Ansaldo Energia launches Digital X Factory: Call for Innovation for startup and PMI industry in 4.0

The path towards Smart Manufacturing is now underway. We are therefore an interesting opportunity for all Italian startup and innovative SMEs able to design and implement advanced technology solutions applicable to production processes using the industry's leading 4.0 technologies.

The initiative was created by an associate ANIMA, Ansaldo Energia, which was selected by the Intelligent Cluster Factory on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Development as one of the first four "Lighthouse Plant" envisaged in the 4.0 Industry Plan with the goal of achieving the 2018 Triennium -2020 is an Industrial R & D Plan designed to introduce innovative digital applications in the production process.

To accomplish this, with the support of the Liguria Region, Ansaldo Energia, as well as involving some of the major centers of digital transformation (such as the University of Genoa and the Politecnico di Milano) and some important technology partners, decided to select some startups and innovative SMEs that can bring value to this initiative.

For this reason, Ansaldo Energia launches the Digital X Factory Call for Innovation with the aim of identifying the best design proposals that can bring real innovation within a reality such as Ansaldo Energia, which wants to speed up the process of digital transformation of its own operating processes.

Specifically, the design proposal developed by the companies that will be part of the Call will focus on 8 application areas identified in the Ansaldo Energia Lighthouse Plant as more significant to support the ongoing digital transformation of their production processes:

• Operational Production Management
• Operational Management of Physical Product Factors
• Managing Performance of Product Assets
• Management of Technical Data and Quality
• Quality Data Management
• Additive Process for Repair Processes
• Smart Safety
• Smart Training
• Cyber ​​Security

Among all the realities that will submit their candidacy by November 20, the most promising companies will be selected on Friday, 15 December, at the Ansaldo Energia plant in Genoa Cornigliano, presenting their design proposals in front of a jury of industry experts 1 .
Among the startups and PMI finalists will be selected those that will contribute to the creation of the Lighthouse Plant of Ansaldo Energia.

Participation methods and other useful information are available on the site .

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