Smart Automation Living Labs for Process Industry Implementation

Reference number 2018-04498
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, västerås
Funding from Vinnova SEK 6 000 000
Project duration December 2018 - November 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Strategic innovation programme for process industrial IT and automation – PiiA

Purpose and goal

The "Smart Automation Living Lab for Process Industry Integration" project (SALLPI) creates a unified platform for the process industry where other test environments that have specific test targets are integrated. The goal is to create test environments for new innovations, products and systems from different suppliers that can be used by the process industry to increase productivity, efficiency and competitiveness when being able to swiftly take advantage of new technological achievements.

Expected results and effects

The project provides an opportunity to join forces for renewal and a continued faster digital transformation of the Swedish process industry and its suppliers by creating a platform that allows industry to reduce time from idea to implementation. Following the project, there will be a number of laboratories, including access to process data, physical sites with equipment (e.g. operations control center), a network of physical testing and production facilities, and a defined process for finding the best available facility for a specific task.

Planned approach and implementation

The project includes the construction of lab environments, tests of these and the development of organisation and business model for continued operations. The work is carried out in two phases where the first has a duration of one year. After the first phase, the project will be evaluated, and a Phase 2 application will be made. Implementations of the lab will be tested and verified through a number of concept demonstrators (based on the identified use case) in close collaboration with different process industries to ensure the requirements for this lab environment are met.

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