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Cyber Physical Systems for Europe

Project description

Applying CPS technologies in modern manufacturing

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) technologies involve the orchestration of computers, and physical and human components. Examples include smart grid and autonomous automobile systems, medical monitoring and robotics systems. Advances in CPS are resulting in systems that respond quicker and with more precision. With the potential to benefit many sectors, the EU-funded CPS4EU project will enable CPS technology providers (mainly European SMEs) to increase their growth in the international market. Its aim is to improve efficiency and productivity, enable the creation of CPS products, and promote CPS awareness and usage for all industrial sectors. Bringing together world-class research centres, SMEs and large companies, the project will develop a pan-European collaboration, facilitating knowledge exchange across all sectors in the value chain.


In recent years, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) technologies have become a game changer in strategic sectors such as Automotive, Energy and Industry Automation, where Europe is a world leader. In fact, CPS is a key driver for the innovation capacity of European industries, large and small, generating economic growth and supporting meaningful jobs for citizens. CPS4EU aims to arm Europe with extensive value chain across key sectors by:
1. Strengthening CPS Technology providers, mainly European SMEs, to increase their market share and their competitiveness to become world leaders
2. Improve design efficiency and productivity and enable secure certification
3. Enabling the creation of innovative European CPS products that will strengthen the leadership and competitiveness of Europe by both large groups and SMEs
4. Large Dissemination of CPS technologies.

To achieve these goals CPS4EU will:
1. Develop 4 key enabling technologies (computing, connectivity, sensing, cooperative systems)
2. Incorporate these CPS modules through pre-integrated architectures and design tools
3. Instantiate these architectures in dedicated use cases from strategic application: automotive, smart grid and industry automation
4. Improve CPS awareness and usage for all industrial sectors

CPS4EU gathers major large companies (BMW, VALEO, THALES, TRUMPF, RTE, ABENGOA, LEONARDO, and SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC), a large set of innovative SMEs and world-class research centres (FHG, CEA, DLR, INRIA, KIT, CNRS) to significantly reduce the development time and certification efforts through pan European collaboration, knowledge exchange and access to the strong value chain in strategic markets,

CPS4EU builds on a strong foundation in European and national initiatives. It will enable the European industry to lead strategic markets thanks to high level sharing of CPS technologies across sectors all along the value chain.


Net EU contribution
€ 721 671,00

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-de-Marne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 8 651 889,00

Participants (42)