After its success on the first edition for innovative ideas in additively manufactured products, the AMable project launches a new call for Experiments, providing funding and services for SME’s and mid-caps within Europe Union.
O Porriño, 21st of August 2019.– For the second year in a row, the European project AMable is looking for innovative product ideas that need Additive Manufacturing (AM) to become alive. Throughout the whole process of developing an innovative product idea towards its real part, the selected teams will have the support of AMable consortium. It complements the knowledge and capability of the team and combines all efforts for a ground-breaking product result.
As a Factories of the Future (FoF) project under the umbrella of I4MS (ICT for Manufacturing SMEs), the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme supports the AMable project to accelerate the uptake of additive manufacturing technologies; from design to manufacturing of functional parts throughout the European Union.
Furthermore, the AMable Services Arena will offer unbiased access to the best European AM knowledge and, consequently, support its adoption. In combination with a digitally integrated data backbone, tailored services will assist SMEs in the uptake of AM and include technological, business and training services.
As an extension of last year’s goals, this open call seeks for ground-breaking ideas, which will result in economically and technologically viable additively manufactured products. AMable calls for proposals that bring forward an innovative idea of functional products that needs AM to become real. The call aims to enable SMEs to take up AM with the help of financial support and AMable Services. These services target at support and upskilling of employees in the areas of design for AM, technology development, training and business development support.
- Submission Deadline: 01.11.2019
- Open call total budget: 450.000 Euros
- Eligibility: SME's and mid-caps from the European Union
- Experimentation types: Feasibility Studies and Best Practice Experiments Experimentation teams: SME or mid-caps
- Experimentation: Innovative idea of an additively manufactured product
- Proposal template: Short summary of product/project idea (from 4 to 10 pages).
- More information: https://www.amable.eu/calls/call-for-proposals
AMable is co-funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 768775 and also it runs under the umbrella of European Commission’s initiative “ICT for manufacturing SMEs (I4MS)”. The principal objective of this project is to accelerate the uptake of additive manufacturing by SMEs/mid-caps leading to innovative products and upskilled personnel.
The parties involved are Fraunhofer ILT & ISST (DE), AIMEN (ES), DTI (DK) EWF (BE), Frederick Research Center (CY), Inspire (CH), Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems (GR), Lortek (ES), The Manufacturing Technology Center MTC (UK), Politechnico di Torino (IT), Sirris, (BE), SUPSI (CH), TNO (NL), TWI (UK), Politechnika Wroclawska (PL), VTT (FI). Industrial Dataspace (DE), KeenBull (CH), Zabala (ES).
Among all this representatives, reference competitive centers of these technologies in Spain are the well-known technological institutes: AIMEN (www.aimen.es) and Lortek (www.lortek.es) Additional contact points for further information are: