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Siemens announces founding of MindSphere World user organization

Siemens announces founding of MindSphere World user organization

January 24, 2018 - Working hand in hand with 18 partner companies, Siemens AG is founding “MindSphere World”, a worldwide user organization for the cloud-based open IoT operating system MindSphere. Its aim is to expand the global reach of the ecosystem based on MindSphere. The organization is also designed to afford support to its individual members in developing and improving IoT solutions on the MindSphere platform and in tapping new markets in the digital economy. This will include suggestions about the requirements placed on the IoT operating system MindSphere by the industry and recommendations on setting out uniform rules for data utilization. Another role of the organization will be to promote science, research, and teaching in the MindSphere environment.

The members of the organization meet in committees to deal with issues such as  the requirements placed on MindSphere by industry, data governance concepts and the Assocation’s PR work.

The founder members of “MindSphere World” alongside Siemens AG include:

  • ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG
  • Chiron Group SE
  • Eisenmann SE
  • Festo AG & Co. KG
  • Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH
  • Grob-Werke GmbH & Co. KG
  • Heitec AG
  • Index-Werke GmbH & Co. KG.
  • J. Schmalz GmbH
  • Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG
  • Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
  • Kuka Aktiengesellschaft
  • FFG Europe & Americas (MAG IAS GmbH)
  • Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH + Co. KG
  • Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
  • Sick AG
  • Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
  • Michael Weinig AG

The inaugural meeting of MindSphere World took place in the recently opened innovative development and work environment “MindSphere OpenSpace”, a part of the new branch of Factory Berlin. Over an office space of more than 13,000 square meters, Factory Berlin – an initiative supported by the German Government, Siemens and other companies – brings established technology companies together with developers and startups. The key focus of the new startup campus is the Internet of Things. On the threshold of the age of digitalization, the “MindSphere OpenSpace” creates ideal conditions for the MindSphere World members and other users such as startups to drive forward the development of apps and digital services and to tap whole new markets.
 

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