EPIC success

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Hungary was the most successful country in the ”Teaming” research excellence programme, the most prestigious call of Horizon 2020 Widening programme.
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The two successful projects coordinated by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office consisting of excellent Hungarian and international partners have been awarded EUR 26 million (around HUF 8 billion). Development activities in the field of Cyber-Physical Production Systems can start in the Institute for Computer Science and Control of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. EPIC – Centre of Excellence in Production Informatics and Control The main goal of the Centre of Excellence on Cyber-Physical Production Systems is to boost the innovation process, to create industry-relevant results, to train the next generation of highly skilled experts and to ensure the background for a sustainable and competitive production ecosystem for various industry sectors in Hungary and in Europe. Related to the EPIC projects topic organised and headed by MTA SZTAKI the National Industry 4.0 Technological Platform was established on May 2016 with the aim to adapt the „Industrie 4.0” initiative in Hungary. The EU contribution from the Horizon 2020 framework programme is EUR 10 876 825 (HUF 3,26 billion), the financial support of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office is EUR 3,6 million (HUF 1,08 billion) which is backed with a significant amount of grants from the Economic Development and Innovation Operative Programme and own contribution of the participating organizations which amount to EUR 7,3 million (HUF 2,2 billion). The full budget of the project is EUR 21,7 million (HUF 6,5 billion). The applied research / innovation objective of the proposal is to strengthen the ability of SZTAKI and the two faculties of BME to transfer the research results to the industry with the support of the participating FhG institutions. Members of the EPIC consortium:

  • Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI)
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
  • Fraunhofer institutions from Germany (IPA-Stuttgart, IPK-Berlin, IPT-Aachen) and from Austria (Fraunhofer Austria).

Source: NKFIH