How to start with Industry 4.0 in SMEs


DATE: 24 November 2017 14:00

VENUE: Chamber of Commerce, 7 rue Alcide de Gasperi, Luxembourg



Industry 4.0 is considered one of the key technologies necessary to secure future competitiveness of industrial companies in the western world. While large companies in Luxembourg have already begun digitizing their products and their production processes, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seem lagging behind. The benefits of Industry 4.0 are however considerable for SMEs, opening up new opportunities for improved production effectiveness while keeping costs down.

In four high-profile presentations, this event will inform about latest research trends and highlight concrete Industry 4.0 projects implemented in Luxembourg. Case studies by Husky Injection Moldings and by Goodyear will exhibit a systematic approach about how to identify the potential of Industry 4.0 and how to take advantage of it.

TARGET AUDIENCE: decision-makers and managing directors of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to start exploring the potential benefits of industry 4.0 in their company.


14:00 Registration + registration for ‚Quick-Check Industrie 4.0

14:30 Opening address by Mrs Francine Closener, Secretary of State of the Economy and Mr Nicolas Buck, Chairman FEDIL

14:45 Contribution of Industry 4.0 to the specific needs of SMEs to improve competitiveness; Prof. Dr Plapper, University of Luxembourg

15:15 Industry 4.0 vision at Husky Injection Molding Systems; Mr Jean-Christophe Witz, Husky Injection Molding Systems

15:45 Industry 4.0 Strategy of Goodyear; Mr Marc Boel, Goodyear S.A.

16:15 Coffee break

16:30 Practical Roadmap for Industry 4.0 introduction in SME; Prof. Dr Thomas Korne, Institute for Production and Logistics Systems, Saarbrücken

17:00 Financial incentives for projects related to process innovation; Ministry of Economy, Luxinnovation

17:30 Get-Together and networking

At this event, participants have the opportunity to sign up for a free Quick-Check Industry 4.0 (upon appointment) to discuss their company’s individual potential of a digital transformation (limited to 10 companies).