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MANufacturing through ergonoMic and safe Anthropocentric aDaptive workplacEs for context aware factories in EUROPE

Objective

The MAN-MADE project aims at defining new socially sustainable workplaces where the human dimension is a key cornerstone. Workers are foreseen at the centre of the factory, on the one hand, in terms of workplace adaptation (and production planning, at large) to skills, expertise and characteristic of each single worker and, on the other hand, in terms of capability to make the most out of worker’s knowledge and potentials across all age groups and different roles, simultaneously fostering enhanced worker’s safety. Moreover MAN-MADE promotes the vision of an effective integration of this anthropocentric factory within the social environment toward the implementation of context-aware factories that promotes and take advantage of extended services to the workers in terms of accessibility, inclusiveness, efficiency and work satisfaction. The context aware anthropocentric manufacturing model promoted by the project will be demonstrated by pilot implementations in the Transportation industry (Alstom) and in the White-goods sector (Whirlpool), two European industrial sectors of excellence. The project concepts will e also tested in the Factory of the Future lab available at the Polytechnic of Milan.
Expected benefits from the MAN-MADE project will have a huge impact on the productivity rate due to an enhanced use of human resources and reduction of accidents, and will leverage on the high number of workers involved in the white-good and transportation sector. The MAN-MADE project will contribute to the achievement of best in class performance, making available advanced anthropocentric workplace technologies, that also support a considerable improvement of worker integration in the social environment. The MAN-MADE impact is also guaranteed by the influence and relevance of the project actors such as Whirlpool (with more than 14.000 workers) and Alstom (with more than 92.000 workers worldwide).

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 679 748
Administrative Contact
Andrea Barni (Mr.)

Participants (8)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 442 747
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laura Catellani (Dr.)
ALSTOM TRANSPORTE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 397 380
Address
Calle Martinez Villergas 49, Edificio V
28027 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaume Altesa Cabanas (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 472 482
Address
Camino De Vera Edificio 9C Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nuria Garcia (Ms.)
SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 301 800
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo Co
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Antonella Decorato (Ms.)
Whirlpool Europe srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 405 500
Address
Viale Guido Borghi 27
I-21025 Comerio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierluigi Petrali (Mr.)
TTS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 429 360
Address
Largo Caleotto 1
23900 Lecco Lc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Castellani (Dr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO Y DE ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES DE MONTERREY
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 221 400
Address
Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501
64849 Monterrey Nuevo Leon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ericka Rodríguez (Dr.)
FRAMOS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 318 400
Address
Mehlbeerenstrasse 2
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandra Conrado (Ms.)