Press invitation: Europe’s largest project for digitization of industry
Welcome to participate in the kick-off for Arrowhead Tools on May 14 at Gothia Towers Hotel in Gothenburg. Among the participants are Minister for Enterprise and Innovation of Sweden Ibrahim Baylan, Volvo Group Trucks Operations’ Jan Ohlsson and the The Association of Swedish Engineering Industries’ Klas Wåhlberg, as well as several European business representatives.
Arrowhead Tools is Europe’s largest project for solutions in automation and digitization for the industry. Arrowhead Tools has a budget of EUR 91 million and 81 participants, among them some of Europe’s largest companies such as Volvo, Bosch and Philips.
The purpose of the three-year project Arrowhead Tools is to create engineering tools for the next generation of solutions in digitization and automation for the European industry. These tools will bridge the gap that currently prevents a total integration of IT and operational technology, i.e. how the industry works towards the Internet of Things (IoT) and “system of systems”; to build large systems using the Internet of Things.
Journalists are welcome to participate in the kick-off for Arrowhead Tools in Gothenburg to learn more about the project.
Kick-off, Arrowhead Tools, May 14:
Location: Tower 1, 2nd floor, Gothia Towers Hotel, Mässans gata 24, Gothenburg.
14.00 Welcome: Jerker Delsing, General coordinator Arrowhead Tools, Professor at Luleå University of Technology
14.10 Swedish investment in Production digitalisation:
Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation of Sweden
Jan Ohlsson, Executive Vice President, Volvo GTO
Klas Wåhlberg, Director General, The Association of Swedish Engineering Industries
14.50 Press conference/interviews
15.30 European and industrial investment in Production automation and digitalisation:
Mateusz Bonecki, CTO, DAC, Poland
Kjell Bengtsson, Vice President, Jotne A/S, Norway
Bert De Colvenaer, Executive Director, ECSEL-JU
Jean-Luc Di Paola-Galloni, President, Artemis Industry Association; Group Corporate Vice-President of Sustainable Development and External Affairs, Valeo
Jerker Delsing, General coordinator Arrowhead Tools, Professor at Luleå University of Technology
More about Arrowhead Tools:
Arrowhead Tools has a budget of EUR 91 million and 81 European participants, including 28 universities and research institutes and 53 companies from, among others, the automotive, mining, electronics and software industries. Among the companies are Bosch, Philips, Mondragon and Infineon. The Swedish companies are Volvo Group, Boliden, Lindbäcks Bygg, Lundqvist Trävaru, Podcomp, BnearIT, and EQUA.
Arrowhead Tools is funded by the participating companies and ECSEL-JU, a public-private partnership for electronic components and systems within EU Horizon 2020, as well as the participating countries (in Sweden through Vinnova).