QU4LITY Seeking new Partners

The QU4LITY pro­ject – the big­gest Euro­pean pro­ject dedi­ca­ted to Auto­no­mous Quali­ty (AQ) and Zero-Defect Manu­fac­tu­ring (ZDM) in the Indus­try 4.0 – orga­ni­zes an Open Call tar­ge­ting SMEs and Mid­Caps. The app­li­ca­ti­on will be open on May 7, 2020. The dead­line will be on August 7, 2020.

The objec­ti­ve of the Open Call is to vali­da­te the stan­dar­di­zed QU4LITY con­cepts and plat­forms through new Zero-Defect Manu­fac­tu­ring pilots. Moreo­ver, it aims to enhan­ce the exis­ting QU4LITY plat­form and pilots by adding new value-adding func­tions.

The Open Call tar­gets main­ly the fol­lowing acti­vi­ties to be car­ri­ed out by SMEs and Mid­Caps:

  1. Zero-Defect Manu­fac­tu­ring pilots for manu­fac­tu­rers deploy­ing the QU4LITY para­digm wit­hin Auto­no­mous Qua­li­ty. The­se new pilots will con­sist of solu­ti­ons pro­vi­ded to manu­fac­tu­rers, com­ple­men­ting the lar­ge-sca­le pilots wit­hin the QU4LITY eco­sys­tem. The allo­ca­ted Bud­get is €362,500 for the fun­ding of 5 pro­po­sals.
  2. Enhan­ce­ments to QU4LITY digi­tal plat­forms and pilots by SMEs and Mid­Caps, which will give com­pa­nies oppor­tu­ni­ty to fur­ther deve­lop the project’s sys­tems using the Open APIs pro­vi­ded by the pro­ject. The allo­ca­ted Bud­get is €225,000 for the fun­ding of 3 pro­po­sals.

QU4LITY will demons­tra­te an open, stan­dar­di­zed, shared data dri­ven ZDM pro­duct and ser­vice model for Fac­to­ry 4.0 through 14 pilot lines. The pro­ject will also demons­tra­te how Euro­pean indus­try can build ZDM stra­te­gies and com­pe­ti­ti­ve advan­ta­ges through an orches­tra­ted open plat­form eco­sys­tem, ZDM ato­mi­zed com­pon­ents and digi­tal enab­lers across all pha­ses of pro­duct and pro­cess lifecy­cle. The main goal is to build an auto­no­mous qua­li­ty model to meet the Indus­try 4.0 ZDM chal­len­ges. Qu4lity has star­ted on Janu­a­ry 1, 2019 and will last 39 mon­ths.

Com­pa­nies inte­res­ted in the project's Open Call acti­vi­ties may read all the details here.