IVI Newsletter Vol.13 (April 20, 2017)

    New IVI activities have begun in the new year.

 Until now, we have steadily worked toward a “connected factory”. Now we are going further. In order to bring together the wisdom of everyone and produce more fruitful results , please participate actively in IVI this year . New members are recruiting from each WG , so please consider them positively. We are waiting for you at various venues offered by IVI.

 For more information, see “IVI Newsletter Vol.13 2017/4/20 


IVI Open Symposium 2017 -Spring- (Application closed. Outline of WG presentations uploaded) (First published in Japanese in February, 2017)

Date and time: March 9 to 10 (Thursday and Friday)
Location: BELLESALLE Shiodome 2 floor

Organizer: Industrial Value Chain Initiative

Sponsored by: Robot Revolution Initiative Council, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Monozukuri Nippon Conference, Nikkei Manufacturing, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Production System Division, one company) Japan Electrical Manufacturers Association, MONOist , German Chamber of Commerce in Japan (to be applied)

Capacity: 1 day 700 people, 2 each day days 300 people

Participation fee: Free (pre-registration and social gathering costs 3,000 yen)

Location: Belle Salle Shiodome 2nd Floor ( 8-21-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo ) Access: 5 minutes on foot from Shiodome Station on the Toei Oedo Line



For more information, see “IVI Open Symposium 2017-Spring- (Applications have been closed. Outline of each WG announced on the day is now open) ”


IVI Nwesletter Vol.11 (January 18, 2017)

New Year Greeting

  I would like to make 2017 a year where “ connected factories ” will leap to the world.

  Last year, 3 public symposium of May IVI for the first time as a 20 performs the results report on the business scenario, 6 was appointed an organizational structure as a general incorporated association in May. In addition, IVI ‘s business scenario method has been expanded to four locations nationwide, including Shizuoka , and initiatives have been started for the IVI platform that supports demonstration experiments . On the basis of these activities, this year of 3 to May 2 as an outcome of the year ” lead factory ” to achieve the 25 make the announcement of the business scenarios. I would like to continue working on this activity with the members and the people who are supporting IVI in order to make this year even more exciting .

  The purpose of the efforts so far was to catch up with Western efforts. However, in order for the Japanese manufacturing industry to develop and grow, it is necessary to broaden and broaden its perspective from Japan to the world with an eye toward the next 10 or 20 years. Rather than follow the European and American leadership, we need to take the role and responsibility to open up the future of the manufacturing industry in line with Germany and the United States. Last year from this idea is also focus on overseas activities, 4 May and the Hannover Messe, 5 of May in Manila ” Asia IoT Business Platform 7th “, 10 of May Barcelona ” IOT Solution World Congress in” IVI to lecture the activities, This was highly appreciated.

  On the other hand, with regard to “standardization”, in December of last year, we established our own “IVRA (Industrial Value Chain Reference Architecture) Ver. 1” smart manufacturing reference architecture and published it ( link ). We would like to participate in the examination of international standards led by Europe and the United States, aiming to become a future-oriented company that plays a part in the development of the manufacturing industry. IVI the members and officials of thought participate in this “IVRA” to put in, from Japan to the world, actively transmitting thoughts and expectations for the manufacturing industry in the future-oriented, 3 this year to celebrate the year, IVI activities Let’s make a leap forward!

 Continue reading “IVI Newsletter Vol.11 January 18, 2017 


IVI regional seminar 2017, Recuirtment of 10 venues (First published in Japanese in January, 2017)

  IVI 2017 seminars will be done with public support.

  Institute Industrial Value Chain Initiative ( IVI in), IoT to promote bottom-up digitization utilizing, in order to realize the smart Manufacturing of small and medium-sized manufacturing industry, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, IVI practice seminar We will openly recruit implementation agencies for 2017 .

  IVI practice seminar, 2016 fiscal nationwide 4 carried out in one area, a total of 71 companies, 83 small and medium-sized enterprises of the key person of the people to participate, a number of achievements was to start and end. In FY 2017 , the target was 10 regions nationwide, and with the support organizations and support organizations in each region, more than 200 small and medium-sized manufacturing companies were digitized and networked through practical seminars and further follow-ups. To help

  As the Fourth Industrial Revolution progresses, the support organization and organizations that support the small and medium-sized manufacturing industry rooted in the community on a daily basis will implement an industrial value chain in implementing measures that are expected to have concrete and steady effects.・ The initiative will assist the implementation of the seminar as a co-organizer based on the management know-how of local seminars.

