Industrial Digitalisation in industry

Central to the University of Lincoln’s Industrial Digitalisation project is to equip more graduates and workers with the cutting-edge know-how that can drive economic growth and prosperity in Greater Lincolnshire.

To achieve this goal awareness of the latest advances and adoption of Industrial Digitalisation by local, national, and international industries and business are listed on this page.

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DigiMaturity tool is a free to use tool to assess any organisation’s digitalisation maturity and readiness.

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This article published in The STEAM Journal gives an account of the transformational power of digitalisation. The case study looks at how digitalisation can be utilised to innovate and transform traditional setup ups of museums.

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IBM are offering free soft skills training courses.

A recent LinkedIn study found 57% of leaders say soft skills are more important than hard skills. Soft skills include the ability to work effectively, from presentation to collaborations skills. But soft skills are becoming harder to find in today’s labour market candidate pools.

The World Economic Forum states that soft skills are among the top 10 skills in 2020 employers will be looking for from graduates.

To help solve the problem, IBM is hosting free professional skills training modules which have been determined to represent core soft skills needed in the modern workforce. These online courses are part of a new Professional Skills category on IBM’s training website, and they can be accessed online on the IBM Skills Gateway. The courses each take less than two hours and are available today.

The courses are available on IBM Skills Gateway page.


ERIKS Know+How is a free subscription new magazine with lots of really interesting and useful articles and features on the latest developments in the world of industry and technology.

Here is issue 36 with a nice easy to read article on industrial digitalisation:

Industry 4.0 Magazine is another new publication focusing on latest I.D news and developments. The magazine also publishes interviews with those shaping the digital transformation across the whole industry sectors. Full featured articles are provided on topics such as Automation, Robotics, Big Data, AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity and other related content.

A recommended publication to read.

The latest issue has an article on I.D in the pharmaceuticals.


Why ID 4.0 is needed within HE curriculum

Internet of Things, for example, takes students away from the screen and into the real physical world to place sensors, connect those, extract data etc. Robotics is another example. Programming music notations and working with audio devices and their connectivity is another.

This is particularly relevant to our Computer Science curriculum developers and beyond. Getting students to work on Computer Science work away from the screen is one of the many facets of what Digitalisation 4.0 curriculum is about.

How will universities prepare students for Industry 4.0?

Another article looking at how HE can prepare our students for ID 4.0. This news story gives a very interesting insight into what a future graduate skills portfolio ought to look like, including Digitalisation

Siemens CAD Competition

This monthly Siemens competition is ideal for the Lincoln Award student projects. It certainly needs students collaborating from different disciplines.

ID 4.0 in Pharmacies

How one Pharmacist has used a PHARMASELF24 Automatic Dispenser for prescriptions, to add 4,000 items per month