organisation - The O³neida Network of Networks
O³neida is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated in Canada. O³neida Europe is the European node of O³neida and is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated in Belgium. O³neida operates as a network of networks focused on fostering distributed industrial automation based upon open standards.
One of the main goals of O³neida is to respond rapidly to emerging market and industry driven requirements by mounting research efforts or collaborating in existing research efforts mounted by others. These efforts might consist of: developing compliance profiles for emerging standards; examining impediments to the automation of smart assembly processes; developing an automation objects framework for developers; mounting open source standards elaboration projects, etc. O³neida is partnered with several associations, networks, universities, research institutes and firms with respect to these activities.
O³neida operates at any and all levels of the industrial value add chain from the tools, platforms and devices level up to enterprise integration issues such as Service Oriented Architectures. Depending on the structure of the collaboration, O³neida will hold the Intellectual property emerging from the project or allow it to be held by other partners.
O³neida operates in both an active and a reactive mode responding to industry requirements defined through its partner networks, standards bodies, trade associations, and industrial automation research conducted at universities and research institutions.
The diagram below illustrates the breadth of potential O³neida network activities. O³neida is not active in all of these elements at all times, but activity in any of these can emerge as required.