The London Digital Twin Research Centre has today kicked-off the project “Urban Resilience in Agriculture Through Highly Automated Vertical Farming in Vietnam and the UK” with partner Van Lang University and Khang Thinh Irrigation Tech (Vietnam), within the British Council’s Going Global Partnerships programme.
The longer version of the closing event can be found here
Project “Digital Twin Modelling for Automation, Maintenance and Monitoring in Industry 4.0 Smart Factory” is now completed with a final event, the Workshop on Digital Twin and Industrial Automation on the 12th January 2022. The hybrid workshop is being jointly organised by the two partners London Digital Twin Research Centre (Middlesex University London, UK) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Sci city (India). Key outcomes of the project include a developed digital twin of the Festo/Siemens smart factory, 4 dissemination workshops, 2 panel/special sessions and 2 keynote speeches at conferences, 16 research papers and 16 postdoc RAs and students being trained from the project, as well as new partnerships formed with industrial partners and organisations. For more details please join us at the event via this direct link
Structural health monitoring and digital twin modelling are the timely research areas in structures that attract interests worldwide. The Newton Fund project teams from the London Digital Twin Research Centre and the University of Transport and Communications (Vietnam) continue to extend the impact beyond the project by organising the 2nd International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Engineering Structures (SHM&ES 2021) during 13th-14th December 2021.
The London Digital Twin Research Centre has been successful in two further bids to the British Council’s Going Global Partnerships programme. The two projects focus on DT research and knowledge transfer that is strongly located in our University strategy themes and have at their core, the UN sustainability goals.
The new projects are:
Project 1 (Vietnam, 2022-2024): “Urban Resilience in Agriculture Through Highly Automated Vertical Farming in Vietnam and the UK”
Challenges in agricultural product supply during COVID-19 pandemic brought the idea of adapting a highly automated vertical farm system to the urban context. This project is international research that is aimed at sustainability issues arising from food resilience needs. The project will install two greenhouses to support vertical farming and use DT/IoT smart solutions to control and monitor production. Alongside the technical work, there is a substantive piece of educational work on vertical farming with young people. The project is also an example of collaboration with the Business School. We are collaborating with Van Lang University from Vietnam.