III will Launch "5G Factory of the Future" Project in September collaborating with more than 10 Academic Research Institutes both in Taiwan and Europe
In order to help related industries of intelligent manufacturing in Taiwan to expedite the process of upgrading and transformation as well as proactively participate in the research and development of advanced communication, supported by the technology specialized project funded by Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs, III International Division and Smart Network System Institute collaborated with 12 academic research institutions in Europe and Taiwan to mutually propose the project for EU-TW Targeted Opening Call, including research units of Fair Friend Group, ADLINK Technology, Hon Hai Precision, and universities such as National Taiwan University in Taiwan and University of Surrey in UK. The project also won the favor of EU Executive Committee by the application of 5G at the Factory of the Future. Currently, it is scheduled that starting in September, the collaborated units from both Europe and Taiwan would mutually research and develop 5G communication technologies that are suitable for factory environment within 30 months and finish actual field test.
The project team will dedicate to the research and development of 5G communication technologies which meet factory requirement so that previous problems could be solved that the equipment in factories could only connect to the internet through wired network. Moreover, all possible wireless network application environments in factories are considered in the project as one of the technology application fields including massive connection and ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC), etc.
On June 27th (Belgium Time), III SNSI Director General Feng Ming-Whei was invited to give a speech on the topic of "The opportunities and influences of 5G vertical application field in the IoT industries" in the 5G seminar of the event "EU-Taiwan Event on Industry of the Future" held by Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs. Also, Director General Feng shared opinions with professionals in the industry attending the seminar regarding current technology status and future prospective.
III SNSI Director General Dr. Feng indicated, "In order to cope with the high speed growth and aging of society, countries around the world have come up with a consensus to develop smart cities. The key point of future develop is how to use 5G IoT technologies to forge the environment that is suitable for living and public participation." Taiwan and Europe not only have wonderful atmosphere for civic participation but also share advanced methods and technologies as well as creative thinking. It is expected that, by the seminar, the research units as well as the industries between Taiwan and Europe could strengthen the connection and communication so that the two sides could gather both the research energy and resources to increase future cross domain collaboration opportunities.
Additionally, on June 21st, III SNSI Director General Feng signed MOU with Dassault Systèmes Senior Vice President Bertrand Sicot at its headquarters in Paris, which was witnessed by DOIT, Ministry of Economic Affairs expert Chang Chia Shiang. In the future, the two sides will cooperate with each other in related technologies and applications covering fields such as smart cities, IoT, IIoT, and smart glasses.
SNSI(III): Kai-Ting Yang
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