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Regional Platform Industry 4.0 of Tuscany Region (Tuscan Platform Industry 4.0) Piattaforma Regionale Industria 4.0. della Regione Toscana (Piattaforma Toscana Industria 4.0.)

Contact Data

Coordinator (Regional government)

Tuscany Region

Coordinator website

http://www.cantieri40.it/i40/index.php

Year Established

2016

Location

Via Luca Giordano 13, 5132, Firenze (Italy)

Website

http://www.cantieri40.it/i40/index.php

Social Media

Contact information

Manuela Bigi
manuela.bigi@regione.toscana.it
0039 055 4382402

Description

Description

Support Tuscan companies to digitize their business toward Industry 4.0. paradigm. Thanks to the regional competence network, companies can access to high qualified technical know-how and infrastructures: more than 800 highly specialized and skilled persons in Industry 4.0. topics and 250 technology infrastructures for applied research and demonstrators available in Tuscany – among them 100 provide services on Industry 4.0.

Through the on line one-stop-shop Cantieri 4.0, companies can:

- access to all relevant information about Industry 4.0. (events, grants and digital competences available, relevant documents etc.)

- register and participate to all events (workshops, research to business and matching events, etc.)

- assess their level of maturity on I40 (immediatelly through the web platform Cantieri 4.0 or by applying for ad hoc grants for technological audit on I40)

- search, select and keep direct contact with I40 laboratories and technological infrastructures

All the activities carried out by the Tuscan Platform on I40 are available at the web platform:

http://www.cantieri40.it/i40/index.php

The Tuscan Platform I40 is, through Tuscany Region, co-leading partner of the Industry 4.0 and SMEs thematic group within the European Platform for Industrial Modernisation, as well as partner of the Tourism digitisation and safety thematic group.

Supportare la digitalizzazione delle imprese toscane avvicinandole al paradigma tracciato da Industria 4.0. Grazie al network di competenze regionali le imprese hanno a disposizione un patrimonio di competenze qualificate e di infrastrutture per il trasferimento tecnologico: oltre 800 persone altamente specializzate nelle tematiche di Industria 4.0. e 250 laboratori e dimostratori tecnologici presenti sul territorio toscano, di cui 100 in grado di offrire servizi sui temi Industria 4.0.

Attraverso Cantieri 4.0, one-stop-shop su I40, le imprese hanno in un unico ambiente web la possibilità di:

- accedere a tutte le informazioni di rilievo (eventi, contributi e competenze disponibili sul territorio toscano, documenti di interesse)

- reistrarsi e partecipare a tutti gli eventi (workshops, research to business and matching events, ecc.)

- conoscere e valutare il loro livello di maturità in chiave I40 (sia compilando il questionario di assessment disponibile su Cantieri 4.0, sia richiedendo un contributo per realizzare un audit tecnologico presso la loro azienda su I40)

- selezionare e prendere contatto diretto con i laboratori e le strutture di trasferimento tecnologico presenti in Toscana

Tutte le informazioni sulle attività svolte dalla Piattaforma regionale e gli strumenti messi a disposizione sono disponibili sulla piattaforma web:

http://www.cantieri40.it/i40/index.php

La piattaforma I40, attraverso il suo coordinatore, Regione Toscana, è anche co-leader del gruppo di lavoro tematico su Industria 4.0. e PMI e partner del gruppo tematico Digitalizzazione e sicurezza del settore turismo nell'ambito della piattaforma europea per la modernizzazione industriale.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

Regional Government of Tuscany, in the framework of its RIS3 Strategy, build up the Tuscan Regional Platform Industry 4.0., as an unique and rich eco-system model for Regional Digital Innovation Hub. It is based on a multi-partners cooperation approach: the formal network includes regional actors (Tuscany Region, universities and research centres, regional technological clusters, chamers of commerce etc.). It inter-acts with business associations and other actors at local, national and European level. The platform is involved in the RIS3 Platform for Industrial Modernisation - Tuscany Region is co-leading region within the thematic group on Industry 4.0. and SMEs digitisation and partners within the thematic group on Tourism digitisation and safety.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Agriculture, hunting and forestry
  • Fishing
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Electricity, gas and water supply
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Transport, storage and communication
  • Real estate, renting and business activities
  • Public administration and defence
  • Education
  • Health and social work
  • Other community, social and personal service activities (media, entertainment, etc.)
  • Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco
  • Manufacture of textiles and textile products
  • Manufacture of leather and leather products
  • Manufacture of wood and wood products
  • Manufacture of coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel
  • Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
  • Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Financial intermediation

