To remain competitive, companies need to increase intelligence in their products and production processes and open up new customer access channels. To do this, businesses and research institutes in the technology network it's OWL are developing new fundamental technologies, reusable solution models and software libraries together.
Overall, with the support of state, federal and EU governments, projects worth EUR 200 million are to be launched until 2022. As a first step, five lead projects totalling EUR 15 million will be implemented, starting in December 2018. The key topics are machine learning, big data, digital twin, digital platforms and the working world of the future.
Project results and experiences are being incorporated into the it’s OWL innovation platform and are being made available to cluster businesses. Events and specialist groups offer the opportunity to obtain information and share experience. In cooperation with a research institute, small and medium-sized companies from OstWestfalenLippe can utilise findings to tackle specific challenges in operation with state funding. Technologies and fields of application are being showcased in demonstration centres and labs.