The mission of the FITMAN project is, on one side, to provide the FI PPP Core Platform with a set of industry-led use case trials in the manufacturing domain, in order to test and assess the suitability, openness and flexibility of FI-WARE Generic Enablers; on the other side, to contribute to the social-technological-economical-environmental-political (STEEP) objectives included in the “ICT for Manufacturing” and “Future Internet Enterprise Systems” EU research roadmaps, by integrating FI generic and specific enablers with key business processes and enterprise applications currently running in Smart, Digital and Virtual Factories of the Future.
The FITMAN mission aims to create a virtuous innovation vortex between the FI PPP and the manufacturing sector, represented here by the FInES movement and the FoF PPP: on the one hand the EU IT industry, SMEs and web entrepreneurs, needs to explore new market opportunities and the manufacturing sector is one fundamental driving force for EU economy22. On the other hand the role of ICT in manufacturing is becoming more and more important and most of the recent innovations in Manufacturing (e.g. Cloud manufacturing, Human centric manufacturing, Intelligent manufacturing) would have been simply impossible without new ICT and FI Technologies. This is true for Big OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) adopting on the field new innovations and measuring their impact on the large scale of their value network, but it is particularly true for manufacturing SMEs and their business ecosystems who could play the role of pioneers of innovation thanks to the open and cheap availability of ICT in the FI.
There are 11 Trials leaded by the industry with specific real use cases in sectors like automotive, textile, furniture, wood machinery, aeronautical, lighting, appliances and construction. In the Furniture Trial the idea is to manage big amount of data from different internet sources in order to do forecasting trends for product innovation adding the possibility of semantic interpretation and having real contact with real end users. The Furniture Trial is inside Digital Factories and the development is jointly AIDIMA and Universidad Politécnica of Valencia.
FITMAN started last 1st April 2013 and the duration is 2 years. 29 partners from 9 countries from the UE. Total cost around 18 million Euros and the EC contribution is around 13 million Euros.
TXT e-Solutions (Italy). Coordinador • INTEROP V-LAB (Belgium) • Portugal Telecom Innovação SA, (Portugal) • Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (Italy) • Politecnico di Milano (Italy) • Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT (Finland) • IT Innovation (UK) • ATOS SPAIN SA. (Spain) • National Technical University of Athens (Greece) • Innovalia Association (Spain) • Fratelli Piacenza SpA (Italy) • Softeco Sismat Srl, (Italy) • APR Production (France) • University of Lyon 2 (France) • Consulgal (Portugal) • UNINOVA (Portugal) • TANet (UK) • Coventry University (UK) • COMplus Automation GmbH (Germany) • Fraunhofer IPK (Germany) • Segem-Macbo (France) • University Bordeaux 1 (France) • AIDIMA (Spain) • Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (Spain) • Volkswagen Group (Germany) • TRW Automotive (spain) • Whirlpool Europe srl (Italy) • AgustaWestland SpA (Italy) • GEOLOC SYSTEMS (France).
Additional information about this project “Future Internet Technologies for MANufacturing. FITMAN”
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