• 3

    research fields

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  • 783.000€

    of H2020 funding

  • 6


  • 44+



  • 78


  • 212

    person months



February 18, 2019

On the 16th February 2019 Prof. Sakgasem Ramingwon organized an excursion to the 7-Eleven Local Distribution Center located in the province of Lamphun Northern Thailand with his students from the master degree as well as PHD- students in industrial and logistics engineering. During his secondment at CMU Dr. Patrick Dallasega from the Free University of Bolzano participated to the excursion in order to analyze which concepts and technologies from Industry 4.0 had been applied to the company.

February 11, 2019

The group of Industrial Engineering of the Chiang Mai University (CMU) organized the Operations Reserach Network (OR-net) 2019 Conference that took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand on February 7-8, 2019. More than 80 researchers, including most of Thai resarchers involved in the project SME 4.0 and Dr. Patrick Dallasega, who is doing his secondment at CMU, participated to the conference. The project SME4.0 was also presented during the event to increase its visibility in Thaila

February 11, 2019

On 31. January 2019 the participants of the 3rd Annual Meeting in Chiang Mai visited the Thai company Hexa Ceramics. The company is one of the leading dental laboratories in Thailand and also abroad. The company started years ago as a small SME and due to the introduction of innovative technologies as well as digital solutions for sales and a faster order processing the company could grow to a leader in its field with several production facilities and nearly 800 employees. Participants of the project could discuss with the management how Hexa implemented this solutions and which were and are the most difficult challenges in the implementation.

February 11, 2019

On Wednesday 30. January and Thursday 31. January 2019 the team from Chiang Mai University hosted the 3rd Annual Meeting of the research project “SME 4.0 – Industry 4.0 for SMEs” at the Northern Science Park of Chiang Mai. The event was opened with a welcome speech by the Vice President for Research, Innovation, Research Strategies and Innovation of CMU Dr. Sampan Singharajwarapan, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Dr. Nat Vorayos and the RISE representative of CMU Dr. Apichat Sopadang. More than 30 people from CMU as well as the partners from Italy, Austria, Slovakia and the USA participated to this event. The first day of the meeting was dedicated to an update of the work packages and presentations from the Science Park and digital start ups. On the second day 13 scientific presentations were held by the participants presenting the results and findings of research activities in 2018. During the social dinner, participants could deepen networking and the exchange of ideas with Northern Thai food and Lanna Dance performances.

February 2, 2019

SME4.0 joined the "Northern STEM Day @ Northern Science Park on January31, 2019. The event was hold by Science and Technology Park of Chiang Mai University (STeP CMU) with Ministry of Science and Technology to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills to the community. The event attracted more than 1,000 high school students joining the activities and exhibition by startups, academics and governement agencies.

February 2, 2019

On 29 January 2019 a tutorial for Axiomatic Design took place at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. The tutorial was attended by nearly 20 students, phd-students and faculty members from Thailand, Italy and Austria. Prof. Christopher Brown from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA), a world-renowned expert in Axiomatic Design, taught the participants the basics as well as the application possibilities. Dr. Erwin Rauch from the Free University of Bolzano (Italy) presented some practical examples for the application of the methodology in industry or healthcare. Subsequently, the participants were challenged to put what they had learned into practice in a group work. The tutorial ended successfully with the presentation and discussion of the various group works.

January 14, 2019

On 11-1-2019, Prof.Dr.Sudhakara Pandian (SACS-India) along with Robert Poklemba and Jakub Sopko (TUKE-slovakia) visited a medium sized Industry HITECH ARAI in Madurai, India where OIL SEALS are being produced in collaboration with Japan.
They had a discussion with Mr.Sridhar, Manager of the Industry, for the possibilities of implementation of Industry 4.0 in future.

January 7, 2019

Mr.Leos Safar and Mr. Jakub Sopko from Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia have arrived on 30 December 2018 at SACS Madurai, INDIA for their secondments (second time) and joined with Robert Poklemba (TUKE, Slovakia) in the project SME 4.0.

January 7, 2019

Prof. SUDHAKARAPANDIAN is already back to India from his secondment to the Technical University of Kosice. Furthermore, he arranged several meetings with the local industry. Together with Nevendra Pandian and Robert Poklemba he discussed ideas about the about new industrial revolution and shared insights from both, Indian and Slovakian industries.

December 18, 2018

Dr. Chompoonoot Kasemset and Dr. Salinee Santiteerakul from Chiang Mai University participated together with Dr. Erwin Rauch from the Free University of Bolzano at IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management (IEEM) from 16-19 December 2018 in Bangkok. The group working on the SME 4.0 research project presented 3 papers related to the project. At the closing ceremony the presented paper “Advanced Automation for SMEs in the I4.0 Revolution: Engineering Education and Employees Training in the Smart Mini Factory Laboratory (L. Gualtieri, R. Rojas, G. Carabin, I. Palomba, E. Rauch, R. Vidoni, D. T. Matt)” has been awarded with the Outstanding Papers Award.