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Industry 4.0/5.0 Institute

The Vision for Industry 4.0/5.0 Institute is to develop a cross disciplinary collaboration environment that enables researchers, practitioners and students to make a profound impact on industry and society by applying “systems thinking” approaches to : 

  • Solve complex technological challenges ​
  • Fulfill “skill” needs of the industrial members​
  • Train future technology leaders in cross-disciplinary thinking​
  • Provide stimulating research for the faculty and students​
  • Address societal needs in the context of Industry 4.0/5.0 adoption​
  • Carry out commercialization​

Come join us for a conversation on how to make this collaboration most impactful! UC’s Industry 4.0/5.0 Institute Planning Workshop is scheduled on March 18, 2022. Preregister and learn more about the planning workshop this March.


Why this Institute?

  • Development and adoption of Industry 4.0/5.0 technologies require complex interaction among human, socio-economical, and technical aspects.​
  • Collaboration with academia is THE way to transition into the future, including closing the skill gap for the current and future workforce.

The Value of Our Institute

  • Based on tested National Science Foundation model for industry/university collaboration​
  • Shared resources, research results, and risks​
  • Industry members provide inputs and oversight​
  • Workforce development​
  • Low overhead academic research​
  • Shared IP and opportunities for follow-on / spinoff projects​
  • Access to faculty expertise across the campus​