The Garden: Security for Smart Industry

Smart Industry (the Dutch term of Industry 4.0) aims to digitize the production chain. This allows industries to have flexible production capacity of the product (specifications, quality, design), volume (quantity), timing (delivery), resource and cost efficiency.

Fieldlabs aim to accelerate through collaboration. A fieldlab provides practice environments where companies and research institutions develop, test and implement Smart Industry solutions, as well as an environment in which people learn to apply these solutions. They also strengthen links with research, education and policy on a particular Smart Industry theme.

The theme of ‘The Garden’ is Security in Smart Industry, where secure online collaboration in the value chain is an important subject. People, entrepreneurship and knowledge are key in this fieldlab. A commonly developed roadmap forms the basis for new projects. Progress is being made in project consortia. The Garden is a part of the regional and national agenda  for Smart Industry and was officially opened on April 6, 2016. Download Brochure The Garden.

Opening The Garden Security for Smart Industry
Opening The Garden: Security for Smart Industry

opened on April 6, 2016. Download Brochure The Garden.

Our projects

Meanwhile, the following projects have been started in the fieldlab:

E-PLM: Collaboration in the value chain
Extended – Product Lifecycle Management is about digital collaboration in the value chain to manage and improve the development, production, maintenance and management of goods and services from idea to final recycling. With the results of this project, all players in the value chain will achieve significant cost savings and discover new uses for their own products. In addition, it reinforces their position in the (international) market, by being an attractive partner for large contracting parties.
Motto here is ‘learning by innovating together’.

Results of the E-PLM project (NL). Please contact Martin Arens for more information.


E-PLM 2.0: innovate existing E-networks

By changing one or more existing value chains from companies that already operate together, Smart Industry improvements can be implemented quicker and more pragmatically and will have a faster impact. This project also focuses on knowledge sharing between partners and different E-networks. In this project, experiments have to do with the following themes:

  • Products & Services
  • Customer & Suppliers network
  • Processes & Tools
  • Disruptive technologies
  • Human Capital & Knowledge Sharing



Partners EPLM 2.0 -

SDSI: Data owner stays in control
Secure Data Sharing Innovation: solutions are developed to securely share data in this project. The data owner has full control and can ensure that data can not be used unauthorized.



MORe: strengthening cybersecurity in SMEs
MORe: SME Revenue Realization. Building networks, spreading knowledge and creating an ecosystem for open innovation is central in this project. It is the organizational capacity of the fieldlab.



In the end, successful organizations depend on people who trust each other an put common energy into achieving success.


OP Oost EU Smart Industrie

More information about the fieldlab? Contact Evelien Bras, Business Development Manager at Thales Nederland.