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Virtual Factory Open Operating System

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723710

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 758 580

  • EU contribution

    € 7 758 580

Coordinated by:

INFORMATION CATALYST FOR ENTERPRISE LTD

United Kingdom

Objective

The primary outcomes of vf-OS are an:
- Open Operating System (vf-OS) and Software Development Kit (OAK) for Factories of the Future that aims to be the reference system software for collaborative manufacturing and logistics processes including its associated resources and data
- Open vf-OS Platform, including a Multi-sided application marketplace and development studio, that aims to become the Apps Store for Manufacturing industry
The multi-sided marketplace will allow Manufacturing Users, Manufacturing Resource providers, Service Providers and Software Developers to cooperate and demand, build, select, and use vf-OS applications with the vf-OS exploiters, like classical App stores, having a business model based on taking a share of purchases of applications and services from the platform.

vf-OS is composed of a Virtual Factory System Kernel (vf-SK), a Virtual Factory Application Programming Interface (vf-API) and a Virtual Factory Middleware (vf-MW) for interoperable and secure collaboration among supply networks, enterprises, machines, data and objects. The Virtual Factory Platform (vf-P) will be a infrastructure, either in-cloud or on-premise, that supports the Manufacturing Apps Store and Virtual Machines. vf-OS especially addresses SMEs by providing a full functionality at affordable cost and with Cloud availability.

The Manufacturing Apps will be developed with an Open Applications Development Kit (vf-OAK), freely provided to software developers, for rapid and cost effective deployment of advanced industrial applications running over vf-OS, allowing fast time-to-market and world-wide base industrial clients.
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Coordinator

INFORMATION CATALYST FOR ENTERPRISE LTD

Address

St Georges Court Winnington Avenue
Cw8 4ee Northwich Cheshire

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 284 077,40

Participants (13)

IKERLAN S. COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 561 105

UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 883 938,75

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 558 561,25

CAIXA MAGICA SOFTWARE SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 707 500

UNIVERSITE LUMIERE LYON 2

France

EU Contribution

€ 521 250

ASCORA GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 881 475

ALMENDE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 850 312,50

MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 251 755

VIA SOLIS UAB

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 38 792,60

CONSULGAL - CONSULTORES DE ENGENHARIA E GESTAO SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 290 937,50

KNOWLEDGEBIZ CONSULTING-SOCIEDADE DE CONSULTORIA EM GESTAO LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 500 125

APPLICATIONS PLASTIQUES DU RHONE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 214 375

ETABLISSEMENTS TARDY

France

EU Contribution

€ 214 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723710

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 758 580

  • EU contribution

    € 7 758 580

Coordinated by:

INFORMATION CATALYST FOR ENTERPRISE LTD

United Kingdom

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