For more information, see → Information for open call for participants

For application form, go to → Application form

■ Application period:

[Primary] January 10 to January 31, 2017
[Secondary] February 20 to March 10

■ Result notification:

[Primary] Friday, February 10 [Secondary] Friday, March 17 

■ Briefing session:

January 19 (Thu) 13: 00-15: 00 
Hosei University Niimi Campus, 9th floor creative space studio
“Thank you for your participation. The handout is here .”



IVI Newsletter Vol.10 (2016/12/27)

Result of IVI Symposium 2016 -Autumn- (October 13, 2016)

 23 business scenario of the WG as including, as a result of about half a year activity, “as a place of trials and activities of the reporting IVI Public Symposium 2016-Autumn- ” the 10 May 13 days ( Thursday ) to TKP in Ichigaya Conference Center It was held. A total of 830 people attended, including a social gathering. 

Continue reading “IVI newsletter Vol.10 (December 27, 2016 ) ”


Lecture at JIMTOF 2016 (November 22, 2016)

  JIMTOF 2016  “from Japan as a special lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Japan International Machine Tool Fair ” lead plant “IVI (Industrial Value Chain Initiative) will give a talk of efforts”.

  Introducing IVI ‘s activities and activities of the Business Scenario WG that was announced at the public symposium on October 13th .

  This time, we will introduce the activities of 1 WG from the themes of equipment management, predictive maintenance, maintenance service, collaboration between companies, and SMEs in the business scenario .

 Equipment management: Factory manufacturing reform (Toyota, etc.) where people and equipment grow together

 Predictive maintenance: Predictive maintenance of press machines and panel transport devices (OMRON, etc.)

 Maintenance services: Increasing service added value after sales of in-house products (NEC etc.)

 Inter-company collaboration: Process progress and delivery time management between multiple factories (Fujitsu, etc.)

 Small and medium-sized enterprises: Horizontal collaboration of SMEs and visualization of progress (AIS, etc.)

  Introducing what you really want to do with IoT on the factory floor in the manufacturing industry, with videos.

  Please come by all means.

■ date and time November 22, 2016 (Tuesday) 13:30 to 15:00

■ Location Tokyo Big Sight Conference Tower 7th Floor International Conference Hall

■ Details JIMTOF

Outline of JIMTOF2016

JIMTOF2016  lectures and seminars


IVI Newsletter Vol.9 (October 12, 2016)

IVI Symposium 2016 -Autumn- (October 13, 2016), Live broadcasted

 October 13 (Thursday) 9:30 ~12:30 the pattern of the morning part of, YouTube and live streaming in.

* This will be distributed only in the morning. * The URL is limited to IVI members and IVI newsletter subscribers. * This is a test. Please send us your comments and comments.
 E-mail: office [at] iv-i.org ( Please replace [at] with @ mark.) 

→For the program, see  https://iv-i.org/events/161013.html   

IVI Platform Survey Report, Sales Decided

 October 13  (Thursday) of IVI Symposium 2016-Autumn- in, such as IVI President Nishioka  make the emergency sale of the investigation report that the task team members have created!

  “The 4 in the industrial revolution ” platform ” survey report on”
 the possibility of ~ Japanese version of the platform –

  Fee: Normal price of 10,000 yen → one day only 6,000 yen (consumption tax included)
  sales volume: 300 parts (first-come, first-served basis, ※ In the case of sold out will be at a later date mailing)

  Survey period: 2016 year 7 May 19 days to 7 May 29 day
  survey: IVI member about 350 people, the major domestic platformer about 10 companies
  total page number 81 page
     <Table of Contents> questionnaire discussion of the results
          investigation of each of the first part of companies or entities
          investigation of each second part of the platform

* Survey reports will be sold at the symposium reception after the morning of the symposium ( 12 : 30- ).
* IVI members will be distributed free of charge as separately announced on the day of the symposium.

 Contact: e-mail office [at] iv-i.org ( Please replace [at] with @ mark.) 

Visit to Platform Industry 4.0 (Berlin, Germany)

 September 13, 2016 (Tuesday) platform Industry in Berlin, Germany 4.0 office  IVI President Yasuyuki Nishioka and Axel Saleck Mr. (IVI evangelist) to visit, the Secretary-General Henning Banthien Mr., and the German Federal Energy Interview with Jan Siedentopp , Secretary of Industry 4.0

 The activities of SMEs in IVI ‘s working group activities and the approach of the IVI platform were highly appreciated, and expectations were raised for the development of exchanges at the member level and collaboration in standardization activities.

