Industry 4.0 – Forth Industrial Revolution


Industry 4.0 targets putting together University researchers and experts from companies in a brainstorming environment towards analysing the new technological elements, understanding the trends and foreseeing the Fourth Industrial Revolution brought up by connectivity, social-ability and several more nowadays keywords.

Who should attend this event:

From a different perspective, organizations such as Universities can be updated on the latest knowledge and information; research centers may find right partners for collaboration, and companies will be aware of the gap between their current standing and state of the art technology! This could help for understanding Future Business environment under the light of emerging technology.

Industry 4.0 Award

Iran industry 4.0 Award

Welcome to the International Investment Pitch Competition!

European Project Leaders Network Society (EPL) is pleased to announce for the first time, Iran industry 4.0 Innovation Prize Grant for the best idea from entrepreneurs, knowledge based companies and startups based in  IRAN.

For this special edition, EPL with the support of Madeira Investment group and the government of Madeira island, are giving you the chance to pitch your idea and win a kit to help you expand your business on the global scale.

Your job is to convince a panel of judges who are coming from Europe that your team/ company is the most prepared to succeed not only in Iran but in the Europe market.

The proposal must have measurable outcomes and demonstrate benefit or success in a category similar to, but not limited to:

  • Oil&Gas
  • Agro Industry
  • Auto Industry
  • Energy (production, storage, distribution, renewables, energy efficiency, water management – supply and treatment – off-grid solutions)
  • Textile and Fashion Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Healthcare
  • Financial Services and Insurance
  • Internet of Things
  • ICT

Top 6 selected teams will be have a chance to demonstrate their project in 2nd Industry 4.0 event which is held on 27 and 28 of Feb. Top 3 teams will be awarded.

Please apply through this link by the end of 18/Feb/2017 20h30pm GMT (Iran Mid Night Time)

You need to fill a form and sent it as well as your pitch deck presentation.

Iran Industry 4.0 Award

Preliminary schedule of the event

The Second International Conference on fourth Industrial Revolution

Tehran / 27 & 28 February

Monday 27th February Tuesday 28th February
Time Subject Speakers Time Subject Speakers
8  to 8:30 Registration & light Breakfast 8 to 8:30 Registration & light Breakfast
8:30 to 8:45 Welcome & Opening talks Dr. Razavi 8:30 to 9:00 Summary result of the first day
8:45 to 9:15 Guest Speaker TBC
9:15 to 9:30 EPL Mission in Iran Dr. Pedro Sousa 9:00 to 9:30 “Approach for a scalable Cloud-Based platform for the Internet of Things – Case Study on mobile tracking of Assets” Mr.Sebastian Scholze
9:30 to 10:00 Thirty Years of European Framework Program Activity in Discrete and Process Manufacturing and Opportunities under Horizon 2020 Dr. Erastos Filos 9:30 to 10:00 The final User’s perspective within Industry 4.0 paradigm Mr. Claudio Cenendes
10:00 to 10:30 Industry 4.0: Four Theses, Four recommendation Dr. Hans Wernher van de Venn 10:00 to 10:30 How 3d printer will change the Supply chain management in fourth Industrial Revolution Mr. Diogo Quental
10:30 to 11:00 Break 10:30 to 11:00 Break
11:00 to 11:30 Industry 4.0 : Opportunities and Vision for Developing Countries Mr. Omid Givehchi 11:00 to 11:30 Industry 4.0 in process industry : Application of sensor fusion for data reduction  Dr. Roberto Da Forno
11:30 to 12:00 Knowledge Discovery in Industry 4.0 Dr. Oliviu Matei 11:30to 12:00 Cybernetic Production: from successful shop-floor application to a departmental re-organisation Dr. Mauro Onroi
12:00 to 12:30 Industry 4.0: experiences from industry-university implementation R&D projects Dr. Virgilio  Machado 12:00 to 12:30 Advanced manufacturing of clean, safe, high efficiency and high performance electric vehicles for urban mobility purposes Dr. Pietro Perlo
12:30 to 14:00 Pray & Lunch 12:30 to 14:00 Pray & Lunch
14:00 to 15:30 Round Table

Challenge of Industry 4.0 in Iran


Dr. Javad Jassbi

14:00 to 15:30 EU Research and Innovation Programme – Horizon 2020. Opportunities for the Iranian academia and industry

Session I

 Horizon 2020 general presentation

Key Enabling Technologies general presentation

Overview of Contractual Public Private Partnerships (FoF and SPIRE)

Roadmap, Topics, Projects, Participation Statistics

15:30 -16:00 Break 15:30 -16:00 Break
16:00 to 17:00 Industry 4.0 Award Session

Discussion with final nominated teams for  I4.0 Award (Presenting the proposal by best three selected teams)

16:00 to 17:00 EU Research and Innovation Programme – Horizon 2020. Opportunities for the Iranian academia and industry

Session II

Horizon 2020 Leadership in Enabling Industrial Technologies Pillar Activities

Work Programme 2017 Calls.

