With the release of the first open source components from the »Silicon Economy« project, the logistics operating system for the platform economy of the future is taking shape. The Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) is funding the project with 25 million euros. From now on, companies can use freely available software and hardware and adapt them to their needs.
News from the Silicon Economy
23. March 2022
Until now, driverless transport vehicles from different manufacturers could not be controlled by a common master control unit. The VDA5050 standard helps solve the problem – its open-source implementation from the Silicon Economy was successfully implemented in FLIP, the »Flexible Lifter for Intralogistics and Production« developed at Fraunhofer IML.
13. January 2022
In the latest contribution to the »Silicon Economist´s Blog«, Ralf Düster, co-founder and chairman of the successful medium-sized software company Setlog in Bochum, recommends the use of open source software in logistics.
11. January 2022
Blockchain Europe, one of the two most important innovation projects within the Silicon Economy, found out within its »blockchain quick checks« that already one out of three companies can optimize its processes with blockchain today.
25. October 2021
Last Friday, Dachser, DB Schenker, duisport and Rhenus established the Open Logistics Foundation in Berlin. The Open Logistics Foundation was initiated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML as part of the Silicon Economy.
7. October 2021
The way the Silicon Economy is using International Data Spaces is the subject of a new blog post explaining how it is as intelligent and innovative as the idea of a platform ecosystem itself. In both cases, the process is not driven by individual companies but by a community.
15. September 2021
The Silicon Economy community continues to grow by getting industry partners involved in its development projects. NOSTA Logistics GmbH is part of the »Digital Consignment Note« team and will be testing the solution in practice.
1. September 2021
Yesterday, at an online specialists’ forum hosted by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and Fraunhofer IML, representatives of numerous associations and companies discussed the requirements for the »Digital Consignment Note« which is currently being developed within the Silicon Economy.
16. August 2021
The Silicon Economy has issued a new information package providing information about their purposes and their significance for logistics as well as about the projects and their results – including FAQs.
28. June 2021
The International Data Spaces Association’s (IDSA) new »Use Case Radar« once again acknowledges the importance of the Silicon Economy as a use case for secure data spaces. The innovative tool was presented at the international IDSA summit.
28. June 2021
Identifying stress, predicting stress: by using a dynamic organizer for work breaks logistics companies can organize work and control resources more flexibly within the warehouse and for transportation staff too. This is made possible by a new service that was developed within the context of the Silicon Economy: the »Dynamic Break«.
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