Aligning Reference Architectures, Open Platforms and Large-Scale Pilots in Digitising European Industry

The Digital Transformation strategy of the European Union has, among others, a particular priority: the creation of common data platforms based on a unified architecture and an established standard. Manufacturing, agriculture, energy and healthcare represent key fields for the deployment of the EU strategy for digitalisation. In this framework, the EU-funded OPEN DEI project aims to detect gaps, encourage synergies, support regional and national cooperation, and enhance communication among the Innovation Actions implementing the EU Digital Transformation strategy.


OPEN DEI strives to implement four action lines:


OPEN DEI aims to be an essential pillar of the implementation of Digitising European Industry policies: the project aims to provide  the necessary measures, channels and mechanisms to ensure cooperation between pilot projects so that synergies can be exploited, knowledge can be shared and impact is maximized.

OPEN DEI will address in particular the “support” to the Large-Scale Pilots (LSPs) and platform projects financed by the European Commission under the DEI Focus Area in different strategic sectors:


OPEN DEI consists of ten European partners representing a variety of sectors including industry, research, academia and no-profit. With organisations from four different Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain), the Consortium pulls together a set of strong complementary skills in research, development and innovation with the ability to actively contribute to the support of pilots’ activities and knowledge transfer across different sectors.