AM ecosystem for SMEs/Mid-caps leading to development of innovative business and service models and new value-chain models in a fully digital environment
Start Date: Qtr3 2017 – Qtr3 2021
Support SMEs and mid-caps who could use AM for their products.
- Set up a range of services for an SME to use on their journey from idea to AM production
- Set up a platform to enable secure exchange of information between the customer and the service providers
- Fund SME projects to evaluate the platform and services
- Create a sustainable business model for the platform beyond the end of the project
SMEs have an online source of information and support services that help remove barriers to their using AM as a manufacturing process for their products.
MTC role in project
The MTC is the lead for the DfAM service provided to SMEs, responsible for technical management of the platform and partner in the blockchain implementation.
Fraunhofer ILT, MTC, Fraunhofer ISST, IDSA, Keen Bull, strategy&, zabala, AtoS, AIMEN, DTI, INSPIRE, EWF, FRC, INS, LMS, LORTEK, POLITO, SIRRIS, SUPSI, TNO, TWI, VTT, CAMT
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