 As for the Japanese system in the cooperative relationship between Japan and Germany, the Robot Revolution Initiative Council is leading the way in responding to government measures and a large framework for cooperation, while IVI is building up needs on a private basis from the bottom up. He explained that the two are very cooperative and complementary.


From left : Mr. Saleck , IVI President Nishioka, Executive Director Banthien , Mr. Siedentopp

Meeting with a mission from Baden-Württemberg, Germany 

 September 6, 2016 (Tuesday) delegation of Baden-Württemberg, which had visited Japan from Germany, IVI  President Yasuyuki Nishioka  talks between President was held.

 Participants include Baden-Württemberg International Economic Partnership ( BAden -Württemberg International) , SAP , TRUMPF Group FA Service , VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) , German Chamber of Commerce in Germany ( German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan ) and representatives from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Esslingen University.

 Because in the Baden-Württemberg is the main industry is manufacturing industry, Industry 4.0 By realization of is that hold the economy of the key, IVI activities of, is particularly interested in the achievements in small and medium-sized enterprises were received.

 In the future, we plan to regularly exchange with other organizations in the state through joint events and mutual visits.

Editor’s note

  In the 9th issue of the IVI Newsletter , additional information on the IVI Symposium 2016-Autumn- was presented.  The next issue will be delivered as a special issue reporting on this symposium. We will continue to deliver useful information to everyone, so please look forward to your patronage.

Issued by: Industrial Value Chain Initiative Publicity Committee


FAQ about application to IVI Platform created (First published in Japanese in September, 2016)

  We have created a collection of frequently asked questions for platform companies that are preparing to apply for the IVI Platform. In addition, when you apply, you have to select up to three platform categories as reference information. Please refer to the contents of each category for explanation.


Frequently asked questions

Platform category overview


IVI Newsletter Vol.8 (September 20, 2016)

IVI Symposium 2016 –Autumn- (October 13, 2019)

  As an interim report on activities in FY2016, IVI will report on the current fiscal year’s efforts as a public symposium. This time, we have a wide range of high-density contents such as explanations about the new IVI platform, more than 20 new business scenario WG interim reports, and the latest German situation report.

  Date: October 13 ( Thursday ) 9:30 ~17:00 ( 9:00 start accepting)

  Venue : TKP Ichigaya Conference Center ( 5- minute walk from JR Ichigaya Station ) 

   → http://www.kashikaigishitsu.net/facilitys/cc-ichigaya/access/

  Participation fee: Free (The social gathering is a membership fee system )

* As seats are limited, please apply as soon as possible.
First-come-first-served basis. [ Capacity morning 450 people, afternoon 250 people × 2 venue ] It should be noted that the program might be changed by circumstances.

→ For Program / Application, see

Recruitment for IVI Platform 2016, started

  IVI released the basic concept of the Japanese version of “Connected Factory” platform and started to open the platform.  “ IVI Platform”, a new initiative from this fiscal year , recruits platforms in eight categories as the foundation for realizing “connected factories”, and over 25 business scenarios as the execution environment of “loose standards” We are going to prove it. Please refer to the official website for information on the “ IVI Platform” open call for participants.

→ IVI Platform 2016 public offering started here 

IOTSWC in Barcelona 

  Of overseas IVI order to enhance our presence, Spain in Barcelona 10 May 25 ~27 World’s Largest Industrial, which will be held in the days IoT of events, ” IoT Solutions World Congress to participate in” as a partner organization. Along with the US Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the German Industry 4.0 platform, IVI is an event partner.

  IVI is from Axel Henning Saleck Mr., 26 days 17:45 ~18:30 in “The IVI Approach To IoT and Current Manufacturing” is scheduled to lecture entitled.

  → IOTSWC website http://www.iotsworldcongress.com/ 

  → About IOTSWC partnership http://www.iotsworldcongress.com/new-iotswc16-partner-associations/ 

  Please visit us if you like.

Editor’s note

  In the 8th issue of the IVI Newsletter, we introduced the information about the autumn symposium as a topic. IVI has begun work on the IVI platform, which is expected to attract attention in the future . IVI ‘s future activities will expand more specifically and overseas. In the next issue, we will report on overseas news. We will continue to report on new initiatives in the IVI Newsletter. Please stay tuned.

Issue: Industrial Value Chain Initiative
Publicity Committee