iDev40 focuses on “digitally connecting” value chains to facilitate and strengthen the innovation capacity of large and small European Electronic Components and System actors for sustainably competitive Electronic Components and Systems “Made in Europe”.
Digitalization in integrated product development and production as well as along value chains (digital twin) is the key aspect of the iDev40 project. Linking the digital and the real world with new Industry 4.0 technologies, smarter, more flexible development and production processes are realized as well as a real time communication via the Internet of Things between value chain partners. These new technologies include data centered learning approaches, cyber physical system based platforms connecting production processes from different sites, knowledge/IP sharing and data protection methods, holistic data validation and exploitation from heterogeneous data sources. The socio-technical context is considered through a human centered knowledge base.