The partners of SMeART meet in Alkmaar from 12 to 14 November. The main topic of the gathering was the transfer of the project results into the companies' reality.
The partners of the Knowledge Alliance for Upskilling Europe's SMEs to meet the challenges of Smart Engineering (short: SMeART) meet in Alkmaar from November 12th to November 14th for their fourth working meeting. The main topic of the meeting was the transfer of the project results to the industry.
Professor Dr. Manfred Leisenberg of FHM, coordinator of the SMeART project, is very satisfied. A consortium with 15 partners from seven countries is sometimes very demanding, but nothing less than the work done in the second year of the project is more than satisfactory. The next goal is to transport the results to the industry in the best possible way. To guarantee this, intensive consulting processes will soon start in the partner countries, during which the developed products such as the Stress Test Tool and the company manual will be tested.
"The books printed at the end of the project and the tool developed, which will also be available beyond the end of the project, offer companies the opportunity to identify starting points for improvements and to initiate necessary change processes," explains Leisenberg.
Company visits were also part of the project meeting. The partners had the opportunity to find out about digitisation projects in two Dutch companies. Representatives from JASA Packaging Solutions explained their approaches to predictive maintenance and digital support for configuring food packaging machines. At RAVO (see picture below), a sweeper manufacturer, participants were able to learn about a recently implemented vehicle assembly assistance system.