Welcome to GrowIn 4.0's webspace. GrowIn 4.0 is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020.

The manufacturing industry is very important for the North Sea Region economy and remains a driver for growth.

The focus of the GrowIn 4.0 project will be the common challenges manufacturing SMEs throughout the NSR face today, and the opportunities they bring. Many of these SMEs are moving toward the fourth industrial revolution - Industry 4.0 - which is regarded as the industry of tomorrow.

If the manufacturing industry in the NSR is to remain competitive, we need to capture the potential for productivity and growth that Industry 4.0 appears to offer. There is a profound need for an experience based and smart gathering of efficient methods, tools and knowledge to guide SMEs in their transformation towards Industry 4.0.

GrowIn 4.0 aims to build strong competences and tools in the participating regions for the benefit of manufacturing SMEs. The approach is to establish a strong partnership which pools knowledge on the manufacturing industry and Industry 4.0. Main challenges and solutions in regards of implementing Industry 4.0 will be investigated.

The resulting collections of new or improved methods and tools - developed in interaction with SMEs - will be universal within different areas of the NSR.

Latest Project News

Project Dissemination through Publication by Dr Javaid Butt, Associate Professor in Digital Manufacturing at the Anglia Ruskin University

18 January 2021

3 papers about key themes in Industry 4.0 : additive manufacturing, new process chains and integrated business process management

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Successful ‘Digital Flashlights’ event in Brunswick, Germany

23 November 2020

On October 6th 2020, manufacturing SMEs were invited by Allianz für die Region GmbH and Ostfalia University to an Industry 4.0 informative event. Dr.…

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Implementation of GrowIn 4.0 tools with HB Producs (DK)

26 June 2020

VIA University College implemented GrowIn 4.0 tools with the Danish SME HB Products.

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Are manufacturers ready to embed the lessons from Covid-19 lockdown?

12 May 2020

When the Covid-19 crisis is over and industry goes back to work, should companies simply return to business as usual? Maybe, but not necessarily. The …

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I4.0 catalog available now!

24 April 2020

This catalog is intended to illustrate the potential of digitization measures and also to encourage interested companies to have a look at the technol…

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