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Open call for SMEs with innovative ideas in additive manufacturing

For the second year in a row, the European project AMable is looking for innovative product ideas that need Additive Manufacturing (AM) to become alive. Throughout the whole process of developing an innovative product idea towards its real part, the selected teams will have the support of AMable consortium. It complements the knowledge and capability of the team and combines all efforts for a ground-breaking product result.

As a Factories of the Future (FoF) project under the umbrella of I4MS (ICT for Manufacturing SMEs), the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme supports the AMable project to accelerate the uptake of additive manufacturing technologies; from design to manufacturing for functional parts throughout the European Union.

Furthermore, the AMable Services Arena will offer unbiased access to the best European AM knowledge and, consequently, support its adoption. In combination with a digitally integrated data backbone, tailored services will assist SMEs in the uptake of AM and include technological, business and training services.

As an extension of last year’s goals, this open call seeks for ground-breaking suggestions, which will result in economically and technologically viable additively manufactured products.

AMable calls for proposals that bring forward an innovative idea of functional products that needs AM to become real. The call aims to enable SMEs to take up AM with the help of financial support and AMable Services. These services target at support and upskilling of employees in the areas of design for AM, technology development, skills and education and to support their business development.

Call Facts

Submission Deadline: 01.06.2019

Estimated Budget: 300.000 Euros

Eligibility: SME’s and mid-caps from the European Union

Experimentation types: Feasibility Studies (short time frame, low TRL) and Best Practice Experiments (higher TRL)

Experimentation teams: SME in the supplier role, for Best Practice an SME or mid-cap in the user role is needed

Experimentation: Innovative idea of an additively manufactured product

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About AMable

AMable is co-funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 768775 and also it runs under the umbrella of European Commission’s initiative “ICT for manufacturing SMEs (I4MS)”. The principal objective of this project is to accelerate the uptake of additive manufacturing by SMEs/mid-caps leading to innovative products and upskilled personnel.

All that is operated on the AMable Digital Data Chain that ensures data integrity and authenticity providing a new value-chain mode in a fully digital environment.

The parties involved are PwC/strategy& (DE), Industrial Dataspace (DE), KeenBull (CH), Zabala (ES), Fraunhofer ILT & ISST (DE), AIMEN (ES), DTI (DK) EWF (BE), Frederick Research Center (CY), Inspire (CH), Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems (GR), Lortek (ES), The Manufacturing Technology Center MTC (UK), Politechnico di Torino (IT), Sirris, (BE), SUPSI (CH), TNO (NL), TWI (UK), Politechnika Wroclawska (PL), VTT (FI).

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