Siemens and NVIDIA partner to build the Industrial Metaverse
A virtual world to solve real-world problems
Siemens and NVIDIA will collaborate to enable the Industrial Metaverse and increase use of AI-driven digital twin technology that will help bring industrial automation to a new level.
In a joint personal announcement, Siemens CEO Roland Busch and NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang disclosed a groundbreaking partnership between the two companies. Siemens as a leader in industrial automation and software, infrastructure, building technology and transportation and NVIDIA, a pioneer in accelerated graphics and artificial intelligence (AI), will work together to build the Industrial Metaverse.
A real-time, immersive Industrial Metaverse connects hardware and software from the edge to the cloud and leverages the power of AI enabled, photorealistic, physics-based digital twins that drive efficiency and transform industries taking industrial automation to a new level. It also forever changes the way we collaborate – within organizations, ecosystems and between firms and their clients and customers.
The Industrial Metaverse will be a place where we innovate at the speed of software. It will offer enormous potential to transform our economies and industries.Roland Busch
In the Industrial Metaverse, companies of all sizes will be able to employ digital twins with real-time performance data, create innovative industrial IoT solutions, leverage actionable insights from analytics at the edge to the cloud, and tackle the engineering challenges of tomorrow by maximizing the accessibility of visually-rich, immersive simulations. “Photorealistic, physics-based digital twins embedded in the Industrial Metaverse would offer enormous potential to transform our economies and industries by providing a virtual world where people can interact and collaborate to solve real-world problems”, said Busch.
As a first step in this collaboration, the companies plan to connect Siemens Xcelerator, the open digital business platform, and NVIDIA Omniverse™, a platform for 3D-design and collaboration. This will enable an Industrial Metaverse with physics-based digital models from Siemens and real-time AI from NVIDIA in which companies make decisions faster and with increased confidence.
The addition of Omniverse to the open Siemens Xcelerator partner ecosystem will accelerate the use of digital twins that can deliver productivity and process improvements across the production and product lifecycles.
Siemens and NVIDIA share a common vision that the Industrial Metaverse will drive digital transformation.Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA
“Siemens and NVIDIA share a common vision that the Industrial Metaverse will drive digital transformation. This is just the first step in our joint effort to make this vision real for our customers and all parts of the global manufacturing industry,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “The connection to Siemens Xcelerator will open NVIDIA’s Omniverse and AI ecosystem to a whole new world of industrial automation that is built using Siemens’ mechanical, electrical, software, IoT and edge solutions.”
“For over a decade, Siemens’ digital twin technology has helped customers across all industries to boost their productivity and today offer the industry’s most comprehensive digital twin. Now, connecting Siemens Xcelerator with Omniverse, will enable a real-time, immersive metaverse that connects hardware and software, from the edge to the cloud with rich data from Siemens’ software and solutions”, said Roland Busch.