Industry 4.0 as an enabler for sustainable manufacturing: An educational perspective

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dc.contributor.author Coleman, Caoimhe
dc.contributor.author Selmia, Sara Abu
dc.contributor.author Reinhardt, Ingrid Carla
dc.contributor.author Oliveira, Jorge C.
dc.contributor.author Ring, Denis T.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-04T13:39:59Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-04T13:39:59Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-14
dc.identifier.citation Coleman, C., Selmia, S. A., Reinhardt, I. C., Oliveira, Jorge C., Ring, D. T. (2021) ‘Industry 4.0 as an enabler for sustainable manufacturing: An educational perspective’, EESD2021: Proceedings of the 10th Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference, 'Building Flourishing Communities', University College Cork, Ireland, 14-16 June. en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 9 en
dc.identifier.issn 2737-7741
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/11661
dc.description.abstract The chemical engineering sector faces the challenge of meeting the continuously growing demand for their products and services while at the same time ensuring that the industry fully integrates the concepts of sustainable manufacturing. Industry 4.0 provides immense opportunities for the realisation of sustainable manufacturing. Industry 4.0 is a concept that represents the adoption of techniques and processes by industry to gain competitive advantages in domestic and global markets, and Pharma 4.0 is an iteration of Industry 4.0 that relates specifically to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors. The emerging technologies encountered in Pharma and Industry 4.0 facilitate sustainable value creation, through the implementation of agile and smart technologies leading to highly efficient automated processes driven by an integrated manufacturing control strategy. The objective of this research is to quantify the industrial opportunities for enhanced sustainable manufacturing and in parallel evaluate the status of Industry 4.0 within 3rd level chemical engineering education and training establishments such as the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT). The research focuses on cross-linking, as well as the implementation of Industry 4.0 with curriculum development and examines critical aspects of industrial application such as production efficiencies, eco-friendly production, and end-of-life products disposal, providing new educational sustainability benchmarks. Preliminary findings indicate that students have fundamental knowledge regarding core Pharma 4.0 concepts such as Augmented Reality, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence; however, the structure of the 3rd level engineering education needs to adapt, incorporating a more connected curriculum in order to ensure new graduates can successfully engage with a rapidly developing industry and related Pharma 4.0 concepts. Similarly, training institutes indicate an increasing requirement to re-train staff associated with pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, to upskill 4.0 concepts among the existing workforce. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.relation.ispartof EESD2021: Proceedings of the 10th Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference
dc.relation.uri https://www.eesd2020.org/
dc.relation.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/11459
dc.rights © 2021, the Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Engineering education en
dc.subject Employee training en
dc.subject Industry 4.0 en
dc.subject Pharma 4.0 en
dc.subject 4th Industrial Revolution en
dc.subject Survey en
dc.title Industry 4.0 as an enabler for sustainable manufacturing: An educational perspective en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Denis T. Ring, Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: d.ring@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Cork, Ireland en


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