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virtual Factories: Interoperation suppoRting buSiness innovaTion

Objective

The manufacturing industry is entering a new era in which new ICT technologies and collaboration applications are integrated with traditional manufacturing practices and processes, which brings virtual organisations to factories, i.e. Manufacturing 2.0. Virtual factory to future manufacturing slows the flexible amalgamation of manufacturing resources in multiple organisations to create timely, demand driven product lines.

The project “vF Interoperation suppoRting buSiness innovaTion” (FIRST) provides the new technology and methodology to describe manufacturing assets; to compose and integrate the existing services into collaborative virtual manufacturing processes; and to deal with evolution of changes. From the overarching objective to enhance manufacturing integration through the application of advanced IT solutions, the innovative project brings together an experienced researcher with expertise in the designing an interoperability framework for facilitating interoperability on data/information, services and process levels respectively. These outcomes lead to significant business innovations for virtual factories, made possible by an internationally recognised group expertise in (manufacturing) services/assets description languages, semantic services discover methods, and automated interoperability. The experienced researcher has an existing background in service oriented business process management; ontology based process model registration and management; and web service discovery and selection. She combines this with a perspective on application of those technologies. The FIRST project will take advantage of this complementary experience as well as the academic and industrial relationships in Europe and China respectively, taking advantage of the unique opportunity to address the concept from both perspectives.

Coordinator

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 288 000,00
Address
Fern Barrow Bournemouth University
BH12 5BB Poole
United Kingdom

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Region
South West (England) Dorset and Somerset Bournemouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 63 000,00

Participants (4)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 198 000,00
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 135 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
GK SOFTWARE SE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 135 000,00
Address
Waldstrasse 7
08261 Schoneck

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Region
Sachsen Chemnitz Vogtlandkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 22 500,00

Partners (3)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SHANGHAI POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Jinhai Road, Pudong
201209 Shanghai

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 85 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

WUHAN KM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COLTD
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
A5 Building 9th Huacheng Avenue Wuhan New City
430000 Wuhan

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 36 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SHUANGCHI INDUSTRIAL CO.LTD
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Xiadian Gongchen Office Licheng District
351100 Putian

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 22 500,00