Open Industry 4.0

AAS Hackathon in the Netherlands



Step into the world of advanced industrial digitization!


May 22nd, 2024

FESTO Learning Center 

Schieweg 62, Delft, Zuid-Holland, NL, 2627 AN


Come to the Asset Administration Shell (AAS) Hackathon to discover the key to simple and standardized digitization of industrial assets such as machines, instruments and sensors. AAS is the foundation for creating a “connected” industry, making it as easy to connect industrial equipment as it is to connect a printer in an office environment.

What is AAS?


The Asset Administration Shell (AAS) is a digital model that contains all the relevant information of a physical object or system. It acts as a universal interface that enables the exchange of data and instructions between different technological systems and platforms. This bridges the gap caused by various industry protocols and promotes the standardization of data exchange.

Program Highlights


  • Interactive Workshops: Design and test your own AAS models in our hands-on 'sandbox' environment, with guidance from experts from TNO and the OI4 Alliance.
  • Access to Essential Information: FESTO and FOCUS-ON make specific assets and documentation available for your free use.
  • Managerial Insight Track: A parallel program for managers on the integration and benefits of AAS in manufacturing processes.

Why Participate


  • Uniform Communication: AAS enables different machines and systems to communicate seamlessly with each other.
  • Rapid Integration: New assets can be effortlessly and quickly incorporated into existing production systems.
  • Increased Efficiency: Improve operational efficiency through standardized procedures that simplify asset lifecycle management.
  • Deep Insights: Receive detailed and immediately applicable insights into manufacturing processes, leading to better decision-making.

Join this pioneering movement: We invite you to help shape the future of industrial automation. Together, we are setting the standard for a streamlined, efficient and connected industrial work environment.



Register now to secure your spot and be part of the revolution in industrial digitization. Your insights and innovations can fundamentally change the way industry operates!

Register at or via this LinkedIn Event.

Program & Agenda


12:00 Reception

12:15 Welcome by FESTO

12:30 Introduction and explanation of the afternoon


Track 1

13:00 Build your own AAS

15:45 Summary and next steps


Track 2

13:00 - 13:30 - AAS Example Models, by IJssel Technology.

13:30 - 14:00 - AAS Introduction

14:00 - 14:45 - Relevance of the AAS to YOU?

14:45 - 15:15 - Open Discussion?

15:15 - 15:45 - Next Steps

Closing Drinks