I4MS-4TS Supports 8 European Innovation Actions to Promote the Use of ICT Technologies in Manufacturing SMEs and Midcaps
I4MS-4TS is launching its campaign to support the Phase 4 Innovation Actions (IAs) that cover five crucial technological areas that aim to accelerate the digital transformation process in the European manufacturing ecosystem: 1. Smart modelling, simulation, and optimization for digital twins; 2. Laser based equipment in advanced and additive manufacturing; 3. Artificial Intelligence in manufacturing; 4. Cognitive autonomous systems and human-robot interaction and 5. Widening Digital Innovation Hubs.
The IAs selected to carry these activities are the following -we will offer more information about them very soon:
- AI Regio.
- Better Factory.
- Change 2 Twin.
Overall I4MS-4TS will support the network of Digital Innovation Hubs to achieve broad coverage in technological, application, innovation, and geographic terms; link up with regional/national innovation initiatives, and other DIHs; help in sharing best practices, dissemination, brokering between users and suppliers, leveraging investment and training and organize events; finally, close cooperation with the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA90), and other CSAs funded under the DIHs part of the Focus Area “Digitising and transforming European industry and services” will be pursued actively.
I4MS, ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs, is a European initiative supporting manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps in the widespread use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in their business operations. I4MS-4TS will contribute to a more efficient, collaborative and clustered ecosystem structure and will make use of best practises from early adopters to reach most manufacturing SMEs. Providing tools to convey the European ecosystem their value proposition and attract stakeholders from unrepresented regions and/or sectors, a wide range of services created under an evidence-based approach and the maintenance of the community under a joint a brand.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 951848.