Cloudification of Production 
Engineering
for Predictive 
Digital Manufacturing

Open Calls for application experiments

CloudiFacturing will run experiments to demonstrate and improve the relevance of the provided technology and the proposed Marketplace. Seven application experiments are already defined and constituted the first wave. At least 14 additional application experiments will be selected in the course of this project – in Open Call 1 and 2 – and bring new requirements to CloudiFacturing, new solutions to end users, and Digital Marketplace customers.

The detailed procedures for the Open Calls and how to take part will be published in March 2018. Responsible for this process is Dr. Tamas Kiss from the Universitiy of Westminster, London.

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Who is invited to participate via Open Call?

As I4MS is a European initiative for SMEs, especially to promote information and communication technologies for and in manufacturing SMEs, the following types of organizations and companies are entitled to become 3rd parties:

  • End users (manufacturing companies): SMEs, mid-caps and big companies from Member States and associated States are entitled to become 3rd parties. These end users pose the use case to be executed in the application experiment proposed via an Open Call.
  • Independent Software Vendors (ISVs): SMEs, mid-caps and big companies from Member States and associated States are entitled to become 3rd parties. These ISVs provide the cloudified or to be clodufied software for solving the challenge of the end user.
  • Engineering consultants: SMEs and mid-caps from Member States and associated States are entitled to become 3rd parties. These engineering consultants provide the domain expertise to solve the challenge of the end user with the software provided by the ISV. In some cases, a single company may play both roles: the one of the ISV and the one of the engineering consultant.
  • Research organizations from Member States and associated States are entitled to become 3rd parties. These organizations may contribute their domain expertise to solve the challenge of the end user. Alternatively they may also support with their skills the extension of the software to be able to solve the end user’s challenge or to cloudify the software. The software may be provided by an ISV, the research organization themselves or an Open Source community.
  • Any organization from Member States and associated States that will act as a Digital Innovation Hub is entitled to become 3rd party.