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sCorPiuS- European Roadmap for Cyber-Physical Systems in Manufacturing

The worldwide economic downturn forces the Western companies to cut costs and enhances the performances of their processes in order to maintain the European leadership and excellence in manufacturing. European businesses cannot compete on workforce costs with Eastern countries and need to leverage on more sustainable and efficient production systems. In this scenario, ICT represent the crucial enabler for preserving competitiveness and fostering industry innovation. That’s why sCorPiuS investigated the role of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) as a lever to empower manufacturing performance and proposed the creation of a roadmap capable to preempt the most important technological trends. The purpose of the project was to support the planning of the Research and Innovation activities with the involvement of the most important European stakeholders.

CPS is a breakthrough research area for ICT in manufacturing and represents the new innovation frontier for accomplishing the EU2020 “smart everywhere” vision. A more aware and widespread use of the CPS engineering in the manufacturing environment ensures a competitive advantage for business and jobs creation. In addition, the dissemination of the project activities has been crucial for the success of the project and for the sustainability of its outputs in the long term, the principle behind is that collaboration is the enabler of innovation. For these reasons, one of the main objectives of sCorPiuS was to perform activities for creating consensus, community building and awareness within the targeted communities of the European Union.

sCorPiuS was funded by European Union under the programme Horizon 2020 and the partners were: Politecnico di Milano, with the support of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano; Bosch; Siemens; Holonix; SUPSI; and Tecnalia.



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SCORPIUS is supported by Horizon 2020,
the European Union Framework Programme
for Research and Innovation
(Grant agreement n. 636906)



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