Transfering Software Form Univesities to Industries: A Case Study ICTL uri icon

Abstract

  • ¬© 2018 IEEE. To develop digital control systems (software) is a very attractive idea for solving industrial control problems because the required budget for designing it could be lower than designing hardware for control systems; thus, several universities in Mexico are interested in developing digital control Toolkits that can be deployed in commercial platforms. Moreover, some industries need to improve their conventional control systems, so intelligent control systems are an excellent opportunity for being implemented as industrial solutions. However, when this software is transferred from universities to the industry sector, some considerations must be considered to avoid complications during the technology transfer process. This paper shows how software for intelligent control systems based on LabVIEW (ICTL) was transfer to the industry as well as the main steps that were followed to attract a market sector in the industrial automation segment. Also, this paper illustrates some experiences that were learned during the transferring process at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico.

Publication date

  • August 13, 2018