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Holistic, extensible, scalable and standard Virtual Factory Framework

Objective

The project uttermost objective is to foster and strengthen the primacy of Future European Manufacturing by defining the next generation Virtual Factory Framework. The VFF will promote major time and cost savings while increasing performance in the design, management, evaluation and reconfiguration of new or existing facilities, supporting the capability to simulate dynamic complex behaviour over the whole life cycle of Factory, approached as a complex long living Product. Thus the project will research and implement the underlying models and ideas at the foundation of a new conceptual framework designed to implement the next generation Virtual Factory, also meant to lay the basis for future applications in this research area. This approach identifies four key Pillars: a Reference Model for factory planning, based on the new industrial key paradigm “Factory as a Product”; the VF Manager core, meant to handle the common space of abstract objects representing the Factory; a set of decoupled Functional Modules for supporting the factory design, reconfiguration, evaluation, management, … and a Integration of Knowledge at different layers as engine for the modules aiming at giving reality to the envisioned Learning Factory. The Virtual Factory, deployed according to the VFF concept, has to be permanently synchronised with the Real Factory aiming to achieve time and cost savings in the design, ramp-up, management, evaluation and reconfiguration of the Real Production itself. The proposed pillars foster the implementation of a holistic, modular, open and scalable Virtual Factory meant to achieve clear, well identified and measurable goals for the real production system according to quantitative indicators/measures: Time for factory design, re-configuration, re-engineering -50%; Ramp-up time -30%; Capability Index Cp >=2.0. Moreover, a strong qualitative factor has to be considered: Democratisation.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 918 138,35
Administrative Contact
Davide Ceresa (Mr.)

Participants (27)

HOMAG HOLZBEARBEITUNGSSYSTEME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 342 760
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Homagstrasse 3-5
72296 Schopfloch
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Doll (Mr.)
VOLKSWAGEN AUTOEUROPA, Lda
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 116 200
Address
Quinta Da Marqueza
2951 Quinta Do Anjo/palmela
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Norberto (Mr.)
COMPA SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 136 125
Address
Henri Coanda 8
550234 Sibiu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Octavian Suciu (Mr.)
COMAU SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 238 500
Address
Via Rivalta 30
10095 Grugliasco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fulvio Rusinà (Mr.)
FRIGOGLASS SAIC COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 132 000
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A. Metaxa Str. 15
14564 Kifissia, Athens
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Dounis (Mr.)
ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 778
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Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donatella Invernizzi (Dr.)
AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 139 768
Address
Kardan Utca 1
9027 Gyor
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zsolt Kovacs (Mr.)
FICEP S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 151 200
Address
Viale Giacomo Matteotti 21
21045 Gazzada Schianno
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Pirovano (Mr.)
TTS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 359 200
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Largo Caleotto 1
23900 Lecco Lc
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Castellani (Dr.)
NOVA INNOVATION SOLUTIONS GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 201 600
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Obstgartenstrasse 36
8006 Zurich
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Anders Jönsson (Dr.)
SYM VOULOI KAI PROIONTA LOGISMIKOU AE
Greece
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€ 164 200
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Michalakopoulou Str 64
11528 Athens
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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George Papanikolopoulos (Mr.)
ROPARDO SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 251 000
Address
Str Reconstructiei 2A
550129 Sibiu
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ciprian Candea (Mr.)
Estrategias para la Innovacion en manufacturing y logistica
Spain
EU contribution
€ 151 516,80
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Laga Bidea, Ed.804, Of. 121 804-121
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julen Galarza (Mr.)
SIMX LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 213 017
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Chorley New Road 42-44
BL1 4AP Bolton
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ferdinando Milella (Dr.)
STEEL PROJECTS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 170 700
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Rue Des Frères Lumière
38200 Vienne
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Didier Bonnet (Mr.)
CEIT SK SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 184 000
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Univerzitna 8413/6
010 08 Zilina
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrej štefánik (Dr.)
ATEC - Associação de Formação para a Industria
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 146 537,80
Address
Parque Industrial Da Autoeuropa - Quinta Da Marqueza
2950-557 Palmela
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Other
Administrative Contact
Sandra Miguel Neves (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 613 070,25
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 384 000
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University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
George Chryssolouris (Prof.)
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 455 436,80
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Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diego Rovere (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 355 600
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Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Jens Bathelt (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 514 678
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Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
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Naiara Insausti (Ms.)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 384 300
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Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
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Administrative Contact
Américo Azevedo (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 128 419
Address
Str Memorandumului 28
400114 Cluj Napoca
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Dorel Banabic (Prof.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 438 000
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Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 213 080
Address
Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mariann Kanizsainé Dörnyei (Dr.)
PSI SOFTWARE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 343 175
Address
Dircksenstrasse 42-44
10178 Berlin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcus Adams (Dr.)