4IR Technical Center

TANGERANG – Multimedia Nusantara University (UMN) and Silla University together with The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) held a virtual event on Smart Factory and Cloud Big Data on 7 and 8 December 2021.

As previously reported, UMN and Silla University collaborated and established KOICA-Silla-UMN 4th Industrial Revolution Technical Center (KSU_4IRTC). KSU_4IRTC is a training center to produce experts who can support sustainable development in the field of revolution 4.0 technology.

This collaboration received a grant for the construction of a laboratory from The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a government organization established by the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

To follow the current Industry 4.0 trend, KOICA-Silla-UMN invited several speakers to discuss the purpose of this event, namely “Smart Factory Workshop & Cloud Big Data Forum” and of course about Industry 4.0.

One of the speakers, Dr. Riska A. Sutrisnowati, a senior research engineer at IOChord South Korea, explained that the term Industry 4.0 was first used by the German government in 2011 as a strategy in the manufacturing industry that includes digitalization and automation capabilities.

A flexible production system with connected processes and operations that can optimize its own performance, adapt, and learn from new conditions in real-time that can run production processes independently.

“Since then, new perspectives of this concept have emerged around the world: the United States with “Smart Manufacturing”, Japan with “Innovation 25”, China with “Made in China 2025”, and Korea with “Manufacturing Innovation 2.0”, explained Dr. . Sutrisnowati.

The simplest and most familiar example of implementing smart factories and cloud big data for most of us is “Smart City”.

Dr. Jang Jong Wook, a professor at Dong Eui University in South Korea told how Busan, a city in South Korea adopted the “Busan Eco-Delta Smart City (EDC) 4 Industrial Revolution Technology”.


“Smart cities can increase the Value of City with the synergy of man-natural-technology. Citizens will benefit from quality of life, better health, new jobs, time and convenience, 100% recycling – zero emissions, and a 20% increase in renewable energy,” said Dr. Jang.

He also shared that there is a new digital policy in Korea called D.N.A (Data, Network, AI) + G-Cloud. This digital policy is expected to lead innovative growth and spread convergence by building Data, Network and AI.

“This will activate the data industry which is the main resource in the era of the 4th industrial revolution. Also building highly connected intelligent networks such as 5G mobile communications and securing the competitiveness of intelligent technologies such as AI,” said Dr. Jang.

This event successfully showcased various smart factory and cloud big data implementations. The presentations and discussions at this event are expected to inspire new ideas and collaborations in the future.

*by Levina Chrestella Theodora – Multimedia Nusantara University News Service


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