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INCIT and Swiss Smart Factory deepen partnership with SIRI’s expansion into Switzerland

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Monday, 24 June 2024, Singapore – The International Centre for Industrial Transformation (INCIT) is excited to announce the expansion of the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) into the Swiss market. This initiative is part of a strategic partnership with the Swiss Smart Factory (SSF), aimed at enhancing the readiness and competitiveness of Swiss industries in the digital age.

The partnership was officially sealed by Dominic Gorecky, CEO of Swiss Smart Factory, and Raimund Klein, Founder and CEO of INCIT. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mrs. Virve Resta from the Office of Economic Affairs, Canton of Bern, and Rafik Feki from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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Photo caption: From left to right: Mrs. Virve Resta (Office of Economic Affairs, Canton of Bern), Dominic Gorecky (CEO, Swiss Smart Factory), Raimund Klein (Founder and CEO, INCIT), and Rafik Feki (UNIDO).

 

Driving innovative transformation in Switzerland

The partnership between INCIT and SSF is focused on collaborative objectives and joint activities aimed at bolstering industrial innovation and digital transformation in Switzerland. INCIT and SSF will closely collaborate to provide comprehensive training through the Certified SIRI Assessor (CSA) Programme. This initiative aims to equip industry professionals with the necessary skills and expertise to conduct Official SIRI Assessments (OSAs) as certified assessors and maintain high standards of assessment within Switzerland’s manufacturing industry.

Selected SSF members will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, and capabilities as qualified CSAs, enabling them to conduct assessments efficiently and professionally. Additionally, INCIT and SSF will integrate SIRI concepts into SSF’s existing programmes, enriching the learning experience and practical application of Industry 4.0 and digital readiness concepts. The partnership will also engage in advisory and consultancy projects, leveraging SIRI as a framework and ManuVate as a platform to provide valuable insights and strategic direction to Swiss manufacturers.

As INCIT expands into Switzerland with SSF, we are committed to advancing Industry 4.0 readiness and digital transformation across Swiss industries. This partnership marks our 11th training and certification partnership worldwide, once again underscoring our dedication to bringing the global manufacturing community to new heights.

 

About INCIT

The International Centre for Industrial Transformation (INCIT) is an independent, non-government-affiliated institute founded with the vision to spearhead global manufacturing transformation worldwide. Headquartered in Singapore, INCIT collaborates with manufacturers during their Industry 4.0 journeys, driving innovation as a trusted partner with their globally referenced frameworks, tools, concepts, and programmes to enable the rise of smart and sustainable manufacturing.

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About SSF

The Swiss Smart Factory (SSF) of Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne is the first model factory for industry 4.0 in Switzerland. The focus lies on innovations which contribute to the maintenance and extension of the competitiveness of Swiss industries.

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