The world is anticipating a Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by giant leaps in ICT cross-sector innovations that radically alter the face of industry. Automated production systems using advanced robotics and software pattern recognition techniques now join up fragmented manufacturing processes. In Limburg, our high-tech niche companies aim to make manufacturing industry processes versatile in the application of products, and more competitive. The reponse to market challenges is a key driver, so faster and better defined utilization of ICT opportunities enables companies to be more flexible.
Limburg Knowledge Axis
In Limburg we have formed specific expertise collaboration teams around a “Golden Triangle”, also known as the Limburg Knowledge Axis. This has resulted in companies, R&D campuses, academic institutions, NGOs, and governmental ministries working together to tackle economic and societal challenges and achieving the best results for cross-border initiatives. The Limburg Knowledge Axis partners include, among others, the Holst Centre, IMEC Leuven, ESI European Space Institute and M2i.
The automotive industry in Limburg is a cluster organization that stimulates innovation and cooperation in the Euroregion automotive sector and strengthens the international technology and business position of the European automotive sector. The automotive suppliers in Limburg and cross-border regions grow and preserve this innovative industry and its spin-offs within Europe. The Limburg Automotive Cluster companies achieve this by innovation and collaboration in cross-sector initiatives. Techniques applied in production, assembly, and efficiency in logistics set the Limburg Automotive Cluster apart and allow for market position and growth; a great example is VDL Nedcar.