RIS Industry 4.0 Hubs

The project assists manufacturing SMEs and start-ups from RIS countries in their digital transformation in post-crisis transition, their engagement in networks for digitalised manufacturing as supply-chain partners and will contribute to the development of local ecosystems in RIS countries.

In the first stage the consortium have launched an outreach campaign, proposing new methods for involving SMEs and start-ups in the digital transformation.

Seminars, preceded by an open call for applicants, are  organised in six RIS countries in local languages and will gather at least 15 SMEs to ensure interactive format of the seminars with possible hands-on presentations of state of the art solutions. The seminars are recorded and made available online.

The last stage of the project will focus on individual coaching for selected companies. Companies will receive: 12 individual expert consultations, 6 digitalisation plans and 18 mini-grants.

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Project consortium:

  • BIBA
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Fraunhofer
  • Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation
  • University of Patras
  • Siec Badawcza Łukasiewicz – Przemyslowy Instytut Automatyki i Pomiarow PIAP
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
  • University of Tartu