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Achieving resiliency in value networks through modelling and Manufacturing as a Service (Made in Europe Partnership)
|Funding Program||Horzion Europe - Cluster 4 - Destination 1: Climate Neutral, Circular and Digitised Production|
|Call budget||€ 32,000,000.00|
|Estimated EU contribution per project||between € 4,000,000.00 and € 6,000,000.00|
|Link to the call||ec.europa.eu|
|Link to the submission||ec.europa.eu|
Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) is a distributed system of production in which resources (including data and software) are offered as services, allowing manufacturers to access distributed providers to implement their manufacturing processes. This topic approaches MaaS from the value network perspective, aiming at exploiting the intrinsic flexibility and resilience provided by the possibility to use distributed and programmable resources on demand, under real-world conditions characterised by high volatility of the supply, the market requirements and the external constraints.
Proposals should develop:
Models and simulations should be developed from a human-centred perspective, and lead to instructions for automated manufacturing and re-manufacturing facilities that can implement the retained scenarios and adapt production processes, stock levels and any other variables of the manufacturing and logistic flow, optimising production in terms of resilience, agility. The potential of a circular approach to address resilience should be considered.
Resiliency to failures should be taken into account, resulting in the capability to guarantee useful outputs and reliable production even under non-optimal conditions. Multidisciplinary research activities should address the way to develop robust models on the basis of uncertain and incomplete data, and to translate those models into practically usable digital twins, which can produce actionable information and instructions.
Proposals submitted under this topic should include a business case and exploitation strategy, as outlined in the introduction to this Destination, and demonstrate their results through at least two realistic use cases.
The results will contribute to making Manufacturing as a Service technically and economically viable, and are expected to improve to both the competitiveness of industry and the circularity and sustainability of the production/logistic processes. Proposals should explain how the proposed approach contributes to these objectives through measurable targets.
This topic implements the co-programmed European Partnership “Made in Europe”.
|Regions / countries for funding||EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)|
Moldova (Moldova), Albania (Shqipëria), Armenia (Հայաստան), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina / Босна и Херцеговина), Faeroes (Føroyar / Færøerne), Georgia (საქართველო), Island (Ísland), Israel (ישראל / إِسْرَائِيل), Kosovo (Kosova/Kosovë / Косово), Montenegro (Црна Гора), Morocco (المغرب), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Tunisia (تونس /Tūnis), Türkiye, Ukraine (Україна), United Kingdom
|eligible entities||EU Body, Education and training institution, International organization, Natural Person, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)|
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the following countries:
Only legal entities forming a consortium are eligible to participate in actions provided that the consortium includes, as beneficiaries, three legal entities independent from each other and each established in a different country as follows:
Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.
A ‘legal entity’ means any natural or legal person created and recognised as such under national law, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations, or an entity without legal personality.
|other eligibility criteria|
Activities are expected to start at TRL 3 and achieve TRL 6 by the end of the project.
For the Technology Readiness Level (TRL), the following definitions apply:
Competitiveness of Enterprises, Employment/Labour Market, SME & entrepreneurship,
Digitalisation, Digital Society, ICT
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
All proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funders & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals must be complete and contain all parts and mandatory annexes and supporting documents, e.g. plan for the exploitation and dissemination of the results including communication activities, etc.
The application form will have two parts:
Annexes and supporting documents will be directly available in the submission system and must be uploaded as PDF files (or other formats allowed by the system).
The limit for a full application (Part B) is 45 pages. In order to include a business case and exploitation strategy, the page limit in part B of the General Annexes is exceptionally extended by 3 pages.
|Call documents|| HE-Work Programme 2023-2024, Cluster 4, Destination 1 (661kB)
|Contact||National Contact Points for Horizon Europe |
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