Demo-cases launched by the Vanguard Initiative's ESM pilot

The pilot on Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing (ESM), launched by the Vanguard Initiative, is now developing demo-cases through Milan summit, held on the 30th of November and the 1st of December, with the objective to strengthen and deepen the transregional cooperation.

The pilot on Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing (ESM), launched by the Vanguard Initiative, is now developing demo-cases through Milan summit, held on the 30th of November and the 1st of December, with the objective to strengthen and deepen the transregional cooperation.

The events aim to build a critical mass of regional actors for a project regarding an upscaling of the use of new, innovative materials based on plastics. In addition, the outline of a demo-case concerning the development of highly configurable and intelligent manufacturing lines will be finalized through an interactive session.

The first event, that is to be held on the 30th of November, is a strategic workshop organized by the demo-case Advanced Sustainable Surface and Coating Manufacturing Technologies. The objective of the workshop is to connect regional stakeholders and to aid them in in the drive to build a critical mass of actors that will enable the partnership to develop further. Advanced Sustainable Surface and Coating Manufacturing Technologies aims to enable scale-ups, demonstration, validation and integration of new, advanced materials made from plastic. These actions are taken to allow the future commercialization of such materials.

Following the strategic workshop, a so-called Collaboration LAB, organized by the demo-case Smart & Adaptive assembly and manufacturing System, will be held on the 1st of December. The session functions as a one-day focus group meeting that aims to help the partnership to finalize the demo-case through moderated discussions. The demo-case in question intends to develop a European network of highly configurable and intelligent manufacturing lines that will be able to produce personalized components and products. In order to do so, different pilot lines, each of them focusing on a specific sector according to regional strengths, will be created in the participating regions.