IN 4.0 EAPA_383/2016

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Adaptation of Industry 4.0 model to the naval sector

Call 2016
Priority 1. Stimulating innovation and competitiveness
Objective 1.1. Enhancing innovation capacity through corporation to foster competitiveness

Lead partner:

Diputación Provincial de Pontevedra
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ERDF funding 1.913.664,12 €
Total budget 2.551.552,14 €
Duration 2017-09-01 - 2020-08-30


The naval sector occupies a central position in the growth of the economy, being deeply rooted in the Atlantic Area countries and presenting a common problem: the urgency of getting contracts in a very competitive market, mainly caused by very low labour costs in European countries such as Romania, Turkey, Poland or Croatia, or at worldwide level, such as Asian countries, competing with naval companies of the Atlantic Area countries.
The IN 4.0 project aims to improve the competitiveness of the naval sector companies through the adaptation of the traditional productive model towards the Industry 4.0, guaranteeing the sector’s endurance in an increasingly demanding market where technological innovation is a key factor of strategic advantage.
To achieve this goal of competitiveness, the adaptation of the naval sector business model will be validated by:
(i) determining the degree of maturation of existing technologies that could be implemented in naval SMEs;
(ii) redefining work organization systems;
(iii) qualifying naval sector workers in order to move towards 4.0 model;
(iv) designing innovative strategies to save costs in the implementation of technologies, detecting new marketing methods, and
(v) implementing the innovations designed under IN 4.0 in the selected SMEs of the participating regions in the project.

Project website:

Partner Location
1 Diputación Provincial de Pontevedra Galicia (ES)
2 Bretagne Pôle Naval Bretagne (FR)
3 Cork Institute of Technology Southern and Eastern (IE)
4 Fórum Oceano – Associação da Economia do Mar Norte (PT)
5 Asociación Cluster del Naval Gallego Galicia (ES)
6 University of Strathclyde South Western Scotland (UK)
7 Foro Marítimo Vasco País Vasco (ES)
8 Pôle de compétitivité EMC2 Pays-de-la-Loire (FR)
9 Asociacion de Industriales Metalúrgicos de Galicia Galicia (ES)
10 High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute Ltd. South Western Scotland (UK)
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