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 regions 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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ERDF FUNDING IN MLN
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.
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 leader CRIT as well as 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).
Mr. Callegati explained the added value of transnational collaboration as well as the benefits of belonging to a cluster.
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.
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 Europe (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.
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.
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.
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.