QU4LITY will demonstrate an open SME-friendly shared data-driven ZDM product and service model for Factory 4.0 through 5 strategic ZDM lighthouse equipment pilots and 9 production lighthouse facility pilots. QU4LITY will also demonstrate how European industry can build ZDM strategies and competitive advantages (increasing efficiency, reducing scrap, avoiding defect propagation) through an orchestrated open platforms ecosystem and digital enablers across all phases of product and process lifecycle (engineering, planning, operation and production) building upon the QU4LITY autonomous quality model to meet the Industry 4.0 ZDM challenges.
The ZDMP project combines state of the art technological approaches based on commercial grade standard or open-source or previous-project software with an innovative integration concept based on proven and integrating technologies. It provides Process and Product Quality support on top of a platform layer. These all can utilise ZDMP core services which can also be used to build ZD Apps which are placed on the ZD Marketplace. The ultimate aim is to establish a sustainable business and technological approach.
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing
The European Factory Platform project realises a federated smart factory ecosystem by primarily interlinking 4 smart factory platforms, from the FoF-11-2016 cluster, through an open and interoperable Data Spine. The federation of the 4 base platforms is complemented by industrial platforms, collaboration tools and smart factory systems, specifically selected to support connected factories in lot-size-one manufacturing. The federated European Factory Platform delivers enhanced value and reduces the barrier to innovation by providing seamless access to services and solutions that are currently dispersed. In parallel the platform provides the necessary infrastructure, tools and support for novel service creation and validations by third parties. The creation of the European smart factory ecosystem is supported by offering technical and financial support to companies who are interested in using the European Factory Platform to enhance their businesses.
The ConnectedFactories project establishes a structured overview of available and upcoming technological approaches and best practices with regard to the digitalisation of Manufacturing. The project identifies present and future needs, as well as challenges, of the Manufacturing industries. The project explores pathways to the digital integration and interoperability of Manufacturing systems and processes and the benefits this will bring.
The ConnectedFactories 1 project has produced the baseline versions of three pathways to the digitalisation of manufacturing:
Autonomous Smart Factories
Collaborative Product-Service Factories
The ConnectedFactories 2 project (started on 1 December 2019) focuses on:
Creating a common understanding of key enablers and cross-cutting factors for the development and deployment of digital technologies and digital platforms for Manufacturing
Deepening pathways by taking into account legacy systems, industrial requirements and challenges
Situating inspiring research and industrial state-of-the-art cases, key enablers and cross-cutting factors along these pathways
Matching of skills transfer offering with skills demand across Europe
Engaging with the research and industrial actors in both European and local fora or ecosystems, bringing together manufacturing companies, technology and component suppliers, etc.
Creating a broad awareness about the pathways, key enablers and cross-cutting factors, and about inspiring cases for SMEs
Stimulating visibility and impact of Digital Platform projects
An Advanced Circular and Agile Manufacturing Ecosystem based on rapid reconfigurable manufacturing process and individualized consumer preferences
KYKLOS 4.0 aims to develop an innovative Circular Manufacturing ecosystem based on novel CPS and AI based technologies, enhanced with novel production mechanisms and algorithms, targeting on personalised products with extended life cycle and promoting energy efficient and low material consumption intra-factory production processes, resulting reduced greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants.
KYKLOS 4.0 will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable, and replicable way the transformative effects that CPS (Circular Production System), PLM (Product Life Management), LCA (Life Cycle Analysis), AR (Augmented Reality) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies and methodologies will have to the Circular Manufacturing Framework. To this end, KYKLOS 4.0 will:
perform large-scale piloting in 7 pilots to demonstrate the technical, environmental and economic viability of KYKLOS 4.0 Ecosystem to reshape intra-factory processes and services;
show KYKLOS 4.0 value in terms of operational efficiency improvements by at least 15%;
deliver resources reusable solutions (second use of material, part and components reuse) for the whole manufacturing sectors;
ensure scalability for future scale of novel CM (Circular Manufacturing) technologies and services at least at the level of year 2024;
engage over 100 key European industry actors, (through Open Calls and workshops);
transfer knowledge and technology to increase use of KYKLOS 4.0 Ecosystem to at least 50%;
strengthen the position of EU CM technologies providers and sector fostering a market share of up to 12%;
pursue a strong plan for sustainability by incubating at least 3 post-project replication sites;
mobilize additional sector investments of at least 6 times the EC contribution.
