Software for production

IT is key technology in digital change

"Industry 4.0 Digitization is a key focus for Upper Austria as a business location and IT is indisputably a key technology in digital change. Between 2008 and 2013, value added in the area of ​​information and communication in Upper Austria grew by an average of 7.3% annually - nearly three times as strong as in Austria as a whole. The number of employees also rose by 7.8% from 2011 to 2013, "underlined Wirtschaftsreferent Landeshauptmann-Stv. Dr. Michael Strugl in his welcoming remarks on the event in the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce. "The measures within the framework of the flagship initiative" Digitization of the State of Upper Austria "are intended to accelerate the focussed expansion of innovation competence and meet the future demand for specialists," explained LH-Stv. Strugl.

At Software Research Day, politics, research and business met. CSO SCCH Prof. Dr. A Min Tjoa, LH Stv. Dr. Michael Strugl, Xephor Solutions-CEO Isabel, Kunst, CEO SCCH Dr. Klaus Pirklbauer und Geschäftsführer von TRUMPF Austria, Dr. Armin Rau.

Data as the basis of added value

"Today's software is an integral part of everyday life. This is not only true for the private sector. Especially in industrial production, today nothing is without software - it is the decisive factor for more flexibility and individuality in production, "says Dr. Klaus Pirklbauer, Commercial Director of SCCH. "It is not only about the algorithms, the programs and the interaction of the people with the software, but the data is gaining in importance in the last few years. They are the basis for the acquisition of decision-relevant information from which concrete recommendations for action can be derived. The production, which can adapt itself, recognizes the mistakes before its occurrence and initiates maintenance work at the right time, is no longer a vision of the future, but already a reality. As the initiatives around the topics of Industry 4.0, Digitization and Data Analysis show, we are in the middle of a big change.

Prof. Dr. A Min Tjoa from SCCH "Software and data are core topics for industry 4.0"

SCCH has been researching and working on the software- and data-oriented aspects of these future-oriented solutions for many years. The research results achieved are a major contributory factor in strengthening the research and business location of Upper Austria ", explains Pirklbauer. Prof. Dr. A Min Tjoa, Scientific Director of the SCCH, emphasized the importance of COMET centers: "COMET centers, such as the SCCH, stand for excellence. They are evaluated by an international jury and thus high-quality research can be guaranteed for the economy.

In addition to software science, SCCH also focuses on the topics of Smart Data Analytics and Deep Learning.

Digitization is also theme for start-ups

The so-called "Ideengreislerei" - a forum within the framework of the event, where different start-ups presented themselves with their solutions - showed that Industrie 4.0 is not just a topic for large production companies. It becomes clear that digitalization is creating new business models. For example, the Myzer company from Linz produces tailor-made and individually designed bicycles in industrial mass production at favorable retail prices. In the production process, biometric software is used, which calculates the frame geometry and automatically creates the production data. Innovative start-ups also shape the future of artificial intelligence. For example, the company offers Xephor Solutions IT solutions based on Artificial General Intelligence. Through this modern technology, learning and thinking machines should be able to take on complex tasks, in which experience, creativity and new ideas are required.

Start-ups presented themselves in the "Ideengreislerei". MY ESEL produces custom bicycles.