Linked Solutioning


No man is an island entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe s the less,
as well as if a promontory were,
as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were.

Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.

– For Whom the Bells Toll, John Donne

John Donne’s poem is a reflection on the interconnectedness of humanity and the impact that each person’s life has on others. In the poem, Donne imagines a man hearing a funeral bell and asking whose death it tolls for. Donne’s answer is that because we are all connected, every death affects us all, and therefore, “the bell tolls for thee.” The poem is a poignant reminder that no one is truly alone in the world, and that our lives are woven together in a larger tapestry of human experience. It’s a powerful meditation on the fragility of life and the lasting impact that each person can have on the world around them.


What it means for us as a business…

Building a book for business in Industry 4.0 and 5.0 entails developing partnerships with cloud providers, engineering companies, tools providers and system integrators. For each one of them a go-forward strategy has been/will be created to manage, collaborate with and plan on using their tools and platforms, and future joint developments.

Herewith, we will summarize our key partner relationships to show cause and showcase how it is not an additive force, but a power magnified that will help us propel appropriately into the future.

Numorpho Cybernetic Systems (NUMO) is in the business of building a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) ecosystem in Industry and Services 5.0 to enable infrastructures, manage adaptive engineering and manufacturing, harmonize processes, and create smart, connected, and sustainable products following our mantra to make, manage, move, market and maintain. In short, we enable the creation of custom products and solutions @ scale with minimal reliance on offshore manufacturing and supply chain.

In this paper, we discuss our Strategic Partnerships with icons of the companies that we are in/plan to develop relationships with depicted on a chess board, because isn’t business a game of strategy, anyway?



Partnerships and Collaborations are key to enable future technologies. In this section our Everything Connected series we expand our Strategic Partnerships to detail out our interactions with key organizations, platform providers, engineering services and systems integrators to provide a holistic view of our progression as a company that lock steps our roadmap with solution providers and thought leaders. We are honored to be in such relationships and will be explicitly tagging our defined partners in this post, and we invite you to comment on what you think of our relationship and where we are headed.

Albeit we are building a connected structure, we have discretized our enterprise activities into the following domains:

  1. Ideation and Innovation to tap into organizations, start-ups, and subject matter experts for the entrepreneurial energy.
  2. Engineering and Simulation to utilize high-tech engineering for modeling, analysis, and simulation.
  3. Design for Manufacturing to develop production intent by collaboration with smart manufacturing and IoT providers.
  4. Marketing and Sell for connected commerce for customer-centric enablement, clienteling, service and support.
  5. Generative AI solutions for a contextually training AI/ML basis for employing intelligent solutions based on what we call physmatics – a mélange of physics and mathematics that serves to model, simulate and react to real world situations.

Our organization chart that we defined in the Amalgamated Enterprise article represents this decomposition to enable the right pull-push of information utilizing a unique next generation CRM model to manage the partnerships and relationships.


Our goal is to create usable, viable, sensible, and intelligent products, services, and solutions. We partner with select organizations, platform providers, industry leaders and academic institutions to help realize a robust connected ecosystem by:

  • utilizing an end-to-end business and technical architecture blueprint that will enable us to define use cases,
  • exploiting adjacencies and optimizing information flow across domains by using Big Data, Cloud provisioning, Web services API gateways and IoT,
  • making products that surprise, excite and delight by using AI/ML and AR/VR/XR technologies, and
  • developing solutions that are intelligent, secure, reliable, scalable, and resilient by using cyber-secure protocols

in our progression as a civilization to build robust infrastructures of the future.


“There is no point in competing with existing technologies. It is pointless to play chess with a grandmaster. You need to invent your own chess”

– @NVidia’s Speech AI Conference

For a coordinated approach to enable technological innovation, we have devised a chess board called the “Board for Collaboration” to represent partnerships that we have/are establishing in the different domains of process automation. The white squares represent logos of key companies that we are collaborating on aspects of their forays.

The basis of the relationships with our partners is an intentional connection with key players in the ecosystem that we have represented in the white squares of a chess board whose four quadrants depict the focus areas for the domain for enablement. With these partnerships, we aim to revolutionize industries and create a smarter, more connected world.

An example of the Board for Collaboration detailing our partnerships in the field of Additive Manufacturing is depicted below:

Building such a themed interaction model is key for partnerships because it created a tangible representation of our ecosystem and the way in which these companies operate so that interactions can be ascertained and established. It facilitates a deeper understanding of each partner’s background, expertise, capabilities, and potential areas of collaboration.

This themed model fosters a sense of unity and purpose among the participating companies, reinforcing our commitment to jointly navigate the complexities of transforming industries and creating a smarter, more connected world.


Each of our Boards for Collaboration has a unique purpose – to showcase and celebrate the symbiotic relationships between key companies in the domains of smart manufacturing and smart infrastructure. It follows our Inside-Outside theme:

  1. for the inside to enable smart manufacturing, and
  2. for the outside to be proactive in the smart infrastructure domain.

Linked Solutioning is our basis for collaborations and partnerships with cloud provisioning, tool providers, engineering software, production systems, marketing elements and other 3rd party services like:

  • Cloud Provisioning: Providing access to computing resources, like servers and storage, in a cloud environment, enabling flexibility and scalability for your enterprise.
  • Tool Providers: Partners that offer various software and services to support your business operations, such as project management, communication, and collaboration tools.
  • Engineering Software: Software tools and systems used by engineers to design, develop, test, and analyze complex products and systems.
  • Production Systems: The tools and processes used to manufacture and distribute products, from raw materials to finished goods.
  • Marketing Elements: The various components of a marketing strategy, such as advertising, public relations, and social media.

