Increased digitization of production has many potential benefits, but increased knowledge of standards is important for companies to be able to take advantage of the opportunities. It is a challenge to relate to the large number of standards and standardization work that is underway. To meet these needs, this forum is created for Swedish industry.
Digitization of production and production development offers many opportunities for Swedish industry. For Smart industri / Industry 4.0, great demands are placed on all subsystems being able to be integrated, collaborate and offer high flexibility. A key component to achieving this in a cost-effective way is to use standards.
A challenge for companies is how they should relate to the large number of available standards and standardization work that is going on within different groupings. Increased knowledge of standards is important for companies to be able to take advantage of the opportunities in an increasingly digitalized business landscape. In 2021, a forum for Swedish industry will be established, to impart knowledge and offer support to Swedish companies in understanding standards for smart production.
The forum will consist of experts in standards, manufacturing companies, and users of digitized equipment for production. The forum offers workshops, seminars, coaching and a conference that aims to give companies increased knowledge about standards and standardization. The aim is to support navigation among standards, develop guidelines for the application of standards and provide an overview of standard areas, relevant organizations and experts.
The expected effect is an increased ability of Swedish industry to exploit the opportunities that digitalisation and standards for smart manufacturing create and thereby be able to increase its competitiveness. During the year 2021, a sustainable business model will be developed for the forum's survival after the funding from Vinnova ends.
The forum will be built up in 2021 jointly by SIS Swedish Institute for Standards, KTH, Lund University University of Technology, Automation Region, and RISE. During the year, the project will expand the forum with participating companies and through collaboration with relevant experts, projects, and organizations.
Forum for standardization in digitalized industry
The forum and activities during 2021 will be carried out in collaboration between: