The European Union's most important automation and mechatronic industries are located in central European regions. While their business dimension is intercontinental, their innovation-related services often remain local, thus slowing the transfer of research and development results into the industrial system. As a result, tech-transfer is an expensive process that often duplicates efforts and does not respond to the time-to-market requirements. The challenge is to improve the innovation-related services to accelerate the transposition of key enabling technologies (KET) from EU-funded research & central European labs into new end-user components and apps for the advanced manufacturing industries.
NUCLEI aims to change the obsolete innovation management model from a “local-based” technology scouting approach to a transnational pool of knowledge that supports advanced manufacturing innovation beyond regional borders.
This will increase economic interdependences among seven regions and encourage more effective transnational value chains in automotive, electrical industry, IT sector, robotic and mechanic automation. Such joint knowledge sourcing approach will help the 7 NUCLEI industrial clusters and its end-beneficiaries (corporations, SMEs, R&D performers) to generate new consortia/business deals for executing bold technological, product, and market projects. The creation of a broad and collaborative environment, initially tested by 100 companies from 7 regions, is expected to:
In march three of our NUCLEI project partners will visit the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Conventry. During this visit our partners will have the opportunity to arrange an informative workshop for british stakeholders and affiliates of MTC as well as to exchange their knowledge in technology transfer.
NUCLEI Project partners invited some key manufacturing players from all Europe to meet in Modena and visit the CNH Industrial plant. During the meeting each participant had the possibility to share his internal process of innovation during an intense round table.