Smart Industry Network Netherlands

Smart Industry Network Netherlands (SINN) is an ecosystem/platform that enables the sharing of knowledge and learnings amongst practitioners and thought leaders from Dutch manufacturing, energy, utilities, offshore and process industry around applying the transformative power of digital thinking. The sessions are always based on real life examples where field practitioners show how they are implementing (or trying to) implement new technologies. In line with this, SINN wants to strengthen and build strategic relationships with all participants. It aims to help in the sharing of knowledge of new developments and accelerates the business of the participants by aiding them in bridging knowledge gaps.

The Smart Industry Network Netherlands (SINN) aims to develop lasting cooperations between practitioners and thought leaders from the Dutch manufacturing, energy, utilities, offshore and process industry and the SINN partners.

Events 2019

13 February
Implementing Industrial Innovation

Panel Discussion with:
Albert Kassies, Director Program at Tata Steel Europe
Jeroen Scheer, Leader Digital Transformation & Innovatie atTetra Pak

31 March -2 April 

A working dinner with inspiring keynotes by Bianca Oosterbroek (Digital Manager of Terberg Group), Egbert-Jan Sol (CTO TNO Smart Industry) and Wilfried Weekers (Digital Manufacturing Program Manager Signify), followed by a visit to the Hannover Messe. Join a guided booth tour from Jurjen Lengkeek (Co-Founder RDM Makerspace) and visit the highlights of the Hannover Messe. The evening will conclude with a networking dinner. On the final day, we will travel to the Krone factory in Spelle. Here we will be received by a Board Member of Krone, followed by a keynote presentation around the implementation of Smart Industry, and a tour in the production facility.

11 September
Vision Dinner. Keynote by Stuart Rae, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Director at AkzoNobel. Read more>


Daan Koenraadt
Program Manager




Download the Smart Industry Network Netherlands brochure here.
The brochure includes an overview of participating companies.

Founding Partners

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion.

Capgemini is one of the key founding members of the Smart Industries Network Netherlands (SINN), and together with partners has the objective of creating an ecosystem of experts and leaders from the Dutch manufacturing industry to arrive at a common vision for Industry 4.0 and make it a reality! We draw on deep expertise in consulting, technology and engineering services, combined with a network of our global Applied Innovation Exchanges to ensure our clients gain sustainable competitive advantage from their digital investments.

Intelligence at the edge is a game-changer for companies, and the factory floor is no exception. Industrial IoT (IIoT) is about equipping every element in the manufacturing and utilities processes with intelligence to unlock incredible insight into operations. With HPE’s innovative edge computing solutions, we’re helping to make the ‘factory and utilities of the future’ a reality for our customers. Industrial IoT (IIoT) is about realizing the economic value of industrial data. Industrial equipment generates massive amounts of data across the whole value chain. If companies would capture, analyze and act upon that data in the right way, they could make their operation much more efficient, increase their margins and create new revenue streams – however, the issue is they realize only a fraction of this potential. HPE is in a really good position to help them improve that by unlocking the intelligence in factories and plants – i.e. at the edge – and make it available across the enterprise with hybrid IT.Partnering is important in this field, because industrial digitization is at an intersection of many operational technology and information technology disciplines. Combining industry solutions with our IT technologies gives us the opportunity to deploy end-to-end predictive maintenance and video analytics solutions for our customers. We are also eager to work with the startup ecosystem and smaller companies to tap into new and emerging technologies. The value for HPE is that we partner with companies to combine our services and infrastructure which are required to make solutions work for our customers.

Realize the potential of Industrial IoT. To help the industrial world meet today’s challenges, Intel is working with the SINN partners. Workload consolidation, virtualization, software-based automation, data-driven activities – these are just a few of the examples on which Intel drives Industry 4.0.

• Realizing hyper-agility, autonomous production and data-driven optimization and automation
• Achieve agile operational control in almost real-time across factories and supply chains
• Improve the workflow between people, machines and production systems
• Unlock the value of data from edge to cloud via AI and computer vision

Transform products, develop new business models and revenue streams; Microsoft solutions integrate the latest technologies, such as artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, cognitive services and bot-frameworks. Organizations can use these transforming technologies to develop smart factories, optimize supply chain management, bring automation to a higher level and improve other business processes.

Many of the challenges faced by enterprises, both big and small, in the digital age are the same: increasing competition, demand for personalized products at mass production prices and hyperconnectivity are rewriting the rules of business. This is why SAP is convinced it is of critical importance for companies to work together in – and on – the fourth industrial revolution. The success of Industry 4.0, from the factory floor to the board room, requires cooperation at all levels and across different industries. The SINN Network supports exactly this collaboration. The business network, technology expertise and years of industry experience that SAP as founding partner brings to the table is one of the key ingredients that drives development of SINN as the leading smart industry knowledge platform and ecosystem in The Netherlands.

Events 2018

7 November 

The Digital Transformation of Royal BAM Group

With: Menno de Jonge, Director Digital Construction at Royal BAM Group

On the 7th of November Menno de Jonge, Director Digital Construction at Royal BAM Group, gave a presentation about BAM’s transformation from a traditional contractor company to a digital constructing company. During his presentation he explained how digitalisation transforms construction and how BAM implements new technologies. ‘BAM makes it before she makes it’ which means BAM builds their projects digital first, before they build their projects physically.

9 October 

AkzoNobel: The next steps in industrial innovation

With: Johan Stockmann, Director Industry 4.0 at AkzoNobel

The Factory of the Future: Safe, Reliable, Autonomous!
On the 9th of October 2018 Johan Stockmann, Director Industry 4.0 at Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals) gave a presentation about the Future of the Chemical Industry. During his presentation he shared the vision of Nouryon on Industry 4.0 which includes minimal human intervention, high predictability and reliability and full (real time) transparency on operations and maintenance data. One of the insights shared was the implementation of smart software that can increase and decrease the production in the chlorine factory, based on the real-time prices on the energy market.

22-24 April 

3-day study trip to the Hannover Messe in Hannover.