The project BEinCPPS aims to integrate a CPS-oriented Future Internet-based machine-factory-cloud service platform. The service platform isexperimentally validated firstly intensively in five selected Smart Specialization Strategy Vanguard regions (Lombardia in Italy, Euskadi in Spain, Baden Wuertemberg in Germany, Norte in Portugal, Rhone Alpes in France), afterwards extensively in all European regions, by involving local competence centers and manufacturing SMEs. The final aim of the project is to dramatically improve the adoption of CPPSs all over Europe by means of the creation, nurturing and flourishing of CPS-driven regional innovation ecosystems made of competence centers, manufacturing enterprises and IT SMEs. The BEinCPPS project stems upon three distinct pillars:
- Technological pillar: A three-layered platform federation environments at machine, factory and cloud level. The platform integrates state-of-the-art R&I advances in the fields of Internet of Things, Future Internet and CPS / Smart Systems, and is able to bi-directionally interoperate data pertaining to the machine, the factory and the cloud levels.
- Experimentation eco-system pillar: A pan-European SME-oriented experimentation ecosystem. In a first phase of the project, the five Champions will provide requirements to the platforms integrators. In a second phase, an Open Call for IT SMEs developers (applications experiments) will award 10 third parties. In a final third phase, the extended platform will be instantiated and deployed in additional 10 third parties equipment experiment SMEs
- Innovation Management pillar: A well-founded method and toolbox for innovation management, where an existing TRL-based methodology for KETs technology transfer will be enriched by a CPPS certification, education and training programme for young talents and experienced blue collar workers as well as by a well-founded three-fold (objectives-variables-indicators) method for results assessment and evaluation
In this context, TTTech is strongly represented in the technological pillar where its communication technology operates at the machine and factory level. TTTech concentrates on Deterministic Ethernet/converged Ethernet for cyber physical production systems (“Industrie 4.0”), a system architecture for CPS-as-a-service and the more flexible configuration of smart production systems.