A prestigious European distinction for a major European project in favor of the digital transformation of industries
As part of the 7th annual conference of European clusters, organized for the first time in digital version, by the European Commission with the support of the ECCP (European Cluster Collaboration Platform), the “European Cluster Partnership of the Year 2020” award was delivered this Wednesday, November 11 to the IoT4Industry consortium.
This prize rewards the exceptional work provided over the past two and a half years by the IoT4Industry consortium, led by SCS, and comprising 7 other European partners including 6 clusters (poles) representing the fields of digital and industry in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and United Kingdom.
“It’s a recognition of your communication efforts, but I have to say that you have also done an excellent job in the overall implementation of the project, especially the innovation support for SMEs. This award is therefore well deserved “, indicates Mrs. Virginie Perron, Project Adviser at the EASME agency of the European Commission, in charge of monitoring the project.
The IoT4Industry project has enabled the co-financing and deployment of demonstrators and proofs of collaborative concepts integrating IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity and other technologies in production tools, machines, robots and industrial processes, in order to bring European companies (and in particular SMEs) towards the Industry of the Future.
Two calls of interest were launched under the project, at the end of 2018 and mid-2019, for a total budget of 3.7 million euros and generated:
- Nearly 150 collaborative project proposals involving 385 entities from across Europe
- 40 selected and co-financed projects involving 84 SMEs, 17 European countries and 20 industrial sectors
In the Region SUD Provence Alpes-Côte d´Azur, 7 companies including 4 SMEs were involved in 4 collaborative projects.
For Olivier Chavrier, SCS General Manager : “This major European award is recognition of our work on the European scene and of the essential role of the clusters in mobilizing their ecosystems, particularly on the theme of Industry 4.0, and in the dissemination from European funding to our SMEs. We thank the European Commission for its financial support and our 7 partners who have magnificently contributed to this success ”.