broader solutions in less time, reduce research costs, and expand networks through building of domestic and international coalitions. In addition to directly helping U.S. manufacturers – especially SMEs – with domestic collaborations, the workshop will allow the U.S. delegation to the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems program (IMS) to properly represent U.S. industry’s interests in the global context, and to seek out appropriate international partners.

This workshop expands on a similar, successful project clustering exercise held earlier this year in the specific area of Additive Manufacturing.

Preliminary Agenda
8:30am Arrival, coffee
9:00am Welcome, introductions – Dan Nagy, Managing Director, IMS
9:30am Overview of IMS and the Industry 4.0 project clustering initiative – Jack Harris, Head of U.S. Delegation & Steve Ray, IMS Project Coach for USA
10:15am Break
10:30am Presentation of current attendee projects and programs
12:00pm Lunch (provided)
12:45pm Presentation of current attendee projects and programs (as needed)
Prioritization and selection of Industry 4.0 cluster focus areas
Discussion of opportunities for leveraging and collaboration – all
2:45pm Next steps for domestic and international collaborations
3:00pm Adjourn

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