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

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.
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Coordinator

SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.

Address

Jakob Haringer Strasse 5
5020 Salzburg

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 463 950

Participants (18)

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IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 1 106 050

SRDC YAZILIM ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME VE DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 753 500

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 620 950

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 540 750

INNOVA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 335 950

WHIRLPOOL EMEA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 240 000

Whirlpool Europe srl

Italy

LINDBACKS BYGG AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 198 620

FRATELLI PIACENZA S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 216 560

MICUNA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 132 000

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO METALMECANICO, MUEBLE, MADERA, EMBALAJE Y AFINES-AIDIMME

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 420 000

HOLONIX SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 575 800

BALANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 453 670

DOMINA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 272 250

FEDERACION EMPRESARIAL DE LA MADERAY MUEBLE DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA - (FEVAMA)

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

PODCOMP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 266 800

BLATRADEN AB

Sweden

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 257 900

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723810

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 994 750

  • EU contribution

    € 7 994 750

Coordinated by:

SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.

Austria