Testbed for smart mini factories - planning project
|Coordinator||Lunds universitet - Institutione för Kemiteknik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||April 2018 - December 2018|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project is to develop plans and structure for how a test bed operation for the concept of smart mini-plants for small-scale drug production will be realized. The concept is based on digitization and automation of certain aspects of drug development, mainly the production of small amounts of biological drugs for further extended studies. The planned test bed is proposed to be available in three versions: Physical test bed is available in lab environment at LU. Mobile test bed for tests at stakeholder. Virtual test bed for virtual testing by / for stakeholder.
Expected results and effects
Three different versions of a test bed for smart mini-plants have been evaluated with good results. The technology is made available to other stakeholders with relatively limited resources. One result is that the technology is available for research organizations and for research companies. One effect is more efficient development of drugs in the longer term.
Planned approach and implementation
The planning project has shown that competence and capacity exist for a test bed operation at Lund University and that the business is industrially relevant. Even a mobile test bed carried out by the user has proved to be feasible with limited resources. There is a basis for a virtual test bed, however, further development is needed before it is useful for industrial realistic applications.