I4MS joins ECSEL’s lighthouse initiative Industry4.E
Foreseen activities include cross-dissemination of initiatives and other joint activities
I4MS Initiative has recently reached an agreement to join the Lighthouse Initiative Advisory Service (LIASE) Industry 4.E of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking, in line with one of I4MS objectives: to engage with other initiatives working in the Smart Manufacturing and the Industry 4.0 domains. Foreseen activities include cross-dissemination of initiatives, joint participation in events, presence in each other partner forums, etc.
The Lighthouse Initiative Industry 4.E consist of the following projects: Productive4.0 (ECSEL), MANTIS (ECSEL), SWARMs (ECSEL), SemI40 (ECSEL), DELPHI4LED (ECSEL), I-MECH (ECSEL), SCOTT (ECSEL), iDev40 (ECSEL), AFarCloud (ECSEL), ConnectedFactories (FoF PPP) and I4MS (FoF PPP). This initiative aims at creating linkages and coordination activities between the R&D&I activities, create a community around digitisation of industry and organise common communication and dissemination activities to tackle the disconnection among all of them.
ECSEL Joint Undertaking is a Public-Private Partnership for Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership and gathers European industry (through EPoSS, AENEAS and ARTEMIS associations in the areas of micro- and nano-electronics, smart integrated systems and embedded/cyber-physical systems) jointly with the European Commission and some Member States and Associated Countries. The ECSEL Joint Undertaking develops key enabling technologies and world-leading know-how for the digital era and it’s supported and co-financed by 29 Participating States and the European Union.
I4MS (ICT for manufacturing SMEs), is a European initiative supporting manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps in the widespread use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in their business operations. Focus under current phase of the initiative (Phase 3) is on four technology areas important to the digital transformation of companies in the manufacturing sector: (i) additive manufacturing, (ii) CPS and IoT, (iii) robotics and, (iv) HPC. In that sense and in order to contribute to the objectives of both initiatives different communication and dissemination activities have been programmed for the next months, such as the joint participation in the ECSEL event in June 2018.