Today was the kick-off meeting for the Industrial Data Analytics Framework project, focusing on how companies can better extract value from their data and how they can shape a data analytics roadmap for their company. This project, led by Dr. Fergus Quilligan of IMR, is a wide-ranging collaboration of Irish industry including companies like Glanbia, Abbvie, ABP Meats, EuroPharma Concepts, Grant Engineering, Abbott, Kostal and Boston Scientific. One of the key outputs from this collaboration is the creation of an Industrial Data Analytics Community of Practice, where companies can discuss strategies, exemplars and best-known methods and de-risk future investment into analytics programs. If interested in joining the community of practice please contact Dr. Quilligan at fergus.quilligan@imr.ie.