Tag: Databooster

Service Lunch: “Essen, Lernen, Netzwerken”

Organized by the Smart Services Expert Group

How an integrated product configurator in sales changed the whole quality of projects sold to customers

Essemtec integrated a product configurator for quoting and scoping of projects into the CRM and sales process. It improved quality of quotations, but not only. It improved whole production and installation and acceptance of sold machines, while reducing loop backs and configuration defects – leading to increased customer experience

Please register at: https://ch.xing-events.com/product_configurator
Online by Microsoft Teams, Participants get an access link after registration.
You can also find all relevant information in the flyer!

Service Lunch: “Essen, Lernen, Netzwerken”

Organized by the Smart Services Expert Group

Digitaler Zwilling Alpiner Destinationen

Die Firmen Sisag AG, Remec AG und ProSim GmbH haben einen Bergbahnsimulator entwickelt, der es ermöglicht, Ski- und Bergbahngebiete mit ihrer Infrastruktur in kurzer Zeit digital abzubilden, Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten oder Entscheidungen zu testen und diese auszuwerten. Dabei geht es vor allem um Kapazität, Kosten und Verhalten der verschiedenen Gäste im Skigebiet.

Please register at: https://ch.xing-events.com/AlpineDigitalTwin
Online by Microsoft Teams, Participants get an access link after registration.
You can also find all relevant information in the flyer!

Expert Group Meeting – Machine Learning Clinic

Ask the expert

New year, new logo, new concept: the expert group “Machine Learning Clinic” is a unique pool of expert knowledge. Our next meeting aims to answer this need. Either you are an expert yourself and happy to share your knowledge or you are in need of an expert to push your project forward.

With the new open-innovation initiative www.databooster.ch and the support from Innosuisse there are many possibilities to support you during your ML-journey.

Our next event is planned to foster ideas and form teams with knowledge and experience. 

Why should you participate?

  • You are an expert, happy to share knowledge and experience, you could offer service, research partner for a potential new Innosuisse project
  • You have a good idea and need some support, a company and need ML-expertise, open for an Innosuisse project

The Expert Group Machine Learning Clinic will have their next meeting on the 22nd of March. Register with the form below. There are some additional questions on it so please make sure to check both of them, thank you!

APMS Conference

APMS 2021 Conference Special Session/Track on Integrated Manufacturing & Service Operations Management for Product- Service Systems

Over the past 12-months there has been an acceleration of the use of digital within the PSS context as remote forms of support have been developed and deployed in the field allowing new collaborative approaches that support value cocreation. This shows new models of integration of manufacturing operations and service management initiatives, enabled by digital that allow these formats to be delivered. Specifically, the implementation of new formats of digitally-enabled value propositions supports innovative forms of asset management, operations and maintenance during the product-service lifecycle. This leads companies to capture new aspects into their product-service system and allows conversions, modifications and upgrades to extend the asset’s overall useful life with both a sustainable and circular view. Different analytical tools can enable new value propositions as well as improving service experience and operational efficiencies. Moreover, the new digitalized solutions help create the ideal conditions to allow the integration of third-party services; namely, system installers, maintenance-focused supplier or existing business partners (e.g. agents or distributors), who may provide service on the operational assets in place of either the customer or the manufacturer.

With the advent of new forms of integrated value propositions focusing on product-service life-cycle, process support services, asset efficiency services or processes delegation services, may thus mean that the traditional PSS models (e.g., Tukker) might no longer be valid in their existing forms. However, additional studies are needed to find new integration schemes, that support the development of emerging business modes, their value propositions, as well as to identify the best underlying technologies. This special session aims to explore different forms of integration within a product-service system context. The objectives support the aim are to:

  • develop new frameworks to describe integrated value proposition within a PSS context;
  • understand and characterize different digitally-enabled value propositions;
  • identify how new technologies enable new value propositions;
  • describe how to better integrate circular economy aspects into the existing value propositions and business models.
    Qualitative and quantitative papers are requested for this session rather than literature reviews.

Implementing Smart Maintenance in Industry: Innovation Projects Flash Talks

Data-driven methods for predictive maintenance are gaining attention both in applied research and in industry. However, often there is a substantial gap between state-of-the-art methods in research and the actual status of implementation of these methods in industrial systems and infrastructures.
Some of the questions that are often left open are:

  • How can a company identify a business opportunity that can be addressed by data-driven innovations?
  • Which data would be required for the successful implementation of such innovation?
  • What tailor-made tools would be required for the data-acquisition, storage and processing?
  • How would we integrate the innovation in our existing industrial framework and make sure it is efficiently adopted by the operational teams?

In this meeting we focus our attention on one of the primary tools that allow Swiss companies to bridge the gap between research and practice: Innosuisse funding for R&D collaboration projects between applied research institutes and industry companies. We will briefly explain the idea and formal procedure of an Innosuisse funding grant for such projects and then introduce several concrete examples for past successful projects in the field of smart maintenance. Each project presenter will have 10 minutes to summarize the main goal and implemented outcomes. We will conclude with a session of questions and answers to the presenters.

In this way we hope to give our members a clearer perspective of the possibilities that the Swiss Innovation Agency allows in order to transfer knowledge from applied research into industry, with focus on data-driven maintenance applications for industrial assets and infrastructures.

We strongly encourage you to participate in the active discussion, and in addition to forward this invitation to people in your company that might play a relevant role in decision processes regarding innovation.

12:00-12:10 pm Introduction: Innosuisse projects as a business opportunity.
12:10-13:00 pm 5 Flash Talks: Innovation Projects in Smart Maintenance (various speakers from research and industry).
13:00-13:10 pm Databooster industry 4.0: boosting innovation initiatives.
13:10-13:30 pm Q&A session.

Registered participants will receive a link to the meeting prior to the event. Please register through the form at the bottom of this page. For questions you are welcome to contact us directly through lilach.gorenhuber@zhaw.ch or thomas.palme@ge.com.

Best Regards

Thomas Palmé and Lilach Goren Huber

Databooster Kickoff

Register for the Databooster Kickoff event

YOU are invited to the kickoff event of the NTN Innovation Booster – Databooster, powered by Innosuisse on February 10, 2021, 4pm to 5pm,  online.

The NTN Innovation Booster – Databooster is a community with an open innovation culture, in which key players around data-based value creation work together to develop innovation ideas and explore new business areas and approaches.

We are now officially starting and want to present our program to you personally. We invite participants both from within and outside of the data innovation alliance to take part in the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!


  • Opening
    Gundula Heinatz, data innovation alliance
  • Overview of NTN Innovation Booster program powered by Innosuisse
    Jürgen Laubersheimer, Innosuisse
  • Overview of NTN Innovation Booster – Databooster
    Gundula Heinatz, data innovation alliance
  • Networking and informal discussion breakout

ONLINE – 6th Swiss Text Analytics Conference (SwissText)

We invite you to the 6th Swiss Text Analytics Conference (SwissText), which takes place on June 14-16, 2021.

SwissText is an annual conference that brings together text analytics experts from industry and academia. It is organised by the Swiss Association for Natural Language Processing (SwissNLP) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) as well as the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and the data innovation alliance. SwissText 2021 is part of the “Networking Event Series – Natural Language Processing” funded by InnoSuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. It is supported by more than 10 universities and scientific associations.

Find more information on the conference website.

«Predictive Maintenance» Tagesseminar

Das 1×1 der vorausschauenden Wartung

In der Instandhaltung kannte man bis anhin zwei Strategien – proaktiv und reaktiv. Mit der Digitalisierung eröffnet sich eine dritte Strategie – prädiktiv: vorausschauend respektive zustandsorientiert.

Angesichts der ständig steigenden Anforderungen auf dem Werkplatz, die Produktivität zu erhöhen und die Betriebskosten zu senken, ist es sinnvoller denn je, die vorbeugende Instandhaltung und Zustandsüberwachung im eigenen Unternehmen in Betracht zu ziehen. Durch die Vorhersage einer Störung, bevor es überhaupt zu Auswirkungen kommt, können Ausfallzeiten minimiert, die Produktivität der Mitarbeitenden gesteigert und Kosten gespart werden.

In diesem Kurs erfahren Sie anhand von konkreten Projekten, wie man einen Betrieb fit für die digitale Instandhaltung trimmt und welche Mehrwerte damit generiert werden können.

Das Seminar richtet sich an Entscheidungsträger aus den Bereichen Instandhaltung, Technik und Digitalisierung.


  • Sie kennen den Prozess «Predicitive Maintenance» von der Datenaufnahme bis zur Umsetzung.
  • Sie können die Möglichkeiten einordnen, die Algorithmen und Machine Learning bieten.
  • Sie sind schon nach der ersten Einführung im Kurs in der Lage, ein Projektpapier zu erstellen.


  • Erfahrungen aus umgesetzten Kundenprojekten
  • Theorie von Predictive Maintenance, Big Data, Internet of Things, Anomalie- und Mustererkennung, Dashboards
  • Erarbeitung eines Projektpapiers in der Gruppe

Klicken Sie auf den “MORE INFO” Link in der Leiste oben rechts um auf die Webseite des Veranstalters zu kommen.
Mitglieder der data innovation alliance können sich mit dem Spezialpreis für 390.00 registrieren!

Service Lunch: “Essen, Lernen, Netzwerken”

Organized by the Smart Services Expert Group.

The Kistler Innovation Lab as a powerful Digitization Booster

Kistler is the global leader for providing measurement technology for pressure, force, torque and acceleration. The Kistler Innovation Lab builds on the vast amount of data collected with our sensors and uses data science, mathematics and signal processing to create data-based services and solutions. In this talk, we present the digital transformation at Kistler with a focus on the ramp-up of the Innovation Lab and on first successful projects.

Smart Services invites to the next Service Lunch with speaker Nikola Pascher from Kistler Instrumente AG.
Please register at: https://ch.xing-events.com/Kistler_Innovation_Lab
You can also find all relevant information in the flyer!

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