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

Good practice reports: existing tools and methods in the North Sea Region

08 August 2019

Many interesting tools have already been developed in the participating countries. Our first step was to assemble these and bring them to the table to…

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Transition Workshop: Soft skills are crucial to enable industry 4.0 strategies

07 August 2019

The Fourth Industrial revolution is underway - transforming economies, jobs and society itself. The top three challenges for the transition to industr…

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Tool testing: 85 tests done in 5 countries

13 June 2019

At our interregional meeting in Ghent a summary was made of the tool testing, round 1. In total, 85 tests were executed by the partners in the 5 parti…

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Video shows why you should join our interregional meetings

26 March 2019

Why would a stakeholder take the trouble of attending a GrowIn 4.0 meeting abroad? This video shows it!

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Our desk study is out!

16 January 2019

This desk study reports on the drivers of and barriers to the adoption and exploitation of Industry 4.0 technology by industrial SMEs.

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