The mission of CloudiFacturing is to optimize production processes and producibility using Cloud/HPC-based modelling and simulation, leveraging online factory data and advanced data analytics, thus contributing to the competitiveness and resource efficiency of manufacturing SMEs, ultimately fostering the vision of Factories 4.0 and the circular economy.
CloudiFacturing will empower over 60 European organizations (many of them being manufacturing SMEs) and will support about 20 cross-national application experiments that will primarily be selected via two Open Calls.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is essential for the digitalization of the manufacturing sector; notwithstanding, less than 25% of the manufacturing companies in Europe profit from ICT-enabled solutions. In order to democratically boost the competitiveness of the European manufacturers (especially Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – SMEs), innovative solutions need to consider technological and commercial scalability from the beginning.
From this perspective, the cloudification of services has become the ideal enabler in the manufacturing digitalization. Successful European initiatives such us CloudFlow, CloudSME or Fortissimo have demonstrated the benefits of cloudifying engineering services, by combining HPC resources, computational tools, and cloud computing platforms.
Manufacturing SMEs are empowered to compute and solve problems that cannot be tackled without Cloud and HPC technology, making them more competitive by reducing development times for innovative products with better performance.
The core partners of CloudFlow and CloudSME are joining forces to leverage factory data with cloud-based engineering tools:
- paving the way toward manufacturing analytics,
- enriching the manufacturing engineering process with on-line data, and
- simulating and optimizing producibility and production processes with the vision to support it in real-time.
Three waves of application experiments are going to validate the applicability of the results, by providing novel requirements and demanding use and business cases. In order to maximise the impact of the experiments, each experiment is accompanied by a Digital Innovation Hub (DIH):
- Innsomnia (Spain)
- STAM (Italy)
- IT4 Innovations national supercomputing center (IT4I) (Czech Republic)
- German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) (Germany)
- Innomine Group (Hungary)
The First Announcement for the Open Call is published, we are looking for innovative use cases in the context of the project’s mission. Here you will find the information necessary for successfully applying.
If you are interested in our Open Call or you have questions, please contact Gabor Vicze: firstname.lastname@example.org!