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Resilient supply chains for Europe

The ResC4EU project aims to support EU businesses, especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), to become more resilient and sustainable and be able to quickly adapt to supply chain disruptions such as experienced during COVID-19 crisis, geopolitical tensions or disasters (e.g. Suez Channel closure, floodings, strikes) by adopting advanced technologies. ResC4EU will provide an open space for collaboration, develop and provide models and tools that can assist SMEs in detecting and anticipating disruptions in their supply chains, and offering SMEs tailored support and training programmes as part of the ResC4EU Net-Zero Industry Academies. Further, manufacturing SMEs in need of implementing advanced technologies will be bring together with tech-savvy SMEs providing innovative solutions.


The ResC4EU CSA is organized around 4 key objectives: (1) defining risk, disruption and alerts models for the supply chains of 14 “at risk” industrial ecosystems; (2) developing a holistic European value network for strengthening supply chains fostered by industrial clusters and strategic alliances; (3) accelerating the adoption of advanced methods and technologies for sustainability and resilience, through the use of a dedicated digital B2B platform, thereby benefitting from platform based growth models through network effects; and (4) demonstrating supply chain resilience of industrial ecosystems while also achieving climate neutrality and sustainability of economic processes.
The consortium consists of 6 industrial clusters that have immediate access to over 1000 SMEs. Two research institutes cover logistics, supply chain risk modelling and product life-cycle analysis, respectively. Two SMEs, one orchestrating the outreach activities of the project and the other providing an open source, multisided, B2B supply chain platform derived from a Horizon 2020 project, complete the team.
The workplan is designed to first activate the SMEs in the 6 clusters and then engage them in three ways: (a) to foster knowledge transfer early on, between the more technology-aware SMEs and those interested in innovating their processes; (b) to develop an actionable model for supply chain analysis that can be supported by the platform and will lead to immediate supply chain risk mitigation and resilience; and (c) to create impact by fostering new pan-European as well as cross-regional collaboration using a mix of strategically planned physical meetings and large-scale virtual community-building activities, among them “ResC4EU Net-Zero Industry Academies”.
The cluster organizations cover logistics and supply chains of GHG-heavy industry, wood and furniture, advanced IT and have – in sum – outreach into all 14 industrial ecosystems, for which Pilot initiatives will be launched.


Net EU contribution
€ 392 300,00
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