Luleå University of Technology will coordinate Europe's largest project for solutions in automation and digitization for the industry. Arrowhead Tools has a budget of EUR 91 million and 81 participants, among them some of Europe's largest companies such as Volvo, Bosch and Philips.
The purpose of the three-year project Arrowhead Tools 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, to build large systems using the Internet of Things. The new technology will be made available through an open source platform, Arrowhead Framework.
“Arrowhead Tools is expected to reduce the costs of developing and introducing flexible and secure digitization and automation solutions by 25-60 per cent. This will make Europe more competitive and create new jobs and business opportunities, but also reduce energy consumption and environmental footprints”, says Jerker Delsing, professor of Industrial Electronics at Luleå University of Technology and coordinator for Arrowhead Tools.
53 companies from the automotive, mining, electronics and software industries participate in the project. 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.
Read more about Arrowhead Tools here http://www.arrowhead.eu