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 down the transfer of research and development results into the industry. As a result, tech-transfer is an expensive process that often duplicates efforts and does not respond to time-to-market requirements. The challenge is to improve innovation-related services to accelerate the transposition of key enabling technologies (KET) from EU-funded research and Central European labs into new end-user components and apps for the advanced manufacturing industries.
NUCLEI aims to establish a transnational innovation management model in Central European regionsa and to create a transnational pool of knowledge that supports advanced manufacturing innovation beyond regional borders.
This will increase economic interdependencies 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) 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:
T2I -TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INNOVATION
t2i is the non-profit innovation consultancy firm promoted by Chambers of Commerce Industry Handicraft and Agriculture in Veneto; t2i supports manufacturing companies by fostering technology transfer networks and deploying value-added innovation services.
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On October, 10th our project partner Cluster Mechatronik & Automation (CMAB) will launch a second open seminar on digital business models in Nuremberg.
In collaboration with NEW ELEMENTS GmbH, participants will discover the possibilities of digital change to develop modern and customer-oriented business models and discuss national and international best-practice-examples.
Our project partner SIG has released the first NUCLEI Project Newsletter in order to inform their project patners as well as their business and networking partners about what has happended in the past quarter and what is still to come up until the end of this year.
Our project partner t2i organises an open, free seminar within our NUCLEI Project on Thursday 28 September, 2017 in Treviso. Here, experts from centres of excellence will discuss the latest news and updates with regard to designing smart and adaptive interfaces for HMI production systems.
For the first Open Seminar, our project partner CMAB has welcomed 30 participants at Augsburg Technology Center.
Participants from different EU countries could benefit from the transnational knowledge transfer about new innovation service models on a transnational scale.
Our project partner ITQ will be attending the Movilizer Days 2017 in Mannheim (Germany). Within this event, ITQ is going to promote NUCLEI and network with companies from the IoT, automation and robotics industry. Additionally, ITQ is going to do a first presentation on the current case study about IoT and standardisation of automation.
Our project partner RCMT will present results of industry cooperation as well as research/student projects during the International Engineering Fair - 9th until 13th October 2017, e.g.:
The new unique machine for hybrid manufacturing – WeldPrint 5X by Kovosvit MAS, our NUCLEI project and a 3D printed robot, will be presented in pavilion Z at the booth from Czech Technical University in Prague.
Our project partners Biz-up and CMAB organize the International Forum Mechatronics from 27th to 28th September 2017 in Linz (Austria). The focus is on on "Digital Transformation in Production" with topics like current trends and challenges in a digitized production of the future as well as the importance of mechatronics for the development and realization of innovative machines and systems.
Our project partners t2i, Biz-Up, CMAB and ITQ attended the 20-Year Anniversary Conference by Interreg in order to discuss transnational cooperation as well as to promote and learn more about other Interrreg projects.Within this thematic event, we could make new contacts and raise awareness for our NUCLEI project.
Our pool of excellence provides Central European areas of technology and business innovation fields, e.g. automotive or mechatronics industry.
NUCLEI project´s approach for ecosystem development was presented at the KET-GATE kick-off meeting in Stuttgart. In the future, the project will try to cooperate where possible and exchange best practices.
KET-Gate is also funded by Interreg CE and will deliver the tools and network structures for a transnational key enabling technologies (KETs) innovation ecosystem allowing SME a CE-wide access to newest high quality KET infrastructures for testing.
Last week our project partner PWR has organised an Open Seminar on Additive Manufacturing in cooperation with the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies - Fraunhofer Project Center CAMT-FPC. 140 participants - including among others representatives of 40 industrial companies, e.g. from Italy and Germany - discussed experiences and needs in 6 thematic fields: Industry 4.0, Open Innovation, Additive Manufacturing, Production Processes, Materials and Robotics.
The RespiceSME workshop will take place on June 28 (13:00-18:00) and has a focus on Best Practice examples of knowledge exchange between universities/institutes and the industry. NUCLEI and RespiceSME bear striking resemblances in targeted pan-European collaborations and transfer activities.
On June 27 and 28, 2017 the ten NUCLEI Project Partners will come together in Munich to meet for a Transnational NUCLEI Brokers Coaching. The aim of this meeting is to exchange news and information on improving innovation-related services through networking. One major highlight will be the Make Light Makeathon which serves as an example of the NUCLEI project as it proves how technology transfer and open innovative thinking are linked.
Our project partners CRIT as well as Steinbeis Innovation (SIG) were also present at this year´s IQS Summit to hold a workshop on Open Innovation – from local to transnational led by Mr. Enrico Callegati (CRIT).
SMART Automation - the leading trade fair for industrial automation in Austria - was a big success this year.
Our project partner BIZ-UP took the opportunity to present and disseminate NUCLEI and also to recruit testimonial companies. Besides 180 exhibitors there were many expert presentations about trends, innovative technologies and industry 4.0. news.
From May 9 to May 10 2017 the Innovation & Quality Summit Stuttgart (IQS) will take place. The summit represents an international B2B congress for processes and management. Among the various speakers there will be two referees from our lead partner CRIT and from our project partner Steinbeis Innovation (SIG).
On May 9 and 10, IQS Stuttgart will open its doors for international management and processes experts. The B2B congress is very popular and represents the perfect occasion for networking and exchange. Our project partners Steinbeis Innovation (SIG) and CRIT will join the discussions about topics such as innovation and risk management.
Our project partner BIZ-UP has published the results of its survey to assess the “distance-to-target” between actual technical needs of industrial companies, grouped into the domains set by EU manufacturing industrial roadmap to 2020 and readiness of 7 excellence nodes (clusters, business intermediates).
Our project partner BIZ-UP supported a study trip to England from 21th to 23rd March 2017. About 25 participants from industry and science visited the MTC where they discussed the challenges in Advanced Manufacturing in the context of NUCLEI with project partners from Germany and Italy as well as MTC experts.