Call for tender for Feasibility studies of Regional Digital Manufacturing Innovation (RDMI) hubs



I4MS supports the uptake and adoption by SMEs and mid-caps of a number of key technologies including: Robotics, HPC cloud based simulation services, laser based applications, and cyber-physical systems/Internet of Things.

We are opening a call to request proposals for the development of feasibility studies to establish Regional Digital Manufacturing Innovation (RDMI) hubs. The aim of the call is to expand the coverage of I4MS technologies to regions that show limited activity in the field of I4MS. The call will remain open until the 28th of April 2016, 17:00 Brussels time.

The feasibility studies will present a solid plan for creating a RDMI hub in the regions by a consortium of relevant organisations and should include a plan for financing such a hub. I4MS partners will provide mentoring and coaching services to the selected innovation hubs.

The call aims at consortia of organisations that show expertise, infrastructure and a preliminary network in the I4MS domain in regions where there is no or limited I4MS competence centres planned or present. Funding will be provided up to €50,000 for direct costs and travel. The project time frame including mentoring and coaching and the development of a solid plan for the regional hub will be 6 months.

Webinar on call for proposals

A webinar on the call for proposals was held on 7 April.
Here is the webinar presentation: