Key application areas of Digital Twinning
The application areas of Digital Twinning are numerous and ever-expanding. Below, we list some key application areas:
- Industrial optimisation
By creating digital twins of factories, machines and processes, companies can improve performance and efficiency. This results in reduced downtime, optimised processes and cost savings.
- Urban planning
Digital Twinning can help planners and policymakers better understand the impact of infrastructure projects, traffic flows, energy management and environmental impact. This allows simulations and decisions to be made based on data rather than gut feeling.
- Healthcare and Life Science
The application of Digital Twinning in healthcare and life science enables personalised treatments. Digital twins of patients can, for example, help doctors predict response to medication, plan surgical procedures, optimise care processes and provide personalised lifestyle advice.
Major application areas of Immersive technologies
The main applications of Immersive technologies today are:
- Training and Simulation
Immersive Technologies enable professionals to practise complex tasks and procedures in a safe and controlled virtual environment. This is especially valuable in sectors such as aviation, healthcare and construction, where realistic training is essential and mistakes carry high costs or can have major consequences - sometimes even life-threatening ones.
- Design and Prototyping
Immersive Technologies allow designers and engineers to visualise and interactively explore their concepts before building physical prototypes. This speeds up the design process, reduces costs and enables faster iterations.
- Tourism and Entertainment
Immersive Technologies are opening up new opportunities for interactive experiences in the tourism and entertainment industry: from virtual travel to faraway destinations to immersive games. Using the technologies, immerse yourself in captivating and exciting virtual worlds.
Digital Twinning and Immersive technologies also reinforce each other. Combining these technologies creates exciting opportunities for improving performance, implementing efficiency and innovation.
Strong starting position for the Netherlands
The Netherlands is known for its innovative spirit, technological expertise and entrepreneurship. Embracing Digital Twinning and Immersive Technologies offers our country new opportunities and benefits. It provides competitive advantages in the above sectors and makes Dutch companies more attractive to international customers and investors. The technologies also help the Netherlands optimise infrastructure, energy management and urban planning, thereby promoting sustainable development. Reducing resource waste and making processes more efficient contributes to environmental protection and climate change efforts. Finally, the Netherlands can foster a thriving innovation ecosystem, leading to new startups, public-private partnerships and a vibrant community of researchers and developers.