DISRUPTIVE - Dinamización de los Digital Innovation Hubs dentro de la región PocTep para el impulso de las TIC disruptivas y de última generación a través de la cooperación en la región transfronteriza (POCTEP)

Start date: July 2019  | End Date: December 2021

Partners: Universidade de Salamanca (Espanha), Universidade de Valladolid (Espanha), Cartif (Espanha), INCIBE - Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad de España (Espanha), ICE - Instituto para la Competitividad empresarial de Castilla y León (Espanha) Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Portugal), Produtech (Portugal), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (Portugal)

Objective:  O objetivo do projeto é promover a excelência em I+i através dos Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) ou pólos de inovação de Castela e Leão e Norte de Portugal, de forma a: i) desenvolver novas iniciativas de I\&i em torno de tecnologias TIC disruptivas e estrategicamente importantes para a UE; ii) articular uma transformação da região transfronteiriça, promovendo a atividade de investigação, a intensidade produtiva dos centros de referência e o número de investigadores especializados; iii) gerar um efeito de impulsionador que tenha um impacto importante no desenvolvimento e competitividade da zona de cooperação.

 

On-Surf - Mobilizar competências tecnológicas em Engenharia de Superfícies (Portugal2020 - Mobilizador)

Start date: October 2018  | End Date: September 2021

Partners: TEANDM – Tecnologia, Engenharia e Materiais S.A., P.M.M. – Projectos, Moldes, Manufatura, Lda., PRIREV – Equipamentos e Revestimentos Técnicos, Lda., PALBIT, S.A.; MOLDIT – Indústria de Moldes S.A., DURIT – Metalurgia Portuguesa do Tungsténio, Lda., Metalúrgica LURGA Lda., INOVATOOLS Portugal, Lda., DISTRIM 2 – Indústria, Investigação e Desenvolvimento Lda., TJ Moldes S.A., LEICA – Aparelhos Ópticos de Precisão S.A., MUROPLÁS – Indústria de Plásticos S.A., Volkswagen Autoeuropa, Lda., BELO INOX S.A., Instituto Pedro Nunes, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade do Minho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade de Aveiro, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, CENTIMFE – Centro Tecnológico da Indústria dos Moldes, Ferramentas Especiais e Plásticos.

Objectives: O projecto desenvolverá soluções de modificação de superfície e sistemas avançados para equipamentos de produção de componentes para múltiplos sectores industriais com especial capacidade de implementação no sector automóvel, onde quer a própria produção de veículos, quer os componentes integrados neste sector, se prefiguram como receptores dos benefícios gerados pelo projecto.O projecto gerará ainda um conjunto de materiais de revestimento com grande carácter de inovação mas também de aplicabilidade em tecnologias avançadas e não poluente, como são os processos em plasma e os baseados em sistemas de química verde, contribuindo para a eliminação de problemas ambientais habitualmente associados a muitos dos sistemas de proteção superficial (contendo aliás com um PPS para esse efeito). Por outro lado, a capacidade de integrar neste projecto todo o sector de modificação superficial decorativa associando-lhe a parte de capacidade funcional, faz com que o projecto ultrapasse apenas o sector de ferramenta orientada para a aplicação industrial, onde também são relevantes as aplicações ligadas a todo o domínio da sensorização, electrónica e interface com as TIC, extremamente importantes na ligação aos conceitos do Indústria 4.0.

 

FiT4FoF - Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future (EU H2020 FoF-01-2018)

Start date: October 2018  | End Date: September 2021

Partners: Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland), Fundacion Cluster de Empresas de Autoocion de Galicia (Spain), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (Portugal), Artic SA (Romania), Boston Scientific Limited (Ireland), Steinbeis 2I Gmbh (Germany), Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Region Paris Ile-de-France (France), Professionshojskolen University College Nordjylland (Denmark), e Centro Servizi Industrie Srl (Italy).

Objectives: This project aims at addressing a range of these issues by analysing current skills initiatives to better understand how best address workers' needs, analysing technology trends across 6 industrial areas of robotics, additive manufacturing, mechatronics/ machine automation, data analytics, cybersecurity and human machine interaction, to define new job profiles, which will inform education and training requirements. The project will develop a new education and training framework, which places workers (women and men) at the centre of a co-design and development process that recognises and addresses their skills needs. By applying educational approaches based on Communities of Practice, the project will empower workers to be drivers of the design, development and delivery of their own upskilling programmes. The project will develop Alliances of Communities of Practice to broaden the approach across Europe, creating replication strategies enabling educational/training design and development practices to be transferred between regional communities across Europe.

Smart Parking

Start date: May 2018  | End Date: October 2019

Partners: IPB (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança), UTFPR (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná).

Objective: The Smart Parking project involves the study and development of multi-agent based cyber-physical systems solutions for smart parking systems, focusing on distributed (and decentralized) negotiation strategies, as well as the deployment of agents in physical platforms. The validation of the proposed approach considers two case studies related to the intelligent management of parking lots, one in IPB for bikes and another in UTFPR for cars, considering that agents negotiate vacancies of an intelligent parking lot in a decentralized way, aiming to optimize the use of resources.

