Big Data Value Spaces for COmpetitiveness of European COnnected Smart FacTories 4.0 (BOOST 4.0)

EFFRA recommendations on Factories 4.0 and Beyond (Sept 2016) clearly stated the need for development of large scale experimentation and demonstration of data-driven “connected smart” Factories 4.0, to retain European manufacturing competitiveness. BOOST 4.0 will address this need, by demonstrating in a measurable and replicable way, an open standardised and transformative shared data-driven Factory 4.0 model through 10 lighthouse factories. BOOST 4.0 will also demonstrate how European industry can build unique strategies and competitive advantages through big data across all phases of product and process lifecycle (engineering, planning, operation, production and after-market services) building upon the connected smart Factory 4.0 model to meet the Industry 4.0 challenges (lot size one distributed manufacturing, operation of zero defect processes & products, zero break down sustainable operations, agile customer-driven manufacturing value network management and human centred manufacturing). Our chief objectives include:
(1) Establish 10 big data lighthouse smart connected factories (VW, FILL, AutoEuropa, +GF+, FIAT, Phillips, Volvo, GESTAMP, Benteler, Whirlpool).
(2) Provide the RAMI 4.0 and IDS based BOOST 4.0 open EU framework and governance model, for both services and data assets.
(3) Put together methodologies, assets, models and communities in order to maximise visibility, mobilization, replication potential, and impact (business, financial, standardization) of BOOST 4.0
The investment leveraging factor of BOOST 4.0 will be well above the 4:1 ratio, up to 10:1. In terms of exploitation, in 5-years horizon after the project end, just only the participating lighthouse factories will make a direct follow-on investment above 33Meuro (ROI 10,61), while the commercialisation of the BOOST 4.0 products in the market is expected to generate some 96Meuro cumulative profits (ROI 4,73) for the rest of the partners.

Partner organizations

  • Unparallel Innovation, Lda (Private, Portugal)
  • Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum Vzw (Academic, Belgium)
  • Fratelli Piacenza S.P.A. (Private, Italy)
  • Capvidia (Private, Belgium)
  • RISC Software GmbH (Private, Austria)
  • Fill (Private, Austria)
  • Ria Stone (Private, Portugal)
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF) (Research Institute, Italy)
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) (Public, Greece)
  • it's OWL Clustermanagement GmbH (Private, Germany)
  • Fundació Privada I2cat Internet i Innovacio Digital a Catalunya (Research Institute, Spain)
  • Automatismo y Sistemas de Transporte Interno SA (Private, Spain)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur (Private, Germany)
  • Volkswagen (Private, Germany)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan (Academic, Italy)
  • University of Bonn (Academic, Germany)
  • Industrial Data Space (Other, Germany)
  • United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Limited (Research Institute, Ireland)
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia Bilbao (Research Institute, Spain)
  • FIWARE Foundation (Other, Germany)
  • Telefonica (Private, Spain)
  • IBM Israel - Science and Technology (Private, Israel)
  • ESI Group (Private, France)
  • Agie Charmilles New Technologies SA (Private, Switzerland)
  • TTTech Computertechnik (Private, Austria)
  • Trimek S.A. (Private, Spain)
  • University of Hanover (Academic, Germany)
  • SAS Institute Ltd. (Private, Italy)
  • Visual Components (Private, Finland)
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle (Private, Netherlands)
  • University of Edinburgh (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • Benteler International (Private, Germany)
  • Volvo Group (Private, Sweden)
  • Gestamp Servicios S.L. (Private, Spain)
  • Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias (UNINOVA) (Research Institute, Portugal)
  • Prima Industrie (Private, Italy)
  • Whirlpool Europe (Private, Italy)
  • Eneo Tecnologia Sociedad De Responsabilidad Limitada (Private, Spain)
  • GEIE ERCIM (Other, France)
  • Intrasoft International S.A. (Private, Luxembourg)
  • Software Quality Systems AG (Private, Germany)
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (Academic, Switzerland)
  • ATLANTIS Engineering S.A. (Private, Greece)
  • Institut für angewandte Systemtechnik Bremen GmbH (Research Institute, Germany)
  • Institut Mines-Telecom (Research Institute, France)
  • Philips Electronics (Private, Netherlands)
  • Consultores de Automatización y Robotica S.A. (Private, Spain)
  • Siemens (Private, Germany)
Start date 01/01/2018
End date 31/12/2020

Funded by

  • European Commission (EC) (Public, Belgium)

Published: Thu 03 Sep 2020.