October 23, 2018

On  the 22nd October 2018   Dr. Sakgasem Ramingwong  from Universitiy of  Chiang Mai  (Thailand) and Prof. Sudharaka Pandian from SACS MAVMM Engineering  college (India) and Mr. Robert Poklemba, PhD Student of Techincal University of Kosice visited our partnered comapany  Elcom situated in Presov , Slovakia. The purpose of the visit is to share knowledge about how to implement Smart manufacturing in SMEs in European region and compare the situation with that of other countries like Thailand, India. There was a discussion with Mr. Karafa and Mr. Lapoš of ELCOM about the merits and demerits of implementing smart manufacturing is SMEs. Mr. Karafa explained the things how to overcome the demrits during implementation. The visit and discussion were really useful for our future collaboration in implementing of smart elements into Indsutries across the world.

October 12, 2018

From 9-12 October 2018 the 12th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD 2018) took place in Reykjavik (Iceland). Every year, experts in Axiomatic Design meet at the conference to exchange their knowledge about design and complexity. This year, a delegation from the SME 4.0 project took part at the ICAD and presented several papers. In addition, the conference offered the opportunity to exchange information on the content and upcoming activities of the research project in the form of workshops. The participants from the SME 4.0 team were Prof. Chris Brown (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Prof. Vladimir Modrak (Technical University of Kosice), Dr. Erwin Rauch (Free University of Bolzano) and phd-student Luca Gualtieri (Free University of Bolzano).

October 5, 2018

On the 03rd October 2018 a visit to the NOI Techpark Südtirol / Alto Adige was done by the research group from Chiang Mai University (CMU) Korrakot Yaibuathet Tippayawong, Nakorn Tippayawong, Nilubon Chonsawat and organized by Patrick Dallasega from the Free University of Bolzano (FUB). The visit was organized in two parts, first the research institute Fraunhofer Italia and then the laboratories of the research area Energy Resources and Energy Efficiency of the FUB.