Call for Applications: 2019 Pitching Den Competition

Pitching Den invites high-growth early-stage startups from all over the world to pitch their innovative business solutions to a well-rounded panel of venture capitalists, angel investors and business development experts, and to compete for investment, maximum media exposure and networking opportunities with enablers and sponsors.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Blockchain Technology Implementation in Logistics

This paper researches decentralized data storage represented by blockchain technology and the possibility of its development in sustainable logistics and supply chain management. Although the benefits of blockchain technology have been most widely researched in the financial sector, major challenges in logistics, such as order delay, damage to goods, errors, and multiple data entry can also be minimized by introducing blockchain technology.

Frost & Sullivan Experts Disclose Future Business Opportunities in a Mainstream Drone Delivery Market

With the number of delivery drones in the global eCommerce industry alone expected to increase to 2.2 million units by 2025, there will be a surge in the demand for drone servicing, repair, and maintenance. Drone delivery trials are being conducted in at least 15 countries, including Australia, the US, the UK, Canada, Japan, and Switzerland by specialized companies such as Flirtey, Flytrex, and Zipline, as well as cross-industry companies such as Amazon, Alphabet, Alibaba, JD.com, Airbus, and UPS. The entry of majors from other industries is a huge boost to the market, as they are able to leverage their expertise in technology, eCommerce, aviation, and logistics to accelerate the commercialization process.

EU's Call for Proposals: Digital technologies for improved performance in cognitive production plants

Proposals need to develop new technologies to realise cognitive production plants, with improved efficiency and sustainability, by use of smart and networked sensor technologies, intelligent handling and online evaluation of various forms of data streams as well as new methods for self-organizing processes and process chains.
Applications are closed

A UAV and Blockchain-Based System for Industry 4.0 Inventory and Traceability Applications

Industry 4.0 has paved the way for a world where smart factories will automate and upgrade many processes through the use of some of the latest emerging technologies. One such technology is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), which have evolved a great deal in the last several years in terms of technology (e.g., control units, sensors, UAV frames) and have reduced significantly their cost. UAVs can help industry in automatable and tedious tasks, like the ones performed on a regular basis for determining the inventory and for preserving the traceability of certain items.

Enabling Technologies for Operator 4.0: A Survey

The fast development of smart sensors and wearable devices has provided the opportunity to develop intelligent operator workspaces. The resultant Human-Cyber-Physical Systems (H-CPS) integrate the operators into flexible and multi-purpose manufacturing processes.

Internet of Nano-Things, Things and Everything: Future Growth Trends

The current statuses and future promises of the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Everything (IoE) and Internet of Nano-Things (IoNT) are extensively reviewed and a summarized survey is presented. The analysis clearly distinguishes between IoT and IoE, which are wrongly considered to be the same by many commentators.

From Industry 4.0 to Agriculture 4.0: A Framework to Manage Product Data in Agri-Food Supply Chain for Voluntary Traceability

Agri-food value chain involves various stakeholders with different roles. All of them abide by national and international rules and leverage marketing strategies to advance their products. Food products and related processing phases carry with it a big mole of data that are often not used to inform final customer. Some data, if fittingly identified and used, can enhance the single company, and/or the all supply chain creates a math between marketing techniques and voluntary traceability strategies.

Call for collaborative projects: IoT4Industry - Application of IoT technologies in the manufacturing environment

The IoT4Industry project seeks to support EU growth and competitiveness through the development of a new cross-sectoral industrial value chain based on the integration and use of IoT and related components (sensors, chips, electronics component, communication networks, cloud computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, digital security, etc.) into manufacturing tools, machines and robots, industrial processes, factories environment, supply chain integration, intra logistics & logistics 4.0 product life cycle, smart packaging, etc.
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Vision-Based Apple Classification for Smart Manufacturing

In this paper, an accurate data capture approach based on a vision sensor is proposed. Three image recognition methods are studied to determine the best vision-based classification technique, namely Bag of Words (BOW), Spatial Pyramid Matching (SPM) and Convolutional Neural Network (CNN).

Benefits for Queensland of the new robot economy

A new independent report predicts the uptake of robotics and automation could boost Queensland’s economic growth by 1 to 2 per cent each year over the next decade, adding between $37.4 billion and $117.5 billion to Gross State Product (GSP).

Performance Analysis of IoT-Based Sensor, Big Data Processing, and Machine Learning Model for Real-Time Monitoring System in Automotive Manufacturing

Current technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT)-based sensors can be considered a solution to provide efficient monitoring of the manufacturing process. In this study, a real-time monitoring system that utilizes IoT-based sensors, big data processing, and a hybrid prediction model is proposed.

Information systems: Characteristics of an IIoT concept implementation at a fish processing enterprise

In this article the features of the information system development are presented, including SOA telecommunications that allow the remote access and control of the ongoing technological process with mobile devices. The capacity of the developed system is shown. The realization of the data exchange between developed telecommunications is highlighted.

Bosch survey: Germans believe artificial intelligence will bring great benefits to mobility and manufacturing

Whether at home, in traffic, or at work, artificial intelligence (AI) is going to transform the world. It’s a future that is not so distant. Smartphones already come with smart voice-controlled assistants, and physicians are using AI to diagnose conditions.

Smart Manufacturing is a Key Driver towards a USD 5 Trillion-dollar Indian Economy

A globally competitive Indian manufacturing sector will be a key enabler in achieving the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of a USD 5 trillion-dollar economy by 2025.

Call for Applications: Cost effective and rapid deployment of mobile robots in manufacturing

L4MS is launching an Open Call for Application Experiments (AEs) to validate the cost effective and rapid deployment of mobile robots in manufacturing SMEs and MidCaps through virtualization. The experiments will help to confirm if the platform really contributes to reduction of the installation, deployment and configuration by a factor of 10. The AEs will be conducted by using OPIL integration platform and 3D simulator, for which free licenses and complete guidance will be offered by L4MS.
Applications are closed

Opportunistic and Location-Based Collaboration Architecture among Mobile Assets and Fixed Manufacturing Processes

We propose the opportunistic and location-based collaboration architecture (OLCA) platform, which allows for smart devices to be attached to workers, products, and facilities to enable the collaboration of location and event information in devices.

EU Call for Proposals: Apply emerging breakthrough technologies to improve existing value chains

Adapt, and when needed, further develop innovative technologies for integration into an existing bio-based value chain to improve its performance in terms of efficiency, yield, cost and/or sustainability. Proposals should describe the current bottleneck(s) and how the introduction of the new technological solutions could help enhance the technical performance and bring down costs, and/or reduce the environmental footprint.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Participation: The EIT Digital Challenge 2018 for European deep tech Startups

Fast-growing startups that already have customers, so called scaleups, are invited to enter their successful technology products in one of the following five categories: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Infrastructure and Digital Finance.
Applications are closed
a year ago

MIDIH Call for Proposals: E4 Topic - Integrating CPS / IOT factory logistics technologies in Warehouse management experimental facilities

CPS/IoT play a fundamental role in the factory internal logistics: innovative IT applications need to be developed specifically for planning, scheduling and monitoring raw materials and finite products inside the production system.
Applications are closed
a year ago

MIDIH Call for Proposals: E2 Topic - Integrating CPS / IOT factory automation technologies in Robotics experimental facilities

The E2 topic looks for CPS/IOT data-driven experiments for sensor data collection, data analytics, and machine learning for the implementation of factory automation technologies supported by robotics which must use MIDIH reference architectures and reference implementations and the MIDIH Data Infrastructures.
Applications are closed
a year ago

MIDIH Call for Proposals: T3 Topic - Advanced applications of AR / VR Technologies for Remote Training / Maintenance Operations (Smart Product and Smart Factory)

In a Smart Factory scenarios, production systems, machineries, robots, warehouses, AGVs need to be properly virtualised, while in a Smart Product scenarios, virtual models are needed for complex products such as airplanes, vessels, trucks.
Applications are closed
a year ago

MIDIH Call for Proposals: T2 Topic - Smart Factory Digital Twin Models Alignment and validation via Edge Clouds Distributed Architectures

The T2 topic looks for factory-oriented Digital Twin IT experiments, which are using the MIDIH "edge / fog" computing architecture and reference implementations and the MIDIH Didactic Factories in Milano and Bilbao. Candidates are required to provide advanced Factory digital models and to deploy them onto the MIDIH edge/fog framework available in our two didactic factories.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Groupe PSA to show its Plant of the Future at the Global Industrie Exhibition

