I4MS is Facilitating the Access to 34 Million Euros for Implementing Industry 4.0 Technologies for European SMEs

I4MS is Facilitating the Access to 34 Million Euros for Implementing Industry 4.0 Technologies for European SMEs

PR Newswire

BARCELONA, Spain, April 1, 2019

Since 2013, the I4MS initiative has been unlocking the investment of 140 million euros in supporting the digitalisation of the EU manufacturing industry. Now in phase 3, I4MS focuses in four technologies: 3D Printing, High-Performance Computing, Robotics, and the Internet of things.

BARCELONA, Spain, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- I4MS, the European Commission initiative to digitalise the manufacturing industry, is making 34 million Euros available for companies interested in boosting the implementation of industrial digital innovative solutions. Now in phase 3, I4MS will announce the opening of four funding calls for 2019 to conduct application experiments with a strong focus on Europe's manufacturing SMEs. Each of the open calls targets an Industry 4.0 technology.

I4MS event at MWC2019. From the left to the right: Maria Roca (Funding Box), Clara García (Compassis), Juan Manuel Jauregui (MWCapital), David Laguarda (Harmann), Igor Kovač (Reconcell) and Andreas Ocklenburg (Cloudifacturing)

The four technological value propositions of I4MS being developed by Innovation Actions represents a great strategic advantage for the EU manufacturing fabric:

In words of Juan Jauregui, Head of the EU Projects Department at MWCapital (partner of the initiative), "It is also necessary to imbue the technological innovation with a business impetus." To this end, I4MS partners will also make an extra effort to ensure engagement and matchmaking. "Connecting the developed solutions to System Integrators and Tech providers is key to having these technologies reaching Europe's SMEs and upscaling the impact for the EU industrial sector and EU citizens," Juan Jauregui concludes.

This way, SMEs in Europe will have an improved access to digital innovations and the overall digital transformation, to upgrade its products, improve its processes and adopt industry 4.0 business models to tackle digital age's challenges.

About I4MS

I4MS is coordinated by Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation, FundingBox, Foreningen MADE, FIWARE Foundation EV, Danish Technological Institute and Axencia Galega de Innovación.

Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, Grant Agreement nº 768631

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Juan Antonio Pavón Losada
Communication Executive of Mobile World Capital Barcelona 


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