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FoF-Impact

Enhanced impact of the Factories of the Future PPP through technology transfer and expanded community

 

Z-Bre4k

Strategies and Predictive Maintenance models wrapped around physical systems for Zero-unexpected- Breakdowns and increased operating life of Factories

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Enabling

Enhance New Approaches in BioBased Local Innovation Networks for Growth


 

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ReCO2ST

Residential Retrofit assessment platform and demonstrations for near zero energy and CO2 emissions with optimum cost, health, comfort and environmental quality. 

 
 
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FOF-IMPACT

 

FOF-IMPACT

 

Enhanced impact of the Factories of the Future PPP through technology transfer and expanded community

The FoF-Impact exploitation toolkit aims at speeding up and increasing the industrial up-take of ‘Factories of the Future’ project results. One of the main challenges is that industrial exploitation of project results needs to be addressed as soon as possible in the life-cycle of the project. Hence, the foundation of the exploitation toolkit is a set of success factors. It is recommended that project consortia address these success factors as soon as possible in the set-up of a collaborative project. During the lifecycle of a project, external public or private service providers can support the consortium or specific project participants. Therefore, this toolkit refers to a basic set of service providers, which will be extended in the future. In addition success stories are associated to the success factors. The toolkit also indicates how different workshop formats can support the success factors.

OUR ROLE: Subcontractor to EFFRA, where we developed a Profit Simulation Tool to analyse and approximate different business models to the developed technologies. The goal was to assess the market for each case and its potentials, and identify the most promising model based on our customers intentions, their own business models, and expertise.

 

  
 
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Z-BRE4K

 
 

Strategies and Predictive Maintenance models wrapped around physical systems for Zero-unexpected- Breakdowns and increased operating life of Factories

The Z-Break solution comprises the introduction of eight (8) scalable strategies at component, machine and system level targeting (1) the prediction occurrence of failure (Z-PREDICT), (2) the early detection of current or emerging failure (Z-DIAGNOSE), (3) the prevention of failure occurrence, building up, or even propagation in the production system (Z-PREVENT), (4) the estimation of the remaining useful life of assets (Z-ESTIMATE), (5) the management of the aforementioned strategies through event modelling, KPI monitoring and real-time decision support (Z-MANAGE), (6) the replacement, reconfiguration, re-use, retirement, and recycling of components/assets (Z-REMEDIATE), (7) synchronizing remedy actions, production planning and logistics (Z-SYNCHRONISE), (8) preserving the safety, health, and comfort of the workers (Z-SAFETY). Z-Bre4k impact to the European manufacturing industry and the society can be summarised in the following: (i) increase of the in-service efficiency by 24%, (ii) reduced accidents, (iii) increased Verification according to objectives, (iv) 400 new jobs created and (v) over €42M ROI for the consortium.

OUR ROLE: We will contribute in the collation of the user-requiremens as well as the consolidation of the technical requirements based on SoA. We will collaborate with our partners during the inspection and metrology R&D to implement the data analytics to identify the deterioration trends, based on the received signals and their analysis. In addition, we will support the machine learning in techniques contributing also to the decision making process. Apart from the technical parts, CORE will lead the Innovation Management task and the business modelling by applying their Profit Simulation Tool and their experience in business development. 

 

  
 
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ENABLING

Enhance New Approaches in BioBased Local Innovation Networks for Growth 

ENABLING is the initiative of 16 partners in 13 EU and associated (IL, NO) countries. The main goal is to support the spreading of best practices and innovation in the provision (production, pre-processing) of biomass for the BBI (Bio-Based Industry). In particular, ENABLING aims at creating appropriate conditions for the development of efficient biomass to BBPs (Bio-Based Products and Processes) value chains. The consortium’s vision is that Europe bears a huge potential for optimising the supply of biomass into innovative bio-based processes and products. Upscaling biomass production and pre- processing, and combining streams towards the BBPs with those of more traditional bioenergy chains would enhance at least three interlinked types of impact. a) biomass production gains scale to meet higher demand in both sectors (bioenergy and the BBI); b) the reinforcement of biomass supply for the BBI benefits smaller BBI players, helping them diversify and consolidate biomass input sources; c) reinforcing the biomass and BBPs linkages may contribute to job-creation, due to the increased need for specialised workers. To realise such potential, ENABLING also anticipates its longer term exploitation pathways. In the intention of the consortium, the project should aggregate and engage partners for the establishment of a permanent innovation brokerage platform, likely to become in the future, one of the main marketplaces and innovation transfer accelerators at European level. In this sense, the project organises its work around two building blocks: one relates to animating the stakeholders (on the farming and BBPs sides), identifying best practices, turning them into easy to access content (in the EIP format) for their potential users and providing stakeholders with coaching and guidance on innovation. The other one looks at future developments, with the consolidation, in a self-sustainable way, of the innovation brokerage platforms after the end of the EU funded initiative. 

OUR ROLE: We will be leading the dissemination and communication efforts of the project. Our experience in defining the audiences' profiles will determine the right message for each segment. The different customer and final users characteristics will be approached differently in order to increase the awareness levels of the BBI technologies. 

 

  
 
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RECO2ST

 

Residential Retrofit assessment platform and demonstrations for near zero energy and CO2 emissions with optimum cost, health, comfort and environmental quality. 

The European ageing and inefficient residential building stock needs to be refurbished to achieve the targets relevant to energy efficiency and to secure healthy and comfortable living conditions. RECO2ST addresses the challenges of nZEB refurbishment through a systemic 3 step approach: Initially a Refurbishment Assessment Tool (RAT) will be deployed to create refurbishment scenarios, empowering the decision making of the building owner, public or private. Second, Action Plans for the renovation will be formed through Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and finally a refurbishment package of innovative and customizable technologies will be installed (Retrofit-Kit) for personalized renovation.
The Retrofit-Kit features cost efficient and modular technologies: Vacuum insulation (VIP), Modular Photovoltaics, Smart Windows with heating and cooling capacity, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Intelligent Energy Management (IEMS), Nature Based Technologies (NBT) and optionally Cool Materials and Solutions. Their integration into personalized refurbishment packages for four demonstration sites will be conducted and validated. The renovation assessment tool and associated technologies will be demonstrated in four apartment block buildings (Spain, Switzerland, UK and Denmark) capturing climatic and construction variability across Europe, in total 67 apartments and 4900m2 of build space. The renovation assessment tool will tested on early adopter sites during the project. The modularity and adaptability of the RECO2ST Retrofit-Kit is key to achieving the expected performance and the Least-Cost method developed in the project will facilitate achieving this performance for the right price with a personalized renovation Action Plan developed quickly and accurately for each site under renovation. The demonstration sites will be refurbished into nZEBs achieving savings between 71 and 99%, with excellent internal environmental quality and payback in less than 15 years.

OUR ROLE: We will be leading the exploitation activities for the project results. Moreover, we will be participating in the business model creation, applying our business model engineering approach. To accomplish that, we will use our extensive expertise in innovation management to fully maximise the potentials of both scientific and technological research project results.