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Often you come across the terms Industry 4.0 or Smart Industry. Both terms refer to the concept that by making products and production processes smarter, we can make the manufacturing industry stronger. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Digital Twin and 3D printing are all technologies that contribute to this. The basis of all these new technologies is software. By adding software to traditional machines and the production process, companies can optimize their production and increase their competitiveness.

Why do I have to think about it as an entrepreneur?

The digitisation of the production process and the interweaving of devices, means of production and organisations are creating new ways of producing and business models. This enables companies to produce flexibly in terms of product specifications, quality and design, quantity and delivery time. Thanks to this smart production, it is also possible to reduce the consumption of raw materials and energy.

What does Brainport have in the field of digitisation and automation?

For entrepreneurs who want to get started with digitisation or automation, it can sometimes be difficult to take the first steps. In Brainport there are several networks (also called Fieldlabs) where companies and knowledge institutions come together to develop, test and implement solutions.

You can get more information from these partners:

Fieldlab High Tech Software Cluster

The companies within the High Tech Software Cluster help industrial companies to digitise their business and realize smart products, services and business models by successfully implementing innovative software technology. Make an appointment with an expert.

Fieldlab 'The Smart Connected Supplier Network'

The Fieldlab 'The Smart Connected Supplier Network' (SCSN) focuses on streamlining and improving the industrial process in the chain with smart ICT. In this way, the Fieldlab creates fully digital links in the chain, so that data can be shared simply and reliably.

Fieldlab Advanced Manufacturing Logistics (AML)

The aim of the Advanced Manufacturing Logistics (AML) field lab is to realise a state-of-the-art AML system on the Brainport Industries Campus, which can be rolled out to other high-tech clusters.


Get support from the FOKUS partnership. The scan of the Factory of the Future helps companies to automate and digitise their production. The scan provides insight into the opportunities and challenges that apply to the company.


Together with Brainport Development, the Huis van de Brabantse Kempen (House of the Brabant Kempen) supports SME's who want to apply intelligent products and new technologies in their production process with step-by-step guidance in the development of intelligent products where subsidies can be obtained.

We will be happy to help you get acquainted with the latest technologies.

Call for an appointment or telephone advice.

06 43 16 98 63


Wim Renders

High Tech Software Cluster