The objective of the day was to inform the participants about the H2020 calls on Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (ICT 1), Digital Automation (FOF 11), Smart Anything Everywhere initiative (ICT 4), ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs I4MS (FOF 12) and Photonics laser-based production (FoF 13). Participants got the occasion to present their proposal ideas for these topics and to network with other participants. In addition it was possible to ask questions to Commission staff about proposal ideas.

ICT 1 - Smart Cyber-Physical Systems

The importance of the areas of the often time- and safety-critical embedded and cyber-physical systems (CPS) will continue to grow with the increasing pervasiveness of ICT and the development of the Internet of Things. The challenge is to design, programme and implement highly distributed and connected digital technologies that are embedded in a multitude of increasingly autonomous physical systems with various dynamics and satisfying multiple critical constraints including safety, security, power efficiency, high performance, size and cost. Such combination of several cyber-physical systems in "system of systems" gives rise to unpredictable behaviour and emergent properties. A significant improvement in design and programming of CPS is therefore needed including a "science of system integration". This session discussed the open call (ICT-1-2016) in this area. More background information and previous projects in this area are available here.

ICT 4 - Smart Anything Everywhere

"Smart anything everywhere" stands for the next wave of products that integrate digital technology inside. A major challenge is to accelerate the design, development and uptake of advanced digital technologies by European industry, especially among them many SMEs and mid-caps in products that include innovative electronic components, software and systems. This session discussed the open call (ICT-4-2017) in this area which address the 2nd wave of the SAE initiative. The current projects funded in the context of this initiative may be found here.

The presentations on ICT 1 and ICT 4 given at the ICT2015 conference in Lisbon are available here: slides and video.

FOF 11 - Digital Automation

Manufacturing value chains are distributed and dependent on complex information and material flow requiring new approaches inside and outside the factory both on process and product lifecycle level, from design and engineering over production to maintenance and recycling. Global competition and individualized products make it difficult for manufacturing companies to share information, to produce in collaborative networks across value chains. This topic focusses on (1) collaborative manufacturing and logistics and on (2) novel architectures for factory automation based on CPS and IoT. In order to increase impact of the programme, proposals under this topic are requested to develop reference implementations of platforms in a multi-sided market ecosystem and include user-driven proof-of-concept demonstrations and validation in several different scenarios. Proposals should contain an outline business case and industrial exploitation strategy. This session  discussed the open call (FoF-11-2016) in this area.

FOF 12 - ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS)

I4MS (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs) is the initiative promoted by the EC to support the European leadership in manufacturing through the adoption of ICT technologies. In fact, Europe's competiveness in that sector depends on its capacity to deliver highly innovative products, where the innovation often originates from advances in ICT. This session discussed the open call (FoF12 2017) in this area which address the 3rd wave of the I4MS initiative. The current projects funded in the context of I4MS may be found here.

FOF 13 - Photonics Laser-based Production

Laser-based manufacturing has become very competitive and is one of the back-bones of modern production technologies. Highly accurate mass production is available for a wide range of products in a wide range of industries. Whilst laser processing is highly flexible, the change from one production lot to the next usually requires operator intervention, reconfigurations and costly down times to adjust current processing tools to the new task. The trend to individualisation requires a high degree of digitization as well as tools and systems which are highly autonomous and automated to reduce production time and costs.

Additive manufacturing (AM) offers a number of advantages over conventional manufacturing including the unprecedented freedom of design for example in terms of geometry, material composition and intrinsic properties of the work piece. Whilst laser-based AM is used for prototyping and has begun to penetrate some smaller markets, it is not yet competitive on a larger scale especially with respect to production speed and costs. In order to increase the productivity of laser-based AM and to bring it a significant step further towards industrial manufacturing a better mastering of all stages of the process chain and their interaction is necessary.

This session discussed the open call (FoF13 2016) in this area. Photonics projects funded in the context of FoF and lasers may be found here: FP7 and H2020.

The presentations on FoF 11, FoF 12 and FoF 13 given at the ICT2015 conference in Lisbon are available here: slides and video.

