Boosting Innovation in Factory of the Future Value Chain in the Alps


  • BIFOCAlps@PechaKucha Night Dornbirn Vol. 14

    The BIFOCAlps project will be introduced at this year's edition of the PechaKucha night in Dornbirn (Austria) FHV will present project results about: "Factory of the future: Do innovations create intelligence or intelligence innovations? *** read more ***

  • Local BIFOCAlps-workshop in Stuttgart

    This regional thematic workshop focuses on VR/AR technology. In the first section we will have an introduction into BIFOCAlps project and the impact indicator system. To have an overview we will have a look at the current state of the art of this technology. Subsequently we will focus on about 3 case studies which show how VR/AR technology can be used in different aspects of the manufacturing value chain. Therefore we will use the world café method. Each table focuses on one of the topics. The guests have the possibility to discuss the concrete case considering the BIFOCAlps impact indicator system for FoF technology implementation and try out the different VR/AR systems. During the last part the guests provide feedback about the indicator system and have the possibility to discuss the topic.

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  • Business Summit 2018: RETHINK. CHALLENGE. INNOVATE.

    Announcment & invitation: BIFOCAlps will be present at the Business Summit 2018 held at the Vorarlberg Universtiy of Applied Science in Dornbirn and will perfom poster presentations.

    The purpose of the Business Summit is to inspire thinking, show new perspectives, provide exciting impulses and, of course, entertain you. The Business Summit also offers you numerous opportunities for interesting conversations with personalities from business, science and academia or with talented students, for example at the informal business summit get-together with Food & Drinks after the event. To ensure that the Business Summit can be easily integrated into your working week, we will start on Thursday, 8 March 2018 at 14:00 hrs. We look forward to welcoming you and 200 other pioneering thinkers to the Business Summit, the leading event of the business management division at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences.

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  • Local BIFOCAlps-workshop in Vienna, Impact indicator system

    We are glad to announce and invite you to our local BIFOCAlps workshop, held at the Pilotfabrik ( of the Technical University Vienna. (22nd February 2018, 13:00-18:00h).

    The goal of this workshop is to share the project-results, focusing on the first activities of the WP3. It aims to develop an impact indicator system to track effective and efficient improvements after transfer and adoption of enabling FoF practices in manufacturing enterprises, especially SMEs. Thematic topics will be:

    • Indicators & performance measures for FoF-adoption
    • Innovation process & management
    • Public fundings & knowledge transfer
    • and other relevant topics (not defined yet)

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  • Vorarlberger Techniktag 2018

    BIFOCAlps took the opportunity and participated at the Vorarlberger Techniktag 2018 at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences in Dornbirn. The FHV's project team distributed BIFOCAlps leaflet and factsheet to the participants and involved them into a BIFOCAlps poster presentation.

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