The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™) and CESMII – The Smart Manufacturing Institute have agreed to a liaison to accelerate the development, adoption, and monetization of Industrial IoT (IIoT) technologies, infrastructure and solutions to deliver transformative business value for manufacturers through digital transformation. The adoption, at scale, of Smart Manufacturing (SM) will truly benefit from the strategic harmonization of reference architectures, testbeds, knowledge, and several key SM technologies, like the SM Innovation Platform, SM Profiles, and the SM Marketplace that these organizations bring to the table. This will help accelerate the democratization of Smart Manufacturing across all industries, including small and medium enterprises.
Joint IIC and CESMII activities include:
- Realizing solution interoperability by harmonizing technology components and other elements through coordination, collaboration, and standardization
- Aligning work in horizontal domains for adoption within vertical domains and use cases
- Delivering thought leadership/knowledge exchange through joint seminars and Ecosystem and Workforce Development activities
“Digital transformation is at the heart of the next generation of Smart Manufacturing, bringing a host of benefits,” said Wael William Diab, Chair of the IIC Liaison Working Group and Secretary of the IIC Steering Committee. “We are looking forward to collaborating with CESMII and sharing the goal of innovation to accelerate the digitalization of industry.”