ALICIA Project Partners
Technical University of Munich
Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities based in Germany. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education, and promoting promising young scientists actively. TUM’s Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management is represented in the project by the Department for Assembly Technology and Robotics and the Department for Sustainable Production. TUM acts as the coordinator of the project.
Graz University of Technology
Graz University of Technology (TUG) is the oldest science and technology research institute in Austria. TUG is represented in the project by the Institute of Engineering and Business Informatics. In the project, they will focus on conducting ecosystem analyses, requirements engineering and investigation of commercialization strategies.
mts Consulting & Engineering GmbH
mts Consulting & Engineering is an award-winning German SME specializing in the optimization of production processes. The company’s proprietary KI-System Analyser® tool is an AI-based tool for sustainable production planning in the product design phase. In ALICIA, mts acts as a technology co-developer.
Conti Temic Microelectronic GmbH
Conti Temic Microelectronic (Conti) is a leading automotive Tier 1 supplier with multiple locations across Europe. The Conti factory in Ingolstadt (in southern Germany) specializes in manufacturing microelectronic products, including laser sensors (LIDARS). Conti will act as a use-case partner in ALICIA.
ECI Mechatronics is an Austrian SME specializing in the digitalization of production resources so they can become part of the Internet of Things and ultimately bring the production lines into the digital future. ECI will translate the overall system architecture requirements into the plug & produce middleware and adaptors.
IMT Atlantique (IMT) is one of the top 10 engineering schools in France and is currently ranked #44 among the best universities in the world by Times Higher Education. The school is focused on digital technology, energy, and the environment. The participants from IMT involved in ALICIA are members of the Department of Automatic, production, and computer science and of the research team MODELIS. They are experts in production management, line balancing, optimization under uncertainty, operation research, and artificial and computational intelligence in manufacturing. Their focus is the development of the AI matchmaking engine.
Yaghma is a microenterprise that specializes in monitoring socio-technical aspects of new technologies. Furthermore, Yaghma has expertise in AI impact assessment and responsible research and innovation. In the project, they will be responsible for conducting an ethical assessment of the technological developments in the project and covering the human-dimension aspects related to developing a training kit for workers together with TUM.
Netcompany-Intrasoft (INTRA), formerly known as Intrasoft International, is a large Luxembourg-based software company specializing in the development of software solutions for the private and public sectors. INTRA contributes its strong expertise in the area of Industry 4.0 to the project and will design the ALICIA marketplace.
University of Patras, Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS)
The University of Patras, Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS) is represented in the project by the Software Development for Manufacturing group. The role of LMS in ALICIA will be to focus on the development of the Digital Shadow/Digital Twin solutions.
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
DIN Deutsches Institute für Normung (DIN) is one of the world‘s leaders in standardization. In Germany, more than 30.000 experts from industry, research, consumer protection, and the public sector work together at DIN to develop market-oriented standards and specifications that promote global trade, innovations, and assure efficiency and quality. In ALICIA, they ensure the relevance and alignment of the project’s standardization activities.
Surplex Iberica S.L.U.
Surplex is one of the leading European online marketplaces for industrial machinery and production lines. Surplex is an international B2B platform managing the whole selling transaction: valuation of the machine, sale of the machine via online auction, payment process, decommissioning of the machine, and transport to its new location. Surplex contributes to a circular economy, saving considerable amounts of CO2 and raw materials and prolonging the lifecycle of manufacturing assets. Surplex contributes to the project by providing their experience on factory owner requirements, second-hand marketplaces, and servitization-based business models.
Comau is an industrial automation and robotics company based in Italy. Comau combines 45 years of experience in innovative engineering solutions with easy-to-use, open automation and enabling technologies. Comau will act as a use-case partner in ALICIA.