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The High Tech Software Cluster helps manufacturing and production companies digitize their production processes and create smart products.
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The High Tech Software Cluster is a partnership of over 30 innovative software companies, research organizations and educational institutions that support you in making the digitization of your business affordable and practical.
For many entrepreneurs, digitizing - or Industry 4.0 - is a vague term that refers to a number of very interesting concepts, but is not clearly related to the immediate needs of their business.
We offer a range of different opportunities to learn about and get started with digital transformation or the engineering of smart products.
what do you want to achieve with your business?
The importance of "moving with the times" is endorsed by almost every entrepreneur. But, do you know what that requires in terms of digitization and software deployment to achieve your goal? And do you know who can help work out this question for taking actual steps? This is often what is lacking. Brainport Development has established the High Tech Software Cluster to guide SMEs in digitizing their business. For example:
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What is Industry 4.0?
Industry 4.0 is about taking the performance of your industrial enterprise to the next level through the application of digitization technology. Digitization Technology improves the efficiency, effectiveness and agility of your business. Your operations can benefit from, among other things, shorter lead time, increased first-time yields and improved availability, leading to increased volume and reduced costs. Your products can be more sophisticatedly designed to deliver more value to customers.
Your business adapts more quickly and easily to changes in demand or supply. There are numerous ways that digitization technology can be used to take your business to the next level. Helping identify what Industry 4.0 can do for your business and supporting your adoption of digitization technology is the mission of the High Tech Software Cluster.
Data is the lifeblood of industry 4.0. The ability to collect data from a wide variety of sources and turn it into valuable information lies at the heart of industry 4.0. It offers you the opportunity to understand your products, processes and markets from a previously unimaginable perspective. If information is powerful, Industry 4.0 enables you to act to strengthen and grow your business based on a depth of knowledge and understanding not available in any other way.
The digitization technologies that make this possible include the "Internet of Things," which is a means of collecting data from a wide variety of sources and storing it coherently in one place. "The Cloud" is where all collected data is stored and collated. "Data Analytics" takes stored data and transforms it into valuable information. "Artificial Intelligence" (A.I.) goes further by extracting information from data, acting on it and learning from the consequences of its actions to continuously improve the performance of a system.
In the longer term, it is A.I. that will have the greatest impact on your business. A.I. has the ability to manage and optimize systems that are far more complicated than the human mind can comprehend.
In addition to data, information and intelligence, Industry 4.0 uses advanced physical technologies to achieve further efficiency and effectiveness improvements. The combination of powerful computers and state-of-the-art mechatronic systems - called cyber physical systems - leads to affordable but advanced levels of automation and smart, highly capable robots. By equipping your workforce with these technologies, you can increase productivity without increasing the number of employees, for example, by expanding your operations from 40/5 to 24/7.
New technologies like Additive Manufacturing or Digital Twins can radically change the way you develop new products, reducing both engineering and manufacturing costs while creating more value for the customer.