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Grow your manufacturing business

Objective

Better Factory will provide methodology for Manufacturing SMEs to collaborate with Artists to develop new and personalized products. At the same time Better Factory will provide technology for SMEs to become fully connected cyber-physical-systems, transforming them into Lean-Agile production facilities capable of manufacturing new and personalized products alongside existing products.
Main results:
- An Advance Production Planning and Scheduling (APPS) system which can be deployed on a free and open IoT platform at 10% of the cost in 50% less time. APPS will automatically reconfigure the collaborative robots considering the individuality and gender of worker, and will also reduce 10% assets, 25% area, 30% resources, 35% logistics, 40% machines and tools and workplaces, resulting in 13% cost reduction, 15% production increase and 30% time to market.
- A Marketplace, a one-stop-shop, where Manufacturing SMEs can buy services from Technology suppliers, Artists, CCs, training providers and financial brokers.
- A portfolio of 16 cross-border Application Experiments by 48 SMEs selected through 2 competitive Open Calls, that will test APPS, SME+Artis collaboration and other services, and leveraging 11M€ of public and private funding becoming success stories.
- Services, including Technical, Business and Art mentors, infrastructure, training and access to finance.
Better Factory network consists of 28 members. 18 DIHs (10 CCs, 8 industry associations), 6 Technology suppliers and 4 service providers for marketing, access to finance, FSTP management and legal framework. Partners are currently engaged in I4MS-Go, DIH², HORSE, L4MS, MIDIH, AMABLE, BOWI, SHOP4CF. Better Factory covers 16 EU countries, 17 regions with 10 of them from EU-13.
Better Factory will demonstrate that public funded research can help manufacturing SMEs & Mid-Caps achieve digital excellence and global competitiveness through Lean-Agile production for the manufacturing of new and personalized products.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

H2020-DT-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 772 300

Participants (27)

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 259 250
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 183 250
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 133 750
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 156 250
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
NARODNE CENTRUM ROBOTIKY
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 66 250
Address
Ilkovicova 2961/3
84104 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations
INOVA+ - INNOVATION SERVICES, SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 152 687,50
Address
Rua Dr Afonso Cordeiro 567
4450-309 Matosinhos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLUON
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 191 250
Address
Slachthuisstraat 4-6
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Other
STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 220 562,50
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN DYNAMICS ADVANCED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 199 158,75
Address
209 Kifisias Ave & 10 Arkadiou Str
15124 Marousi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDINGBOX ACCELERATOR SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 3 531 300
Address
Al.jerozolimskie 136
02-305 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
TIME.LEX
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 125 343,75
Address
Joseph Stevensstraat 7
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO BARCELONA MOBILE WORLD CAPITAL FOUNDATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 415 000
Address
C Roc Boronat Num 117 3 Planta
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
HERMIA YRITYSKEHITYS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 92 400
Address
Hermiankatu 6A
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOLONIX SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 183 750
Address
Corso Italia 8
20821 Meda (Mb)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOP DATA SCIENCE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 101 456,25
Address
Kuortaneenkatu 2
00510 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFOTECH, S.R.O.
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 97 125
Address
Hrobakova 2
851 02 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GESTALT ROBOTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 198 187,50
Address
Schlesische Strasse 26 Aufgang C 5. Stock
10997 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IN4ART BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 193 134,38
Address
Rotterdamse Rijweg 44
3043 BL Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 105 250
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIATIA CLUSTER MOBILIER TRANSILVAN
Romania
EU contribution
€ 88 750
Address
Starda Piata 1 Mai 4-5 Et Iii Sala 3
400141 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Other
RAZVOJNI CENTER ORODJARSTVA SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 70 750
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje
Activity type
Research Organisations
FOUNDATION CLUSTER INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 130 815
Address
Bul Tsarigradsko Chausse 133 Bits Izot Fl 2 Office 290 Entr B
1715 Sofia
Activity type
Other
LATVIJAS PARTIKAS UZNEMUMU FEDERACIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 73 750
Address
Republikas Laukums 2
1981 Riga
Activity type
Other
BYDGOSZCZ INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER
Poland
EU contribution
€ 51 750
Address
Bydgoskich Przemyslowcow 6
85 862 Bydgoszcz
Activity type
Other
CLUTEX - KLASTR TECHNICKE TEXTILIE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 54 550
Address
1 Maje 97/25
460 01 Liberec
Activity type
Other
PECS-BARANYAI KERESKEDELMI ES IPARKAMARA
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 51 980
Address
Majorossy Imre U 36
7625 Pecs
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)