Potential Iranians participation in H2020

17:00-17:30 Closing talk TBC 17:00 to 17:30 I4.0 Award session &  Closing Ceremony TBC



Sebastian Scholze

Sebastian Scholze

Studied Computer Science at the University of Bremen. Since
2000, he is working as scientific staff member at ATB. He is Involved in diverse CEC funded RTD projects since the 5th FP. Furthermore, he has long term project experience in several fields (e.g. Automotive, Manufacturing, Logistics and Healthcare). He has excellent IT skills in programming languages (java, c/c++, perl, python), database systems (oracle, informix, mysql), development methodologies (RAD, XP, RUP, OOP). Active in researching on context aware approaches and systems, object-based software models and methodologies for optimising the software development process for distributed, SOA, agent-based and interoperable and context aware systems and web-based applications. He is working as project (e.g. Self-Learning, U-Qasar, AsKoWi, EngineeringWiki) and local project manager (e.g. K-Net, EPES) in several EU and direct research projects. Currently, he is involved in the following EU-projects: UQASAR, EPES, ProSEco. He was acting as coordinator of the FP7 Self-Learning project as well as the H2020 U-Qasar project. He has more than 40 publications on technical and research topics

Roberto Da Forno

Roberto Da Forno

Roberto Da Forno, MSc in Mechanical Engineering, 1988, PhD in Mechanical Measurements for Engineering, 1991. Member of experts of the European Commission for

Pietro Perlo

Pietro Perlo

Pietro took his Laurea degree in General Physics at the University of Torino in 1980 where he continued his activities for over 15 years as contract professor. As director at Centro Ricerche Fiat he has coordinated large programmes on high power lasers robotics, photonics and microcombustion. In the last decade he has originated quite a number of EU projects on advanced systems development and integration for efficient electrical mobility. He his author of over 150 technical and scientific publications and holder of several patents that have led to large scale productions in automotive-general-emergency lighting and infrared intrusion sensors. In 2011 he founded his company “Interactive Fully Electrical Vehicles” I-FEVS. He is President of P-GEVS and the President of Torino e-district.



Claudio Cenedese is an electronic engineer in charge of Scouting, Academic Contacts and EU Research Project Manager at the Electrolux GTC (Global Technology Research Center – Italy). In Such a position he has the responsibility of scouting new technological and business opportunities with mid-long term perspective. During his career, he run and managed several tens Industrial and R&D Projects in different applicative sectors: Industrial Systems, Electronic Product Development, Advanced Electronic Solutions, Product Innovation. In the present position Claudio is also in charge of relationships with Universities and EU Research Projects. He is inventor or co-inventor in more than 20 industrial patents.

Prof. Javad Jassbi

Prof. Javad Jassbi

Prof. Javad Jassbi is a senior researcher in Uninova, Nova University of Lisbon, and professor at the Department of Industrial Management in I.A.U., Science & Research branch. He received his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, MSc in Strategic Management from I.A.U., and PhD in Industrial Management (System) in 2003. He did his Post-Doc in fuzzy knowledge-based systems in Nova University of Lisbon in 2005 and was invited as an Academic Visitor to Bristol Business School in 2010. He was the Head of Business Management Department at Azad University in Oxford and Head of Industrial Management Department in Science and Research branch, I.A.U. His research interests include Application of Artificial Intelligence (Fuzzy Logic), Decision Making and Complex System Theory. Thanks to his educational background and industrial experiences, he is keen to work on Multi disciplinary subjects. He has published several academic papers in a number of peer reviewed journals and presented various academic papers in conferences. He is consulting a number of companies and has research collaborations in several industries. He has been leading several national and international projects since 2005 and enjoying working on European projects since he went to Europe. He has international experiences in working with educational institutions and Research Centers in other countries such as the Iran, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Portugal. Prof. Jassbi is now in charge of Dissemination of the Projects in “Robotics and Complex Industrial Group (RICS)” targeting MENA (Middle East and North Africa).

V. Cruz-Machado

V. Cruz-Machado

V. Cruz-Machado holds a Ph.D. in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Cranfield University, UK). He is a full professor of Industrial Engineering at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. He is the director of the Industrial Engineering Doctoral Program and other post-graduate programs in industrial engineering, project management, lean & green sustainability and entrepreneurship. He teaches operations and production management and has published more than 300 papers in scientific journals and conferences, in addition to having supervised more than thirty Ph.D. students. His main scientific activities are directed to the design of new manufacturing systems. He was the CEO of a large consultancy company; coordinator of a major National R&D program directed for SMEs, and; a consultant member of the commission responsible for the implementation of Horizon 2020 – the European framework program for research and innovation (2014-2020). He is the Head of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the CEO of UNIDEMI Research Center ( and the president of the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Diogo Quental

Diogo Quental

For the last years, Diogo has been dedicating his professional time to 3D Printing. His experience in the area started at BEEVERYCREATIVE that he co-founded in 2012 and where he was CEO from May 2013 for two and half years. Altought Beeverycreative sucess he sold his part of the company and co-founded another Getready 4 3D. He consider the start of a company magic. GetReady4 3D is a company aiming to provide 3D Printing literacy. Currently he is CEO of a German company iGo3D GmbH. He is graduated in management by ISAG-European Business School and he hold an MBA by INSEAD (2003). Before moving to Hannover, Germany, he lived in Portugal, England, Italy, Mozambique and France, where he managed people and projects. Besides his passion for 3D Printing, he is also interested in startups, in emerging technologies and always looking for ways to create value! Recent experience as speaker in several conferences about 4.0 Industry, 3D Print Farms in Brussels, Madrid, Lisbon, London, etc.

