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Collaboration for innovation
Working together in an open ecosystem
The value of collaboration
Open ecosystems offer a huge opportunity to provide value. With specialists working together in a collaborative way contributing their expertise and expert knowledge enables growth on both ends. Collaboration makes it possible to solve problems and achieve goals that seem unattainable on their own. But collaboration in an open ecosystem is more than the handshake captured in a picture. Instead, it is a matter of attitude and mindset.
“Without trust we don’t truly collaborate, we merely coordinate or, at best cooperate. It is trust that transforms a group of people into a team” ~ Stephen Covey, The Speed of Trust
Read more about what mindset it takes beyond trust to fully realize the potential of collaboration in open ecosystems.
Our network in numbers
Strength through diversity
Joint commitment to innovation
In our industrial world, even larger companies can hardly provide the range of required technologies on their own in ever shorter times. That’s why we need a paradigm shift – potential competitors become cooperation partners.
A good example of this is the technology partnership between Phoenix Contact and Yaskawa. Yaskawa, as one of the largest drive, control and robotics manufacturers, has deliberately chosen PLCnext Technology as a powerful technology platform for its latest control generation. The reasons are obvious: openness, expandability and future viability.
The common goal of Yaskawa and Phoenix Contact is to drive the change from proprietary solutions to an open and future-proof ecosystem for industrial automation. A true technology partnership here also means a clear commitment to joint further development at the same time – this offers decisive advantages in terms of time-to-market costs and know-how.
To stay future-fit and to keep up with technology trends – training and education is the key. Together with strong partners, we offer innovative educational solutions in hands-on training, qualification and teaching in technical education.
In close cooperation with Realpars, the world’s largest online learning platform for automation engineers, we jointly develop training concepts for PLC programming.
Through our alliance with the learning specialist Tech Education, of we offer a holistic teaching and learning portfolio for technical education institutions in the field of automation. The international network of universities connected here now includes more than 140 institutions.
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