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Session 1:  General information & Setting the scene

H2020 – how to prepare and submit a proposal (Thomas Haub, EC)

Responsible R&I, Social Sciences & Humanities in H2020 (Nicole Dewandre, EC)

Idealist - Service to find partners for your proposals (Geraud Guilloud, NCP Wallonia, Belgium)

How to achieve impact with your project: Best practices (Giovanni Borzi, EnginSoft)

Setting the scene - Digitising European Industry (Max Lemke, EC)

Session 2:  ICT-1-2016  Smart Cyber-Physical Systems
Smart Cyber-Physical Systems open call (Werner Steinhögl, EC)

CPSoS roadmap (Sebastian Engell, TU Dortmund)

Proposals' ideas and competencies presentations:

1.  Systematic design and validation of heterogeneous CPS - Andreas ENGEL (Technical University Darmstadt, Germany)

2.  Agile continuous integration - Hui SONG (SINTEF, Norway)

3.  Telemetry M2M/IoT Applications across a Distributed Cloud Platform - Carmen BOBEANU (BEIA CONSULT INTERNATIONAL, Romania)

4.  Cyber Physical Multi Camera Vision Systems- Luc CLAESEN (Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium)

5.  Big Data for Cognitive Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems - Souleiman HASAN (Insight Centre for Data Analytics at National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

6.  Predictive System to Recommend Setup of industrial Process - Liceth REBOLLEDO (EURECAT Technology Centre of Catalonia, Spain)

7.  KU Leuven LICT for ICT-01- Greet BILSEN (KU Leuven, Belgium)

8.  CISTER Research centre competences - Raghuraman RANGARAJAN (ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto,

9. Project Ideas To Bringing Micro Electric Vehicles from research to the market-  Pietro Perlo, (I-FEVS,Torino Italy)

10. Softeam- Andrey Sadovykh

11.Communicating and disseminating your European Project- Camille Cocaud, Sparks & Co

Session 3:  ICT-4-2017 & FOF-12-2017  Smart Anything Everywhere & ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS):

Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative (SAE) and forthcoming call (Jerome Dethier, EC)

Vision for Smart Anything Everywhere (Régis Hamelin, BLUMORPHO)
ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs initiative (I4MS) and forthcoming call (Francesca Flamigni, EC)

Presentation of XS2I4MS/ I4MS-Growth support actions (Jacopo Cassina/ Govert Gijsbers, TNO)

Proposals' ideas and competencies presentations:

1.  Innovation networks for Co-creating Cyber-Physical Systems and Services- Tuure TUUNANEN (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

2.  I4MS Open Innovation Platform (IOP) - Nader NADA (Fatih University, Turkey)

3.  Pitch Sirris (Belgium)- Wim CODENIE (Sirris, Belgium)

4.  KU Leuven LICT for ICT-04 and FOF12 - Greet BILSEN (KU Leuven, Belgium)

5.   MARCONI [MARketplace of low energy COmputiNg powering the Iot] Xabier CHAO (The Fundingbox Group, Spain)

14.15  Session 4:  FOF-11-2016  Digital Automation & FOF-13-2016 Photonics laser based production

Digital Automation (Anne-Marie Sassen, EC)

Photonics laser based production (Christoph Helmrath / Tanya Nikolova, EC)

Road4Fame FoF roadmap (Silvia Castellvi, ATOS)

European Factories of the Future Research Association / EFFRA innovation portal (Željko Pazin, EFFRA)

Report on workshop "Platforms for connected Factories of the Future" (5-6/10/15) (Clemens Zielonka, EC)

Proposals' ideas on FoF 11and FoF 13:

1.  Supply Chain Bullwhip Project - Ben RODRIGUEZ (HIPPEROS S.A., Belgium)

2.  Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum- Carsten RUECKRIEGEL (Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, Germany)

3.  KU Leuven LICT for FoF11- Greet BILSEN (KU Leuven, Belgium)

4.  DIAMOND Intelligence Allocation in Multilayer CPS Architectures: Dynamic - Antonio JARA (HOP Ubiquitous, Spain)

5.  Laser welding with VCSEL building block system- Holger MOENCH (Philips Photonics, Germany)

6. Project Ideas To bring Micro Electric Vehicles from research to the market- Pietro Perlo (I-FEVS,Torino Italy)

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