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2nd European Forum on New Technologies - DIGITALISATION IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

1 March 2019, 8:30 - 16:00 h, Frankfurt, Germany

 

Purpose of the Meeting

Digitalisation has the potential to change the way we work in Chemical Engineering.  In particular it is likely to change the way the process industries work with the potential of big data and its analysis making the operations and the supply chain much more responsive.  It could also significantly change the innovation process in developing new products and processes.  What are the potential effects on sustainability, quality, safety, predictive capability and of course profitability?
What are the challenges and opportunities, and how can the EFCE and its Working Parties and Sections work together to address them?  How can we engage the European Chemical Engineering community, both academic and industrial?
The meeting will bring together some visionary speakers to set out the potential and the challenges. There will be the opportunity to discuss how to tackle these challenges, through discussion and through collaboration and application to funded programmes.

Topics

  • Vision for Digitisation in the Process Industry
  • The potential of Digitisation
  • The role of Digitalisation across the life cycle: in R&D, Design, and Operations
  • Round table discussions and potential outcomes include proposals, challenges, workshop ideas


FLYER / programme

SUMMARY REPORT

by the EFCE Scientific Vice President, David Bogle
  

Presentations

1. VISION FOR DIGITALISATION IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRY

Artificial Intelligence in Materials Research
Hergen Schultze - BASF

Digitalisation of Industry - the European Perspective
Martin Winter - CEFIC

A view from food industry
Sebastian Carsch ‐ Fraunhofer IVV


2. THE POTENTIAL OF DIGITALISATION

Why Data Science will Change Everything
Michel Dumontier - Maastricht University

Getting value from data - some examples and thoughts for future
Frode Brakstad - SINTEF

MindTwin: a digital twin for smart engineering and performing operations
Maurizio Rovaglio - Siemens

Energy and Sustainability
François Maréchal - EPFL and EFCE Energy Section Chair

3. THE ROLE OF DIGITALISATION ACROSS THE LIFE CYCLE: IN R&D,
DESIGN, AND OPERATIONS

R&D Digitalisation enables to increase speed to market
Georgios Tetradis-Meris - Unilever (unitl Feb. 2020)

Deep Knowledge in Process Industry Digitalisation
Costas Pantelides - PSE Ltd

Integrated digital twins and control strategies to ensure product life cycling
(for event participants only)
Christoph Herwig - TU Wien and EFCE Quality by Design Working Party Chair

Supply chains of the Future
Nilay Shah - Imperial College London