I4MS - ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs
I4MS is the initiative promoted by the EC to support the European leadership in manufacturing through the adoption of ICT technologies. In fact, Europe's competiveness in that sector depends on its capacity to deliver highly innovative products, where the innovation often originates from advances in ICT. Therefore, I4MS aims at promoting leading edge technologies, developed in FP7 large ICT projects, in the areas of Robotics, HPC cloud based simulation services, Laser based applications, Intelligent sensor-based equipment. The initiative is dedicated to the whole European manufacturing industry with special focus on SMEs to address their needs to access to technology, infrastructures and new markets.
HORSE - Smart integrated Robotics system for SMEs controlled by Internet of Things based on dynamic manufacturing processes
HORSE aims to foster advanced manufacturing technology deployment by industries and especially SMEs that will stimulate their interest. Therefore, HORSE Centres of Competence (CoCs) will be established in four locations across Europe, in order to simplify usage and facilitate access to robotics by European industry and especially first users SME. In line with the EC initiative to support the European leadership in manufacturing through the adoption of ICT technologies, HORSE is an implementation of the second phase of I4MS, focusing on Advanced Robotics for manufacturing.
EUROC - European Robotics Challenges
The EuRoC initiative proposes to launch three industry-relevant challenges:
- Reconfigurable Interactive Manufacturing Cell (RIMC),
- Shop Floor Logistics and Manipulation (SFLM),
- Plant Servicing and Inspection (PSI).
It aims at sharpening the focus of European manufacturing through a number of application experiments, while adopting an innovative approach which ensures comparative performance evaluation. Each challenge is launched via an open call.
BEinCPPS - Smart integrated Robotics system for SMEs controlled by Internet of Things based on dynamic manufacturing processes
BEinCPPS project aims to integrate and experiment a Fl-based machine-factory—cloud service platform ﬁrstly intensively in ﬁve selected S3 Vanguard regions, afterwards extensively in all European regions, bv involving local competence centers and manufacturing SMEs. The ﬁnal aim of this IA is to dramatically improve the adoption of CPPSs all over Europe by means of the creation, nurturing and flourishing of CPS-driven regional innovation ecosystems, made of competence centers, manufacturing enterprises and IT SMEs.