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EFPF open call for experiments

The European Factory Platform – EFPF has allocated 2.5 Million Euros to provide Financial Support to third parties for open experimentation over the federated
EFPF. The call opens in September 2020:

  • Funding per experiment: 50.000€ – 150.000€
  • Duration: 6 months – 12 months
  • Time period for experiments: Sept 2021 – Aug 2022

The open call for experimentation supports two types of experiments:​

  • Experiments for the development, testing, validation or utilization of digital manufacturing applications and services:
    • Applications and validation of EFPF solutions in real-world digital manufacturing and supply chain scenarios.
    • Development of new tools or solutions, either by using the
      EFPF SDK or combining functionalities of
      EFPF solutions.
  • Experiments for the enhancement of
    EFPF ecosystem through the integration of innovative solutions:
    • Integration of 3rd applications in the
      EFPF federation.
    • Integration of 3rd party platforms in the
      EFPF federation through agreements on security framework, providing
      EFPF users with wider access to smart factory and digital manufacturing solutions.

For more information visit eFactory, or:

Rita BurkertEFPF open call for experiments

2nd EFPF Review a full success

EFPF is a federated smart factory ecosystem and a digital platform that interlink different stakeholders of the digital manufacturing domain. The
EFPF platform offers unified access to a vast number of interoperable tools and services that include among others digital solutions for factory connectivity, distributed workflow design & execution, distributed production planning, shop-floor monitoring & alerting, digital twins, risk management and data analytics. The platform is based on common interoperability standards and security protocols, which allow seamless interactions and data exchange between multiple tools and service while preserving security and privacy concerns. The platform enables users to utilize innovative functionalities, experiment with disruptive approaches and develop custom solutions to maximize connectivity, interoperability and efficiency across the supply chains.

The second review for the EFPF consortium was a complete success, despite the limitations and requirements that a global pandemic brings with it. The project convinced in the evaluation with good progress and good cooperation.​ Now in the final stage, we continue with the blockchain pilots and start opening the platform for open-call experiments between September 2020 and August 2021. More information about the call and the achievements is available on the project’s website:

Rita Burkert2nd EFPF Review a full success

eFactory now Teleworking

As the COVID-19 pandemic requires to avoid meeting and more or less all of eFactories partners are in lock-down situation, the eFactory project has completely switched to using digital technologies to stay in touch with partners and make progress in these difficult times.

CNet is currently managing the efforts in supply chain blockchain applications for the eFactory pilot use cases.

Rita BurkerteFactory now Teleworking

eFactory meets in Stockholm

The eFactory consortium of 30 partners, consisting of 3 large industrial partners, 6 Research organisations, 1 industrial association in the aerospace network, 6 SME end-users from different areas of manufacturing and 14 SMEs technology providers met from the 4th to 7th February 2020 at CNet in Stockholm. The technical meeting addressed the integration of practical requirements of the pilot use cases and the application of standards.

These 30 partners have spread across 10 different European States namely: UK, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Romania, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Germany and Austria, covering thus the diverse end-user and market needs in the field of digital manufacturing. This provides a well-balanced combination of complementary skills and expertise in the eFactory project. 

Rita BurkerteFactory meets in Stockholm