November 13, 2017
On 13 November 2017 Dr. Erwin Rauch (Free University of Bolzano, Italy) was invited to hold a speech on Industry 4.0 in Europe and the project SME 4.0 at the student award ceremony dinner of SME.org at WPI. SME.org – Society of Manufacturing Engineers is one of the leading associations of manufacturing in the United States and collaborates with many Universities. The Worcester chapter of SME.org honored 5 students of WPI for their effort and dedication in SME related activities. After the speech all participants (representatives of Industry, WPI and students) were invited to a Question-Answer session and discussed Industry 4.0, its role in Europe and in the United States and the impact on small and medium sized enterprises.