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Business Experiments in Cyber Physical Production Systems

Business Experiments in Cyber Physical Production Systems

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BEinCPPS (Business Experiments in Cyber Physical Production Systems) Innovation Action aims to integrate and experiment a CPS-oriented Future Internet-based Machine-Factory-Cloud service platform firstly intensively in five selected Smart Specialization Strategy Vanguard regions (Lombardia in Italy, Euskadi in Spain, Baden Wuertemberg in Germany, Norte in Portugal, Rhone Alpes in France), afterwards extensively in all European regions, by involving local competence centers and manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The final aim of this Innovation Action is to dramatically improve the adoption of CPPSs all over Europe by means of the creation, nurturing and flourishing of CPS-driven regional innovation ecosystems, made of competence centers, manufacturing enterprises and IT SMEs.

The research department Agents and Simulated Reality (ASR) is focussing on the following tasks within the project:

  • Design and implementation of the overall architecture in collaboration with different partners
  • Technology assessment and evaluation

Contact Information for Research Department Innovative Factory Systems: Dennis Kolberg


Most Important Partners:

  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy (Project Leader)
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia, Spain
  • Trimek SA, Spain
  • INESC Porto – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto, Portugal
  • DFKI GmbH, Germany
  • HOLONIX S.R.L. Spin off del Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Whirlpool Europe srl, Italy
  • Fincons Group AG, Switzerland
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG, Austria
  • Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica spa, Italy
  • Instituto Tecnologico de Informatica, Spain
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • Fortunato O. Frederico & Ca., lDA., Portugal
  • Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France

Smaller Partners:

  • Maier, S.Coop., Spain
  • Maier Technology Centre s Coop, Spain
  • Centro Tecnologico de Calcado de Portugal, Portugal
  • AFIL Associazione Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardia, Italy
  • John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Georges Pernoud SAS, France
  • Company for Provison of Services, Research and Development Nissatech Innovation Centre Doo, Serbia
  • HOP Ubiquitous SL, Spain
  • fortiss GmbH, Germany


EU - European Union

Horizon 2020

EU - European Union

Publications about the project

Dennis Kolberg; Christoph Berger; Bogdan Constantin Pîrvu; Marco Franke; Joachim Michniewicz

In: Engelbert Westkämper; Thomas Bauernhansl (Hrsg.). Procedia CIRP, Vol. 57 - Factories of the Future in the digital environment - Proceedings of the 49th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, Pages 32-37, Elsevier B.V. 2016.

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