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KITT4SME (platform-enabled KITs of arTificial intelligence FOR an easy uptake by SMEs) specifically targets European SMEs and mid-caps to provide them with scope-tailored and industry-ready hardware, software and organisational kits, delivered as modularly customisable digital platform, that seamlessly introduce artificial intelligence in their production systems.
Uptake of the resulting packages and of the provided devices is strongly supported by the clear characterisation and market readiness of the individual components as well as by the platform grounding on the already established RAMP Marketplace. Leverage on the network of Digital Innovation Hubs, three of which are represented in the consortium, ensure that KITT4SME are widely distributed to a wide audience of companies in Europe. Seamless adoption of the customised kits is made possible by a Powered by FIWARE infrastructure that flawlessly combine Factory systems (such as MES and ERP), IoT sensors and wearable devices, robots, collaborative robots and other Factory data sources with functional modules capable to trigger data-driven value creation.
The KITT4SME concept comes into being from the acknowledge that companies are unprepared and inadequately exposed to extremely complex and widely diverse digital solutions in the field of artificial intelligence that are often much too broad in scope and relentless in dictating their own objectives instead of focusing on the issues a company really faces. Yet, whereas big companies have capitals and resources to research and build platforms internally, SMEs struggle in finding solutions that are fitting to their needs and, even when exposed to them, have to bear significant financial risks to embrace them while lacking the competences for a first-right selection. Lag in the digitisation race for them is not a system by-product it is a designed feature.
For this reason, KITT4SME supports and accompanies SMEs, the pulsating heart of the European economy to DIAGNOSE the undisclosed issues operating underneath the process surface that hinder the achievement of a desired system performances. Starting from the results of this formalisation process, companies access the platform configurator that allows them to COMPOSE modular and assembly-ready platform elements available on the marketplace to shape a AI-based digital kits tailored to their specific needs.
Interview to Rodolfo Haber, KITT4SME Project Manager.
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