Ingenjör 4.0 is a unique initiative to develop modules with a “topical” content that respond to the rapid ongoing digitalization of industry, often called Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution. Read More
In order for the Swedish manufacturing industry to maintain its strength and edge in the use of digital technology and in research, a comprehensive, national, range of qualified courses with applications in digitalization for the industry is essential. Today, large resources are invested within and outside the EU to raise the level of knowledge in industry in order to take advantage of the opportunities to introduce so-called Cyber-physical production systems to create a sustainable and “connected” industry. One of the key prerequisites is a “properly” trained workforce.
The challenge is to get the right person, in the right place, at the right time, and the competition for competence is global. At the same time, Sweden is facing increasing challenges for the industry’s supply of skills.
Almost regardless of industry or task, skills are needed to use digital tools and services. Technology development in industry in areas such as robotics, automation and additive manufacturing requires new production skills. Technological development in the IT area drives the need for completely new cutting-edge skills in, for example, analysis of big data in order to be able to utilize the opportunities for value creation from vast manufacturing and product data volumes that today are growing explosively.
To size the educational challenge, a collection of short modules are introduced by Swedish Universities in areas central to the ongoing digitalization of the manufacturing industry. The first wave of modules has been industrially tested by 7 companies and 50 engineer pilots in June-September 2020, and thereafter further improved. Now, additionally modules are launched in a second wave.
Ingenjör 4.0 has the potential to expand and more modules will be launched over the coming years.