“It is tremendously important for us to work with real-life businesses and manufacturers so that we can continue to educate in line with or ahead of the times,” says plastics engineer and teacher Troels N. Pedersen. “Industry and manufacturing are undergoing a new revolutionary change.” The development of smart technology and big data, known as Industry 4.0, is seen as the fourth large wave within industry – on a par with the development of robots for manufacturing in the last century. “There’s great potential in these changes that our students can benefit from – it’s all about the right approach and attitude,” says Pedersen.