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AI Platform for Integrated Sustainable and Circular Manufacturing

Project description

AI platform promotes sustainability in manufacturing

The transition towards Industry 5.0 is very much underway, putting the manufacturing industry on a more sustainable and resilient development path. However, the path is lined with challenges, mainly the adoption of sustainable practices in the face of reduced consumption and scarce resources. AI technologies could assist manufacturers in taking this step, but the difficulty of integrating and using them can make them suboptimal for some companies. The EU-funded Circular TwAIn project aims to overcome this issue by developing an innovative AI platform that, supported by data sharing within trusted and effective manufacturing data spaces, utilises digital twin technology to offer stakeholders end-to-end sustainability as well as the adaptability to remain competitive in the coming Industry 5.0.


Circular TwAIn will lower the barriers for all the stakeholders in manufacturing and process industry circular value chains to adopt and fully leverage of trusted AI technologies, in ways that will enable end-to-end sustainability, i.e. from eco-friendly product design to the maximum exploitation of production waste across the circular chain. To this end, the project will research, develop, validate and exploit a novel AI platform for circular manufacturing value chains, which will support the development of interoperable circular twins for end-to-end sustainability. Circular TwAIn will unlock the innovation potential of a collaborative AI-based intelligence in production based on the use of cognitive digital twins. Moreover, based on the use of trustworthy AI techniques, Circular TwAIn will enable human centric sustainable manufacturing, fostering the transition towards Industry 5.0. Furthermore, Circular TwAIn will enable the integration and combination of different data from various sources over entire product life cycle considering sustainability aspects. The goal is to create and deliver innovative services among the members of the data ecosystem; these services will be embedded in AI-based Digital Twins, supporting an unambiguous communication when realizing complex services for sustainable manufacturing. The ambition of Circular TwAIn is to unleash the sustainability potential of AI technologies in circular manufacturing chains through: (i) Introducing AI optimizations in stages where AI is still not used (e.g. AI-based product design); (ii) Using AI for multi-stage and multi-objective circular optimizations that could improve sustainability performance. In this direction, the project will leverage information from a circular manufacturing dataspace that will provide access to the datasets needed for multi-stage and multi-objective optimizations.


Net EU contribution
€ 601 125,00
Piazzale dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 257 625,00

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Partners (2)