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Virtual Factory Open Operating System

Objective

The primary outcomes of vf-OS are an:
- Open Operating System (vf-OS) and Software Development Kit (OAK) for Factories of the Future that aims to be the reference system software for collaborative manufacturing and logistics processes including its associated resources and data
- Open vf-OS Platform, including a Multi-sided application marketplace and development studio, that aims to become the Apps Store for Manufacturing industry
The multi-sided marketplace will allow Manufacturing Users, Manufacturing Resource providers, Service Providers and Software Developers to cooperate and demand, build, select, and use vf-OS applications with the vf-OS exploiters, like classical App stores, having a business model based on taking a share of purchases of applications and services from the platform.

vf-OS is composed of a Virtual Factory System Kernel (vf-SK), a Virtual Factory Application Programming Interface (vf-API) and a Virtual Factory Middleware (vf-MW) for interoperable and secure collaboration among supply networks, enterprises, machines, data and objects. The Virtual Factory Platform (vf-P) will be a infrastructure, either in-cloud or on-premise, that supports the Manufacturing Apps Store and Virtual Machines. vf-OS especially addresses SMEs by providing a full functionality at affordable cost and with Cloud availability.

The Manufacturing Apps will be developed with an Open Applications Development Kit (vf-OAK), freely provided to software developers, for rapid and cost effective deployment of advanced industrial applications running over vf-OS, allowing fast time-to-market and world-wide base industrial clients.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software/operating systems
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/computer hardware
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data exchange
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INFORMATION CATALYST FOR ENTERPRISE LTD
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St Georges Court Winnington Avenue
CW8 4EE Northwich Cheshire
United Kingdom
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 284 077,40

Participants (13)

IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 561 105
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Other
UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 883 938,75
Address
Campus Da Caparica Quinta Da Torre
2829-516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 558 561,25
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CAIXA MAGICA SOFTWARE SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 707 500
Address
Rua Soeiro Pereira Gomes Lote 1 4 B Edificio Espanha
1600 196 Lisboa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE LUMIERE LYON 2
France
EU contribution
€ 521 250
Address
86 Rue Pasteur
69365 Lyon
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASCORA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 881 475
Address
Birkenallee 43
27777 Ganderkesee
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMENDE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 850 312,50
Address
Stationsplein 45 Unit A1.205-207
3013 AK Rotterdam
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 251 755
Address
Poligono Industrial Bainetxe 5A
20550 Aretxabaleta
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIA SOLIS UAB

Participation ended

Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 38 792,60
Address
Naujoji Gatve 138 G
62175 Alytus
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSULGAL - CONSULTORES DE ENGENHARIA E GESTAO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 290 937,50
Address
Av Salvador Allende 25
2780 163 Oeiras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KNOWLEDGEBIZ CONSULTING-SOCIEDADE DE CONSULTORIA EM GESTAO LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 500 125
Address
Campus Faculdade De Ciencia E Tecnologia Universidade De Lisboa Edificio Uninova
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APPLICATIONS PLASTIQUES DU RHONE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 214 375
Address
Rue Jules Ferry 21 Zi Du Bas Pontet
69360 St Symphorien D Ozon
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETABLISSEMENTS TARDY
France
EU contribution
€ 214 375
Address
409 Rue Du Canal
42320 La Grand-croix
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)