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FAID 2020 College Station – French American Innovation Day in College Station

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Smart Manufacturing and AI for Industry 4.0
February, 13th 2020


Smart Manufacturing and AI for Industry 4.0

Rapid advances in smart manufacturing technologies, consisting of bridging manufacturing processes with novel sensors and the Internet of things, together with those in data science and AI, are central to the vision of Industry 4.0. The market size for smart manufacturing and AI technologies is set to surpass $500 billion by 2023, and this has opened unprecedented opportunities for the industry and academia to partner to elevate the innovation ecosystem.

The 2020 French American Innovation Day session is focused on bringing the leaders from the industry, academia and the government to discuss various opportunities at the nexus of smart manufacturing and AI for Industry 4.0


February 13, 2020

Advanced AI and data science

Additive and advanced manufacturing

Smart sensors, Digital twins and AR/VR

Cybersecurity and advanced computing paradigms

Marketing strategies, Skills and Management for Industries 4.0


Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

The University of Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station is an internationally-recognized world leader in transformational engineering helping government and industry partners deliver innovative technology solutions to grand challenges in energy, infrastructure, national security and safety, healthcare, information systems and sensors, materials and manufacturing technology transfer, and workforce development.

Texas A&M College of Engineering

The Texas A&M College of Engineering (CoE) is the engineering school of Texas A&M University in College Station and is home to more than 15,000 engineering students in 14 departments.

Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology

Arts et Métiers, one of France’s oldest engineering schools specializing in mechanical, industrial and energy engineering, is a leading science & technology Grande École in France with an international reputation in education, research and industry transfer. It is at the forefront of major technological innovations such as digital engineering, biomechanical design, thermal energy and collaborative robotics and is fast becoming one of the top technology institutes in Europe.

The Carnot Institute ARTS

The Carnot Institute ARTS (Actions for Research, Technology and Society) is a French research institute. Thanks to its multidisciplinary scientific skills and its technological research work, the Carnot ARTS institute accompanies industrialists throughout the life cycle of their products and thus meets the challenges of design, industrialization and manufacture of complex and innovative manufactured products.

AM² Transatlantic Partnership for industry of the Future

AM² is a cluster for research, innovation and education in advanced manufacturing and advanced materials, bringing together researchers from Texas AM and Arts et Métiers. The AM² partnership is of immense strategic benefit to both France and the U.S. because it seeks to effect change to a global manufacturing industry through extensive research collaborations, education programs, and mutual faculty and student exchange initiatives that serve to elevate the AM2 partnership as well.

Embassy of France in the USA

The Office for Science & Technology of the French Embassy is a multidisciplinary team dedicated to bilateral FR-US collaborations in Science and Technology.