Advanced Industrial Technologies
Those innovative technologies geared towards improving products, manufacturing processes or the production of goods. They are based on other key enabling technologies (e.g. micro- and nanoelectronic technologies, photonic technologies, cyber connectivity, artificial intelligence and computing). This group of technologies includes production equipment/systems for the manufacturing of specific materials/components; measurement, testing and control instruments; as well as automated manufacturing technologies and IECT-based technologies. It can also include equipment and processes for the production of other key enabling technologies (e.g. manufacturing/manipulation of advanced materials and nanotechnologies, manufacturing of nanoelectronic devices, manufacturing of organic compounds).
SMART MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSES
HIGH PERFORMANCE MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSES
HIGH PRECISION MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSES
This category includes systems associated with zero-defect manufacturing, with increased precision and smart quality control for machine tools and manufacturing systems as well as rapid reconfigurability for the manufacturing of small batches. This includes precise product digitization technologies for CNC automated manufacturing, automated quality inspection technologies and high-precision positioning and assembly technologies.
Equipment, solutions, technologies and components for the additive manufacturing of models/prototypes, tool components and products..
- 3D digitization/scanning. Technologies for the automated creation of digital 3D objects based on real objects, thus allowing for their digitization and manufacturing using additive manufacturing techniques.
- 3D printing. Systems for 3D printing based on materials such as plastic, metal, wood, ceramic, glass, etc. This also includes support systems/components for the additive manufacturing process such as the incorporation of non-destructive onsite quality control and testing processes.
- Bioprinting. Systems for the 3D printing of medical materials or materials compatible with biological systems using biomaterials for the production of organic items (e.g. prostheses, cells, artificial vascular systems, tissue).
SMART LOGISTICS AND DISTRIBUTION
Technologies, equipment and systems for the construction of bio-refineries which allow available biomass to be used and valorized as much as possible. This includes technologies and processes for both primary (cost-effective division and separation of biomass, waste minimization, component extraction or separation, increased productivity, etc.) and secondary conversion (biotechnological, thermo-chemical, hybrid, downstream processes, etc.).
GREEN PROPULSION TECHNOLOGIES
New propulsion systems for environmentally sustainable transportation, guaranteeing safety and reliability. This includes systems based on alternative fuels such as biofuels, fuel cells and electric.
Robotic equipment and solutions designed for industrial environments which, guaranteeing safety, offer adaptability and flexibility for applications such as inspection, infrastructure maintenance and streamlined production. This includes smart collaborative robots, high-power collaborative industrial robots and service robotics.