The Road4FAME project consortium is comprised of principal players in manufacturing IT, leading manufacturing research centers, and renowned strategy and roadmap
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum belongs to the Steinbeis Foundation for Economic Promotion. The Foundation runs a network of approximately 850 Technology Transfer Centres with the overarching aim to bridge the gap between science and application, turning R&D results into an actual economic advantage and making a whole spectrum of the latest technology and management insights available to large companies, SMEs, and individual entrepreneurs alike. Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum is coordinating the Road4FAME project, bringing in its expertise from numerous EU-level strategy development and roadmapping projects.
|IfM Education and Consultancy Services Ltd, United Kingdom
IfM ECS is a world centre of excellence for roadmapping. It has been researching the application of roadmapping for more than a decade and its techniques have helped more than 250 public and private sector organisations with their strategic and technology innovation planning.In Road4FAME, IfM ECS is in charge of designing the roadmapping process methodology and roadmap architecture as well as the execution of the roadmapping workshops and the compilation of the outputs into a final roadmap.
|Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, Germany
The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA works in the field of research and development of optimal solutions for the European manufacturing and supplier industry. Solutions for organisational and technological challenges in the production sector of industrial companies form the main areas of its work. Fraunhofer IPA contributes to the Road4FAME with its expertise in manufacturing environments (on machine, factory, and supply chain level) in the role of an RTD expert, expert for manufacturing and related IT systems. Furthermore, with its large collaboration network, Fraunhofer IPA assures ties the perspective of industry to Road4FAME.
|Critical Manufacturing SA, Portugal
Critical Manufacturing is an enterprise founded in 2009 from the established business of Critical Software with the inspiration and experience of a team of internationally renowned industry experts that creates leading edge software solutions for advanced manufacturing industries. In Road4FAME, Critical Manufacturing brings in its experience in Production Control Applications, system optimization, planning & control systems, development of applications for technical statistics, yield management, product data analysis, reliability control and critical applications. Strong know-how in development of APC (Advanced Process Control), FDC (Fault Detection and Classification) and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems).
Atos is an international information technology services company with 76,400 employees in 47 countries. It delivers Consulting & Professional Services, System integrations, Managed Services and High-Tech transactional Services. It works with clients across different business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector & Healthcare & Transport; Financial Services; Telecom, Media & Technology; and Energy & Utilities. ATOS is ranked in the top ten global IT services providers and the number one European player. Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) has performed around 300 R&D&I projects since 1987, and has received three awards: the national prize on R&D excellence, Mare Nostrum, granted by the Ministry of Education and Science on Nov 30th, 2010, the Enterprise-University Award granted by Her Highness Princess Elena and the Council of Chambers of Commerce of Spain on Nov 12th 2010, and the Best paper award of IARIA (International Academy research and Industry Association). ATOS supports Road4FAME in the area of research on new solutions for a range of activities covering manufacturing processes, the factories of the future approach, improvement of retailer business processes and client satisfaction through better information strategies and access to quality products.
|THHINK Wireless Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom
THHINK Wireless Technologies Ltd is an expert in the development of robust, ultra-low power embedded wireless sensors, energy harvesting and custom platforms for diagnostics, condition/health monitoring, telemetry, M2M and control. The company is a leader in the development of innovative new products for strategic monitoring of remote assets, equipment and environments in the aerospace, marine, automotive, rail, automation and agricultural sectors. THHINK adopts a number of business models depending on the products being developed and commercial arrangements, from one-off custom units to mass produced devices. The vision of THHINK is to create innovative technology solutions for ubiquitous sensing and computing to achieve a more efficient, interconnected and environmentally sound future. Within Road4FAME THHINK is providing business modelling expertise and exploring new business opportunities that may arise from the exploitation of new ICT technologies, architectures and services in manufacturing. THHINK is also supporting the Roadmapping Process supplying practical knowledge of automation, manufacturing of components and electronics, and production optimisation.