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RaRe2

Human-centred Rapid Reconfiguration of Production and Value Chains in Fast Changing Scenarios

Sector

Smart manufacturing

Product/Objective

The overall objective of the RaRe2 project is to create a flexible and resilient Holistic Ecosystem Platform powered by the interactions of many European organizations interested in cooperating in the rapid reconfiguration of process chains through collaborative systems and adaptive workforce up-skilling. The strategic objectives of the project include:

  • Early Detection - Implementation of software and protocols for Early Detection empowered by AI technologies to decrease the time of strategic and operational decisions.
  • Digital Twin - Implementation of a Green Wave approach through Advanced Digital Tool technologies for Rapid Reconfiguration to quickly reroute, replan, reschedule, and reprogramme production.
  • Workers - Implementation of skills upgrading methods to retrain workers and equip them to quickly adopt changed workflows.
  • Platform - Holistic Digital Platform to quickly share Rapid Reconfiguration data and make decisions.
  • Ecosystem - Create an Ecosystem of crisis-resilient European Organizations, able to respond to and address new societal needs through the rapid reconfiguration of skills and processes.

Project Summary

The project will introduce a smart connection of sustainable and digitized manufacturing solutions to enable rapidly reconfigurable and crisis-resilient manufacturing systems that are able to quickly reach full production speed for the new products demanded by society and customers. RaRe2 will help make the European manufacturing landscape sustainably resilient to unforeseen market changes, sudden disruptions, regulatory changes, or any kind of crisis and changeable scenario including climate and weather.

It will be powered by interaction among many European organizations interested in collaborating on rapid reconfiguration of process chains through COLLABORATIVE SYSTEMS and ADAPTABLE WORKFORCE UP-SKILLING.

Innovation

RaRe2 introduces the smart connection of sustainable and digital manufacturing solutions to enable rapidly configurable and crisis-resilient manufacturing systems. RaRe2 features innovations in eight areas: 1) Industry-specific early detection software; 2) Standardized system-level digital manufacturing twin; 3) Standardized digital logistics twin at system level; 4) Automatic generation and simulation of alternative value chains; 5) Skills gap detection and methods for standardizing reconfigurable training; 6) Reconfigurable mixed-reality assistance and training for manual workstations; 7) Holistic Modular ecosystem platform for rapid interactive decision support; 8) Certification standard.

ES Role

EnginSoft is responsible for the generation and simulation of alternative value chains.

Partners

Fraunhofer IWU EV | AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH | BIBA - BREMER INSTITUT FUER PRODUKTION UND LOGISTIK GmbH | CORE Kentros Kainotomias Amke, Demcon Industrial Systems Groeningen BV | EnginSoft SpA | ErreQuadro Srl | EWF - European Federation for Welding | Joining and Cutting | Fontana Pietro SpA | L. Karwala SK | LSE - Lightweight Structures Engineering GmbH | MMM Healthcare International GmbH | Politecnico di Milano | ProFactor GmbH | Q4Pro sp. z.o.o | Recendt GmbH | RINA Consulting SpA | R2M Solution Srl | Symate GmbH | Syxis VSI | Thermoglass.eu sp. z.o.o

Funding Scheme

Funding Scheme This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101092073 | Call identifier HORIZON-CL4-2022-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-01

RaRe2

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Duration

42 months

Period

December 2022 – May 2026

Coordinator

Fraunhofer IWU

Reference in EnginSoft

Giovanni Paolo Borzi, Anteneh Teferi Yemane

Partners Number

21

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