4S Stragies and standards for Smart Swedish Industry

Initiatives related to industrial digitalisation are ongoing around the globe. Also for Sweden, digitalisation and the concept of Smart industry is of importance. The Swedish government has selected "Connected Industry and New materials (also called Smart Industry)" as one of five cooperation programs. The vision is to apply new advanced technology to industrial production, with expected outcome of e.g. custom made individual products, and increased transparency (sustainability and work-ethics) of how each product was made.

In order to make this happen, collaboration in two forms, is needed. First, between the technical applications involved in the value-chains that the product is related to (design to product, raw material to product and reuse, etc). This requires international standards that the technical solutions can be based on. Second, collaboration between people, at national and international level, in order to develop these standards. This project aims at igniting the Swedish engagement, and enable Swedish industry related research results to become international standards. The project aims at intertwining, on one hand the Swedish industry related research related to Smart industry, and on the other hand the Swedish standardisation organisations with their channels to the international arena. This is an example of novelty and hands on activities that have not been done before.

This requires involvement from the Swedish SIPs (mainly PiiA and Prod2030), researchers and industry, and the Swedish standardization organizations (SEK and SIS). This collaboration and joint effort is needed in order to generate a Swedish engagement and take an international position as a leading nationality in the area of Smart Manufacturing.

Partner organizations

  • Strategiska innovationsprogrammet för processindustriell IT och automation - PiiA (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • SEK Svensk Elstandard (Non Profit, Sweden)
  • SIS - The Swedish National Board of Institutional Care (Public, Sweden)
  • Prod2030 (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • Lund University (Academic, Sweden)
  • Blue Institute (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/01/2019
End date 31/12/2020

Published: Wed 05 Aug 2020.