Discover everything you need to know during our reliability seminar this October

Understanding how products fail, why products break down, and when products will malfunction is extremely important. Naturally, you want to create a reliable product that lasts a lifetime. Incorporating reliability engineering and data science during the various lifecycle and development stages of a product helps.

Holland Innovative (HI) is the knowledge center that fosters synergy between reliability, root cause analysis, and data science. HI offers extensive project support as well as in-depth seminars, webinars, courses, which helps make reliability and data analytics more accessible to companies, engineers, and experts. Read on to learn more – and sign up for the reliability seminar this October.


A reliable future

International Women's Day – Elly

Elly van den Bliek, Senior Reliability & Functional Safety Expert at HI, explains why reliability is becoming increasingly important. “New products are expected to be used longer, in different applications, and across a variety of markets. Existing systems will be used more severely, more intensely, and ‘greener’ – to make it environmentally more sustainable.

Understanding product performance is key in this. It helps predict how long a product will last and how it might fail. Getting a grip on possible malfunctioning will help prevent failure and reduce the probability of a faulty product altogether.”

The benefits of reliability

Many companies are already slowly but steadily taking steps towards incorporating reliability engineering into their research and development programs. They realize that reliability is essential to improve their products, systems, staff competency, and business strategy.

Elly: “We see that companies have not only increased their knowledge of products and systems, or how they behave and are used in the field. Reliability has also provided them with a higher market share. They have opened up new markets and applications. And entered new industries.”

Bridging the gap between reliability and data science

The next big step in reliability is to make the connection with data science: reliability 2.0. Elly: “Companies often assume that they do not have (enough) data to reap the benefits of data science. Their assumption would be that if you create a truly reliable product, there will not be enough failure data to work with.”

“In addition, people are under the impression that data science entails having lots of data. Think of Big Data, or huge data lakes. This impression, however, is not completely accurate. Although data science might thrive with having more data, its approach, techniques, and models can certainly be beneficial when combating reliability challenges. Even when there is only a small amount of data available.”

HI bridges the potential gap between reliability and data science by selecting the best methods and sound principles from both disciplines. By doing so, both competences complement each other. Companies get to choose the approach that best solves their issue. This helps them use the data that they already have to its full potential.

Easy does it

Applying data science to reliability is a lot easier than it might sound, because companies already – sometimes unknowingly – collect lots of other significant field data that can substantially benefit the reliability of products.

Elly: “In fact, if you dig a little deeper and utilize data science principles on reliability data, failure data, physics-of-failure data, and performance data, a lot more information and knowledge can be gained on products. Think of their use and performance, or their failure behavior. With current data science developments and available algorithms and models, one can start immediately.”

“Data science enables reliability to go from reactive-fact-based to reliability 2.0, which is predictive-data-driven” – Elly van den Bliek


Knowledge sharing

To inform and inspire companies in the Netherlands, HI hosted a webinar last March. Reliability proved to be top-of-mind for many companies, in a variety of industries. Over 200 participants from all over Europe tuned in.


Elly: “We host webinars as well as live seminars because we have learned that a supportive network, interaction between experts, and knowledge sharing do not simply appear out of thin air. They need to be created actively. And fostered explicitly in order to help companies grow.

Due to covid restrictions, we decided to host an webinar to share our knowledge. We also used the webinar as a prelude to our two-day live seminar in October 2021. Our approach, which consisted of having multiple, short, online meet-ups with people from our network, motivated us to provide insights with a clear focus, during a relatively short amount of time – a mere 1.5 hours. “

Sign-up for the seminar, October 14 – 15

Elly: “We are happy to now invite people to our real-life seminar on October 14 – 15, 2021, which will be held at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. During this two-day seminar, participants will learn all about reliability, root cause analysis, and data science.

Using an interesting mix of presentations, discussions, and meet-ups with experts, HI aims to inform and inspire companies that are currently – or will soon be – on the verge of incorporating reliability and data science. Table sessions, case studies, tips and tricks, and future outlooks will make this next step more practical, and less of an obstacle.”

Do you wish to incorporate the advantages of reliability and data science into your working methods and services? And meet with reliability and data experts such as s Michael Pecht and Tiedo Tinga? We would be delighted to tell you more about reliability 2.0 and answer any questions that you might have during our two-day seminar.


More information

For more information about this seminar or the courses offered by HI, please contact or call +31 (0)40 851 4610