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    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) ”

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    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 

  • Announcements

    IVI Symposium 2017 -Spring- (March 9 to10, 2017)

      The Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI) realizes a “Connected factories” that uses “loose standards”, a key concept of IVI , to take a global initiative in the coming era of digitalization. We are promoting activities as much as possible. This year, IVI Symposium 2017-Spring- is scheduled to be held as a place to report activity results .

    ■ date and time March 9, 2017 (Thursday) afternoon, 10 (Friday) morning, afternoon

    ■ location BELLESALLE Shiodome (Chuo-ku, Tokyo Ginza 8 -chome, 21-1)

      This year, working groups are working across companies in line with 25 business scenarios originating at the site. At IVI Symposium 2017-Spring- , we will report the results of our activities so far, including the results of demonstration experiments.

      In addition, the purpose of IVI is to share information with more people about the future that IVI is aiming for and expand the harmony of activities.

      On January 12 , an interim report meeting was held for IVI members. Compared to last year’s activities, the power has been upgraded and upgraded, and the results have become more concrete. I look forward to reporting to you.


    January 12  IVI Interim Report Meeting for members

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    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 .”


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    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 ) ”

  • Announcements

    Smart Manufacturing Reference Architecture (IVRA), released (First published in Japanese in December, 2016)

      IVI has independently developed the Smart Manufacturing Reference Architecture IVRA (Industrial Value Chain Reference Architecture) Ver. 1 . This is equivalent to reference architectures such as IIRA and RAMI 4.0 developed in Europe and the United States, and was devised based on Japanese manufacturing concepts.

      The entire manufacturing industry is viewed from the perspective of the supply chain, engineering chain, vertical hierarchy structure from the enterprise level to the equipment level, and there is an autonomous organization of smart manufacturing that has people inside as its constituent elements. It is a feature. We are also proposing an approach to building a smart manufacturing ecosystem.

    General Function Block (GFB) for Smart Manufacturing

    Download IVRA full text

    Download full IVRA (Japanese)

  • Announcements

    IVI “Platform” Survey Report sales started (First published in Japanese in November, 2016)

      IVI investigated the usage of the term and meaning “platform” , actually ” platform ” examined with a term products and services, or the current state of efforts, organize the structure of the platform, function, cost, etc. Did. Survey results

      Questionnaire Survey Report on “ Platform ” in the Fourth Industrial Revolution -Possibility of Japanese Platform-

      As a summary, sales began.

      IVI is towards the member 1 -neck 1 is already distributing the books.

      If you wish to purchase the report , please fill in the necessary information on the purchase application form and send it.

  • Announcements

    Industry 4.0 Symposium (10 May 26 , 2016) IVI President Nishioka lectured

      Indudtry 4.0 Symposium was held on October 26, 2016.

      “Industry 4.0 Symposium: Promotion of Smart Manufacturing – TU9 German Institute of Technology” ( co-sponsored by German Science and Innovation Forum Tokyo ( DWIH Tokyo) and German Institute of Technology ( TU9 ))

      And then, President Nishioka gave a lecture titled “ IVI Platform that Supports the Value Chain of Connected Factories” .

      An article about the lecture was posted on the website .

      Please take a look at the article.

    Articles from German Science and Innovation Forum Tokyo ( DWIH Tokyo)

    Nikkei Technology online article (what is a “connected factory” after all)

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    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

  • e-news

    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] ( Please replace [at] with @ mark.) 

    →For the program, see   

    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] ( 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

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