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Multi-layer Connected Factories with hybrid conventional and digital components

: ConFacts
Framework: EIT Manufacturing
Duration of the project: 01.01.2023. – 31.12.2024.

Aim of the project:

ConFacts2 seeks the solution to the challenge of different operating systems' data layout and lack of integration among levels of value chains which is an immense manufacturing problem and often causes considerable loss in effectiveness. The main purpose is to simulate the connection of different value chain elements by the partners' TLFs. By connecting these levels via different service interfaces and algorithms, the project aims to support companies to move towards digital transformation through harmonization of different levels’ production input and output data at the same time - regardless of the different IT features that machines from different manufacturers are endowed with.

Project partners:

  • Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)
  • INESC TEC - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (Portugal)
  • INEGI - Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Portugal)
  • Joanneum Research (Austria)
  • PBN - Pannon Business Network Association (Hungary)
  • BEIA- (Romania) 

Activity of PBN:

PBN will be contributing to  the preparation of the   common connectivity methodology which will define the communication among different systems.  PBN will be responsible for building an architecture as open source solution which will be ready to serve smooth TLF connection. PBN will develop a preliminary design of a general-purpose API or data structure that can be used to collect data and monitor the state of the different TLFs and other related systems. During the project, PBN  will prepare digital educational materials (aka  digital learning nuggets) about connection possibilites between TLFs.

Budget in Euro:
Project overall budget: 399,450.00 EUR
EIT funding: 399,450.00 EUR
Project homepage: https://confacts.net/
Program homepage: https://www.eitmanufacturing.eu/
Project manager: Martin Dan (martin.dan@pbn.hu)