The Network Plus is currently developing a set of thematic areas around which further events and activities will be developed.  At our launch event in October 2016, a number of suggestions were generated.  Further work has been undertaken and the following 6 thematic areas have been chosen for further work:

  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Data analytics and decision making
  • Service design and customisation
  • Design for future manufacturing
  • The future industrial worker

Each of the thematic areas has been allocated a Champion from the Network Plus’ Executive Group and work to define the thematic area, outline its importance/value to Industrial Systems in the Digital Age and identify current research, including areas of excellence has begun.  The thematic area groups will report back in December 2017.