This topic focuses on improving the delivery of new or improved products, processes or services in the manufacturing industry. In the context of advanced manufacturing; knowledge and innovative technologies are used to produce complex products and improve processes to lower waste, pollution, material consumption and energy use. Robotics, 3D and 4D printing, artificial intelligence as well as high performance computing for modelling are important elements in advanced manufacturing.
The present call for proposals under this topic supports interregional innovation investments for the uptake of new or improved manufacturing solutions, as well as for supporting industry to face the challenge of digitalisation and to promote the shift towards a more environmentally sustainable production (zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment).
At least 70% of the grant must be allocated to investments in companies.
If the proposal is related to the topics of digital transition or green transition in the smart manufacturing, then the applicant should submit the proposal under the smart manufacturing topic.Scope:
Themes and priorities
The present call for proposals under this topic encourages applications in one or a combination of the following intervention areas (a non-exclusive list):