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DIGIMAT: South Moravian Digital Manufacturing Hub

Hub Information

Hub Name
DIGIMAT: South Moravian Digital Manufacturing Hub
Local Name
DIH DIGIMAT: HUB pro digitální inovace ve výrobních firmách
Evolutionary Stage
Fully operational
Geographical Scope
Regional

Description

DIGIMAT DIH is introducing and implementing digital technologies into manufacturing companies in South Moravian region (Czech Republic). DIGIMAT DIH coordinates particular activities, contributes to education and recruitment of companies, interconnects companies with experts and helps to establish new projects in order to allow implementation of digital technologies into the Moravian manufacturing companies. 

DIGIMAT DIH  is first fully operational DIH in the Czech Republic providing companies (especialy SMEs) with customized services including needs analysis, tailor-made solution and its implementation with acredited expert (experts are part of regional expert scheme within programme JIC PLATINN).

DIGIMAT DIH is an open platform to accommodate very diverse needs of Moravian manufacturing companies. Core partners contributing to DIGIMAT DIH are INTEMAC, Brno University of Technology, Industry Cluster 4.0 and JIC. These 4 key members ensure also inclusion of other important actors (such as companies, chamber of commerce) in the DIH activities. Services provided to companies in DIGIMAT DIH are financed from regional government of South Moravian region.

DIGIMAT, neboli ""HUB pro digitální inovace ve výrobě malých a středních firem"", umožnuje firmám ujasnit si priority při zavádění nových technologií, objevit možnosti pokročilých digitálních technologií a vyzkoušet si spolupráci s dodavateli z řad technologických a IT firem nebo výzkumných organizací na řešeních, ke kterým by se bez finanční podpory jen obtížně dostaly.

JIC a jeho dceřiná společnost INTEMAC spolu se třemi týmy z VUT v Brně, centrem CEITEC VUT a firmami sdruženými v Industry Cluster 4.0 tvoří konsorcium DIH DIGIMAT, které prostřednictvím aktivit jako je vzdělávání firem, analýza potřeb, identifikace dostupných technologií a propojení firmy s relevantním expertem přispívá k dlouhodobé efektivní digitalizaci zdejších výrobních firem. 

Contact Data

Coordinator (Research & Technology organization)
INTEMAC Solutions
http://www.intemac.cz/en/
Year Established
2016
Location
Blanenská 1288/27, 66434, Kuřim (Czech Republic)
Website
http://www.dih-digimat.cz
Contact information
Marketa Borovcova
borovcova@jic.cz
+420725887511
Contact information
Martina Strelcova
strelcova@intemac.cz
+420 737 285 223

Organisation

Organizational form
Networked organization, without formal structure
Turnover
0-250.000
Number of employees
10-25

Technologies

  • Micro/nano electronics
  • Sensory systems
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Cyber security
  • Advanced, or high performance computing
  • Big data, data analytics, data handling
  • Virtual, augmented and extended reality

DIGIMAT DIH started as project impelemented in framework of the I4MS initiative (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs). This initiative promoted by the EC supported the European leadership in manufacturing through the adoption of ICT technologies. 

After the project implementation when services for SMEs were designed and tested with pilot companies, Regional government of the South Moravian region started to provide funding for DIGIMAT DIH services (till 2020)

From the national perspective, DIGIMAT DIH is fully in line with national strategy targeting Industry 4.0 (Průmysl 4.0), and is actively contributing to national activities in newly established National center for Industry 4.0.

The hub's coordinating organization has also actively participated in the Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) initiative of the European Commission through the H2020 funded project HORSE. 

Market and Services

Sectors

  • 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 pulp, paper and paper products; publishing and printing
  • 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

TRL Focus

  • 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 Research
  • Testing and validation
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Digitization advisory services - general description

Every company interested in DIGIMAT DIH services is provided with following offer which is provided for free (de minimis regime). Experts cooperating with company based on its need's analysis are independent experts who in cooperation with experts from university provide company with recommendations of suitable solutions or suppliers. The independency of experts and consideration of real needs of the company is the biggest added value of DIGIMAT DIH. General advisory services provided to company are as follows:

1) Needs analysis proving company´s prepareness for digitization

2) Designing tailor-made solutions 

3) Connecting company with relevant suppliers/solution providers

4) Recommendation of relevant sources of funding

Services provided to company Zlomek

The Zlomek company is producer of doors and doors components. The company has up to 40 employees and combines machine and hand production (hand production prevails). The company had problem with production planning, standardization of the production process, optimization and human resources optimization and also with web configurator. Output from needs analysis was study with description of critical areas, proposed solutions and necessary steps to be taken.

