Sirris is the knowledge centre for the Belgian technological industry, helping companies (> 75% SME) to innovate. Sirris has 140 technological experts and 8 different application labs and helps about 1500 industrial companies per year. The programmes “Precision Manufacturing” and “Smart and Digital Factory” will participate in this project. Both programmes have relevant machining expertise, state-of-the-art infrastructure and direct access to the machining industry (members of Sirris).
Cetim, the French mechanical expertise center in the field of mechanics, was created in 1965. It is a Carnot-labelled technological institute and a founding member of the Alliance Industrie du Futur (Industry of the Future Alliance). Cetim is an R&D tool for almost 6,500 mechanical companies; it employs 700 people, more than 2/3 of which are engineers and technicians, and features a turnover of € 113 million. Cetim has direct access to the French machining SMEs.
Fraunhofer in Lemgo follows an interdisciplinary research approach: Engineers and Computer Scientists are working together to address the open topics of industrial automation systems by applying information technologies. The objectives of our research work are the reliable operation and high adaptability of industrial automation systems.
Irish Manufacturing Research is an independent, not-for-profit Manufacturing and Industrial Energy Efficiency Research Organisation focused on delivering solutions to manufacturing. Our passion is to make Ireland a world leader in advanced manufacturing operations for both SME and indigenous export companies and for multinational corporations based throughout the island.
The Laboratory for Advanced Manufacturing Simulation (LAMS) belongs to the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of the University College Dublin. LAMS is actively involved in research and development projects related to a series of cutting edge engineering and scientific fields and is particularly interested in collaborating with the European industry as well as with leading engineering firms.
The mission of Swiss Mechatronics is to significantly increase the innovative strength of its members by linking up the right partners. Swiss Mechatronics holds numerous events to enable members to network and connect. The focus of the association lies in finding cooperative partners directly through cluster management in research and industry, nationally and internationally, anonymously or open, along the entire value-added chain; free of charge for members.
Teaching, advanced vocational training and R&D. The team is made up 54 qualified, industry-proven and multidisciplinary professors, experienced engineers, and researchers that carry out applied research and development on a national and international level. The institute is also responsible for teaching in all degree programs offered by the School of Engineering. In
STODT Toekomsttechniek is a Dutch non-profit application centre, where industries (mostly SME’s) and their personnel from the Netherlands and western Germany, receive practical training in new manufacturing technologies. The centre’s focus is on the fields of machining, mechatronics, automation and Smart Industry. STODT Toekomsttechniek is set up to help businesses improve their production and engineering processes and thereby achieve lasting higher returns.
The Advanced Forming Research Centre is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, R&D, and metal forming and forging research. AFRC works with all types of organisations: from global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) all the way through to local manufacturing companies. AFRC is part of Scotland’s manufacturing research and development sector and is the country’s only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre; one of only seven in the UK.
MedicalMountains AG (MM) is a member organisation focusing on micro technologies, metal and plastic processing and medical technology. Many of the MM members use machining processes in their production system. MM is a networking organisation (Tuttlingen/Neckar-Alb region) promoting innovation, stimulating cooperation and supporting the development of foreign markets. MM has a direct link with technology mountains, the network of technology providers in the Southwest of Germany.