DIGITbrain is a R&D project funded by the European Commission under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Its name stands for “Digital twins bringing agility and innovation to manufacturing SMEs, by empowering a network of DIHs with an integrated digital platform that enables Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS)”.
DIGITbrain provides SMEs with easy access to digital twins. A Digital Twin is the virtual representation of a product, system or process that simulates its physical attributes in the real-world in real time. By collecting data from its physical counterpart, manufacturers are enabled to streamline the manufacturing process and make predictions with regard to machine failures or maintenance needs. Compared to the digital twin concept, which is increasingly used by manufacturing companies today, the DIGITbrain concept will go one step further by developing the ‘Digital Product Brain‘ which will store data throughout the entire life cycle of a production line or a machine. By collecting all this data, it will be possible to customise and set-up machines / production assets for very specific manufacturing tasks whenever needed. This will enable a new manufacturing model, called Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS), which will allow for on-demand production of much more specialised products, even in smaller quantities and still in an economically profitable way.
This project will support more than 20 highly innovative cross-border experiments (7 starting with the project and at least 14 acquired though two Open Calls with a total budget of 1.4M€), bringing together technology providers and manufacturing end users to perform experimentation, in order to validate the DIGITbrain solution.
DIGITbrain diverse consortium gathers 36 partners from 15 European countries that will work together for 3 years and a half. During its lifetime it will attract further 35-40 collaborators in two Open Calls for experiments, mainly technology and manufacturing SMEs.
ENIDE will contribute the technical aspects related to the service platform, for Combined Model Trusted Traceability Service, SLA Monitoring Service, Infrastructure Deployment Cost Recommendation Service. We will make sure that DIGITbrain technology enhances trust among the community of suppliers and users.