With this summary paper, published in June 2016, the European Commission described the I4MS initiative launched to improve the digital transformation of the European manufacturing sector. Highlights: Stage 1 and 2 projects, some success stories, expected results, but above all describing the creation of European Competence Centers and Digital Innovation Hubs.
What can SMILE DIH do? (objectives and first level activities)
Create an ecosystem
Dissemination and awareness raising
Obtain the infrastructure
Education and information
Now, with SMILE DIH, you can make your factory smarter.
The competitiveness of Italian manufacturing companies depends on their ability to deliver highly innovative products, where innovation often comes from the progress that can be achieved through the adoption of ICT solutions. The solution to this need can be provided by a Digital Innovation Hub like ours, which aims to promote state-of-the-art technologies and spread ICT-based research projects. SMILE studies and proposes industrial IoT solutions and Ciber-Phisical Sistems directly but, thanks to the European network of which it is part, can help you identify all Industry 4.0 solutions (eg robotics, cloud-based simulation services and high performance computing systems, additive manufacturing, laser based applications, intelligent sensor equipment).
SMILE DIH: a unique interlocutor for high added value services (objectives and second level activities)
Observatory on KETs
KETs (Key Enabling Technologies) allows growth and employment because they allow new solutions or technologies through research experiences capable of revitalizing the production system
Services for Manufacturing and ICT companies
Digital Maturity Index Assessment, guidelines for defining functional business goals for digital transformation, feasibility studies and business case development
Shared Projects and Services
We make projects and/or services that meet specific collective needs, we help to standardize procedures and protocols for collecting and analyzing useful data to control business processes
Single project and/or service
Seminars / Training
The territorial ecosystem we are addressing
Industry 4.0 is the engine that must accelerate the competitiveness of businesses in the territorial economic system in which HUB is integrated.
SMILE DIH mainly focuses its activities on all the companies established in the Emilia-Romagna Region and an area comprised of the italian provinces of Pavia, Cremona, Mantua, La Spezia, Massa Carrara and Livorno (the “integrated area”). The development policies of the Unione Parmense degli Industriali, through the direct and coordinated affiliation of the respective Territorial Associations belonging to the Confindustria system.
Use Cases of IoT and CPS technologiesA review of projects followed by SMILE Digital Innovation Hub, described in summary
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SMILE RDMI Hub project has received funding from the European Union through I4MS (founded under grant agreement No EPCC2017/LGH/MS), initiative promoted by the EC to support the European leadership in manufacturing through the adoption of ICT technologies, and Fortissimo 2 Project (founded under grant agreement No 678860).