The manufacturing industry stands at the precipice of a transformative era—one that demands a convergence of innovation, circularity, and sustainability. At Haptic R&D Consulting, we are poised to contribute as a consortia partner in the Horizon Europe Fund & Grant Call, spearheading groundbreaking advancements in manufacturing.
Anticipated Outcomes for the Manufacturing Industry:
Our focus revolves around fostering environmental sustainability and facilitating a substantial reduction in the environmental impact across manufacturing processes. We aim to achieve these outcomes:
1. Environmental Impact Assessment: Enabling manufacturers to assess the environmental footprint of their products, streamlining product flow after usage to curtail waste through digital technologies.
2. Decarbonization through Innovation: Leveraging innovative modeling and simulation software for comprehensive transport and manufacturing monitoring, driving substantial decarbonization within the industry.
3. Digital Tools Adoption: Facilitating the adoption of digital platforms like the EU Digital Product Passport to enhance traceability, material characterization, and environmental footprint evaluation.
4. Empowerment through Skills: Empowering the workforce by bridging skill gaps and fostering competence in utilizing new digital tools and platforms.
Scope and Direction:
Circular manufacturing is pivotal in achieving sustainability while enhancing competitiveness. Our proposed initiatives aim to integrate a range of digital technologies and engineering tools to establish systemic circularity within European manufacturing.
Central to our approach is the pooling and sharing of data across sectors and the value chain. This exchange, coupled with external environmental impact data, will bolster recycling and remanufacturing by modeling product life cycles.
The forthcoming Sustainable Product Framework, particularly the Digital Product Passport, necessitates manufacturers’ readiness for its implementation. Our efforts are geared toward equipping manufacturers for this transition by ensuring data exchange integrity, interoperability, and reliability.
Imperatives for Transformation:
Transitioning to circular manufacturing demands a paradigm shift and specialized expertise. We prioritize technology advancements that complement human involvement. The upskilling and reskilling of the manufacturing workforce are paramount for successful adoption and implementation.
Our proposal encompasses initiatives in:
- AI-Driven Environmental Forecasting
- Innovative Simulation and Modelling Software
- Development of Digital Platforms for Product Traceability
- Human-Centric Approach in Technology Development
Embracing International Collaboration:
We strongly encourage international cooperation, seeking partnerships with Japan, South Korea, the US, Canada, and Australia to foster cross-border innovations.
Our proposals are rooted in a robust business case and exploitation strategy, aligned with the goals of this destination.
At Haptic R&D Consulting, we are looking for research aligned with international standards, fostering interoperability for data sharing and adhering to FAIR data principles. Collaboration with existing projects and initiatives is intrinsic to our approach, promoting synergy and bolstering European competitiveness.
Join us in our quest to revolutionize manufacturing, steering towards a circular, sustainable, and innovative future for industries worldwide. Let’s collaborate to shape the manufacturing landscape of tomorrow!
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