Six key thematic areas were identified at Connected Everything’s outset:

A Champion for each thematic area, appointed from Connected Everything’s Executive Group, led work to:

  • define the thematic area
  • provide an overview of its importance and value to Industrial Systems in the Digital Age
  • identify the state of current research in the area and the centres of excellence where this is conducted.

Draft thematic area reports were presented and discussed at a Connected Everything Executive Group meeting in January 2018 and this led to the specification of four research challenges.  All thematic area reports, as well as the research challenges report, will be available in early July 2018.