The European manufacturing industry is constantly undergoing a modernization process. Part of that modernization concerns the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, a trend better known as “Industry 4.0”. To support that trend, the IoT4Industry project launches two open calls for collaborative projects.
by DSP Valley
The massive introduction of new ICT technologies and in particular IoT, big data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity is resulting in the fact that all forms of advanced industry become more data-driven and more “intelligent” in order to be more competitive.
New cross-sectoral industrial value chain
The IoT4Industry project, in which DSP Valley is a participating cluster, seeks to support the development of a new cross-sectoral industrial value chain. The chain will be based on the integration and use of IoT and related components (digital security, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence…) in manufacturing tools, machines and robots. The cross-border collaboration between SMEs and other RDI actors of the ICT and advanced manufacturing sectors will help establish the chain.
Opening dates for the IoT4Industry open calls are September 20th, 2018 and March 10th, 2019.
To concretize the development of this value chain the IoT4Industry project launches two open calls for collaborative projects. The first one opened on September 20th and closes on December 20th at 17 CET. A second call opens on March 10th, 2019 with a deadline on June 10th 2019 at 17 CET.
IoT in the manufacturing environment
These calls focus on the application of IoT technologies in the manufacturing environment. They finance small and market-oriented projects involving SMEs concentrating on the integration and the use of IoT technologies in machines, robots, manufacturing tools, industrial processes, and factory environments.
Both calls focus on the application of IoT technologies in the manufacturing environment.
The participating consortia must at least combine an organization representing the “IoT” side (technology offer) AND one representing the industry side (demand) which could be a machine or tool manufacturer or a factory. At least one of these entities shall be a European SME.
Projects must have a strong international dimension, involving entities from at least two different NUTS 1 regions of Europe (see 1.5. Eligibility Conditions for more detail).
The proposed projects are expected to be innovative, i.e. going beyond the state-of-the art in terms of technologies used and use cases addressed.
For more information, contact Bjorn Van de Vondel.