Industry 4.0 is a term that has been used in the last few years, to refer to the use of new technologies in factories and the important changes that this entails. The chances are that the use of technology will continue to grow, creating altogether a new manufacturing process in which technology will be the very basis.

The application of new solutions and digital tools that can generate customized lines of production, predictive maintenance and security, as well as reduction of costs without leaving quality to the side.

The BISITE Group is aware of the importance of the new industrial revolution, for this reason we are going to work on the PLATUNIM project in collaboration with several companies; Sistem (project coordinator), Sonae-Arauco and Universitat Politècnica De València. The project is based on a horizontal smart data platform and deep learning for the manufacturing industry.


The execution of the project began in January 2018 and it is estimated to end in June, 2020. The project has been financed by a programme called Retos-Colaboración 2017 (Collaboration-challenges 2017), of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Moreover, the project has a global budget of 1,234,628.17€.

The objective of PLATINUM is to incorporate new sources of information which have been created as part of a digital society, at the same time it aims to ensure the compatibility of solutions, IoT devices and other tools which may be implemented in the future.

It will be designed under the social computing paradigm and will integrate new AI algorithms and information fusion models, which will enable the processing of large amounts of data that come from different sources, such as ERP, databases, social networks and connected devices. We will work with first-hand information, adopting a predictive approach in order to optimize processes and make ongoing progress.

Unquestionably, the digital transformation of the industry is a latent reality and our BISITE Group wants to contribute to its development.








Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Catedrático en el Área de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial de la Universidad de Salamanca. Director del Grupo de Investigación BISITE // Full Professor in Area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca. Director of the BISITE Research Group