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Future Internet Web-Entrepreneurship for 3D Printing Virtual Fabrication in Europe

Future Internet Web-Entrepreneurship for 3D Printing Virtual Fabrication in Europe

Objective

The potential of 3D printing to become a major source of economic growth is huge - market size of $8.41 billion in 2020. It could (a) bring significant environmental benefits removing the need to bulky transport (b) vastly reduce the capital manufacturing costs making it easier for entrepreneurs to launch ideas (c) give customers a new level of choice for products to be custom-built to their needs. IT industry is realising that 3D printing technology goes beyond a manufacturing technology. It represents a software-enabled ecosystem. This ecosystem includes 3D printers, CAD applications; scanners and online collaboration, much of which is open source.Successfully providing a FI based innovation ecosystem in 3D printing (FABulous) will secure employment and growth, capitalising on European global tangible assets (manufacturing capabilities, bespoke services, digital marketplaces) and intangible ones (creativity, design). Failing to meet the challenge means once more we loose the innovation battle to American counterparts.FI is at the epicentre of the 3D printing ecosystem. All required infrastructures and enabling technologies for FI response are available- FI-WARE GEs, FITMAN FIspace and FI-Content platforms. Therefore, FABulous FI service scope will lie in key areas: • Crowd-sourcing design. • Cloud based design with IPR management. • 3D printing mobile apps. • Logistics & manufacturing services.FABulous will bring together 150 entrepreneurs, creative professionals, 3D printing adopters and investors. It is a highly connected (EIT ICT Labs, EIG, EuroHub, EMN, EBN, ECIA, EFFRA) high-performance business acceleration programme combining best of breed technical background (FI), with solid business modelling routed in the FI, with access to smart investment strategies from public and private investors leveraging FI services for 3D printing. The European Talent Mobility network provides FABulous access to high-quality talent to support SME growth.
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Coordinator

CONSULTORES DE AUTOMATIZACION YROBOTICA SA

Address

Carretera Asua La Avanzada 6
48930 Getxo Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 5 792 997

Administrative Contact

Francisco Buján (Mr.)

Participants (8)

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IMINDS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 252 520

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

BWCON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 141 240

BADEN-WURTTEMBERG: CONNECTED E.V.

Germany

CENTER FOR KULTUR- OG OPLEVELSESOKONOMI

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 53 261

ASOCIACION DE EMPRESAS TECNOLOGICAS INNOVALIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 242 292

ERABERRIKUNTZAN ETA EZAGUTZAN ADITUAK DIREN PERTSONEN MUGIKORTEASUNA SUSTATZEKO ELKARTEA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 111 280

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 206 410

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 632881

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 444 727

  • EU contribution

    € 6 800 000

Coordinated by:

CONSULTORES DE AUTOMATIZACION YROBOTICA SA

Spain