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Assembly Lines In CIrculAtion – smart digital tools for the sustainable, human-centric and resilient use of production resources

Objective

A large part of production assets such as robotic arms, conveyor belts do not reach their maximal lifetime and become prematurely obsolescent. Anecdotal evidence from the automotive industry suggests that 60% to 70% of production resources is prematurely taken out of operation, scrapped, or at best sold for spare parts.
The aim of ALICIA is to create and demonstrate a Circular Manufacturing Ecosystem (CME) for production resources, such as robotic arms or conveyor belts. The underlaying vision is that within five to ten years, production resources will be traded and reused to their maximum utility in-between factories in Europe, ultimately contributing to “closing the loop” of production assets as circular economy subjects.
The project aim will be achieved by integrating and demonstrating in two real industrial environments (at Continental and Comau) a combination of innovative and symbiotic digital tools as key enabling technologies behind the ALICIA CME, ultimately enabling to design, deploy, run, decommission and re-circulate second-hand production lines 40% faster, reduce material consumption by up to 80% and reuse up to 100% of the assets. The innovations behind ALICIA include a machine-readable ontology for mapping factory owner requirements, an AI-matchmaking engine for combining incumbent factory assets with second-hand assets coming from the ALICIA online marketplace, a Plug & Produce middleware for seamlessly connecting the production assets and a Digital Shadow/Digital Twin to ramp-up and operate the ALICIA second-hand line. Novel Circularity-as-a-Service business models will be evaluated.
ALICIA addresses the EU “machinery and equipment” as well as “machinery repair service” market segments, which together contributed 288 Billion EUR in value added to the EU economy in 2018. ALICIA is expected to contribute to increasing the EU’s resilience against disruptions in global supply chains and significantly contribute to the creation of a circular economy.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Net EU contribution
€ 876 916,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25

Participants (11)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 524 956,00
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
MTS CONSULTING ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 407 960,00
Address
Wernher Von Braun Str 8
82256 Furstenfeldbruck

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern Fürstenfeldbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRONIC GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 398 738,75
Address
Ringlerstrasse 17
85057 Ingolstadt

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern Ingolstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ECI-MECHATRONICS GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 592 875,00
Address
Innsbrucker Strasse 75
6130 Schwaz

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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
Westösterreich Tirol Tiroler Unterland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 610 695,00
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
YAGHMA B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 447 731,00
Address
Lambrecht Van Linschotenstraat 8
2614 JZ Delft

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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
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25
NETCOMPANY-INTRASOFT SA
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 599 750,00
Address
Rue Nicolas Bove 2b
1253 Luxembourg

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 509 375,00
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
Other funding
€ 0,00
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 139 545,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
SURPLEX IBERICA SLU
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 430 750,00
Address
Avinguda De Cerdanyola 79-81 5a 9
08172 Sant Cugat Del Valles

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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
€ 0,00
COMAU SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 320 233,75
Address
Via Rivalta 30
10095 Grugliasco

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00