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I4MS 2015: Enhancing digital transformation in manufacturing SMEs

I4MS 2015 will explore the progress achieved by the I4MS initiative and the impact participation has had on SMEs. At I4MS 2015 participating SMEs will present their experiences, results achieved and impact made. They will explain how they have benefited and what the adaption of innovative ICT has meant for their business. European support does not just exist at EU level.
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EuRoC Project - Advances in Stage I

In 2014 there were four distinct calls in the EuRoC project. Each call was addressing a different target group (Challengers, End User, Technology Developers and System Integrators). There were several campaigns as instruments for promoting the program and the call announcements. There were also two EuRoC Info Days with presentations and Q&A sessions. The EuRoc Core Consortium sent out numerous e-mails to potentially interested parties. As a result, 103 challenge applications, 77 use cases, 20 technologies and 12 system integrators from 22 different countries have been received.
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Road4FAME EU - Consultation Meeting

Digital Revolution in Europe: Converging Visions for a Smarter World - 22nd of May - Brussels

Enabling digital revolution is key to uplift Europe's innovation capacity. Bringing together experts from various fields of ICT, from cyber-physical systems (CPS), the Internet of Things (IoT) to Factories of the Future (FoF), this full-day event will explore respective visions on a smarter world that is imagined to be highly performing, progressive, energy saving, socially and environmentally sustainable, but yet competitive. The event will gather high-level speakers from the European Commission, as well as academia and relevant industries and gives you the opportunity to build ground for cooperation.
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Fortissimo Experiments

Fortissimo's first wave of experiments has ended and the first success stories will be published soon. The experiments from various business areas have demonstrated the great impact of HPC technologies on product design, optimization, and manufacturing.

LASHARE Competitive Call in its evaluation phase

LASHARE currently processes a competitive call for 10 to 12 new Laser-based Equipment Assessments (LEAs) which focus on sensors and knowledge-based ICT systems in the area of complex manufacturing tasks. The equipment addressed within such an LEA shall enable an autonomous set-up of machine and laser parameters for fast and flexible manufacture and/or process and quality control for robust processes and fully documented production.
In response to this competitive call, LASHARE has received 20 proposals involving suppliers, users and research partners from all over Europe. The evaluation of the proposals is currently in its consolidation phase and should result in a ranking within the next weeks.

LASHARE will present the first results that have been achieved so far in their laser-based equipment assessments in ALPhANOV, on 16th of April. Click here for further information regarding this workshop.

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