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.

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’.


Thales Group - HTSP Partners

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.


Thales Group - SDSI

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.


Thales Group - MORe

In the end, successful organizations depend on people who trust each other an put common energy into achieving success.
Thales Group - EU
More information about the fieldlab? Contact Evelien Bras, Business Development Manager at Thales Nederland.