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Decentralised architectures for optimised operations via virtualised processes and manufacturing ecosystem collaboration

Objective

"Industry 4.0 is the next developmental stage in the organisation of the manufacturing value chain. ICT-based systems will play a major role, mainly by creating a virtual copy of the physical world and facilitating decentralised structures through Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Over the IoT, CPS cooperate with each other and humans in real-time. Via the Internet-of-Services, internal and cross-organisational services are utilised by participants of the value chain. DISRUPT aims to spearhead the transition to the next-generation manufacturing by facilitating the vision of a ""Smart Factory"". The new era of manufacturing asks for flexible factories that can be quickly reprogrammed to provide faster time-to-market responding to global consumer demand, address mass-customisation needs and bring life to innovative products. The traditional automation pyramid seems unable to accommodate this transformation. Our concept is to DISRUPT that pyramid by utilising the capabilities offered by modern ICT to facilitate (i) in-depth (self-)monitoring of machines and processes, (ii) decision support and decentralised (self-)adjustment of production, (iii) effective collaboration of the different IoT-connected machines with tools, services and actors (iv) seamless communication of information and decisions from and to the plant floor and (v) efficient interaction with value chain partners. Within DISRUPT, each element of production is controlled via the IoT by its virtual counterpart. The data collected is analysed to detect complex events that trigger automated actions. DISRUPT offers a set of decision support tools based on three core modules (modelling, simulation and optimisation) and a secure and flexible ""plug-n-play"" platform that will allow engineers from different disciplines to collaborate in developing services. It will be cloud-based to accommodate the anticipated high data volume and computational needs, while offering accessibility via any device anywhere in the world."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 483 500

Participants (8)

ARCELIK A.S.
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 376 562,50
Address
Karaagac, Sutluce Beyoglu Cad. No:2-6
34445 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOFTWARE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 431 875
Address
Uhlandstrasse 12
64297 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 397 500
Address
Rizareiou 10
152 33 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BOC ASSET MANAGEMENT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 387 250
Address
Operngasse 20B
1040 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIMPLAN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 250
Address
Sophie Scholl Platz 6
63452 Hanau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 411 250
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 375
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 412 750
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments