Get to know more about imo-imomec and our link with people-oriented process innovation (Quick Response Manufacturing -QRM) and innovative digital technologies (Industry 4.0) in this podcast miniseries. With dr. Jorne Carolus, prof. dr. Michaël Daenen, prod. dr. Wim Deferme, and prof. dr. Wouter Marchal. Moderated by Ronald Scheer.
The activities of imo-imomec linked to people-oriented process innovation (Quick Response Manufacturing -QRM) and innovative digital technologies (Industry 4.0) is brought to you in a miniseries of 4 episodes. First, dr. Jorne Carolus will give a general overview of the activities of the Institute for Materials Research (imo-imomec). In the second episode, prof. dr. Michaël Daenen will talk about the importance of QRM and industry 4.0 in the domain of integrated solar panels. In the third episode, prof. dr. Wim Deferme will take you through the process of scaling up fundamental printing and coating research towards industry-compatible processes. Finally, prof. dr. Wouter Marchal talks about the importance and possibilities of making industrial processes QRM and industry 4.0 proof by means of analytical analyses.
Customers expect fast delivery times and fully customized products. This forces SMEs to renew their production processes. Shortening lead times requires people-oriented process innovation (“Quick Response Manufacturing”) and innovative digital technologies (“Industry 4.0”). The QRM4.0 project is being carried out within the context of Interreg V-A Euregio MeuseRhine, with 1.68M euro from the European Regional Development Fund (EFRO).
QRM4.0 supports SMEs in this Quick Response Manufacturing process through coaching, training and sharing expertise and best practices. The participating companies will receive concrete know-how and gain knowledge through practical workshops, company visits, demonstrations and interactions with innovation leaders. Via a voucher system, companies receive support and coaching to transform and digitize their production process. A network of SME manufacturers and IT service providers serves as a learning platform for exchanging best practices.
The project aims to support the small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine in this process as follows: