Innovation Projects

The Problem:

Due to increasing digitalization, users of new technnologies often lack expertise to evaluate the potential of technological implementation solutions adequately. At the same time, testing such technologies operationally often involves risks, as ongoing processes can be disturbed easily.

The Solution:

Several members of the CCI community network join consortium projects with the objective to map out the entire infrastructure of use cases. Collaboration efforts then lead to formulating a general goal of which each partner works on a separate technological component according to the organization’s own interests.
As a different component of our innovation projects, we offer opportunities for individual projects in which we define use cases and transform these further into a finished product.
Moreover, the Center Connected Industry develops so called lighthouse projects in collaboration with our community. Our goal is to build an overall technological solution for the industrial factory of tomorrow. This solution is then tested in our very own production environment such as in the DFA.

Why working with the CCI?

At the Center Connected Industry, we work together with renowned experts with diverse industrial and research background knowledge. Applying agile workfkow methods such as rapid prototyping, we can determine whether or not the previously developed applications are technically and economically feasible. We then make use of our unique infrastructure to develop and test prototypes with minimized risks.

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Future Logistics

Transparent value chain

Connected technologies

Standardized interfaces

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Smart Carrier

Sequence optimization of orders

Track & Trace

Company-wide

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Blockchain

Transparency

Tamper-proof

Company-wide

Industry Pilots

The Problem:

Linking different technologies to new solutions is often difficult. On the one hand the necessary knowledge is often missing, on the other hand the validation of these solutions in the own productive environment is not possible due to different factors

Our Approach:

Together with you and our industry members, we develop new solutions and offer the necessary infrastructure to validate them. With our experience and external perspective on your challenges, we think ideas one step further.

Why working with the CCI?

At the Center Connected Industry you have the opportunity to develop industrial pilots from the proof of concept to the actual pilot together with us and the right project partners from our community and test them in a productive environment.
We ensure for you that the necessary expert knowledge flows into the development and that the end result is a validated business case for you.

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Intelligent residual sheet management:
Optimized residual metal-sheet management with retrofit

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All necessary data for maintenance and servicing activities on a machine are available on a single device.

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RFID-supported collection of boxes and SAP process integration

Managementworkshops

The Problem:

The terms industry 4.0 and digitisation raise many questions. What exactly is behind these terms? What technologies are there? Which technologies can I use profitably for what? What does this look like in practice? Can this also be done in my company?

Our Approach:

We want to answer these questions together with you in modular workshops. The contents of the individual modules range from basic knowledge about industry 4.0 to a deeper introduction to individual technologies or applications and a strategic approach in order to evaluate the productive application of the technologies. An Industry 4.0 Roadmap can also be created. Our goal: The workshop content will be specially adapted for your company and can be adapted to different target groups – from senior management to technical personnel.

Why working with the CCI?

At the Center Connected Industry you have the opportunity not only to gain theoretical knowledge, but also, for example by visiting the Showrooms or the demonstration factory, to give a hands-on insight into the various industry 4.0 applications. Our local community gives us the opportunity to use not only our own knowledge, but also the expertise of our members to design the workshops. Together with our members, we can cover almost any topic related to industry 4.0 and digitization in production and logistics.

IoT-Platform-Study

The project in short:

Together with providers and users of IoT platforms, we aim to structure the dynamic market to facilitate the IoT platform selection for customers.
This way, providers can optimize and tailor their market offerings to drive digitalization processes of organizations!

Our objective:

Together with providers and users, we aim to facilitate the process of selecting the right IoT platform. As digital transformation is on the rise, companies are forced to keep up with constant progress and development which can sometimes be overwhelming. Integrating sensors, production plants and sysems presents an important first step towards guaranteed organization-wide success. As such, data can be collected in aggregated form which allows for optimal data usage. Introducing an IoT platform that combines all applications and systems formst he basis for building complex applications.
We address the challenge of choosing the right platform for your own company in our IoT platform study!

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IoT Platform Study

Why do I need an IoT platform?

Which platform providers are there?

How do I find the right one?

Membership

Become a member of the Center Connected Industry

Companies can choose between a Business, Premium or Executive membership. Depending on the type of membership, you will receive the rights described below within our service modules as well as an allocated research and development budget, which you can use in the form of service modules for certain offers. As a business member of the Center Connected Industry, you can benefit from the following advantages, among others:

  • Use of the brand “Member of the RWTH Aachen Campus”.
  • Member support and rental of our premises
  • Access to the Virtual Campus, our annual meeting in Aachen and discounted access to various working groups
  • Support in the development and dissemination of further training offers
  • Access to our Innovation Labs, theme park and demonstration factory
As a premium member of Center Connected Industry, you enjoy all the benefits of business membership:

  • Use of the brand “Member of the RWTH Aachen Campus”
  • Member support and rental of our premises
  • Access to the Virtual Campus, our annual meeting in Aachen and discounted access to various working groups
  • Support in the development and dissemination of further training offers
  • Access to our Innovation Labs, theme park and demonstration factory

In addition, you have the following advantages:

  • You have the opportunity to develop your own solutions in the innovation laboratories and showrooms
  • The participation in the working group meetings and webinars is not only discounted in the membership, it is included
As an Executive Member, we offer you all the benefits of Business Membership:

  • Use of the brand “Member of the RWTH Aachen Campus”.
  • Member support and rental of our premises
  • Access to the Virtual Campus, our annual meeting in Aachen and discounted access to various working groups
  • Support in the development and dissemination of further training offers
  • Access to our Innovation Labs, theme park and demonstration factory

As well as all the benefits of Premium Membership:

  • You have the opportunity to develop your own solutions in the innovation laboratories and showrooms
  • The participation in the working group meetings and webinars is not only discounted in the membership, it is included

In addition, our Executive Membership offers you further attractive opportunities for long-term, successful cooperation:

  • As an Executive Member you rent member offices and are therefore directly connected to the Center Connected Industry if required
  • The included project budget will be discussed individually
  • Active participation in the construction of a Living Demonstrator