AI REDGIO 5.0 – Regions and (E)DIHs alliance for AI-at-the-Edge adoption by European Industry 5.0 Manufacturing SMEs

Principal investigator:

Dr. Miha Glavan


1.1.2023 - 31.12.2025


HE, Topic: HORIZON-CL4-2022-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-06 ICT Innovation for Manufacturing Sustainability in SMEs (I4MS2) (Made in Europe Partnership) (IA)


For the digital transformation of European Manufacturing SMEs, the ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) program under Horizon 2020 has been a great success. Program Phase IV concentrated on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and cutting-edge technology like AI and digital twins. The AI REGIO Innovation Action, in particular, created a symbiotic partnership between regions, DIHs, AI solution providers, and manufacturing SMEs. This partnership is manifested by a new methodology for DIHs service portfolio and customer journey analysis, an AI4EU-focused toolkit of Data and AI resources, a network of Didactic Factories and their TEchnology and REgulatory SAndboxes (TERESA), an ecosystem of SME-driven experiments, and their Digital Transformation pathways.

With the aim of coordinating such significant outcomes with the evolution of manufacturing toward Industry 5.0, the evolution of cloud AI technologies to AI-at-the-Edge, the evolution of Horizon2020 to Horizon Europe, and the evolution of Digital Europe programmes such as EDIH, Data Spaces, and AI TEFs (Testing and Experimentation Facilities) for manufacturing, AI REDGIO 5.0 maintains the momentum of AI technology adoption in Manufacturing SMEs. The H2020 I4MS – AI REGIO partnership between Vanguard EU regions and DIHs will be updated and expanded as part of AI REDGIO 5.0 in order to enable competitive AI-at-the-Edge digital transformation of Industry 5.0 Manufacturing SMEs.

ROLE OF THE Department of Systems and Control

Within the project, the Department of Systems and Control (DSC) is participating at two demonstrators. The first regional demonstrator is a didactic factory dedicated for Self-evolving monitoring systems for assembly production lines. DSC’s role is to coordinate this demonstrator and manage technical implementation of the developed systems. The other demonstrator where DSC is participating is the SME driven experiment called Continous monitoring of moulding machines. Polycom coordinates this experiment and DSC’s role is to provide technical support together with the development of the algorithms and final implementation in the production line.

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