The proportion of the manufacturing industry is currently decreasing in developed European countries’ GDP. Industry 4.0 – also called smart manufacturing, digital industry or industry of the future – provides several technological responses to the challenging competitive market. The Industry 4.0 focuses on the development of processes based on technologies and devices autonomously communicating with each other along a value chain. Indeed, the integration of the Internet of Things (IoT) and related components – Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Digital Security, Cloud Computing and Big Data – in manufacturing SMEs will improve efficiency and flexibility in production and consumption.

IoT4Industry is an EC-funded project aiming at fostering this integration by connecting ICT clusters having capacities in IoT with Advanced Manufacturing clusters having access to process manufacturers and manufacturing SMEs. Based on a cross-border and cross-sectorial approach, a hundred of SMEs will be selected to receive funding and support to develop their access to smarter means of production and to modernize their processes and security. In fine, the project and this integration aims at creating new or improved value chains and new business opportunities.

The IoT4Industry project is funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. A consortium of 8 partners including leading European clusters in ICT and industry (France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom) is conducting the project. It aims at co-financing* and developing collaborative projects fostering IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity and other cutting-edge technologies into machines, tools, robots for a European Industry 4.0.

Get more information about the call and IoT4Industry project link.

You want to know more and meet with peers?

Come to IoT4Industry ‘call for projects’ launching event in Turin,

13th-14th SEPTEMBER 2018 link


Expression of interest

The IoT4Industry project aims at accelerating collaboration between IoT solutions providers (sensors, communication, Big Data and AI, cybersecurity) and industrials (machine makers, robots, tools, factories) through matchmaking and funding opportunities.

Are you a start-up, SME, a large company or an RTO specialized in ICT or manufacturing? You provide ‘smart manufacturing’ solutions, you want your industry to become ‘4.0’ or you are interested in these topics? This call is for you!

Answer now to the call for Expression of Interest (EoI) and tell us what you do, what you need and what Industry 4.0 you want to foster here: link.

Your benefits?

  • Be among the firsts ready for the forthcoming IoT4Industry call for project
  • Get support in partner search in Europe for your project and beyond;
  • Get access to match-making events and
  • Benefit from funding opportunities* and support in your project development.

(*) 60 000 euros maximum grant per SME beneficiary over the whole IoT4Industry lifetime, and 120 000 euros maximum per collaborative project

APPLY NOW by following this link !

This EoI is open until the 20th of October 2018!