Its vision of the plant of the future projects Groupe PSA into a new growth model designed to address four key challenges.
a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Predictive maintenance models for industrial robots in body shop

The robots have different applications, such as material handling, spot and stud welding, adhesive dispensing and high resolution inline measurement. The model will be created with the data provided from the robot.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Thermal power plant smart management

The expected results are oriented to environmental impacts that can be attained thanks to the use of big data technologies in the production plant.
Applications are closed
a year ago

How Data Will Transform Industrial Processes: Crowdsensing, Crowdsourcing and Big Data as Pillars of Industry 4.0

This paper presents the main aspects related to Industry 4.0, the technologies that will enable this revolution, and the main application domains that will be affected by it. The effects that the introduction of Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), crowdsensing, crowdsourcing, cloud computing and big data will have on industrial processes will be discussed.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Cybersecurity in the Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES): an armour against cyber and privacy attacks and data breaches

The proposals should demonstrate how the actual EPES can be made resilient to growing and more sophisticated cyber and privacy attacks and data breaches (including personal data breaches) taking into account the developments of the grid towards a decentralised architecture and involving all stakeholders.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for SMEs

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) enable parties who are geographically distant or have no particular trust in each other to interact and exchange value and information on a peer-to-peer basis with fewer to non-existent central intermediaries. Beyond well-known applications in the financial sector, new developments are emerging in other fields.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Big Data Processing and Analytics Platform Architecture for Process Industry Factories

This paper describes the architecture of a cross-sectorial Big Data platform for the process industry domain. The main objective was to design a scalable analytical platform that will support the collection, storage and processing of data from multiple industry domains.
a year ago

Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the European Union report 2018

The 2018 edition shows that Europe has a unique opportunity to lead the next wave of breakthrough innovation in areas where digital technology meets the physical world. These areas touch all sectors of the economy and society and include among others: digital manufacturing, genomics, artificial intelligence and the internet of things.
a year ago

CPS-Based Smart Warehouse for Industry 4.0: A Survey of the Underlying Technologies

This paper discusses how the state-of-the-art techniques in cyber-physical systems facilitate building smart warehouses to achieve the promising vision of industry 4.0. We focus on four significant issues when applying CPS techniques in smart warehouses.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Virtual product development and production of all types of electrified vehicles and components

The challenge will be that next generation virtual product engineering and manufacturing tools become fully integrated and adaptable across the entire value chain of electrified vehicles including production, operation and maintenance in accordance with the principles of Industry 4.0.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories

Advances are needed in digital manufacturing platforms that integrate different technologies, make data from the shop floor and the supply network easily accessible, and allow for complementary applications. The challenge is to fully exploit new concepts and technologies that allow manufacturing companies (especially mid-caps and SMEs) to fulfil the demands from changing supply and value networks.
Applications are closed
a year ago

European Space Agency's Call for Proposals: Industry 4.0 and High Value Manufacturing Kick-Start Activities

The purpose of the connected factory is to connect, control and monitor virtually anything to drive productivity and profitability. Connecting the whole value chain from resource to customer and evolving towards a circular model is what enables the ‘connected factory’.
Applications are closed
a year ago

European Space Agency's Call for Proposals: Space-Based Services for Smart Airports

The objective of the feasibility study is to identifyand characterize space based services in the smart airports domain; to carry out an analysis of their technical feasibility and viability, make a selection of the most promising ones and propose a roadmap for future implementation.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Artificial intelligence, cloud manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, and smart sensors among technologies that will drive factories of the future

With cyber-physical system advancements transforming the manufacturing sector, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will create a high impact in the near future. The whole concept is advancing in terms of functionalities and user-friendly software solutions, enabling multiple applications to serve the rapidly changing demands of end users in diverse industries.
a year ago

OurCrowd Launches $100 million Cognitiv Fund specialized in Artificial Intelligence, Deep-learning, IoT, Robotics and Digital manufacturing

OurCrowd announced the launch of Cognitiv, a specialized $100 million global fund focused on early-stage companies that leverage AI, deep-learning, IoT, robotics and digital manufacturing to become tomorrow’s category leaders.
a year ago