Tampere, Leuven, January 14th.

LSEC - Leaders in Security, 3IF.be and Tampere University of Technology and 12 other partners launch a network of Digital Innovation Hubs supporting manufacturing SMEs becomes more competitive through robotics and digital technologies

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There is a huge opportunity for manufacturers to adopt new robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and to improve productivity and competitiveness. New robotic technologies are highly flexible and cost-effective for nearly every size of company, including small and medium-sized frms (SMEs). SMEs need to embrace these technologies to maintain efciency and create jobs. A key barrier to implementation is often a lack of skills and understanding around how to best proft from these technologies.

TRINITY aims to improve the agility and innovation capability of European manufacturing companies. It aims to bring together both the research and industrial community in Europe with the objective of developing and helping all sized companies to implement and benefit from new digital and robotic technologies. 3IF.be and LSEC will perform the Cybersecurity assessments and improvements.

Action :
- stay in touch to learn more about Cybersecurity for robotics or for a cybersecutity assessment of your robotic environment : robots @ 3if.be
- get up to 300.000 € in the TRINITY Open call to be launched later in 2019 for an innovative robotic use case : trinity @ 3if.be


3IF – Industrial Internet Consortium Flanders – is an initiative by LSEC and Sirris to support the development of Industrial Internet, Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things in Belgium, especially towards the manufacturing industry. We will bring them closer to understanding the technologies for digital manufacturing, the impact on their business, and how they could make their first steps to improve flexibility, quality and cost reduction in their production process.

In order to reach these objectives TRINITY will: CREATE a sustainable network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) acting as a one-stop-shopfor companies to get access to digital and robotic technologies as well as technical and other services, such as training, funding or match-making. The network is composed of industry organisations, service providers and research institutes and universities specialised in advanced robotics, IoT and cybersecurity. This network will be extended over the life-time of the project. PROVIDE a critical mass of use cases in collaboration with industry to demonstrate novel robot technologies that can contribute to increase the agility of production processes in relevant industrial environments across different sectors. CREATE a digital access point to facilitate collaboration, networking and disseminate information and knowledge to the wider robotics research community and industry in Europe.

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The TRINITY network will develop use-case demonstrators in some of the most promising areas of robotics to advance agile production. These areas will include collaborative robotics as well as sensory systems to ensure safety, effective user interfaces based on augmented reality and speech, reconfgurable robot workcells and peripheral equipment (fxtures, jigs, grippers, etc.), programming by demonstration or IoT secure wireless networks.

The initial demonstrators will serve as reference implementation for two rounds of open calls for proposals, where companies with agile production needs and sound business plans will be supported (fnancially and technically) by TRINITY to carry out experiments in industrial environments. A minimum of 30 demonstrators will be implemented through the calls, which will be launched in 2020 and 2021. Calls will be open for three months after their publication and each demonstrator can get up to €300,000 in funding.

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TRINITY contact for Belgium : 3IF – Industrial Internet Consortium Flanders – is an initiative by LSEC and Sirris to support the development of Industrial Internet, Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things in Belgium, especially towards the manufacturing industry. We will bring them closer to understanding the technologies for digital manufacturing, the impact on their business, and how they could make their first steps to improve flexibility, quality and cost reduction in their production process.

Contact : robots @ 3if.be or opencall @ 3if.be - +32 16 32 8541

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