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We interviewed Miglena Miteva. Project and event manager at Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB). 1. What is your role in the EACN project? The main role of ACB is to work for long-term cooperation and business development strategy of the network. One of the main objectives of the Project is to make the EACN network a stable alliance where clusters can collaborate and cooperate through teamwork and problem-solving, as well as identifying opportunities and communication between the various regions of Europe. We will secure transparency of the Partnership’s long-term goals, strategy, and cooperation processes in order to...
Date: 12/11/2020 - 09:29 | EACN
One of the activities planned in the framework of the EACN initiative is the identification of success stories on industrial modernisation implemented by small and medium-sized enterprises, in order to encourage other SMEs to follow these examples and advance in their change process towards the factory 4.0. For this purpose, the EACN partners are launching this call with the aim of identifying companies with successful 4.0 projects related to any of the following topics: Virtualisation for planning processes (simulation and modelling) Robotics & Artificial Intelligence in production processes Elasticity of production...
Date: 02/11/2020 - 12:21 | EACN

The backbone of the strategy to implement industry 4.0 in the European food sector is the establishment of a network of Living labs that support food companies, tech providers and digital solution providers to develop innovations for the food sector. These living lab infrastructure provide test before invest and skills and training services. A network of living labs is the backbone of the Smart Senors 4 Agri-Food partnership (SS4AF) This document describes the roadmap towards setting up a network of Living lab and focusses on 3 crucial questions: why, what and how. Furthermore, the ‘what’s in it form whom’ is described...
Date: 30/10/2020 - 13:50 | Connsensys
In this document 2 practical examples have been elaborated to show how sensor-based solutions -and in a wider meaning- digital technologies can be introduced in the food processing sector, thanks to European interregional cooperation. With this document we want to inspire food processing companies (in particular, SMEs), digital providers, public agencies and other stakeholders linked to the food sector. Following demonstration case studies are described and analyzed: Collaboration between food Living-labs and technology providers, for the integration and validation of a IoT solution in an industrially relevant environment...
Date: 30/10/2020 - 13:43 | Connsensys
Last Monday 26 October 106 participants from 20 countries joined the online final event of Connsensys The conference was organized as a joint event between 3 COSME-ESCP.S3 project in the agri-food value chain: CONNSENSY, TRACK and DIGICLUSTERS. Program Project presentations with final results and learnings TRACK see video CONNSENSYS see video DIGICLUSTERS see video Discussion round 1: Digitalization in Agrifood and Food industry: lessons learnt, key-messages and recommendations. see video Discussion round 2: Next steps and long-term cooperation opportunities. Conclusions by EASME Project Officer. see video Between the...
Date: 29/10/2020 - 20:13 | Connsensys
On 7 October 2020, the virtual study visit in Hungary was organized by INNOSkart. The event was attended by participants from 5 countries and included the following programme and presentations: Session I: Living labs visits Industry 4.0 Technology Centre at Budapest University of Technology ELTE IoT Innovation Lab: see video Óbuda University, Antal Bejczy Centre for Intelligent Robotics i ntod uction: see video Robotization for food industrial SMEs : see video Session II: Networking and founding Progress towards the Living Lab Network in Hungary for digitalization in the food industry and some projects European and other...
Date: 29/10/2020 - 15:18 | Connsensys
On 23 September 2020, the virtual study visit in Germany was organized by Food Processing Initiative. The event was attended by participants from 12 countries and included the following programme and presentations: Presentation Towards a digital innovation eco-system – latest developments at OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lemgo Smart FOODFACTORY – a living lab for digital solutions in food production Expert panel: Food 4.0 – insights and developments Welcome to smartFoodTechnologyOWL From batchwise to continuous mashing – cyber-physical systems and its potential to improve production processes Smart...
Date: 29/10/2020 - 15:07 | Connsensys
On 4 and 7 November 2019, the study visit in France was organized by CIMES. The event was attended by participants from 5 countries and included the following programme and presentations: Monday 4th of November, ISARA, Lyon. Technological hall visit of ISARA Thursday 7th of November: ADIV visit UMT Agrobergo ADIV Institut Pascal Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Gourmand ARMS Project FOODMICROSYSTEMS – FP7 European project EXOSCARNE project In order to browse the presentations: click here Conclusion of the event: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region where the agri-food sector is one of the leading economic sectors employing tens of...
Date: 29/10/2020 - 15:00 | Connsensys
On 18 February 2020, the study visit in Spain was organized by ASINCAR. The event was attended by participants from 7 countries and included the following programme and presentations: Tech demo site and showroom CTIC Industrial pilot plant IDONIAL-Gijon Food pilot plant 4.0 ASINCAR In order to browse the presentations: click here Conclusion: During the study visit in Asturias, participants were able to see in detail the major regional LL avalaible for the Food 4.0 transition, with their corresponding infrastructure, technical specialization and previous related projects. Also, multiple live demonstrations of digital...
Date: 29/10/2020 - 14:51 | Connsensys

The European project TRACK has been completed with three online events. The aim of this collaboration between five cluster organizations was to promote the application of big data and improve the traceability of agri-food, especially in production field. TRACK was a collaboration between Vegepolys Valley (France, coordinator), Greenport West-Holland (The Netherlands), Technological Corporation of Andalusia (Spain), AgroTransilvania Cluster (Romania) and Emilia-Romagna Regional Agrifood Clust-ER (Italy). In two years, TRACK has reached almost 400 European SMEs in digitizing their business processes. TRACK (funded by the...
Date: 29/10/2020 - 15:59 | TRACK

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