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Industrial Internet of Things, Services and People initiative

Reference number
Coordinator ABB AB - ABB AB - Västerås
Funding from Vinnova SEK 24 000 000
Project duration January 2016 - July 2019
Status Completed
Venture Strategic innovation programme for process industrial IT and automation – PiiA

Important results from the project

The project has developed several demonstrators to showcase the possibilities with digitalization for Swedish process industry. Focusing on the end users, the project explored the possibilities provided by the new cloud-based infrastructure that is currently changing the industrial domain. Several process industry partners have contributed in the project ensuring that the project addressed industry relevant questions. As a result of the project new research collaborations and business opportunities have emerged.

Expected long term effects

The project has developed, evaluated and demonstrated future IoT solutions targeting process industry. These demonstrators include cloud-based visualization of a district heating grid and a service concept for mine ventilation based on cloud technology. Furthermore, a 5G-based infrastructure has been evaluated where the process control can be deployed in a base station. As a result of the learnings in the project, several new Vinnova projects have started including “Smarta flöden”, “SALLPI”, and “Digitala stambanan”.

Approach and implementation

Work in the project has been agile using 6-month sprints. Typically, one partner and one use-case were considered in each sprint. A public forum was held after each sprint where all project partners were invited. These events were used to share results and experiences but also get input to future sprints. A challenge these days have been travel restrictions that limit some partners possibilities to join the events. The possibility for web access to the event could improve this situation and should be explored in future projects.

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Last updated 7 October 2019

Reference number 2015-06741

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