With this summary document, published in June 2016, the European Commission described the I4MS initiative put in place to improve the digital transformation of the European manufacturing sector. It contains the projects in phase 1 and 2, some success stories, the expected results and describes the creation of European Competence Centers and Digital Innovation Hubs.
What can SMILE-DIH do? (objectives and first level activities)
Create an ecosystem
Workshops, company visits, conferences, brokerage, project development
Commercial evaluations, feasibility studies, intellectual property evaluations
Research and Development projects, consultancy
Dissemination and awareness raising
Conferences, newsletters, publications, lobbying activities
Forecast studies, market surveys
Obtain the infrastructure
Pilot production infrastructures, laboratories, demonstrations, validating solutions
Education and information
Training courses, hosting training institutes, webinar
Listen to the “customer’s voice” and develop the business accordingly
Digital market, brokerage sessions to innovate, access to finance
Now, with SMILE-DIH, you can make your factory smart.
The competitiveness of Italian manufacturing companies depends on their ability to provide 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 cutting-edge technologies and disseminate ICT-based research projects.
SMILE-DIH deals directly with the Industrial Internet of Things and Ciber-Physical Systems but, thanks to the European network of which it is a part, can help you to identify all the solutions in Industry 4.0 (eg robotics, simulation services based on cloud and high performance computing systems, additive manufacturing, laser-based applications, intelligent sensor-based equipment).
SMILE-DIH: a single 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
Activities that respond to the need for a single subject
Seminars / Training
Activities carried out in cooperation with qualified training institutes
The territorial ecosystem to which we address
Industry 4.0 is the engine that must accelerate the competitiveness of the enterprises of the territorial economic system in which the HUB is inserted.
SMILE-DIH mainly addresses its activities to all companies based in the Emilia-Romagna Region and an area composed of the provinces of Pavia, Cremona, Mantua, La Spezia, Massa Carrara and Livorno (known as the “integrated area”) that shares the strategies and the policies for the development of the Unione Parmense degli Industriali, through the direct and coordinated support of the respective local associations belonging to the Confindustria system.
Use Cases of IoT and CPS technologiesA review of projects followed by the SMILE Digital Innovation Hub, described in brief
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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).