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Innovative Production Machines and Systems (I* PROMS)

Innovative Production Machines and Systems (I* PROMS)

Objective

The proposed Network of Excellence for Innovative Production Machines and Systems (I*PROMS) will address the area of production research in an integrated manner in order to reshape the area and overcome its current fragmentation. The Network will integrate the activities of all leading EU research institutions in the field of production research These institutions possess wide-ranging and complementary human and material resources. This will enable TPROMS to cover all future research priorities in the field without being prematurely restricted to particular, narrow topics that could lose their significance with time. I*PROMS will develop concepts, tools and techniques enabling the creation and operation of flexible, re-configurable, fault-tolerant and eco- and user-friendly production systems that can react to customer needs, environmental requirements, design inputs, and material / process / labour availability to manufacture high quality, cost-effective products. Initially, TPROMS will address the six 'Manufacturing Challenges for 2020', namely, Concurrent Manufacturing Integration of Human and Technical Resources, Conversion of Information to Knowledge, Environmental Compatibility, Reconfigurable Enterprises, and Innovative Manufacturing Processes and Products. Four TPROMS clusters will prosecute research on those themes: Advanced Production Machines (APM), Production Automation and Control (PAC), Innovative Design Technology (IDT) and Production Organisation and Management (POM). At present, TPROMS comprises 30 member institutions representing 14 European countries. They will commit 141 research staff and 69 PhD students to prosecuting the joint programme of activities developed by the Network. In addition to the core research partners, I'PROMS will also comprise associate partners to assist wilt the dissemination of results and spreading of excellence to the research and user communities beyond the network.'

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF WALES, CARDIFF

Address

55 Park Place
Cardiff

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Duc-Truong PHAM (Professor)

Participants (27)

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C.R.F. SOCIETÀ CONSORTILE PER AZIONI

Italy

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES MÉCANIQUES

France

CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

CLAUSTHAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Germany

CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE

Czechia

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

Ireland

ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGÉNIEURS DE TARBES

France

FIDIA S.P.A.

Italy

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

FUNDACION FATRONIK

Spain

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR AUTOMATION AND MEASUREMENT

Poland

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE

France

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Netherlands

PROFACTOR PRODUKTIONSFORSCHUNGS GMBH

Austria

ROBOSOFT

France

SAKARYA UNIVERSITY

Turkey

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC GMBH

Germany

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF HANNOVER

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF MINHO

Portugal

UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES FEDERICO II

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 500273

  • Start date

    1 October 2004

  • End date

    30 September 2009

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 500 000

  • EU contribution

    € 7 500 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF WALES, CARDIFF

United Kingdom