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Lifecycle-reconfigurable Smart Mobility Platform to enable autonomous and cost-effective personalized solutions for social inclusion of disabled and elderly while leveraging AM technologies

Objective

FreeWheel promotes social inclusion of disabled and elderly people through a urban mobility solution consisting of a unit integrating an autonomous “smart active” module, multiple custom interfaces and an app. Such a solution can be either rented (a sharing service available at in-door and out-door urban facilities), or sold; in the latter case the unit includes a fully personalized wheelchair.

FreeWheel satisfies the need for customization, both on the user and on the vehicle side, through the implementation of a modular concept based on standard reconfigurable, low-cost modules (e.g. engine, gears, control unit, HMI, etc.) and on ultra-customized interfaces (e.g. body-to-vehicle, engine-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure, etc.), produced via additive manufacturing. Re-configurability is achieved through an easy exchange of standard modules in different products.

A further objective is making affordable the lifecycle cost of the above-mentioned mobility service (and/or product) through an innovative business model that offers mobility as a service (independent of vehicle ownership) and by leveraging dematerialization (reduction of manufacturing lead times and investment costs) and product re-configurability.

The expected impact is:
- Social inclusion of elderly and disabled citizens: the project will demonstrate affordability and safety in accessing public spaces in urban areas;
- Short time-to-market: 70% less than the conventional approach.
- Significant cost reduction in the manufacturing of a personalised wheelchair unit as a result of the re-usability and adaptability of personalised products components;
- Ultra-low environmental impact: re-usability of modules and efficient manufacturing leading to more than 70% in environmental impact reduction regarding primary resources consumed while offering this mobility service.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-FOF-2017

Coordinator

IRIS SRL
Net EU contribution
€ 585 156,25
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica 612/21
10135 Torino
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 250 781,25

Participants (11)

MORPHICA SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 450 187,50
Address
Via Ricasoli 19-21
70043 Monopoli

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sud Puglia Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 192 937,50
KEEN BULL SAGL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 742 000,00
Address
Via Pretorio 11
6900 Lugano

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ticino Ticino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 318 000,00
MCH-TRONICS SAGL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 010 625,00
Address
Via Cantonale Centro Galleria 3
6928 Manno

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ticino Ticino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 433 125,00
KUMO TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 275 625,00
Address
Avda Zugarzarte 8 Torre
48930 Getxo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 118 125,00
INNOVAZIONE AUTOMOTIVE E METALMECCANICA SCRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 107 500,00
Address
Via Nazionale Snc
66034 Santa Maria Imbaro

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

LAZZERINI SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 154 000,00
Address
Viale Giannino Pieralisi 21
60030 Monsano

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Marche Ancona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 66 000,00
GENNY ANGELS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 274 312,50
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 529 000,00
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ticino Ticino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 557 500,00
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras

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Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NETWORK SOCIETY RESEARCH LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 30 625,00
EPHORATE OF ANTIQUITIES OF ACHAIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 92 750,00
Address
Alexandrou Ypsilantou 197
261 10 Patra

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Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00