A high-level summary of this “linked solutioning” boards of collaboration is presented in the diagram below:

1. SMART MANUFACTURING – Our forays in smart manufacturing will define our key partnerships in the domains of Additive Manufacturing and Industrial Automation.

2. SMART INFRASTRUCTURE – Our positioning in smart infrastructure will define our key partnerships in the domains of Smart City Connect and Environmental Governance

We will also be creating promo boards and swags to show  compositions of coordinated organizations that serve a particular theme. These would include:

  • Showcasing waypoints in Chicago – museums, schools and universities, ball parks and innovation centers.
  • Representing all the DoD Manufacturing Technology organizations including Manufacturing USA, Defense Innovations Unit and Manufacturing Technolgy centers.

Details of each of these are available from the links on the right.


Collaborating with cloud providers, engineering companies, tools providers, and system integrators can provide access to a range of resources, expertise, and technologies that can help us to achieve our goals and maintain a competitive edge. The Boards for Collaboration help us define a clear go-forward strategy to engage with our partners and discover their competition and collaborations. This helps to ensure that everyone is on the same page and working towards common goals. 

The themed interaction model of the chessboard serves as a powerful tool for fostering partnerships in the domains of smart manufacturing and smart infrastructure. It provides a visual representation of the interconnectedness and shared vision among these companies. By showcasing our partnerships, the chessboard emphasizes the importance of collaboration in driving innovation, knowledge exchange, and collective progress.

In conclusion, the Board of Collaboration stands as a symbol of unity and progress, showcasing the power of partnerships in shaping the future of smart manufacturing and smart infrastructure. It reminds all involved of the immense potential that could be unlocked through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and collective effort. The themed interaction model provides a focal point for building relationships, fostering innovation, and propelling society towards a more advanced and sustainable future.

NI+IN UCHIL Founder, CEO & Technical Evangelist


Here is a story generated by ChatGPT that parodys the basis of our linked solutioning theme. Please note that the companies in the story are fictitious:

Once upon a time, in the realm of technological innovation, there existed a magnificent chessboard known as the “Board of Collaboration.” This enchanted chessboard was no ordinary chess set; it possessed the power to bring together key companies from the domains of smart manufacturing and smart infrastructure.

Each square on the board represented a vital partnership, symbolizing the unity and cooperation between various organizations. The white squares, gleaming with potential, were reserved for the esteemed companies we have/will partner with to enable our progression. These companies had harnessed the power of automation and cutting-edge technologies to revolutionize the manufacturing processes.

One of the white squares on the board belonged to “Techtronics Inc.,” a visionary leader in robotic automation. With their state-of-the-art robotic arms and intelligent assembly systems, Techtronics Inc. had perfected the art of efficient and precise manufacturing.

Adjacent to Techtronics Inc. was “InnovaTech Solutions,” a company renowned for its expertise in data analytics and artificial intelligence. Their algorithms and machine learning models empowered manufacturers with valuable insights, enabling them to optimize their operations and make data-driven decisions.

Further along, occupying another white square, was “NanoFab Corporation.” Their groundbreaking nanotechnology-based manufacturing processes allowed for the production of miniature yet incredibly powerful electronic components. NanoFab Corporation’s contribution to the smart manufacturing domain was unmatched.

As the chessboard expanded outward, it transitioned to the realm of smart infrastructure, where the black squares represented the key companies shaping the future of our cities and public utilities.

On one of the black squares stood “EcoSolutions Group,” a company at the forefront of sustainable infrastructure development. Their innovations included smart grid systems, energy-efficient buildings, and renewable energy solutions. EcoSolutions Group is dedicated to creating a greener and more sustainable world.

Adjacent to them was “UrbanTech Innovations,” a pioneer in urban planning and smart city solutions. Their expertise in integrating technologies like IoT, AI, and big data analytics transformed cities into intelligent, interconnected ecosystems. UrbanTech Innovations aimed to enhance the quality of life for urban dwellers through advanced infrastructure and services.

Another black square was occupied by “TransLink Logistics,” a trailblazer in intelligent transportation systems. Through their innovative use of IoT sensors, real-time data analysis, and autonomous vehicles, TransLink Logistics revolutionized the movement of goods and people, making transportation safer, more efficient, and environmentally friendly.

As the chessboard unfolded, the alternating pattern of white and black squares showcased a tapestry of partnerships and collaborations between the key companies in smart manufacturing and smart infrastructure. Each square represented a unique contribution to the transformation of industries and the creation of a smarter, more connected world.

Together, the companies on this enchanted chessboard formed a powerful alliance, driving progress, innovation, and automation in the realms of smart manufacturing and smart infrastructure. Their collective efforts were reshaping industries, optimizing processes, and propelling society towards a more advanced and sustainable future.

And so, the Board of Collaboration stood as a symbol of unity, showcasing the interconnectedness and shared vision of these remarkable companies. It served as a reminder that through collaboration and partnership, we could overcome any challenge and build a world where technology and human ingenuity went hand in hand.

Overall, partnerships and collaborations can be a powerful force in helping businesses like NUMO to succeed in the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of Industry 4.0 and 5.0. By working closely with key organizations and leveraging their expertise and resources, NUMO can continue to drive innovation and growth in the industry.

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