Our first experiments
In CloudiFacturing, minimum 21 cross-border application experiments will be conducted in three waves. Seven experiments comprising the first wave are already defined, while the participation in the second and third waves will be via Open Calls. All wave one experiments will run across national borders. All experiments bring together different expertise: technical knowledge from Cloud/HPC, data analytics, simulation, modelling, security, etc. and also business modelling expertise. There are seven application experiments already defined (wave 1). They will be followed by further 21 experiments in wave 2 (spring 2018) and wave 3 (spring 2019). The selection process for wave 2 & 3 will be done via Open Call - find more information here.
- Experiment 1: Optimizing design and production of electric drives
- Experiment 2: Cloud-based modelling for improving resin infusion process
- Experiment 3: Improving quality control and maintenance at manufacturing SMEs using big data analytics
- Experiment 4: Numerical modelling and simulation of heat treating processes
- Experiment 5: Optimizing solar panel production
- Experiment 6: Optimizing efficiency of truck components manufacturing processes by data analytics
- Experiment 7: Simulating and improving food packaging
In order to maximise the impact of the experiments, each experiment is accompanied by a Digital Innovation Hub (DIH).
The following DIHs are partners in our project
Innsomnia is a Spanish accelerator and incubator located in Valencia with +30 years of experience fostering innovation and improving access to finance for innovative firms, SMEs and start-ups in key sectors such as: Industry 4.0, Blockchain, Smart Data, Botadvisory, Predictive analytics, 5G, Robotics, Cloud, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Insurtech, Legaltech or Agriculture. Innsomnia supports Experiment 5 (Optimizing solar panel production).
STAM is an engineering firm specialized in the high-tech sector, providing turnkey solutions in the following sectors: automation & robotics, defence & security, aerospace, transports, energy. STAM has established partnerships with key players in the manufacturing industry: Faac, Kuka, CRF, OtoMelara, Comau and since 1997 is technological provider of the European Space Agency. STAM supports Experiment 2 (Cloud-based modelling for improving resin infusion process).
Innomine Group is a leading innovation management and funding expert, with a solid track record in the field of innovation and international projects. Innomine focuses on international, highly complex Startup, scaleup, SME and corporate innovation projects and offers its communication, public funds and innovation expertise to best represent the interest of its clients. It is specialised in publicly financed innovation programmes, primarily in the high-tech sector and has a cross-disciplinary and cross-national team of professionally qualified consultants, with research and consultancy expertise in management, technology and European funding. Innomine supports Experiment 3 (Improving quality control and maintenance at manufacturing SMEs using big data analytics Partner) and Experiment 6 (Optimizing efficiency of truck components manufacturing processes by data analytics).
IT4 Innovations national supercomputing center (IT4I) at VSB-TUO (http://www.it4i.eu) is the strategic research infrastructure in the Czech Republic. In the framework of the National supercomputing center, the most powerful supercomputing facilities in the Czech Republic are being built (2PFLOPS system Salomon and 82TFLOPS system Anselm) and scientifically excellent and industry relevant research using HPC technologies is performed. IT4I is part of the National Roadmap for Large Infrastructures for Research, Experimental Development and Innovations. IT4I as a DIH supports Experiment 4 (Numerical modelling and simulation of heat treating processes).
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology. In the international scientific community, DFKI ranks among the most recognized "Centers of Excellence" and currently is the biggest research center worldwide in the area of Artificial Intelligence and its application in terms of number of employees and the volume of external funds. 485 employees from 60 countries are currently conducting research focusing on Smart Data & Knowledge Services, Cyber-Physical Systems, Multilingual Technologies, Plan-Based Robot Control, Educational Technology Lab, Interactive Textiles, Robotics, Innovative Retail, Information Systems, Embedded Intelligence, Smart Service Engineering, Intelligent Analytics for Massive Data, Intelligent Networks, Agents and Simulated Reality, Augmented Vision, Language Technology, Intelligent User interfaces, and Innovative Factory Systems. Impact: more than 98 professorships of former DFKI employees, and 70 spin-off companies with approximately 2,500 highly qualified jobs. DFKI supports Experiment 1 (Optimizing design and production of electric drives) and Experiment 7 (Simulating and improving food packaging).