IVI Newsletter No.23 (October 3, 2018)

  The autumn symposium is coming. It is the first time in Osaka. This is an opportunity for those who have never participated in the past and those who have not participated to touch the latest information on “connected manufacturing” and feel “Oh, that ’s what it is”.

«Symposium 2018 -Autumn- attractions»

For more information, see “IVI Newsletter No.23 (October 3, 2018)”


IVI Modeler, Basic version released (First published in Japanese in September, 2018)

  We have released the 2018 version of the IVI Modeler (basic version) for use in the business scenario WG of this year. No license key is required, so any IVI member can use it.

  Unlike the site version, the data is stored on the local computer, so the response has been improved. We’ve included installation and a simple tutorial so please take advantage of it.

For more information, see;


  In addition, downloading is possible from the following site.


Questions and requests are accepted by the open group. Please use this as well.

Members page →  group →  Open Group →  IVI modeler support page


Manufacturing IT Meister Instructor Training (Notice) (First published in Japanese in March, 2018)

  At the IVI Symposium 2018, there is a panel discussion about the human resource image of the manufacturing industry IT Meister, and expectations are rising as a human resource who will be responsible for the future of the new manufacturing industry. Manufacturing IT Meister is a human resource who uses IT and IoT as tools while focusing on manufacturing, gathers on-site trust at one hand, cooperates with other sites, and in some cases other companies A person who uses digital technology with one hand in the field.

  Some large and medium-sized companies may be struggling with such talent. Everyone who is working hard with a small budget, regardless of the information system department, please gather! Even in a small and medium-sized company, you are not an IT expert as a president’s right arm, but you are struggling to digitize in-house using Excel and various free software! Would you like to learn knowledge and technology again at the seminar and expand your human network?

For more information, see “ Manufacturing IT Meister Instructor Training (Notice) ”


IVI Newsletter No.20 (March 5, 2018)

  The spring public symposium is finally approaching.

  I have received steady application, but since there is still free, you wondering will again guide you towards is.
  It is a two- day period where many participating members gather together .

  Please participate in the symposium.

For more information, see “IVI Newsletter No.20 (2018/3/5)”


IVRA-Next has been released (First published in Japanese in March, 2018)

  The connected manufacturing strategy IVRA-Next has been released.

For more information, see the link below;


  IVI has arranged various issues that will be important in the future as the digitization of manufacturing in the manufacturing industry has progressed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and has proposed a reference model (reference architecture).

  With the further spread of IoT in mind, we will unveil the strategies necessary for each manufacturing industry to actually take a new step from concept to practice and the grand design for concrete manufacturing.

  The relationship between competition and cooperation, digitalization and analog was clearly indicated by the keyword of loose standards. We hope that you can refer to the realization of a new “connected manufacturing”.


IVI Newsletter No.19 (February 13, 2018)

    Now it’s time for the public symposium in spring.
 The number of participants increases year by year, and this year, we will offer a full two- day “place”. I would like to see the “power” of the Japanese manufacturing industry and think about the prospects for the coming 10 years.
 Please participate by all means.

For more information, see “IVI Newsletter No.19 (2018/2/13)”


IVI Newsletter No.18 (January 18, 2018)

  IVI will go into the third year in 2018. To date, we have been conducting various discussions and accumulating results with the power of the “place” where many people gather. This year, we will continue our activities to energize the Japanese manufacturing industry with more connections. Please pay attention . I look forward to working with IVI again this year.

For more information, see “IVI Nwesletter No.18 (2018/1/18)”


Participation in Japan-Netherlands Robotics Workshop (hosted by the Dutch Embassy) (First published in Japanese in August, 2017)

  IVI is hosted by the Dutch Embassy for Japan-Netherlands Robotics Workshop (held on August 4th).

  IVI has been invited to Participants from robots from Japan and the Netherlands exchanged opinions on the current status and future possibilities of the robotics ecosystem (cooperation between companies, universities, research institutions, and the country) in both countries. 

  Mr. Koji Yaskawa, a facilitator, introduced the activities of the Business Scenario WG “ Effective Use of Robot Program Assets by CPS ” with the theme of last year’s robots from IVI . Regarding the activities of IVI , we received an evaluation that it was very good that various companies gathered and worked.

 Yaskawa Electric Koji Hamada


Lecture at Hannover Messe (April 24, 2017)

  On the first day of Hannover Messe , President Nishioka gave a lecture at the event “Forum Industrie 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet” organized by Industrial Internet Consortium and Platform Industrie 4.0 . Under the title of “Industrial Value Chain Reference Architecture (IVRA)” , IVI ‘s business scenario working group, IVI platform, and IVRA concepts encompassing them were introduced. A message was sent that IVRA elements could be associated with RAMI 4.0 and Industrial Data Space models and contributed to international discussions. The venue was full, and individual questions were asked for more than 30 minutes after the lecture.

See the presentation document here;



IVI Newsletter Vol.14 (May 19, 2017)

  IVI has signed MOU with IIC , an IoT promotion organization originating in the United States . In order to contribute to global IoT progress, we will promote various initiatives in the future. In addition, each activity of this fiscal year was started concretely. Please pay attention to IVI , which is steadily increasing its presence , and actively participate in it.

For more information, see “IVI Newsletter Vol.14 (May 19, 2017)”