Digital Reality in Zero Defect Manufacturing

Project: EU project

Project Details


QU4LITY will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable, and replicable way an open, certifiable and highly standardised, SME-friendly and transformative shared data-driven ZDM product and service model for Factory 4.0 through 5 strategic ZDM plug & control lighthouse equipment pilots and 9 production lighthouse facility pilots. QU4LITY will also demonstrate how European industry can build unique and highly tailored ZDM strategies and competitive advantages (significantly increase operational efficiency, scrap reduction, prescriptive quality management, energy efficiency, defect propagation avoidance and improved smart product customer experience, and foster new digital business models; e.g. outcome-based and product servitisation) through an orchestrated open platforms ecosystem, ZDM atomized components and digital enablers (Industry 4.0 digital connectivity & edge computing package, plug & control autonomous manufacturing equipment, real-time data spaces for process monitoring & adaptation, simulation data spaces for digital process twin continuity, AI-powered analytic data spaces for cognitive digital control twin composable services, augmented worker interventions, European quality data marketplace) across all phases of product and process lifecycle (engineering, planning, operation and production) building upon the QU4LITY autonomous quality model to meet the Industry 4.0 ZDM challenges (cost and time effective brownfield ZDM deployment, flexible ZDM strategy design & adaptation, agile operation of zero defect processes & products, zero break down sustainable manufacturing process operation and human centred manufacturing).
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/03/22

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • SINTEF Manufacturing AS (Project partner)
  • PACE Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology GmbH (Project partner)
  • Airbus SE (Project partner)
  • SYNESIS s.c.a.r.l. (Project partner)
  • Institut für Angewandte Systemtechnik Bremen GmbH (Project partner)
  • Innovalia Association (Project partner)
  • Unparallel Innovation Lda (Project partner)
  • Jožef Stefan Institute (Project partner)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) (Project partner)
  • Mondragon Corporacion Cooperativa S. Coop (Project partner)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V. (Project partner)
  • Agie Charmilles New Technologies SA (Project partner)
  • Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) (Project partner)
  • International Data Spaces E.V. (IDSA) (Project partner)
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V. (Project partner)
  • Prima Industrie S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Project partner)
  • Thyssenkrupp Presta France SAS (Project partner)
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS) (Project partner)
  • Automotive Intelligence Center Fundazioa (AIC) (Project partner)
  • Visual Components Oy (Project partner)
  • Asti Mobile Robotics Group SL. (Project partner)
  • Athens Information Technology (AIT) (Project partner)
  • nxtControl GmbH (Project partner)
  • KOLEKTOR GROUP Vodenje in upravljanje družb d.o.o. (Project partner)
  • ATOS IT Solutions and Services Iberia (ATOS) (Project partner) (lead)
  • Consorzio Intellimech (Project partner)
  • TU Dortmund University (Project partner)
  • Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo S.A. (Project partner)
  • Whirlpool Emea S.p.a. (Project partner)
  • Unimetrik SA (Project partner)
  • RIA Stone - Fabrica De Louca De Mesa Em Gres S.A. (Project partner)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan (Project partner)
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG (Project partner)
  • TTS - Technology Transfer System S.r.l. (Project partner)
  • Software Quality Systems S.A. (SQS) (Project partner)
  • GHI Hornos Industriales S.L. (Project partner)
  • Continental AG (Project partner)
  • Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • ATLANTIS Engineering AE (Project partner)
  • Danobat S. Coop. (Project partner)
  • Fagor Arrasate S.Coop. (Project partner)
  • Siemens AG (Project partner)
  • EIT Digital (Project partner)


  • H2020
  • H2020-DT-2018-1
  • Cyber-physical systems