Erastos Filos

Erastos Filos

Within the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Directorate-General, Mr Filos is responsible for the coordination of activities related to ICT and Factories of the Future and also manages the European Secretariat of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) initiative, a global international collaborative R&D programme involving industrially led R&D consortia from Mexico, the United States, South Africa and the European Union. Born in Athens, Greece he obtained his MSc in Physics from Hamburg University, Germany, and worked as a Researcher at the High-Energy Physics Lab (DESY) in Hamburg. He holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Konstanz University, Germany. After eight years of university research he started his career in industry as project manager at Perkin Elmer Corporation and then as leader of the electronics design team at Bosch Telecom in Heidelberg, Germany. After 15 years of activity in university and industry he joined the European Commission’s research framework programme in 1993 as Scientific Officer. Mr Filos is author of a large number of research articles and contributor to four books.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Hans Wernher van de Venn

Professor Dr.-Ing. Hans Wernher van de Venn

Prof Dr.-Ing. Hans Wernher van de Venn studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. As research associate with the European Centre of Mechatronics at RWTH Aachen he worked in the fields of fluid technology, field bus systems, robotics, mechatronics and remote service. He obtained his PhD Degree for a thesis entitled: Internet based remote diagnostics and servicing of machines and devices.
In June 2000, he was nominated professor of mechatronics, automation and microsystems engineering and head of the microsystems engineering group at the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). Since 2006, Prof. van de Venn is heading the Institute of Mechatronic Systems (IMS) at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). In addition to his research and development activities, he teaches at different academic levels and participates in the planning and organisation of Bachelor and Master Curricula of the Swiss universities of applied sciences. He has given invited lectures at many national and international conferences, has published one Book and has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific papers.
As former president of the national technology platform, ManuFuture-CH, he represented the Swiss universities of applied sciences on a national and international level. At present he is amongst others co-ordinator of the EU FP7 Research Project Robo-Mate (http:// and founding president of the Swiss Mechatronics cluster (



PROFESSOR MAURO ONORI is the current Head of Department of Production Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology, School of Industriel Engineering & Management. Prof. Onori has published over 150 articles, has been European Project Leader since 2006 with participation since 1999, including projects E-Race, EUPASS, AssemblyNet, IDEAS, openMOS, etc. Prof. Onori has also been guest lecturer at both École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the New University of Lisbon (UNL). Onori has also received several awards including the Japan Robot Association Award (JARA).

Oliviu-Dorin Matei

Oliviu-Dorin Matei

Omid Givehchi

Omid Givehchi

Omid Givehchi is Innovation Manager with Schneider Electric in Machine Solutions as part of the Industry

Business. He received M.Sc. in Industrial Information Technology from Lippe Universty, Germany in

cooperation with Halmstad University, Sweden. He is Ph.D. candidate in Ghent University, Belgium working

on his thesis about Industrial cyber-physical systems.

His main activities include investigation and offer of Industry 4.0 and IIoT solutions and technologies for

industrial users world-wide. He is active member of several international organizations and working groups

contributing to future industrial revolution e.g. German Industry 4.0 clusters: it’s OWL and ZVEI, OPC

Foundation, FDT Community and etc.

Pdro Sousa

Pdro Sousa

Pedro Sousa has a PhD in Electrical Engineering (Industrial Information Systems) from the New University of Lisbon in 2004 and a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the same university in 1999.

He has been lecturing in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the New University of Lisbon (FCT/UNL) since 1997. He is also an visiting professor for the Computer Science Phd program in UPM Spain.

During 5 years, he was a member of the Management Board of the FCT/UNL, and at the present time he is President of the General Assembly of FCT.ID.NOVA, the Research Institute of FCT/UNL.

Since 1992 he has been collaborating with the Intelligent Robotics Centre at the UNINOVA Institute in the areas of E-commerce, Multi-agents Knowledge Discovery and Education, where he is responsible for R&D dissemination results.

In the last 10 years, he published more than 50 R&D papers, (15 in International Journals and 32 in International Conferences with peer reviewing).

He is researcher/coordinator of multiple European Union R&D projects and ESA – European Space Agency projects.

Founder of HOLOS, SA, he holds the Presidency of the Board of Directors and he is responsible for Business Development and Innovation.

He is also the General Manager of Holos Middle East FZCO, a company created in 2009 and based in Dubai Silicon Oasis, United Arab Emirates, to serve the Middle East Region.

He is also the responsible for Business development in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.

In 2013 he founded GRAMO – Reflection Group of Africa and Middle East, a debating society holding no political views, aiming to promote debate and discussion, about Africa and Middle East issues.

He is partner of Lerdevagar, a group of bookshops, in Portugal.


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Event Information

The Second Industry 4.0 Event in Iran will be held on 27 & 28 of February


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