The challenges in materials and process technology are numerous. Examples are the quest to develop new (nano) materials which combine unusual properties or can cope with extreme conditions, the replacement of current feedstock by biobased alternatives, finding substitutes for critical raw materials, and exploring alternative mining reserves, e.g. minerals from the deep sea. Furthermore, various additive manufacturing techniques, advanced automation and digitisation (Industry 4.0) are making their way in the manufacturing industry.
Uniresearch consultants hold M.Sc.’s and Ph.D.’s in chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and material science, and have profound knowledge of the opportunities and challenges in these fields. They are keen to support you in project set-up and – management in each development stage; from early stage research projects to demonstration projects, and to assist you to acquire (EU) funding.
Uniresearch was hired by the coordinator of the project to review the grant application process based on Uniresearch’s expertise. After approval of the project, Uniresearch has been assigned the task of project management facilitator.
The Digital Open Marketplace Ecosystem (DOME) 4.0 aims at developing a comprehensive industrial data ecosystem aligned with the Open Science and Open Innovation objectives to enable sharing of business-to-business (B2B) data for the purpose of value generation and creation of new or enhanced products, processes, and services.
DOME 4.0 will focus on two parts:
a) core ecosystem technology advancement with connectors to other marketplaces, data and knowledge bases; and
b) demonstration of added value via nine B2B success stories covering areas such as nanomaterials, manufacturing equipment and processes, lightweight construction, etc., while dealing with data characteristics such as quantity, quality, velocity, formats, and sources. Data governance, sovereignty, provenance and adherence to FAIR principles are proposed.
The project consortium consists of 11 partners from 8 (EU) countries.