The main goal for MAVIS is to consolidate international collaboration and partnership in between the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and centre for Reserach based innovation SFI Manufacturing in Norway and partners in Germany and France; University of Stuttgart, Fraunhofer IPA and IAO, Grenoble INP, University of Technology of Compiègne as well as IRT Jules Verne. The research collaboration between the institutions and universities are already established, and with this project we can Broaden and deepen this strategic collaboration as well as expand the collaboration on
on education. The main topic for the collaboration is research and education within Industry 4.0 and how IoT and cyber-physical systems can be useful to manage the inevitable variations in manufacturing of products, the product life cycle and at the end-of life/ reuse /remanufacturing. We will ask ourselves: How can digitalisation be useful, create better products and contribute to UN SDGs?
During the project we plan to: (i) submit two Joint EU Horizon Europe research project proposals, (ii) arrange three summer schools in Norway, Germany and France, (iii) develop a framework for joint master courses and a joint PhD school on Industry 4.0 with a seamless multi-campus and shared teaching materials, (iv) a MOOC on Industry 4.0, (v) 15 joint scientific peer reviewed papers as well as (vi) arrange 3 industrial seminars.
MAVIS will fund collaboration on research and education between Norway, Germany and France, and create lasting relations in Europe within the manufacturing engineering field. We will focus on Industry 4.0 and how IoT and cyber-physical systems can be useful to manage the inevitable variations in manufacturing of products, variations in the product life cycle and variations at the end-of life/ reuse /remanufacturing. How can digitalisation / Industry 4.0/ IoT be used to manage variation and create durable products, at lower manufacturing costs, with better performance and prolonged lifetime through optimised maintenance, as well as enable a circular material flow with reuse and remanufacturing? In short; how can digital tools help us to manage variation throughout the product lifecycle and contribute to UN SDGs?
MAVIS originates from SFI Manufacturing where Sustainable Innovations and Industry 4.0 are key elements. The main purpose is international validation and increased quality of our research and education by strong collaboration with key education and research institutions in Germany and France. NTNU and SFI Manufacturing are frontrunners in Norwegian research, and MAVIS will strengthen our international position and give us a stronger foothold in EU and the European research arena. Target groups are mainly researchers, teachers and students at the partner universities, as well the industry research personnel in the SFI in Norway and in the industry network of the partners in Germany and France. MAVIS will impact SFI Manufacturing and the industry consortium creating a stronger international network with the selected partners. In the long-term will high quality research and education create competence on variation management, Industry 4.0, circular and sustainable manufacturing and international experience and thus contribute to having more conscious researchers, teachers, students, industry as well as better products living longer in a circular economy.
INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research