The unique constellation and complementarity of KYKLOS 4.0 partners allows driving innovation of CM technologies and services along the whole manufacturing value chain. KYKLOS 4.0 will deliver innovation along three key value dimensions for CM:
operational efficiency with minimum environmental impact, significantly improving overall mass customisation performance and help deliver green manufacturing performance targets;
consumers experience, delivering better services for consumers needs and wants, which is of particular importance for companies in liberalized consumerized CM markets, where entry barriers for new players and margins are decreasing;
new business models revolving around monetizing available technologies in new ways.
KYKLOS 4.0 will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable, and replicable way the transformative effects that KYKLOS 4.0 Ecosystem will have to the CM market, thereby fostering significant increase in the uptake of KYKLOS 4.0 solutions
Digital Platform for Circular Economy in Cross-sectorial Sustainable Value Networks
Digital technology plays a big role in our transition to a circular economy, which aims to make optimum use of resources within industries. Investing in innovation is good for the protection of the environment, and it also contributes to Europe’s competitiveness. The EU-funded DigiPrime project will develop the concept of a circular economy digital platform in order to create circular business models based on the data-enhanced recovery and reuse of functions and materials. Specifically, it will create and operate a federated model of digital platforms for cross-sector business in the circular economy. DigiPrime will be validated through several cross-sectoral pilots, further detailed in 20 use cases covering different European industrial sectors (automotive, renewable energy, electronics, textile, construction), and by additional pilots in new sectors, funded through an open call mechanism.
Smart Human Oriented Platform for Connected Factories
Europe’s factories are getting smarter, optimising production processes and enabling a more sustainable and competitive industry. Finding the right balance between cost-effective automation and repetitive tasks and involving workers in areas such as adaptability, creativity and agility is the ultimate aim. In accordance with the highly connected factory model, a lot of data is being generated within the factory – by the embedded sensors and connected production equipment. All this information is useful in improving processes. The EU-funded SHOP4CF project will develop a platform on an open architecture that can support humans in production activities and provide basic implementation as a free, open-source solution. It will rely on pilots acting as the testing facilities and seeds for adoption of the platform.
Building an Interoperable, Data-Driven, Innovation & Sustainable European Agri-Food Sector
The DEMETER Project is a Large-Scale deployment of farmer centric interoperable smart farming-IoT based platforms delivered through a series of 20 pilots across 18 countries (15 States in the EU). Involving 60 partners, DEMETER adopts a multi-actor approach across the value chain (demand and supply), with 25 deployment sites, 6,000 farmers and over 38,000 devices and sensors being deployed and participants involved come from different production sectors (dairy, meat, vegetables, fruit and arable crops), production systems (conventional and organic) and different farm sizes and types, optimizing the data analysis obtained across multiple farms. DEMETER will demonstrate the real-life potential of advanced standards-based interoperability between IoT technologies by adapting and extending existing standards into an over-arching Agricultural Information Model, concurrently ensuring security, privacy and business confidentiality across the full value chain in multiple agri-food operational environments. DEMETER will encompass a multi system and multi data source integration considering not only IoT but legacy systems, open data, geographical and satellite information, and in general will provide an open and interoperable data integration model. DEMETER displays how an integrated approach to business modelling and user acceptance can support sustainable farming and food production systems, provide safe food and support farmers in their decision-making in ‘doing more with less’. DEMETER will bring new business opportunities on the farm and in the wider agri-food economy, while concurrently contributing to the safeguarding of Europe’s precious natural resources. DEMETER’s goal is the creation of a secure and sustainable European IoT technology and business ecosystem whose impact could be transformative in the EC food and agriculture sector, and potentially across the world.
The ATLAS Project is a Large-Scale-Pilots project involving 30 partners and 4 LTPs from 9 different European countries. Objectives:
Definition of a microservice architecture to interconnect sensors, sensor platforms and agricultural machinery to achieve a new level of interoperability;
Definition of and contribution to new standards for a service oriented and data driven agriculture;
Implementation of services for
the acquisition, processing and analysis of data from a multitude of sensors based on open standards and formats;
the intercommunication of agricultural machines, sensors and sensor platforms by means of a hardware interoperability and abstraction layer;
knowledge exchange, knowledge management and decision support based on semantic technologies and machine learning;
Integration of all services into an open, distributed and extensible service platform to enable farming communities to have full control over their data and to build up local, informed knowledge;
Evaluation of the implemented technology within several agricultural use cases (apples, cherries, chestnuts, arable crops, vineyards, forestry, potatoes, orchards, fruit production, poultry farming, beef cattle, pigs, mother cows) through 13 field studies conducted in real agricultural environments to demonstrate and evaluate the platform and the interoperability of sensors, machines and services;
Establishing 4 Innovation Hubs along the use-cases to extend the user base of the ATLAS platform during the project;
Establish an ATLAS Ecosystem to connect supply and demand side through sustainable business models.
