July 12, 2022

We are very pleased to inform that our proposal for the SME 4.0 follow-up project "SME 5.0" application has been positively assessed by the European Commission and will be funded. We look forward to working together in a global network of experts over the next four years to ride the wave towards smarter, more sustainable, and human-centric manufacturing in SMEs.

July 12, 2022

On 20 June 2022 the Free University of Bozen–Bolzano hosted the final meeting of the EU project project "SME 4.0 - Industry 4.0 for SMEs". The event, which took place at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, allowed professors, researchers, Ph.D. students, and industrial partners to exchange fruitful research findings on topics related to the successful implementation of Industry 4.0 in small and medium-sized enterprises.

April 15, 2022

On Tuesday, 22.03.2022, Benedikt Mark from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) visited the new Mini Learning Factory Center of the Chiang Mai University. Prof. Wasawat Nakkiew showed the new facilities with the Mini Learning Factory Center together with classrooms for students and equipment. This laboratory tour was interesting for both, Prof. Nakkiew and Mr. Mark since they could exchange their opinions on the use of learning factories and future equipment.

April 15, 2022

On Wednesday, 16.03.2022, Benedikt Mark from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) visited the Northern Science Park together with the lecturer Dr. Tinnakorn Phongthiya organized by Prof. Korrakot Yaibuathet from Industrial Engineering department of Chiang Mai University. It set the basis for interesting discussions together with other researchers from Chiang Mai University.

April 12, 2022

On 11 April Prof Till Becker from University of Applied Sciences of Emden/Leer hold a guest lecture on Text Mining for automating Business processes in SMEs. 15 participants of the SME 4.0 project from University of Bolzano and Chiang Mai University as well as external companies ans researchers participated on site and online and discussed possibilities and potentials of AI and Machine Learning for SMEs.

April 12, 2022

From 17 March to 19 April Dr. Salinee Santiteerakul, Dr. Chompoonoot Kasemset and Dr. Tinnakorn Phongthiya from Industrial Engineering department of Chiang Mai University are visiting the Free University of Bolzano. During their stay they will work with other researchers from the UNIBZ Smart Mini Factory lab on the research project SME 4.0. A highlight of the trip was also the visit of the NOI TechnPark in the South of Bolzano, a new innovation district that focuses on key emerging technologies and their transfer to industry.

November 5, 2021

On Monday (November 8, 2021) at 8 am DI Philipp Miklautsch and DI Alexander Kaiblinger will give a presentation on "Digital Twin: The Development and The Deployment in Industrial Logistics". The lecture will be held in the course of Mr. Miklautsch's secondment at Chiang Mai University in Thailand as part of the H2020 project "SME 4.0". Participation was free of charge.

To view the recording of the lecture (English language) feel free to visit https://industrielogistik.unileoben.ac.at/forschung-projekte/projekte/sme-40#speciallectureondt

November 19, 2021

In the context of the project SME 4.0, on the 11th of November, the Smart Mini Factory team organized a bilateral and international workshop with the guests of the Chiang Mai University. This was a good opportunity to understand the research topics of each group and to discuss common interests and collaborations.

October 26, 2021

On Monday, 25.10.2021, DI Philipp Miklautsch from Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Austria) met Assoc.Prof. Sakgasem Ramingwong to discuss further research activities within WP7 at Chiang Mai University (Thailand). During his secondment, Mr. Miklautsch is working on decision-support systems to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in freight transport processes.

October 5, 2021

On Monday September 20th 2021 Dr. Erwin Rauch presented the SME 4.0 project during a project meeting in Romania in the Erasmus+ project “ICARUS - An Innovative Higher Education Institution Training Toolbox to EffeCtively AddRess the EUropean InduStry 4.0 Skills Gap and Mismatches”. The project ETAT aims to establish teaching laboratories for Automation 4.0 in six Thai universities around Bangkok and to organize training events and material for teacher and students in Thailand. The project SME 4.0 is analyzing requirements and solutions for introducing Industry 4.0 in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The discussion brought lot of ideas for synergies between the projects and a joint dissemination event will be planned in Bolzano for 2022.