Thinking comprehensively. Working in ad hoc formations. Working together on the basis of trust, loyalty, motivation and passion. These are the key factors of open innovation that are deeply rooted in the Brainport region thanks to Philips, DAF and ASML. Brainport Industries Campus unites these success factors; a unique opportunity for the high-tech manufacturing industry.
Brainport Industries Campus, with progressive companies, educational institutions and a beautiful Atrium with common areas, offers all possibilities and facilities, but innovation only arises if there is actual cooperation. If people dare to share, and work together on common challenges. Brainport Industries Campus therefore houses the valuable Factory of the Future.
The Factory of the Future is an innovation program drawn up by 75 companies and educational and knowledge institutions. This in close collaboration with the Province of Noord-Brabant, Brainport Industries and the Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM).
The program aims to shape a digital factory with data-driven innovations. Digitization will be a critical precondition for the competitive position of industrial companies in the coming years. After all, it increasingly concerns data that must be shared within one’s own complex production environment, or in a chain. Think of machine, production, or process data. Digitization is indispensable here.
In the Factory of the Future, research is conducted into data-driven innovations within eight different areas of expertise. This is done in so-called Field Labs, in which partners work together on possibilities for the digital factory. Through research, presentations, test cases and digital twins, they take a step further towards Smart Industry together.
The home of the Factory of the Future is Brainport Industries Campus. A number of Field Labs are taking concrete shape here. Moreover, many companies and educational institutions that participate in the Factory of the Future are housed at BIC. The ultimate goal? A digital factory that actually takes shape, with a real-life production line.
Edward Voncken, KMWE