IoF2020 fosters a Large-Scale uptake of IoT technologies in the agri‐food sector. Its main objectives are to:
• Demonstrate the business case of IoT for a large number of application areas in farming and food sector: trials in 5 agri-food sectors (arable farming, vegetable, fruits, dairy and meat), for a total of 33 use cases in 22 Member States;
• Integrate and reuse available IoT technologies by exploiting open infrastructures and standards;
• Ensure user acceptability of IoT solutions in farming and food sector by addressing user needs, including security, privacy and trust issues;
• Ensure the sustainability of IoT solutions beyond the project by validating the related business models and setting up an IoT ecosystem for large scale uptake.
Connecting the dots to unleash the innovation potential for Digital Transformation of the European agri-food sector
The SmartAgriHubs project, started in November 2018, connects the dots of agri-tech innovation to catalyse the digital transformation of the European agri-food sector. The project aims to realize this by fostering a self-sustaining pan-European agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence, sustainability and success. To this end, a multi-stakeholder approach covering a wide value-chain of Digital Innovation Hubs, Competence Centres, Flagship Innovation Experiments and other agri-food stakeholders across all EU member states is deployed. 108 partners involved in the project. The SmartAgriHubs project involves digitisation efforts in 5 agri-food sectors (arable farming, livestock, vegetable, fruits and aquaculture) which play a vital role in both the EU’s economy and the diets of its citizens but at the same time face similar challenges on a daily basis and will demonstrate the role digitisation can play in both overcoming these challenges whilst at the same time also making European agriculture more sustainable.
Business-Oriented Support to the European Robotics and Agri-food Sector, towards a network of Digital Innovation Hubs in Robotics
agROBOfood is an EU funded project aiming to build a European ecosystem for the effective adoption of robotic technologies in the agri food sector, which in turn will become more efficient and competitive. The heart of the project is formed by Innovation Experiments, organized and monitored by Digital Innovation Hubs. In 7 Regional Clusters, Initial Innovation Experiments will demonstrate robotics innovations in agri food, in a manner that ensures replicability and wide adoption across Europe. Digital Innovation Hubs will support companies in digitization by connecting various stakeholders. agROBOfood already connects the world of Robotics and Agriculture, R&D and business by establishing a sustainable network of Digital Innovation Hubs. The network already counts 49 Digital Innovation Hubs and 12 Competence Centers and it will be extended and strengthened during the project. In addition, agROBOfood will launch “Open Calls” through which it will attract and fund additional Innovation Experiments and Industrial Challenges. A total of €8 million will be allocated for the direct benefit of SMEs through “Open Calls”.
Large scale campaigns to demonstrate how TSO-DSO shall act in a coordinated manner to procure grid services in the most reliable and efficient way
CoordiNet aims to demonstrate how DSOs and TSOs by acting in a coordinated manner can provide favorable cooperation conditions to all actors while removing barriers to participation for customers and small market players connected to distribution networks. CoordiNet will also develop new mechanisms, which are more suitable for real time operations, in order to define requirements for the development of standard European platforms. The results will help to design scalable tools and methodologies for grid operators and third parties to safely connect, manage and coordinate flexibility providers.
BD4OPEM – Big Data for OPen innovation Energy Marketplace
Energy power systems face big challenges to cope with grid integration demands of an ever-increasing number of distributed generation and consumption devices in an interconnected world.Nowadays, old metering, operation and control devices are combined with smart systems with a huge amount of data being available yet unused or underused. This data offers a wide range of possibilities to improve existing energy services and creating new ones, all available in an Open Innovation Marketplace, and processed through an Analytic Toolbox. BD4OPEM will develop this Analytic Toolbox, based on Big data techniques, providing tools for enabling efficient business processes in the energy sector. By extracting more value from available data, a range of innovative services will be created in the fields of grid monitoring, operation and maintenance, network planning, fraud detection, smart houses/buildings/industries energy management, blockchain transactions and flexibility aggregation for demand-response. The project will demonstrate the above features in four large scale pilots with diverse distributed energy sources (e.g. PV, wind, hydro, EV, storage…), while promoting the competitiveness and synergies of Sustainable innovations and IT Ecosystems in Europe.
