22 October 2018
Up to €250,000 for manufacturing SMEs to digitalise factory floor logistics
L4MS (Logistics for Manufacturing SMEs) is a pan-European acceleration programme related to the robotics manufacturing industry.
It has launched its first open call with funding up to €250,000 for cross-border application experiments to validate the cost-effective and rapid deployment of mobile robots in manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps through virtualization.
The experiments will demonstrate the value of the solution to reduce the installation, deployment and configuration time and cost by a factor of 10. They will be carried out using OPIL integration platform and 3D simulator, for which L4MS will offer free licenses and complete guidance.
The proposals should address the implementation of small logistics automation solutions tackling the barriers faced by manufacturing SMEs such as (but not limited to):
- end-to-end fully automated logistics solutions
- hybrid (human-robot collaboration) automated logistics solutions
- highly configurable automated logistics solutions
- multi-vendor logistics solutions
In addition to technical support, eligible SMEs will also receive training, business mentoring and access to funding opportunities.
The deadline for applications to the L4MS open call is 13:00 on 30 November 2018.