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Up-Skilling for Industry 5.0 Roll-Out

Objective

The 4th Industrial Revolution/Industry 4.0 has enabled reduction of production costs, improved consistency of product quality and enabled mass customisation by merging the physical and digital worlds. The transition is still ongoing - Industry 4.0 is a general-purpose technology, adding value across all industrial sectors. However, the perception of Industry 4.0 at a human level has not all been positive. It has been plagued by fear of job cuts and in some sectors completely replacing the human workforce. Automation projects have often failed due to omitting the critical skilled human elements in business success with unintended consequences including reduced customer satisfaction, poorer product quality and lower process efficiency. Automation alone clearly cannot be a source of sustained competitive advantage. I5.0 will address the balance between humans and technology, focussing on the collaborative relationship between skilled workers and automation. The intent is reinstate skilled craftsmanship at the centre of production processes where people add unique value and competitive advantage, augmented by intelligent, data-driven technology emerging from Industry 4.0.

In the Up-Skill project, we will address the implications of Industry 5.0 in particular the relationship between automation, skilled work and organisational systems. Our research will establish how the relationship between automation and human input plays out in a range of industrial settings, creating comparative case studies to capture effective implementation strategies. We will address under-explored strategic spaces in production - where automation adds value to skilled and artisanal work, and where further automation risks undermining product value. This research will identify the shifting organisational characteristics that are needed to ensure technology advancements are implemented within companies while ensuring sustainable, added value for man, machine, and organisation.

Coordinator

MALARDALENS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 565 119,00
Address
Hogskoleplan 1
721 23 Vasteraas
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Västmanlands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 565 119,00

Participants (7)

MALARDALEN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 411 687,50
Address
John Engellaus Gata1
633 61 Eskilstuna

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Södermanlands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 411 687,50
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 535 000,00
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 535 000,00
HELEKOPTER AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 229 800,00
Address
Box 92
SE631 02 Eskilstuna

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Södermanlands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 229 800,00
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 426 875,00
Address
Carretera D Esplugues 39 41
08940 Cornella De Llobregat

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 426 875,00
ALFA LAVAL TECHNOLOGIES AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 209 223,75
Address
Rudeboksvagen 1
221 00 Lund

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 209 223,75
KNEIA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 291 295,00
Address
Calle Aribau 168-170
08021 Barcelona

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 291 295,00
WEBBER BRENNERTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 279 250,00
Address
Salinger Feld 32
58454 Witten

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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
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 279 250,00

Partners (4)

TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bishop Hall Lane
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford

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Region
East of England Essex Heart of Essex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

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Region
North West (England) Lancashire Lancaster and Wyre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
FORD MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Eagle Way
CM13 3BW Brentwood

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Region
East of England Essex Heart of Essex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data