Interoperable Solutions Connecting Smart Homes, Buildings and Grids
The EU energy market is conditioned by digitalisation. New rules and technological developments allow the proliferation of energy service providers in the EU member states with users having full knowledge and control over their appliances. However, interoperability represents a serious problem as a change of provider could mean the replacement of installations. The EU-funded InterConnect project proposes effective energy management using a resilient and practical ecosystem that is user-centric and market-driven. The project involves a range of specialised stakeholders, including advanced technology actors, manufacturers, providers and energy users. Via seven pilots, they will showcase an effective digital market for ensuring energy-efficiency at reduced costs that is beneficial to end-users.
TSO-DSO-Consumer INTERFACE aRchitecture to provide innovative grid services for an efficient power system
Digitalisation is a key driver for coordination and active system management in the electricity grid. To support the digital transformation, the INTERRFACE project will design, develop and exploit an Interoperable pan-European Grid Services Architecture to act as the interface between the power system (TSO and DSO) and the customers and allow the seamless and coordinated operation of all stakeholders to use and procure common services. State-of-the-art digital tools based on blockchains and big data management will provide new opportunities for electricity market participation and thus engage consumers into the INTERRFACE proposed market structures that will be designed to exploit Distributed Energy Resources.
PLATOON will deploy distributed/edge processing and data analytics technologies for optimized real-time energy system management in a simple way for the energy domain expert. The data governance among the different stakeholders for multi-party data exchange, coordination and cooperation in the energy value chain will be guaranteed through IDS based connectors. The project will develop and use the PLATOON reference architecture, COSMAG-compliant, for building and deploying scalable and replicable energy management solutions that contribute to increased renewable energy consumption, smart grids management, increased energy efficiency and optimised energy asset management.
Modern power grids are moving away from centralised, infrastructure-heavy transmission system operators (TSOs) towards distribution system operators (DSOs) that are flexible and more capable of managing diverse renewable energy sources. DSOs require new ways of managing the increased number of producers, end users and more volatile power distribution systems of the future. PlatOne project is using blockchain technology to build a platform to meet the needs of modern DSO power systems, including data management. The platform is built with existing regulations in mind, and will allow small power producers to be easily certified so that they can sell excess energy back to the grid.
Big Energy Data Value Creation within SYNergetic enERGY-as-a-service Applications through trusted multi-party data sharing over an AI big data analytics marketplace
SYNERGY introduces a novel reference big data architecture and platform that leverages data, primary or secondarily related to the electricity domain, coming from diverse sources (APIs, historical data, statistics, sensors/ IoT, weather, energy markets and various other open data sources) to help electricity stakeholders to simultaneously enhance their data reach, improve their internal intelligence on electricity-related optimization functions, while getting involved in novel data (intelligence) sharing/trading models, in order to shift individual decision-making at a collective intelligence level.
While the electrical grid is moving from being a fully centralized to a highly decentralized system, grid operators have to change their operative business to accommodate for faster reactions and adaptive exploitation of flexibility. The topic has been subject of several research projects in the past years and reached a maturity that allows now the consideration of a final level, proposing an integrated view on the grid operations beyond the traditional barriers. OneNet aims at performing this critical step creating the conditions for a new generation of grid services able to fully exploit demand response, storage and distributed generation while creating fair, transparent and open conditions for the consumer. As result, while creating one network of Europe, the project aims to build a customer centric approach to grid operation. This ambitious view is achieved by proposing new markets, products and services and by creating a unique IT architecture. While a single platform for Europe is not thinkable, OneNet proposes innovative mechanisms of platform federation which are the key technical enablers for the proposed vision.
ACTIVAGE is a European Multi Centric Large-Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments. The main objective is to build the first European IoT ecosystem across 9 Deployment Sites (DS) in seven European countries, reusing and scaling up underlying open and proprietary IoT platforms, technologies and standards, and integrating new interfaces needed to provide interoperability across these heterogeneous platforms, that will enable the deployment and operation at large scale of Active & Healthy Ageing IoT based solutions and services, supporting and extending the independent living of older adults in their living environments, and responding to real needs of caregivers, service providers and public authorities.
ADLIFE aims to provide a solution for the integration of therapies and approaches targeting early detection and assessment of deterioration, advanced and well-coordinated care planning and integrated supportive care.
