22 Nov 2022
Our University Signed the Digital Twin Project
With the signature in Paris on November 14, ITU joined the Digital Europe Program. This program, developed within the scope of university-industry cooperation, aims to train qualified workforce in areas such as robotics, IoT, and cyber security.
News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office
Istanbul Technical University (ITU) joined the Digital Europe Program with the signature of our Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu in Paris, the capital of France, on November 14. While focusing on the concept of "European engineering" with the EELISA European University program, ITU continues its work on digitalization without slowing down.
The Digital Twin Project, which aims to train qualified workforce in areas such as robotics, IoT, and cyber security, emphasizes university-industry cooperation. The project with a budget of 7 million Euros aims to create a jointly developed master’s program and an ecosystem that will support the digital twin for the built environment and urban infrastructures. The joint master’s program, prepared with the cooperation of four universities participating in the EELISA European University program (ITU, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, École des Ponts ParisTech, Universitatea Politehnica din Bucureşti) and the industry, aims to train specialized workforce in the fields of data engineering, robotics, IoT, and cyber security. The one-year program, which will reinforce university-industry cooperation thanks to the active participation of the industry at every step, aims to improve the technological knowledge and skills of industry employees on digital twin issues. The fact that ITU will host the graduate program, which will cover the “digital twin” topics, developed in cooperation with the academia-industry within the Digital Türkiye program, will greatly contribute to the digitization process of Türkiye on an urban scale.
What is digital twin technology?
A digital twin is a virtual model of a physical object. It spans the object’s lifecycle and uses real-time data sent from sensors on the object to simulate the behavior and monitor operations. Digital twins can replicate many real-world items, from single pieces of equipment in a factory to full installations, such as wind turbines and even entire cities. Digital twin technology allows you to oversee the performance of an asset, identify potential faults, and make better-informed decisions about maintenance and lifecycle.