Industrial scenarios for connected factories

Project: EU project

Project Details


The ConnectedFactories project identifies scenarios of how digital platforms will enable the digital integration and interoperability of the manufacturing systems and processes.

Key findings

Patwhays to digitalisation for manufacturing companies
Effective start/end date1/09/1631/08/19

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) (lead)
  • Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
  • Forschungskuratorium Maschinenbau e.V.
  • University of Patras
  • Sirris
  • Steinbeis Innovations GmbH
  • Innovalia Association
  • Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TRI)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
  • Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd. (MTC)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan
  • University of Nottingham
  • Leuven-Security Excellence Consortium (L-SEC)
  • Teknikföretagens Service i Sverige AB
  • Steinbeis 2i GmbH

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Funding category

  • EU-H2020
  • Towards sustainable manufacturing through collaborative circular economy strategies

    Saari, L., Järnefelt, V., Valkokari, K., Martins, J. T. & Acerbi, F., 15 Nov 2021, Smart and Sustainable Collaborative Networks 4.0: Proceedings of the 22nd IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2021. Camarinha-Matos, L. M., Boucher, X. & Afsarmanesh, H. (eds.). Springer, p. 362-373 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; No. 629).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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