ADLIFE will deploy developed and validated personalised digital solutions for integrated supportive care based on H2020 projects C3-Cloud and power2DM tested in two health systems.
The project will prove that intelligent, collaborative digital solutions can enable care teams, patients and care givers to improve or better maintain health in patients with advance chronic disease.
FAITH is an EU-funded research project that aims to provide an Artificial Intelligence application that remotely identifies and analyses depression markers, using Federated Learning, to predict negative trends in people that have undergone cancer treatment. This concept will provide healthcare providers with advanced warnings to allow timely intervention and allow cancer patients to be more aware of their mental health and thus improve their quality of life.
FAITH is a 3-year project which started in January 2020, funded under the H2020 call H2020-SC1-DTH-2019 (Big data and Artificial Intelligence for monitoring health status and quality of life after the cancer treatment).
GATEKEEPER will connect healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, elderly citizens and the communities they live in, in order to originate an open, trust-based arena for matching ideas, technologies, user needs and processes, aimed at ensuring healthier independent lives for the ageing populations.
By 2022, GATEKEEPER will be embodied in an open source, European, standard-based, interoperable and secure framework available to all developers, for creating combined digital solutions for personalised early detection and interventions that (i) harness the next generation of healthcare and wellness innovations; (ii) cover the whole care continuum for elderly citizens, including primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, chronic diseases and co-morbidities; (iii) straightforwardly fit “by design” with European regulations, on data protection, consumer protection and patient protection (iv) are subjected to trustable certification processes; (iv) support value generation through the deployment of advanced business models based on the VBHC paradigm.
InteropEHRate goal is to complement and integrate the current interoperability infrastructures with new technologies for health data exchange centred on the person, based on a bottom-up approach that does not require the coordination by a superior authority and that leaves more control of health data to the people. InteropEHRate is a 4 year project which started in January 2019.
Smart Big Data Platform to Offer Evidence-based Personalised Support for Healthy and Independent Living at Home
The aim of the SMART BEAR platform is to integrate heterogeneous sensors, assistive medical and mobile devices to enable the continuous data collection from the everyday life of the elderly, which will be analysed to obtain the evidence needed in order to offer personalised interventions promoting their healthy and independent living. The platform will also be connected to hospital and other health care service systems to obtain data of the end users (e.g., medical history) that will need to be considered in making decisions for interventions.
SMART BEAR will leverage Big Data Analytics and learning capabilities, allowing for large scale analysis of the above mentioned collected data, to generate the evidence required for making decisions about personalised interventions.
Smart4Health will develop, test and validate a platform prototype for the Smart4Health citizen-centred health record with integrated abilities for aggregation of data, for sharing and for data provision/donorship to the scientific community. Smart4Health is a 4 year project which started in January 2019.
PHArA-ON overall objective is to make a reality smart and active living for Europe’s ageing population. This objective will be pursued by creating a set of integrated and highly customizable interoperable open platforms with advanced services, devices, and tools including IoT, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, Cloud Computing, smart wearables, Big Data, and intelligent analytics.
Platform interoperability will be implemented within PHArA-ON ecosystems and platforms, as well as other standardised platforms within health and other domains (Energy, Transport and Smart Cities).
PHArA-ON will be built upon mature existing state-of-the-art open platforms and technologies/tools provided by the partners, which will be customised and will implement cloud technologies, AI techniques and traditional algorithms for Big Data intelligent analytics. A user-centric approach will be followed.
SHAPES aims to create the first European open Ecosystem enabling the large-scale deployment of a broad range of digital solutions for supporting and extending healthy and independent living for older individuals who are facing permanently or temporarily reduced functionality and capabilities. SHAPES builds an interoperable Platform integrating smart digital solutions to collect and analyse older individuals’ health, environmental and lifestyle information, identify their needs and provide personalised solutions that uphold the individuals’ data protection and trust. Standardisation, interoperability and scalability of SHAPES Platform sustain increased efficiency gains in health and care delivery across Europe, bringing improved quality of life to older individuals, their families, caregivers and care service providers. SHAPES Large-scale Piloting campaign engages +2k older individuals in 15 pilot sites in 10 EU Member States, including 6 EIP on AHA Reference Sites, and involves hundreds of key stakeholders to bring forth solutions to improve the health, wellbeing, independence and autonomy of older individuals, while enhancing the long-term sustainability of health and care systems.