Maintenance 4.0 - Gestão Inteligente e Preditiva da Manutenção em Sistemas de Produção (NORTE 2020)

Start date: October 2017  | End Date: March 2019

Partners: Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e Ave, e Catraport.

Objectives: Este projeto pretende desenvolver uma solução integrada e inteligente para suportar a manutenção industrial, alinhada com os princípios da Industria 4.0, tendo em vista a melhoria do desempenho do processo de produção. Para o efeito são considerados os seguintes aspetos: i) análise avançada e on-line dos dados colecionados de modo a monitorizar e detetar prematuramente falhas das máquinas presentes na planta fabril e consequentemente a necessidade de implementar intervenções de manutenção, e ii) suportar os técnicos durante as intervenções de manutenção através de um sistema inteligente de apoio à decisão, contribuindo para uma mais rápida e eficiente recuperação da falha ocorrida.

 


I4.0@TMAD: Promoção da Indúdstria 4.0 na Região de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (NORTE 2020)

Start date: Julho 2017  | End Date: Junho 2019

Partners: Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Lamego (Instituto Politécnico de Viseu), e Associação para o Desenvolvimento do Brigantia EcoPark.

Objectives: Este projeto tem por objetivo a promoção e incorporação dos princípios do Industria 4.0 em setores com significativa relevância regional e potencial de benefícios, tais como a indústria agroalimentar, da pedra natural e do ambiente. O projeto reduzirá o atraso em relação a outras regiões europeias na adoção da I4.0, incorporando e enriquecendo o estado-da-arte e o conhecimento disponíveis.

 

 GO0D MAN

GO0D MAN - aGent Oriented Zero Defect Multi-stage mANufacturing (H2020-FoF-3-2016-723764)

Start date: October 2016  | End Date: September 2019

Partners: AEA s.r.l. (IT), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (PT), UNINOVA (PT), Universita Politecnica delle Marche (IT), BOC Asset Management GMBH (AUT), NISSATECH Innovation Centre (SRB), AutoEuropa (PT), Zannini Poland Spzoo (POL), e ELECTROLUX Professional SPA (IT).

Objectives: The project aims the development of Zero-Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) strategies in multi-stage production systems, through the integration of quality control and process control using cyber-physical systems, intelligent inspection systems and advanced data analysis tools. As result, it will be possible the earlier and real-time deviations and patterns, and consequently to avoid the occurrence of defects in the stations and their propagation to posterior processes.

 

 

DA.RE - Data Science Pathways to re-imagine education (ERASMUS +, KA2)

Start date: Septermber 2016  | End Date: August 2019

Partners: AEA s.r.l. (IT), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (PT), Università degli Studi di Camerino (IT), NISSATECH Innovation Centre (SRB), Maisis - Information Systems Lda (PT), The Open University (UK), Abelium doo Raziskave in Razvoj (ESL), Univerza na Primorskem Università del Litorale (ESL), Vision Scientific Ltd. (UK), e-consulenza (IT), Associazione Industriali (IT).

Objectives: The project aims the pioneer development of a new blend mixed education program, actuating as catalyser for the design and deployment of new educational programs, at national, European and international levels, in the field of data science. 

  

PERFoRM - Production harmonizEd Reconfiguration of Flexible Robots and Machinery (H2020-FoF-11-2015-680435)

Start date: October 2015  | End Date: September 2018

Partners: Siemens (DE), COMAU (IT), IFEVS (IT), POLI MODEL (IT), Fraunhofer IPA (DE), Hochschule Emden/Leer (DE), GNK Aerospace Sweden AB (SE), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (PT), Loccioni (IT), The Manufacturing Technology Centre Limited LBG (UK), Politecnico di Milano (IT), PARO AG (CH), Technologie Initiative SMARTFACTORY KL E.V. (DE), Technische Universitat Braunschweigt (DE), Loughborough University (UK), UNINOVA (PT), Whirlpool Europe srl (IT), XETICS GMBH (DE).

Objectives: conceptual transformation of existing Production Systems towards plug&produce production systems to achieve flexible manufacturing environments based on rapid and seamless reconfiguration of machinery and robots as response to operational or business events.


ARUM - Adaptive Production Management (FP7-2012-NMP-ICT-FoF-314056)

Start date: September 2012  | End Date: August 2015

Partners: EADS Deutschland GmbH (Germany), Airbus S.A.S. (France), CertiCon, a.s. (Czeck Republic), Modular Galley Systems AG (Italy), Tie Nederland B.V. (Netherlands), Smart Solutions (Russia), Almende B.V. (Netherlands), Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Germany), P3 ingénieurs S.A.S. (France), University of Manchester (UK), Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece), Czech Technical University of Prague (Czeck Republic), University of Hagen (Germany) and Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (Portugal).

Objectives: development of mechanisms focusing the achievement of faster and more adaptive ramp-up processes using multi-agent systems.

 

GRACE- Integration of Process and Quality Control Using Multi-agent Technology (FP7-NMPP2-SA-2009-246203)

Start date: September 2012  | End Date: August 2015

Parter: Universita Politecnica delle Marche (Italy), SINTEF (Norway), AEA s.r.l. (Italy), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (Portugal), Whirlpool Europe srl (Italy) and Siemens AG (Germany).

