Building IIoT integration solutions for the European industry

Last week we’ve hosted the first joint workshop for partners from Arrowhead Tools. Leaders from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, IncQuery Labs, Luleå University of Technology, University of Bologna, AITIA and BnearIT met in Gdańsk to discuss their strategy for further cooperation within the project.

The purpose of the three-year project Arrowhead Tools (kicked off in May earlier this year) 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 complete integration of IT and operational technology, i.e. how the industry works towards Industrial the Internet of Things (IIoT) and “system of systems”.

The goal of the project co-lead by DAC is to develop an IIoT integration platform friendly for non-technical users and to reduce the engineering costs associated with the implementation of the Arrowhead Framework.

During the two-day workshop we have discussed on the strategy of cooperation, shared experience gained so far in the project, addressed obstacles we met and defined directions for future development. We developed design principles for tools implemented along the whole Arrowhead toolchain: starting from tools supporting requirements management, architecture design and system modelling, to development and deployment of the system, to its maintenance and evolution.

Workshop participants working on a cooperation strategy.

Next Workshop is scheduled to November 2019 and will take place in Porto.

Arrowhead Tools project, with a budget of EUR 91 million, brings together 81 partners, including 28 universities and research institutes and 53 companies from, among others, the automotive, mining, electronics, and software industries. Among the companies are Volvo Truck Company, Bosch, Philips, Mondragon, and Infineon. Arrowhead Tools is funded by the participating companies and ECSEL-JU, a public-private partnership for electronic components and systems within the EU Horizon 2020 programme. DAC participation in Arrowhead Tools project is also supported by the National Centre for Research and Development. More information here and here.