Digitalisation in manufacturing: SME Success Stories & Funding opportunities

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DIGITAL SME organised a webinar on digital manufacturing on 9 June, 11.00 – 12.00 CEST, to discuss how manufacturing companies can optimize their production and supply chain processes by leveraging on digital technologies.

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Download the presentation slides here:

Ruth Kearney’s Presentation for KYKLOS4.0 Webinar 9 June 2021.pdf

Marco Cogliati’s Presentation for KYKLOS4.0 Webinar 9 June 2021.pdf

KYKLOS4.0 Open Call 1 Info Webinar 9 June 2021.pdf

The transition towards a digital and green economy is key to a strong and sustainable European industry. Innovative SMEs and startups are the enablers of this sustainable digitalisation by designing and delivering innovative solutions for manufacturing processes and the whole manufacturing value chain. Solutions based on technologies such as IoT and AI not only allow to enhance a factory’s productivity, but also to increase resource efficiency and decrease waste, for example through advanced circular manufacturing.

The Horizon2020 project KYKLOS4.0 is offering a funding opportunity for small consortia to submit project proposals for the development of innovative solutions to improve digital manufacturing processes. Up to 150.000€ is available per consortium! (More information on the Open Call here)

During this webinar, we showcased success stories from SMEs providing solutions for the digitalisation of manufacturing processes. This is followed by an info session about the KYKLOS4.0 funding opportunity, including a Q&A with participants on the application procedure.


11.00 – 11.05 Welcome by DIGITAL SME
11.05 – 11.25 Digitalisation of manufacturing processes: Success stories of digital SMEs 

  • GoSmarter: AI tools to help manufacturers to improve operations fast!

Ruth Kearney, Nightingale HQ

  • Italian Smart Lifts: A traditional manufacturing sector digitalised through standardisation

Marco Cogliati, TRE-E (TBC)

11.25 – 11.30 Towards advanced circular manufacturing: The KYKLOS4.0 project at a glance

Jason Mansell, Tecnalia, KYKLOS4.0 Coordinator

11.30 – 12.00 Your opportunity to get funded to deliver innovation in the digital manufacturing domain! 

KYKLOS4.0 Open Call info session, followed by a Q&A with participants

Samuel Almeida, F6S

This webinar is organised in the framework of the European Project KYKLOS 4.0, which aims to develop an innovative Circular Manufacturing ecosystem based on novel CPS and AI based technologies. This ecosystem will be enhanced with novel production mechanisms and algorithms, targeting on personalised products with extended life cycle and promoting energy efficient and low material consumption intra-factory production processes, resulting reduced greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants.


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