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Worker-Centric Workplaces in Smart Factories

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.

Coordinator

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Address

Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 220 160

Participants (15)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 431 250

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 662 812,50

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 271 250

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 742 500

IMINDS

Belgium

SIEVA, PODJETJE ZA RAZVOJ IN TRZENJ V AVTOMOBILSKI INDUSTRIJI DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 174 090

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

THERMOLYMPIC SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 272 671,88

EMO-ORODJARNA DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 208 346,25

EVOLARIS NEXT LEVEL GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 405 378,75

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 546 500

SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 337 225

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 534 375

HIDRIA razvoj in proizvodnja avtomobilskih in industrijskih sistemov, d.o.o.

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 537 985

HIDRIA TC TEHNOLOSKI CENTER DOO

Slovenia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 636778

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2014

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 916 441,25

  • EU contribution

    € 6 344 544,38

Coordinated by:

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Austria