Up to €700K for manufacturing mid-caps, SMEs and start-ups from CloudiFacturing
CloudiFacturing is launching a new Second Open Call for Application Experiments. These Application Experiments are dedicated sub-projects with a one-year duration that are executed within the scope of CloudiFacturing.
From July 1st to September 30th 2019, start -ups, SMEs or manufacturing companies (end-users) will be able to submit their applications. The Second Open Call submission process will be posted on the CloudiFacturing website in the coming weeks.
With this Second Open Call, CloudiFacturing is looking for innovative use cases. They shall clearly state in their proposal, their industrial impact for the involved manufacturing companies, based on their expected benefit from exploiting computational engineering and production services and workflows powered by the CloudiFacturing technology. The use cases need to be driven by the end user; in other words, a manufacturing company, preferably an SME.
“It will be a fantastic opportunity for small enterprises to enter and be part of the digitalization era and this way, to be able to face the new challenges of the future”, said Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Stork, Coordinator of the Innovation Action CloudiFacturing.
An overall European Commission contribution of roughly €700,000 will be granted to 7or more Application Experiments that will be chosen by the selection process. On the other hand, selected proposers will have the opportunity to gather experience with HPC/Cloud Computing technologies for their specific use case; explore technical benefits; improve processes with the new information attained; leverage the CloudiFacturing Digital Marketplace being developed as a new distribution channel, among others.
Digital Innovation Hubs will help you prepare a high-quality proposal. If you are interested in this Open Call or have any questions about it, please contact one of their five DIHs spread all over Europe (mentioned here) or at [email protected]. You can also attend to the webinar on the open call that will take place on 24th June 2019 (registration is free and it’s now open).
CloudiFacturing – Cloudification of Production Engineering for Predictive Digital Manufacturing – is a European Innovation Action (IA) in the framework of Factories of the Future (FoF) and ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) Initiatives with the mission of optimizing production processes and producibility, using Cloud/HPC-based modeling and simulation, and leveraging online factory data with advanced data analytics; thus, contributing to the competitiveness and resource efficiency manufacturing companies, especially SMEs.