SMART FACTORY HUB Improving RD and business policy conditions for transnational cooperation in the manufacturing industry

Manufacturing industry represents a generator of Research and Development, innovation, growth and employment. Based upon increasing pressure on manufacturers (increased production capacity in low-cost economies and increased level of sophistication of supply chains in high-cost economies), the manufacturers need to embrace novel technologies, principles and approaches.

In other words, manufacturers need to digitize their production, while taking into consideration also improvement in processes and human resource management. 

The main objective of the Smart Factory HUB project is to improve framework conditions for innovation in the area of “smart factory”.

Therefore, the project’s goal is to develop R&D and business policy conditions for transnational cooperation in the manufacturing industry.

Result is improved cooperation between R&D and business where based on RIS3 (Research and Innovation Smart Specialization Strategy) centered model, quadruple helix partners will be oriented to find novel solutions in the following three domains: applying novel technologies, applying effective production process and applying effective human resource management system.

Improving RD and business policy conditions for transnational cooperation in the manufacturing industry
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1838636,6
ERDF Contribution: 1456071,99
IPA Contribution: 106769,09
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve framework conditions for innovation

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Pomurje Technology Park Lead partner Slovenia
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca ERDF partner Romania
University of Stuttgart – Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management ERDF partner Germany
University of West Bohemia ERDF partner Czech Republic
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Project News

  • SMART FACTORY HUB - Demonstration learning workshop in Belgrade on 30. May 2018
    - 22-05-2018
    Demonstration learning workshop in Belgrade on 30. May 2018

    The first demonstration learning workshop of Smart Factory HUB will be held within the framework of the international event "Innovation days" in Belgrade on 30. May 2018 in the Science-technology Park.  The event addresses the topic of promoting...

  • SMART FACTORY HUB - Report on Capacity Building Academy
    - 09-05-2018
    Report on Capacity Building Academy

    Training academy was used for capacity building identified regional facilitators and project partners, with the aim to foster the transfer of knowledge, best practices and enhance interregional cooperation. The ultimate goal and final output...

  • SMART FACTORY HUB - Long Night of Research (April 13), PROFACTOR
    - 12-04-2018
    Long Night of Research (April 13), PROFACTOR

    At the Long Night of Research (April 13), PROFACTOR will have a robot compete against the visitors in the popular Connect Four game. It is only one of a total of ten stations at which visitors to the Technology House in the Steyr can get an idea...

  • SMART FACTORY HUB - TCI Conference Europe 2018
    - 10-04-2018
    TCI Conference Europe 2018

        Peter Statev – chairman of the board of ICT Cluster presented the project Smart Factory Hub at the TCI Conference Europe 2018 that was held in Sofia Tech Park on 21st of March. TCI Conference is one of the biggest events on European...

  • SMART FACTORY HUB - Training Academy in Stuttgart
    - 14-03-2018
    Training Academy in Stuttgart

    According to the project plan IAT University of Stuttgart is organizing a SMART FACTORY HUB Training Academy. The training will take place on 24-26 April 2018 in Stuttgart. The meeting will be held on the conference hotel Campus.Guest of...

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