TRL Focus

  • TRL1 - Basic principles observed and reported
  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Pre-competitive series production
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Voice of the customer, product consortia
  • Market intelligence
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Matching events: economic promotion events to favor technology transfer to SMEs

Toscana Tech was a 2 days event (27th – 28th February 2017) organized by Tuscany Region, to promote Industry 4.0 paradigm: opportunities, challenges and strategies for the industry of the future. The event included the matching event (Research to Business) to promote Industry 4.0. technological solutions toward regional companies. Here are some results:

81 technology providers involved

8 regional technology clusters promoted

90 pitch held

40 companies interested in buying technology

370 companies involved

805 one to one meetings held (R2B)

The matching was managed through a dedicated tool (pre-matching platform + direct matching through app). Thanks to the digital tools was possible also to register the participants satisfaction: 76,2% companies interested in buying technologies linked to Industry 4.0. consider the meetings held as useful. They also declared 90% of meetings with potentiality in terms of innovation projects for their companies.

2 Additional Research2Business events have been organised during 2017 - 2018 in Pisa and Siena. The upcoming event is planned for november 2018.

on line reference: http://www.cantieri40.it/i40/r2b_1_edizione.php


Grants to support SMEs innovation

Tuscany Region, within ROP – Axis 1 has approved 125 research and development strategic projects related to Industry 4.0 topics:

21 projects applied by SMEs in partnership with big companies and Universities/research centres.

104 projects applied by SMEs (projects may include partnership among SMEs and between SMEs and Universities/research centres).

In addition of this, 69 projects linked to Industry 4.0. paradigm have been approved in the framework of grants for innovation of SMEs.

Call for proposals for training, tecnological audit and innovation on I40 are still open. For more information visit the following web site

on line reference: http://www.cantieri40.it/i40/bandi.php


On line check up, assessment and audit on I40 for SMEs

The platform offer to SMEs the possibility to assess if their business is already Industry 4.0. and what the can improve/develop.

Through 3 different level of assessment, SMEs will be able to have an evaluation of different companies aspects and a brief report on what they should do.

The first level of assessment is an on line chek up available at the web site, after registration.

on line reference: http://www.cantieri40.it/i40/survey/survey_referente_industria40.php?idSurvey=39


On line catalogue for I40 laboratories and technological infrastructures

Through the on-line catalogue, companies can access to the network of laboratories and technological infrastrucures. Information are available by searching through several keywords (specialisation, services offered, type of inftrastructures available, sectors, location etc.)

on line reference: http://www.cantieri40.it/i40/ricerca_laboratori.php

Organization

Organizational form

Networked organization, without formal structure

Turnover

>5.000.000

Number of employees

>100

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

Global

Funding

  • European Social Fund
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Regional funding

Partners

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://www.cnr.it/


UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.unifi.it/ls-39-innovazione-e-imprese.html


SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT''ANNA


Università degli Studi di Pisa

Partner Type

University

Website

https://crosslab.dii.unipi.it/


Università degli Studi di Siena

Partner Type

University


Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Partner Type

University


Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.iit.it/it/home


Scuola IMT Alti Studi di Lucca

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.imtlucca.it/it


UNIONCAMERE TOSCANA

Partner Type

Chamber of Commerce

Website

https://www.puntoimpresadigitale.camcom.it/


Federmanager

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

http://industry40.federmanager.it/


ManagerItalia

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

https://www.manageritalia.it/


Università per Stranieri di Siena - UNISTRASI

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.unistrasi.it/


Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

http://home.infn.it


Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica - INAF

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

http://www.inaf.it/it


Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

http://www.ingv.it/it/


CREA - Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria

Partner Type

University

Website

http://www.crea.gov.it/it


ENEA - Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

http://www.enea.it/it

Technological competences

  • Organic and Large Area Electronics (OLAE)
  • Micro and nano electronics, smart system integration
  • Sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS, RF
  • Photonics, electronic and optical functional materials
  • Screens and display technologies
  • Broadband and other communication networks (e.g. 5G)
  • Cyber physical systems (e.g. embedded systems)
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization)
  • Interaction technologies (e.g. human-machine Interaction, motion recognition and language technologies)
  • Cyber security (including biometrics)
  • Advanced or High performance computing
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Augmented and virtual reality, visualization
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Gamification
  • Software as a service and service architectures
Last updated: 09/08/18 13:54