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A Strategic Roadmap Towards the Next Level of Intelligent, Sustainable and Human-Centred SMEs

Objective

Over the last ten years many efforts have been made to transfer Industry 4.0 from research to practice. Recently, great progress has been made to introduce also SMEs to the use of Industry 4.0. The next big challenge for SMEs will be to implement the dual (or twin) transformation in sense of a digital transformation towards more intelligent manufacturing, while tackling and accelerating the sustainability transformation to enhance economically, socially and environmentally sustainable processes, factories and value chains. In this project we aim to take SMEs to this next level by developing a Strategic Roadmap for making them not only intelligent but also sustainable, resilient and human-centric. This next level of SMEs will be data and intelligence-driven, thus using available data to acquire new knowledge and to apply it for optimization purposes using artificial intelligence in a secure way. Further, a great attention is paid to how manufacturing and value chains in SMEs can become more circular, green and resilient by considering ethical, human and societal values for more socio-centred factories. In this next level of SME 5.0 factories the human will play a much more important, albeit changing, role. Besides identifying emerging future work profiles and competencies of SME employees, we will develop guidelines for rendering SME workplaces in industry more inclusive and diverse and for empowering them for increased well-being and attractiveness of SME jobs. The main outcome of the project is to develop and propose a Strategic Guideline and Roadmap that will facilitate SMEs in Europe and worldwide to achieve the above mentioned goals. To expand the impact and exploitation an SME 5.0 Stakeholder & Training Network will be build. The applicability of the results and guidelines is ensured through a close collaboration with non-academic partners, SMEs in the partner network and the aim to validate the results through demonstrators and case study research.

Coordinator

LIBERA UNIVERSITA DI BOLZANO
Net EU contribution
€ 317 400,00
Address
Piazza Universita 1
39100 Bolzano
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen Bolzano-Bozen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Participants (9)

MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 156 400,00
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Östliche Obersteiermark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 115 000,00
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 165 600,00
Address
Letna 9
042 00 Kosice

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Region
Slovensko Východné Slovensko Košický kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
Net EU contribution
€ 101 200,00
Address
Tal Oroqq
2080 Msida

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Region
Malta Malta Malta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 142 600,00
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 156 400,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
KOMPTECH GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 4 600,00
Address
Kuhau 37
8130 Frohnleiten

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
ELCOM, SPOLOCNOST S RUCENIM OBMEDZENYM, PRESOV
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 4 600,00
Address
Jesenna 2695/26
080 01 Presov

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovensko Východné Slovensko Prešovský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
ENDIAN SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 4 600,00
Address
Via Ipazia 2
39100 Bolzano

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen Bolzano-Bozen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data

Partners (6)

WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
100 Institute Rd.
016092280 Worcester

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
TRUSTEES OF PURDUE UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
S Grant Street 401
47907 West Lafayette

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
1 Gheringhap Street
3220 Geelong Victoria

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSIDAD DEL SALVADOR
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
No data
CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Huay Kaew Road 238
50200 Chiang Mai

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data