Enabling AI-at-the-Edge Transformation of manufacturing SMEs

The pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) promoted by the AI REGIO project will be updated and expanded in AI REDGIO 5.0 project to enable competitive AI-at-the-Edge digital transformation of Industry 5.0 Manufacturing SMEs. The project partners offer test-before-invest experiments in AI Didactic Factories and TEF (Testing and Experimentation Facilities) for SME-driven applications.

The starting point of AI REDGIO 5.0 is composed by the results of AI REGIO project

  • Methods and tools for DIHs governance and cross-DIH collaboration
  • Data Space and AI for Manufacturing toolkit
  • Didactic Factories network and TERESA facilities
  • SME-driven experimentations in 13 Vanguard regions

Similar to AI REGIO, SMEs can apply for funding in two rounds of calls and win a grant of 60,000 euros for their own experiments. The focus is on the application of artificial intelligence in production and the creation of a continuous data space between edge and cloud in Industry 5.0.

Outcomes expected from AI REDGIO 5.0

  • Transition towards Industry 5.0, where manufacturing will be based on active human-robot collaboration
  • Implementation of new technologies along the edge-to-cloud continuum for digital sovereignty of machines
  • Support of EU open-source hardware and software reference implementations for trustworthy, preserving EU ethical principles
  • Interconnection with the EDIH network, AI TEF (Testing and Experimentation Facilities) nodes and the embryonic Data Spaces deployments, favouring collaboration corridors and cross-border SME-to-SME experimentations

43 project partners from 18 countries will facilitate the transition from regional DIHs to a network of EDIHs in AI for manufacturing. At the same time they support the transition towards sustainability, through the ecosystem development.

Further information:

  • Project Akronym: AI REDGIO 5.0
  • Funding: European Commission, Horizon 2020
  • Funding budget for all partners: 7,5 Mio. EUR
  • Project duration: 01/2023 – 12/2025
  • Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

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Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, European Digital Innovation Hubs, Manufacturing SMEs

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