Industry 3.0 - automation of industrial systems and intelligent control of mechanical products

Does your company need to develop a product or service, but lack the resources to develop a working prototype based on relevant technologies? Industry 3.0 focuses on turning ideas into physical prototypes. That means that the students in close collaboration with the client and the end users/customers will be developing working prototypes that can help further the development of ideas and products.

The students will be equipped to develop industrial controls based on PLC control systems. In doing so, manual working processes can be made more effective through automation, which reduces the labour costs and enhances the quality. Likewise, the students will be able to develop controls for electronic devices based on the Arduino platform. Identification and application of relevant sensors and actuators are included in both control tasks.

The aim of the prototypes is to make probable their potential for solving the specified problem, whether it concerns external sale of the product or improving internal processes. In addition, the project will communicate the feasibility of the solution as well as the financial and business-related consequences of completing the project.

What can the company expect from this project?

  • Innovative product development: The student works with concrete problems or issues defined by the company with the purpose of developing workable solutions.
  • Result: An innovative and technologically feasible prototype as well as a report.
  • New colleagues: The company has the opportunity to find students for new projects as well as future employees.

What is required by the company?

  • A concrete problem or issue that the company would like to have tested and developed.
  • Conduct of meetings with the student during the course of the project.
  • Availability in terms of answering questions from the student by email or phone.
  • Payment of expenses for the purchase of relevant technologies.


  • April-June: Application for the project
  • August-September: Assignment of project group
  • September-December: Project work
  • January: Submission, presentation and demonstration of the project