Objectives: development of distributed production control systems integrating process and quality control levels using multi-agent systems principles and self-adaptation procedures to support variation and fluctuation in processes and products.

 

CONET - Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence (INFSO-ICT-224053)

Start date: June 2008  | End Date: May 2012

Partners: University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Asociación de Invertigación y Cooperation Industrial de Andalucía (Spain), Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (Portugal), Technical University of Berlin (Germany), Swedish Institute of Computer Science AB (Sweden), National University of Ireland (Ireland), SAP AG (Germany), Schneider Electric GmbH (Germany), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (SWwitzerland), University of Cyprus (Cyprus), Università di Pisa (Italy), Technical University Delft (Netherlands), University College London (UK), SELEX Galileo Ltd. (UK), Boeing Research & Technology Europe (Spain), Telecom Italia (Italy). IPB has participated in the project as Associate Partner.

Objective: The CONET Consortium is working on building a strong Community in the area of Cooperating Objects including research, public sector and industry partners from the areas of embedded systems, pervasive computing and wireless sensor networks.

 

 

Mechanisms and Tools for Orchestration and Choreography on Service Oriented Architectures

Start date: October 2006  | End Date: September 2010


Funding entity: Schneider Electric GmbH

Partners: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (Portugal) and Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (Portugal).

Objective: Development of mechanisms for composition and orchestration of services to be applied in industrial automation systems.

 

 

DEDEMAS - Decentralised Decision Making and Scheduling (ESPRIT Project 24986)
  

Start date: January 1998  |  End date: June 2000

The goals of the DEDEMAS project are: 1) Developement of mechanisms for decentralised scheduling and decision making covering both manufacturer's multi-site operations and its chain of suppliers, 2) Development of mechanisms and a prototype support system for global production process optimisation on decentralised operation, 3) Establishment of a framework for combination of local knowledge and decentralised control with communication, co-operation and global goals propagation in order to reach globally optimal production processes, 4) Establishment of a framework for the communication between autonomous, co-operative manufacturing entities. Implementing a prototype support system using a scaleable degree of decentralisation, based on hardware and software technology available today.

The partners of the project are: Ahlstrom (Finland), Centro CIM do Porto (Portugal), IFW-University of Hannover (Germany), WM-data (Finland), VTT Automation (Finland), WP-L (Germany) and Rautaruukki (Finland).

 

MOSCOT - A Modular Shop Control Toolkit For Flexible Manufacturing (INNOVATION Project 20563)

Definition phase
Start date: September 1997  |  End date: February 1998

Implementation phase
Start date: September 1998  | End date: June 2000
The aim of the MOSCOT project is the development of a commercial product for the shop floor control, based in the architecture developed during the PASO project.

The partners of the project are: Ahlstrom (Finland), Centro CIM do Porto (Portugal), MCS (Ireland), IFW-University of Hannover (Germany), Estancal (Spain), Nicolas Correa(Spain) and Tekniker (Spain). 

 

PASO - Paradigm Independent Shop Control for Smaller Manufacturing Sites (ESPRIT Project 20920)

Start date: January 1996  |  End Date: June 1997

The PASO project aims at a new, very flexible architecture for shop control systems. The innovation of PASO is not in sophisticated algorithms but in a new, flexible software concept with benefits for both end-user and system provider. The final deliverable will be a prototype shop control system, customised for and installed at every PASO pilot end-user. First installations at end user sites are planned to be started at the second quarter of the year 1997. To reach this ambitious aim the consortium will employ a concurrent engineering approach, it will define a common development platform to avoid integration effort and on-line electronic documentation procedures will be used. As a result of the overlapping activities more than one third of the effort is foreseen for the evaluation and further enhancement of deliverables.

The partners of the project are: Ahlstrom (Finland), Centro CIM do Porto (Portugal), Extech Lda (Ireland), IFW-University of Hannover (Germany), JAZ (Spain), TVA (Spain), Tekniker (Spain), VTT Automation (Finland) and WM-data (Finland).

 

Communication Multi-Agents pour L' Atelier (Comme Agathe - Cooperation between ICCTI and Embassy of France)

The objectives of the project is the establishement of cooperation between the Portuguese and Frech institutes in the multi-agents and reengineering domains.

The partners of the project are: IDIT (Portugal), Uninova (Portugal) and University of Paris XIII (France).

 

 

CIM Centre of Porto (ESPRIT Project 5629)

Start date: January 1991  | End Date: October 1995

The goal of this project was the development of a CIM platform to support the dissemination of information technologies associated to the CIM paradigm and to transfer those technologies to the Portuguese industrial companies.

 

The Smart Parking project involves the study and development of multi-agent based cyber-physical systems solutions for smart parking systems, focusing on distributed (and decentralized) negotiation strategies, as well as the deployment of agents in physical platforms.

The validation of the proposed approach considers two case studies related to the intelligent management of parking lots, one in IPB for bikes and another in UTFPR for cars, considering that agents negotiate vacancies of an intelligent parking lot in a decentralized way, aiming to optimize the use of resources.