15. October 2018 all-day
Workshop on Advanced & Interoperable Digital Business-to-Business Platforms for Smart Factories & Energy @ Brussels

On 15 & 16 Octo­ber (Brussels), the European Com­mis­si­on will hold a work­shop on advan­ced and inter­ope­ra­ble digi­tal busi­ness-to-busi­ness plat­forms for smart fac­to­ries and ener­gy.

Users and sup­pliers of busi­ness-to-busi­ness (B2B) digi­tal indus­tri­al plat­forms are invi­ted to dis­cuss user requi­re­ments, exis­ting com­mer­ci­al and com­mu­ni­ty-dri­ven solu­ti­ons, and the best ways to address the chal­len­ges they face.

Digi­tal indus­tri­al plat­forms inte­gra­te dif­fe­rent digi­tal tech­no­lo­gies and real-world app­li­ca­ti­ons, pro­ces­ses, pro­duc­ts, and ser­vices in indus­tri­al envi­ron­ments such as smart fac­to­ries. European indus­try needs to come to agree­ments on func­tions and inter­faces for tho­se plat­forms, refe­rence archi­tec­tures and inter­ac­tion pro­to­cols. By doing this, they can crea­te mar­ket oppor­tu­nities lea­ding to eco­sys­tems and stan­dards.

To sup­port the deve­lop­ment and pilo­ting of stra­te­gic next-genera­ti­on plat­forms, the EU is inves­ting around €300 mil­li­on bet­ween 2018 and 2020. The aim is to fos­ter coope­ra­ti­on of sta­ke­hol­ders across value chains, user-sup­plier inte­gra­ti­on, and fast adop­ti­on of emer­ging stan­dards.

The work­shop will also look at how to inte­gra­te evol­ving tech­no­lo­gies in emer­ging are­as such as arti­fi­ci­al intel­li­gence and block­chain.

A report with main dis­cus­sions will be published after the work­shop.

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