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Collaboration Network for Industry, Manufacturing, Business and Logistics in Europe

Objective

NIMBLE: collaboration Network for Industry, Manufacturing, Business and Logistics in Europe will develop the infrastructure for a cloud-based, Industrie 4.0 Internet-of-things-enabled B2B platform on which European manufacturing firms can register, publish machine-readable catalogs for products and services, search for suitable supply chain partners, negotiate contracts and supply logistics, and develop private and secure B2B and M2M information exchange channels to optimise business work flows. The infrastructure will be developed as open source software under an Apache-type, permissive license. The governance model is a federation of platforms for multi-sided trade, with mandatory interoperation functions and optional added-value business functions that can be provided by third parties. This will foster the growth of a net-centric business ecosystem for sustainable innovation and fair competition as envisaged by the Digital Agenda 2020. Prospective NIMBLE providers can take the open source infrastructure and bundle it with sectoral, regional or functional added value services and launch a new platform in the federation.
Internet platforms need fast adoption rates and the work plan reflects this: we start attracting early adopters from day one and develop the initial, working platform in year one. Added-value business functions follow in year two and final validation at large scale, involving hundreds of external firms, will happen in year three. Our adoption plan is designed to enable two or more platform providers at the end of the project, and to have 1000 to 2000 enterprises connected to the overall ecosystem at that point. NIMBLE has 17 partners grouped around 3 main activities: developing the infrastructure, running a platform adoption programme, and validating the platform with 4 supply chains (white goods, wooden houses, fashion fabrics, and child care furniture).
NIMBLE will give manufacturing SMEs in Europe a stable and sustainable digital ecosystem.

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
Address
Jakob Haringer Strasse 5
5020 Salzburg
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 463 950

Participants (16)

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 106 050
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SRDC YAZILIM ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME VE DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 753 500
Address
Silikon Bina 1 Kat No 14 Odtu Teknokent Cankaya
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 620 950
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 540 750
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOVA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 335 950
Address
Via Cicerone, 66
00193 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WHIRLPOOL EMEA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Via Carlo Pisacane 1
20016 Pero
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LINDBACKS BYGG AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 198 620
Address
N/a
941 28 Pitea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRATELLI PIACENZA S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 216 560
Address
Regione Cisi
13814 Pollone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICUNA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 132 000
Address
Prolongacion Albufera S/n
46430 Sollana Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO METALMECANICO, MUEBLE, MADERA, EMBALAJE Y AFINES-AIDIMME
Spain
EU contribution
€ 420 000
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci 38 Parque Tecnologico
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOLONIX SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 575 800
Address
Corso Italia 8
20821 Meda (Mb)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BALANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 453 670
Address
Contrescarpe 33
28203 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DOMINA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 272 250
Address
Via Milano 16
13856 Vigliano Biellese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEDERACION EMPRESARIAL DE LA MADERAY MUEBLE DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA - (FEVAMA)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
C/ Benjamin Franklin 13 Parque Tecnologico
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Other
PODCOMP AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 266 800
Address
Skylvagen 1
943 33 Ojebyn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 257 900
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations