IoTwins, one of the most important European Projects of Horizon 2020, gets underway. Bonfiglioli is the coordinator of this project involving Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things applied to manufacturing and infrastructure.
IoTwins is one of the most important European projects of Horizon 2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. It is therefore one of the most important projects in terms of economic value, scientific expertise and relevance of the parties involved. A project whose scientific and research contents applied to production plants in the manufacturing sector will be managed in partnership by research institutions and companies in Emilia-Romagna.
It provides for a total investment of 20 million euros and can count on the scientific coordination of the University of Bologna, on the computing infrastructures of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Cineca and on the support of the Emilia-Romagna Region, through Art-ER, the regional company supporting innovation, attractiveness and internationalization of the territorial system, for the exploitation and dissemination of the project results at regional, national and European level.
In addition to local partners, including Marposs, the project will also include international leading companies and scientific institutions such as Siemens, the Supercomputing Centre in Barcelona and the Fraunhofer Institute in Munich.
It will be used to evaluate in a virtual reality the advantages and disadvantages of industrial processes that will be then applied to production in advance. The project will also include the possibility of using the tool for small and medium-sized enterprises.