DAC takes part in Europe’s largest project for the digitization of industry

Europe’s largest project for solutions in automation and digitization for the industry has launched on 1st May 2019. Arrowhead Tools has a budget of EUR 91 million and 81 participants from 18 countries, among them some of Europe’s largest companies such as Volvo, Bosch and Philips.

The purpose of the three-year “Arrowhead Tools” project is to create engineering tools for the next generation of solutions in digitization and automation for the European industry. These tools will bridge the gap that currently prevents a total integration of IT and operational technology. The new technology will be made available through an open source platform, Arrowhead Framework.

There is a great need for common standards. Today, different standards are written in thousands of places. Arrowhead Tools is one of the few initiatives that can handle industry demands in the area. Technically, we probably have the most advanced approach available globally – says Jerker Delsing, professor of Industrial Electronics at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, and coordinator for Arrowhead Tools.

DAC is among 53 companies from the automotive, mining, electronics and software industries participating in the project with 28 universities and research institutes. The platform and tools will be tested in 22 industrial user cases. An important goal of Arrowhead Tools is to create de facto-standards in digitization and automation, including interoperability.

We believe that Arrowhead Tools will bring great value to all industrial players by reducing the cost of digitization and automation in their companies. This way large scale projects like Arrowhead Tools influence how emerging technologies are shaping the future of most advanced industries.  – says Mateusz Bonecki, Chief Innovation Officer at DAC.

Read more about Arrowhead Tools: www.arrowhead.eu

Arrowhead Tools is funded by the participating companies and ECSEL-JU, a public-private partnership for electronic components and systems within EU Horizon 2020, as well as the participating countries. DAC participation in Arrowhead Tools project is supported by National Centre for Research and Development.