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Repurposing manufacturing lines for providing medical and other products and services in case of spiking demand times

Objective

RESERVIST aims to establish ‘reservist cells’ that in times of crises can be activated within 48hrs to switch to manufacturing medical products and services that are spiking in demand. Such a ‘reservist cell’ will consist of (i) a backbone network of core companies for manufacturing and testing; (ii) an extended network for further capacities (eg local provision, packaging, distribution, customization,…); (iii) a digital coordination platform and (iv) a pool of experts from the companies of the network. These cells will become operational in case of an emergency/pandemic but to make economic sense, the same approach of rapid flexibility and adaptability will be used to deal with surging demand in ‘normal circumstances’.
To realise this concept, we will first work on three levels individually: network level, connected manufacturing/digital manufacturing level and technical level, the latter referring to tweaking manufacturing lines, developing required materials and establishing links with testing/certification. Next, we will demonstrate the repurposing of 5 existing manufacturing lines within 48hrs towards manufacturing of ‘textile PPE’ (surgical and respiratory face masks, medical aprons) and ‘respiratory ventilators’ (invasive and non invasive) that comply with necessary testing and certification and proceed with the embedment of the reservist cells at the partners in the network. We will develop blueprints for further take-up and replication of the concept to other sectors. Within the project we will develop two replication demos: ‘disinfection equipment’ and ‘emergency medical equipement’. To support the Cells we will tap into the worldwide maker community and into relevant OITBs and networks.
The consortium is strongly industry-driven, including 4 LE and 7 SMEs coming from 7 EU countries. To maximise impact, we will extend our partner network and our Impact Support Group (18 Support Letters provided at proposal stage).

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/emergency medicine

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2-NMBP
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 653 250

Participants (16)

FUNDACION IDONIAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 410 000
Address
Avenida Jardin Botanico 1345 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Zona Intra
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 744 335
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT D'ARQUITECTURA AVANCADA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 252 500
Address
Carrer Pujades 102
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOSPITAINER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 168 000
Address
Griftsemolenweg 19
8171 NS Vaassen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STAM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 294 875
Address
Via Pareto 8 Ar
16129 Genova Ge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANONYMI ETAIREIA VIOMICHANIKIS EREVNAS, TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS KAI ERGASTIRIAKON DOKIMON, PISTOPIISIS KAI PIOTITAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 195 737,50
Address
A Viomichaniki Periochi (Industrial Area Of Volos)
38500 Volos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUOMINEN OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 319 375
Address
Karvaamokuja 2 B
00380 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIOEN INDUSTRIES NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 334 635
Address
Fabriekstraat 23
8850 Ardooie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCREENTEC OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 177 625
Address
Konekuja 2
90620 Oulu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DELTRIAN PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 268 493,75
Address
Rue Du Berlaimont 21A
6220 Fleurus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORMAGRUP TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 162 968,75
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias 10
33428 Llanera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCELORMITTAL INNOVACION INVESTIGACION E INVERSION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 268 119,25
Address
Lugar Residencia La Granda Sn
33418 Gozon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NARDI COMPRESSORI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 210 875
Address
Via Marco Polo 2
36075 Montecchio Maggiore
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDUSTRIE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 263 812,50
Address
Rue De Fontenelle(far) 18 Boite A
6240 Farciennes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLATE-FORME TECHNOLOGIQUE EUROPEENNE POUR LE FUTURE DU TEXTILE ET DE L'HABILLEMENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 203 250
Address
Rue Montoyer 24
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
POLE EMC2
France
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Zi Le Chaffault All Du Chaffault
44340 Bouguenais
Activity type
Other