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Worker-Centric Workplaces in Smart Factories

Objective

It is the high ambition of the project to create “FACTorieS for WORKERS” (FACTS4WORKERS), therefore a serious effort will be put into integrating already available IT enablers into a seamless & flexible Smart Factory infrastructure based on worker-centric and data-driven technology building blocks. As FACTS4WORKERS is underpinned by a clear human-centric approach: usability, user experience and technology acceptance are of the utmost project interest.
FACTS4WORKERS will develop and demonstrate workplace solutions that support the inclusion of increasing elements of knowledge work on the factory floor. These solutions will empower workers on the shop floor with smart factory ICT infrastructure. Advancement will be gained through integrating several building blocks from a flexible smart factory infrastructure, focusing on workers’ needs, expectations and requirements, and being supported by organisational measures and change management. In line with our assumptions on impacts on productivity we therefore estimate that that we can increase job satisfaction for 800,000 European workers by the year 2025.
These solutions will be developed according to the following four industrial challenges which are generalise-able to manufacturing in general: personalised augmented operator (IC1), worked-centric rich-media knowledge sharing/management (IC2), self-learning manufacturing workplaces (IC3) and in-situ mobile learning in the production (IC4).
Moreover, FACT4WORKER‘s objectives in terms of measureable indicators are:
• To increase problem-solving and innovation skills of workers;
• To increase cognitive job satisfaction of workers;
• To increase average worker productivity by 10%;
• To achieve TRL 5-7 on a number of worker-centric solutions through which workers become the smart element in smart factories
The smart factory demonstrator will be run within the automotive supply chain. The consortium is composed by 15 partners from 7 different EU member states.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 220 160

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 431 250
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 662 812,50
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 250
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 742 500
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIEVA, PODJETJE ZA RAZVOJ IN TRZENJ V AVTOMOBILSKI INDUSTRIJI DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 174 090
Address
Polje 15
5290 Šempeter Pri Gorici
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THERMOLYMPIC SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 272 671,88
Address
Calle Alemania S/n
50180 Utebo(zaragoza)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMO-ORODJARNA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 208 346,25
Address
Bezigrajska Cesta 10
3000 Celje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVOLARIS NEXT LEVEL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 405 378,75
Address
Hugo Wolf Gasse 8 8A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 546 500
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 337 225
Address
Industriestr 1-3
91074 Herzogenaurach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 534 375
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HIDRIA razvoj in proizvodnja avtomobilskih in industrijskih sistemov, d.o.o.
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 537 985
Address
Nazorjeva Ulica 6A
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)