Proposed solutions included recommendations in the fields of production planning, production process monitoring, production optimization, and web configurator. The web configurator was subsequently developed and implemented by the company into corporate business and production processes. Currently, company  considers other investment opportunities connected with the innovations in the company.

This case was published within I4MS project report

Service provided to company Ace Tech

ACE Tech is moravian company (SME) working in the field of production of precision parts of metalworking. This time the company obtained already during the workshop with experts specific solutions designed directly for their needs, also experts from Industry Cluster 4.0. have been involved (this model of cooperation has been verified as most effective for effectiveness of further cooperation with company).

Needs analysis brought following outputs: installation of robots to the machines in order to create unmanned machine, installation of terminal to the machines in order to track workflow, digitalization of controlling. The company decided to invest in new machine tool and after this investment another one in the robot and terminal will follow in the future.

This case was reported in I4MS project

Service provided to company Project Controls

Project Controls company is producer of door components for automotive industry. This company is on its way from hand production towards more automated production. Project controls also established company aimed specifically at automatization.

During the needs analysis, following issues have been identified – online data aggregation, monitoring of processes, predictive analysis and maintenance. Output from needs analysis was study with description of critical areas, proposed solutions and necessary steps to be taken.

Proposed solutions included recommendations in the areas of on-line production data collection and evaluation, paperless production, predictive maintenance and production planning and management. Implementation of the proposed solutions was left to the decision of the management of the company, which also considers other investment opportunities connected with the innovations in the company.

Funding

  • Horizon 2020
  • Regional funding

Customers

Number of customers annually
11-25
Type of customers
  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals
  • Research organisations
  • Partners

    H2020 Projects

    • DIH²
      A Pan‐European Network of Robotics DIHs for Agile Production

      A Pan‐European Network of Robotics DIHs for Agile Production


      DIH^2 is a network of 26 DIHs, with a target to reach over 170 DIHs. The sole aim of the network is to spark incremental (cut 50% cost of advance robotics solutions, double the growth of robotics market) and disruptive (maximum productivity & optimum agility) innovations in over 300,000 Manufacturing SMEs and Mid-Caps. It will support SMEs in their Agile Production challenge (50% increase in productivity) and unleash their digitalization potential by enabling robot solutions that are more cost effective at lower lot sizes.

      DIH^2 relies on:
      • A Common Open Platform Reference Architecture for Agile Production (COPRA-AP) -based on Industrial Data Space Reference Architecture Model and FIWARE technologies- to serve the needs of SMEs by means of a continuously growing set of Robotic-based Open Standard Enablers (ROSE-AP).
      • A marketplace as one-stop-shop for SMEs to access essential services for digital transformation including business modelling, technical support, access to skills and finance.
      • 2 competitive Open Calls to launch an ambitious Technology Transfer Program with 260 Agility Audits, 26 cross-border Technology Transfer Experiments and 26 ROSE-AP, leveraging over 26M€ of public & private funding in advance robotics solutions for Agile Production.
      • Members deeply rooted in their regional Smart Specialization Strategy (bringing €5M additional funding on top of EU funds), ensuring ‘working distance’ services for every SME in Europe - whichever the sector, wherever the location, whatever the size.
      • A Corporate Sponsorship Program from equipment and automation suppliers committed with the network to get access to wider market and latest research in robotics.

      DIH^2 will transform this network into a self-sustainable non-profit association with members all over Europe. DIH^2  will demonstrate that public funded research can help SMEs & Mid-Caps achieve digital excellence and global competitiveness through adopting advanced robotics solutions in Agile Production.

    Last updated: 31/01/19 09:21