The new PAN-European Network to boost laser-based advanced and additive manufacturing technology for EU SMEs starts!admin
PULSATE is a new PAN-European Network that aims to connect manydigital innovation hubs in Europe with expertise in laser-based manufacturing technologies Inorder to reach all those SMEs who want to fit in an Industry 4.0 environment and enter the worldof laser-based technologies.
Digitization will radically change and challenge many industries, particularly the EU-basedmanufacturing industries, where Laser-Based Advanced and Additive Manufacturing (LBAAM) play akey role, providing maximal benefits for flexible manufacturing or highly digitalized environments.
PULSATE will particularly focus on sectors with a high impact potential such as medical devices, electronics, automotive, aeronautics, energy and industrial equipment.
PULSATE emerges as an initiative to promote a PAN-European Network designed to boost theadoption of LBAAM manufacturing technologies through the uptake of advanced digital tools, reaching the European SMEs and slightly bigger companies by means of a Digital, proving fullydigitised services and thus, enabling new business models based on LBAAM technologies(manufacturing capacity renting, machine as a service, etc.).
PULSATE will connect Digital Innovation Hubs (DHIs), top class Competence Centres, PublicInstitutions, Standardization Organizations, Financing and Business Development entities through a Single-Entry Point and is built on a solid methodology for operational and financial support toEuropean SMEs, and a vision and mechanism for long term sustainability. This will connect allresources required and provide long-lasting access to LBAAM technologies for SMEs across Europe to assimilate these technologies.
To enable this, PULSATE project brings together a strong consortium comprising six reputablecompetency centres (AIMEN, FTMC, MTC, SINTEF, Fraunhofer and CEA) with high level expertise inLBAAM and digitization, the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) to support thepromotion/acceleration of EU innovative scale-up initiatives, and two highly innovative SMEs(CLESGO & FBA) to establish and support the digital agora platform, maintain a Marketplace of digitalservices and to manage the mechanisms of financial support to SMEs & slightly bigger companies and the interfaces with DIHs across all Europe. After a successful launching of the project, the coordinator Pablo M. Romero, from Aimen CentroTecnologico, stated: “It’s exciting to lead this highly competent, involved and committed team, towards an ambitious goal. During the project we will provide high-level support to more than 60 SMEs to boost technology adoption, providing 4 million Euros of direct funding to the companies for proof of concept experiments, and more than 1 million in support services, and that’s only the beginning! We aspire to constitute a stable network that stays as the European reference in LaserBased Manufacturing for the next generation of SMEs entering the Digital Single Market”.
You can find more information, and be connected to the project, at the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6712395205657542656/