Create and Harvest Offerings to support Manufacturing SMEs to become Digital Twin Champions


The main ambition of Change2Twin is to ensure that 100% of manufacturing companies in Europe have access to 100% of technologies needed to deploy a digital twin. Change2Twin will adopt the best practices developed so far in I4Ms – focus on local support provided by DIHs, keeping FSTP grants as accessible as posThe main ambition of Change2Twin is to ensure that 100% of manufacturing companies in Europe have access to 100% of technologies needed to deploy a digital twin. Specifically, we will focus on three subobjectives: ô€€€ - Developing and providing a truly end-to-end service to the manufacturing SMEs where the end user receives from its local, trusted party (e.g. a DIH) a thorough analysis of the digitalization potential and a cross-border, multi-stakeholder (involving both components providers and an integrator), and ready-to-use recipe for implementation.ô€€€ - Providing an architecture-agnostic technology marketplace with dedicated knowledge models supporting the entity preparing the recipe for a complete solution in selecting the best components and most suitable providers.ô€€€ - Taking one step back to see the bigger picture and to find the minimal interoperable model facilitating modularity, composability and interchangeability of components used, regardless of the individual architectures or frameworks.ô€€€ Change2Twin will deliver: - A new benchmarked service model facilitating DIHs in providing support to manufacturing companiesô€€€ - A Pan-European marketplace populated with the state-of-the-art service providers that create coverage for end-toend Digital Twinning solutions - A growing network of DIHs that have adopted the service model and marketplace based on a sustainable business model - An open, widely available toolbox for establishing a new marketplace consisting of software and body of knowledge gathered during the projectô€€€ - 4 Pilots proving the concept and 2 Open Calls for application experiments with a selection and support programme

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Paolo Bellavista

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria
Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca Industriale su Meccanica Avanzata e Materiali

Sintef As(Norway)

Other Participants:
Cloudbroker Gmbh (Switzerland)
Ct Ingenieros Aeronauticos De Automocion E Industriales Sl (Spain)
Boc Asset Management Gmbh (Austria)
Jotne Epm Technology As (Norway)
Fundinfbox Accelerator Sp Zoo (Poland)
Association Images & Reseaux (France)
Aetna Group Spa (Italy)
Cordis Automation B.V (Netherlands)
Author-E Bv (Netherlands)
Tttech Industrial Automation Ag (Austria)
Space Structures Gmbh (Germany)
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Tno (Netherlands)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Unit040 Ontwerp Bv (Netherlands)
Industria Espanola Para El Desarrollo E Investigacion 2100-Graphenstone (Spain)
Additive Industries Bv (Netherlands)
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK-Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 7.998.718,63
Project Duration in months: 48
Start Date: 01/06/2020
End Date: 31/05/2024

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951956