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Towards smarter means of production in European manufacturing SMEs through the use of the Internet of Things technologies

Objective

The proportion of the manufacturing industry is currently decreasing in developed European countries’ GDP. Industry 4.0 - also called smart manufacturing, digital industry or industry of the future – provides several technological responses to the challenging competitive market. Indeed, the integration of the Internet of Things and related components - Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Digital Security, Cloud Computing and Big Data - in manufacturing SMEs will improve efficiency and flexibility in production and consumption. However, it requires a more integrated and cooperative approach due to the high interdisciplinarity which has been introduced. Above all, not all manufacturing companies, and in particular SMEs, have access to smarter means of production, due to costs and efforts in the integration and implementation, possible aversion or readiness to ICT technologies, and other obstacles related to cyber and physical security. The IoT4Industry project connects 3 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) clusters having strong competences in IoT with 4 Advanced Manufacturing clusters having access to tool manufacturers and manufacturing SMEs in order to encourage cross-border and cross-sectorial collaboration between SMEs from these two sectors. Starting from the analysis of needs in manufacturing SMEs from diverse sectors in Europe (aerospace, automotive, medicine, ...) on the one hand, and the IoT technology offer on the other hand, the project will put in place favourable framework conditions to enable matchmaking and encourage the creation of smarter manufacturing tools and their integration in manufacturing SMEs. A hundred of support cases involving SMEs corresponding to different development stages (feasibility, prototyping, demonstration) will be selected through a call for proposals to receive funding and support, in view of further developing this new industrial value chain in European SMEs and improve their competitiveness on the global stage.

Call for proposal

H2020-INNOSUP-01-2017-twoStage
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Coordinator

POLE SOLUTIONS COMMUNICANTES SECURISEES
Address
Place Paul Borde
13790 Rousset
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 3 875 530,02

Participants (8)

MICROTEC SUDWEST EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 425
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 2
79110 Freiburg
Activity type
Other
DSP VALLEY VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 143 125
Address
Esperantolaan 4
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Other
CENTRO SERVIZI INDUSTRIE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 113 225
Address
Via Fanti 17
10128 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUVERGNE RHONE-ALPES INDUSTRIE
France
EU contribution
€ 88 862,50
Address
750 Avenue De Colomby
74300 Cluses
Activity type
Other
POLE MECATECH
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 147 100
Address
Route De Hannut 40
5004 Bouge
Activity type
Other
THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 025
Address
Pilot Way, Ansty Business Park
CV7 9JU Coventry
Activity type
Research Organisations
INNO TSD

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 120 734,42
Address
Place Joseph Bermond Ophira I
06560 Sophia Antipolis Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GAC
France
EU contribution
€ 48 785,56
Address
11-13 Rue Rene Jacques
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)