SHOP4CF – Pilot Establishment Instrument 1
SHOP4CF (Smart Human Oriented Platform for Connected Factories) is an EU-funded project within Horizon 2020 that aims to create a unique infrastructure for the deployment of human-centered industrial applications. In the project, 20 partners develop a comprehensive software platform containing a wide range of components covering a broad spectrum of industrial requirements, especially in the context of modern, flexible and data-rich manufacturing.
The first so-called Pilot Establishment Instrument 1 is aimed at system integrators who wish to integrate SHOP4CF solutions into their customers’ manufacturing environment. At least one of the partners must be an SME. In this tandem, the integrator (first partner) is in charge of implementing the solution on the production side of the manufacturing company (second partner). The objective is to establish pilots combining SHOP4CF modular components.
The pilots are supposed to integrate both pre-existing components, developed by the SHOP4CF consortium, and new components, developed by applicants.
SHOP4CF seeks to finance six projects; Each project receives a lump sum of € 100,000 (excluding share capital) to cover staff costs and travel expenses (including accommodation) and consumables.
Proposals must show a high degree of feasibility, that is, it should be possible to fully implement the solution within eight months (from November 1, 2021 to the end of June 2022).