After cooperations with companies and initiatives in Spain, Finland and the Netherlands, the Industrial Data Space Association continues to push for cooperation with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (mtc) in Great Britain.
The independent research institution has been a member of the Industrial Data Space Association since 2017. The plan is to establish an IDSA hub in UK together. “With mtc we have a reliable and innovative partner who can act as a nucleus and contact partner for local companies in this country”, Lars Nagel, Managing Director of the Industrial Data Space Association, explains the shared objective. “In this way we can create the basis for establishing another eco-system for Industrial Data Space to gain new members in Great Britain and to make yet another big step towards internationalisation.”
Currently, the Manufacturing Technology Centre is working together with the IDS user association, several Fraunhofer institutes and with companies at Amable, an EU research project, to which the organisation contributes its expertise on the topics of Industry 4.0 in general, and 3D printing technology in particular. “To cooperate that closely in a practice-oriented way right from the beginning of our alliance is a big advantage for further development”, emphasises Lars Nagel, who sees great potential for further successful projects. “In Great Britain there is a very vibrant aviation and automotive industry. We have already developed some ideas for use cases focusing on Industry 4.0.“