After coope­ra­ti­ons with com­pa­nies and initia­ti­ves in Spain, Fin­land and the Nether­lands, the Indus­tri­al Data Space Asso­cia­ti­on con­ti­nues to push for coope­ra­ti­on with the Manu­fac­tu­ring Tech­no­lo­gy Cent­re (mtc) in Gre­at Bri­tain.

The inde­pen­dent rese­arch insti­tu­ti­on has been a mem­ber of the Indus­tri­al Data Space Asso­cia­ti­on sin­ce 2017. The plan is to estab­lish an IDSA hub in UK tog­e­ther. “With mtc we have a reli­able and inno­va­ti­ve part­ner who can act as a nucleus and con­tact part­ner for local com­pa­nies in this coun­try”, Lars Nagel, Mana­ging Direc­tor of the Indus­tri­al Data Space Asso­cia­ti­on, exp­lains the sha­red objec­tive. “In this way we can crea­te the basis for estab­li­shing ano­t­her eco-sys­tem for Indus­tri­al Data Space to gain new mem­bers in Gre­at Bri­tain and to make yet ano­t­her big step towards inter­na­tio­na­li­sa­ti­on.”
Cur­r­ent­ly, the Manu­fac­tu­ring Tech­no­lo­gy Cent­re is working tog­e­ther with the IDS user asso­cia­ti­on, several Fraun­ho­fer insti­tu­tes and with com­pa­nies at Ama­ble, an EU rese­arch pro­ject, to which the orga­ni­sa­ti­on con­tri­bu­tes its exper­ti­se on the topics of Indus­try 4.0 in gene­ral, and 3D prin­ting tech­no­lo­gy in par­ti­cu­lar. “To coope­ra­te that clo­se­ly in a prac­tice-ori­en­ted way right from the begin­ning of our alli­an­ce is a big advan­ta­ge for fur­ther deve­lop­ment”, empha­si­ses Lars Nagel, who sees gre­at poten­ti­al for fur­ther suc­cess­ful pro­jec­ts. “In Gre­at Bri­tain the­re is a very vibrant avia­ti­on and auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try. We have alrea­dy deve­lo­ped some ide­as for use cases focu­sing on Indus­try 4.0.“