RALM (2016 – 2017). The aim of this project was to bring together local robotics stakeholders and lay the groundwork for the establishment of a robotics eco-system in Lithuania through the establishment of a DIH on Robotics hosted by the LRA. Feasibility study was performed, business plan was prepared, solutions and cases of Lithuanian robotics developments were described and Lithuanian DIH for robotics was registered in the EU catalogue of DIHs. Funding: internal call in Reconcell project (Horizon 2020).
Lithuanian Industry 4.0 platform (2016 – ongoing). The aim of the initiative is to create sustainable debate platform, to review Lithuanian strategy for industry development, to propose improvement to Lithuanian smart specialisation strategy and programmes for it’s implementation and to promote Industry 4.0 concept through various dissemination activities. LRA in the Industry 4.0 is responsible for the building of ecosystem of digitalization service providers and is leading a topic group on digitalization services. DIH members are contributing to established working groups. Funding: public private partnership.
Logistics for Manufacturing SMEs (L4MS) (2017 – ongoing) (www.l4ms.eu): The L4MS project aims to accelerate the automation of intra-factory logistics for SMEs. It will enable inexpensive deployment of small and flexible logistics solutions requiring no infrastructure change, no production downtime and no in-house expertise, making the investment in logistics automation more attractive for SME’s and Mid-Caps in Europe . The project will deliver L4MS Marketplace as a one-stop-shop, where European Manufacturing SMEs & Mid-Caps can access Digitalization services, including technical support, business mentoring and finance. The L4MS will conceive 3 Pilots and 20 cross-border Application Experiment through 2 competitive Open Calls, and will demonstrate the leveraging of European Structural Funds and private investment in established and emerging Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) across Europe. 2017-2021. Funding: Horizon 2020 project.
A Network of Robotics DIHs for Agile Production (DIH2) (www.dih-squared.eu). The DIH2 project will unite a network of more than 30 DIHs in Europe in order to facilitate the uptake of agile production by manufacture SMEs. Funding: Horizon 2020 project (awarded, grant agreement in preparation).