Big Data for Industry 4.0

25 July - 7 August 2021

Bologna, Bertinoro, Italy (ARCHIVED)

Industry 4.0 uses intelligent sensors and control systems to allow real-time optimization of manufacturing and supply chain networks. In this scenario, the proper management of the huge amount of data, referred to as Big Data, represents a challenge from the business point-of-view.

The summer school will provide an effective multidisciplinary learning environment through the Open Innovation Lab (OIL) concept already in place in the area of Bologna (http://www.oilab.it/home-en/). Participants, university, and companies will interact in an inclusive, dynamic and multidisciplinary environment toward the advancement of the whole Industry 4.0 ecosystem.

Meetings with the entrepreneurial local community will be arranged to foster exchange and generate new business ideas. During the summer school, participants will also improve their soft skills: user-centric service design, business plan and lean approach, pitch preparation and attention to details, creativity in innovation.

The availability of the local Open Innovation will provide participants with a better understanding on the whole process of managing big data collection, aggregation, analysis, and visualization to design new services along the complete product lifecycle. The synergies that will be developed within the OIL systems will provide innovative ways to understand Industry 4.0 as a whole. The school will introduce the basics of Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Edge Computing and their application to various companies that span from food to manufacturing, from security to IT management. As an important outcome, the participants will learn how to develop and evaluate different business models and will be challenged by delivering and pitching their ideas to companies based on real use cases proposed by involved industry partners.

The summer school will be organised by the University of Bologna.

Each programme has a focus on business innovation and entrepreneurship, there is no need to have specific technical backgrounds or any coding knowledge to join our Summer School.

Marta Mazzi ‘I participated to the EIT Digital Summer School in "Healthy Lifestyle and Behavioural Changes" (online edition). It was a pleasure to work on the case study regarding childhood obesity together with my teammates Przemysław Lewandowski, Marta Bertran Ferrer, Juba Saadi, Juta Jaama and Juan Álvarez Fernández del Vallado. We worked hard together coming up with a winning solution: Lola the Carmanyola: a smart lunchbox targeted toward children connected to an application to be installed on the parent's smartphone. A big thank you to our mentors and tutors Ákos R. Wetters and Peter Langela which helped and supported us all along our journey.’

Rafael Muñoz Gómez – ‘Very glad to have participated in the EIT Digital 2020 Rennes Summer School - Unleashing the power of circular city data. It was a really unique online learning experience. I am very grateful for all the effort made by the people from the University of Rennes 1 and EIT Digital. Special thanks to Alvaro Pina Stranger and all the mentors: Alberto Tejero Lopez, Maud Serpin, Aude Castan, Francois Huber, Serdar DrZero and Véronique TRUB.’

Vinko Mlačić – ‘It has been a month since I attended the EIT Digital Summer School hosted by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, "Disrupting Finance with Digital Technologies". We received valuable lectures on digital finance from industry experts. My team and I had the task to adapt online and mobile banking for the elderly. I would like to thank the coach team (Alessandro T. and Balazs Horvath) that helped us immensely with the I&E work and for their efforts to keep the atmosphere light and fun with social activities. Although the format was remote, the organisers did an excellent job at giving us the best possible experience. I am very happy to have met so many interesting people! All in all, a great experience.’

Léo Vuylsteker – ‘I have attended the EIT Digital and University of Rennes 1's online Summer School on "Unleashing the Power of Circular City Data". For me, this was a great social and learning adventure that has now, unfortunatelly, come to an end. But i take this opportunity to thank again Université de Rennes 1 and EIT Digital for organising it and offering us a very good educational experience!’

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