Facts4Workers: Horizon 2020 project in the field of Industry 4.0

10 August 2015

The large-scale European research project “FACTS4WORKERS” with a project volume of 7.9 million Euros and 15 European research partners over a time span of four years deals with the topic of “Industry 4.0” and focuses on the human component of modern production.

The consortium led by VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center wants to demonstrate how to create attractive and intelligent work places in a factory of the future and how therefore Europe can be boosted as a production location. evolaris, as one of 15 European research partners, contribute their expertise especially in developing innovative HMI frontends based on wearables such as data glasses, smartwatches tablets etc.

“Wearable devices are very suitable in order to shape the workspace for employees in the factory of the future in an intelligent way. Supportive information is then, depending on the actual activity and situation, available where and when required. This will not only strengthen the competencies of the respective employees but also enhance personal motivation relating to their work”, says Peter Brandl, evolaris project staff.

The results of this research project are supposed to contribute to the rise of a new industrial era, which is characterized by the so-called “Smart Factory”. The “Smart Workers” in those production sites will be ideally supported by information and communication technology in order to improve the manufacturing process regarding flexibility, efficiency, and reliability. This results in a local benefit in competition, and (central) European production locations can be secured in the long term.

The four-yearlong research initiative is being funded through Horizon 2020, which is an EU funding programme for research and innovation of the European Commission, running from 2014 to 2020.

Our Facts4 Workers project website will keep you updated about news and results!

Peter Brandl