INCIT partners Novation City in Tunisia to establish the first SIRI Training and Certification Centre in North Africa

INCIT and Novation City join hands to drive Industry 4.0 adoption in North Africa.

Monday, 29 April 2024, Singapore – International Centre for Industrial Transformation (INCIT) has established a strategic partnership with Novation City to establish a Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) Training and Certification centre in Tunisia, North Africa. This partnership signifies a significant advancement towards bolstering industrial capabilities and promoting technological innovation in the North African region.

INCIT and Novation City at Hannover Messe 2024

INCIT’s partnership with Novation City marks its official expansion into North Africa, emphasising its dedication to transforming manufacturing and empowering manufacturers worldwide. Through the establishment of the SIRI Training and Certification Centre in Tunisia, INCIT aims to catalyse digital transformation and spur economic development in the region.

The SIRI Training and Certification Centre will serve to equip Tunisian industry professionals with crucial skills and expertise necessary to thrive in the era of Industry 4.0. Participants will gain access to comprehensive SIRI Programmes, comprising 40 hours of curriculum training covering Industry 4.0 principles, smart manufacturing practices, SIRI frameworks and tools, business consulting, and more. This initiative aims to empower professionals to become Certified SIRI Assessors, foster innovation, attract investments, and position Tunisia as a hub for technological excellence and industrial competitiveness.

Certified SIRI Assessors are professionally recognised individuals authorised to conduct Official SIRI Assessments for manufacturing companies. The Official SIRI Assessment – world’s first independent digital maturity assessment – is designed to assist manufacturers in gaining a deeper understanding of new concepts, identifying and prioritising key areas for improvement, and developing transformation roadmaps and strategies to generate true business value for the company.

INCIT’s partnership with Novation City represents a crucial investment in human capital development and technology transfer. Providing Tunisian professionals with advanced and forward-thinking skills, this initiative aims to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies and foster sustainable growth in the North African region.

The collaboration between INCIT and Novation City highlights their shared dedication to enhancing industrial capabilities and driving innovation in North Africa. Through collaborative endeavours and knowledge-sharing initiatives, INCIT and Novation City aim to unlock new avenues for economic growth and industrial excellence in the region.



The International Centre for Industrial Transformation (INCIT) is an independent, non-government institute founded with the goal to spearhead global manufacturing transformation and headquartered in Singapore. INCIT champions the Industry 4.0 journeys of manufacturers, developing and deploying globally referenced frameworks, tools, concepts and programmes for all manufacturing stakeholders to advocate for the global rise of smart and sustainable manufacturing.

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About Novation City

Novation City was founded in 2009 with the objective to develop an innovation ecosystem in the mechatronics sector and to strengthen high value-added activities, digital city, intelligent transport, intelligent factory. Supported by leading banking and financial institutions and leading industrial groups, Novation City  brings together the key players in innovation in Tunisia, creating a connected, dense and very responsive ecosystem made up of innovative, industrial companies, research centers, universities and engineering schools.

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