SHOP4CF is offering €1,2M in equity-free funding to EU-based manufacturing companies
How AI is helping Europe’s push for Manufacturing Sovereignty
Apply now to the SHOP4CF 3rd and final open call
- SHOP4CF has launched its third and final Open Call in accordance with the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme to provide ~12 equity-free lump sums of up to €100,00 to system integrators, manufacturing companies, and developers with novel use-cases to eliminate laborious and time-consuming labor practices.
- Applicant use-cases must demonstrate an ability to increase human productivity in industrial applications through smart assistance via a set of modular software components (with optional hardware).
- The SHOP4CF programme offers funding and mentoring during the eight months of development and implementation of the use-case solutions and has already successfully supported 19 use-cases in its first two open calls.
- The call will remain open until October 31st. Interested companies can apply through the SHOP4CF website: https://shop4cf.eu/oc3/
September 2022 – SHOP4CF (Smart Human Oriented Platform for Connected Factories), an EU-funded project within the eighth framework program Horizon 2020, announces the launch of its latest open call to accelerate the EU into the 4th Industrial Revolution. This final round of funding aims to modernise the manufacturing sector by funding use cases designed to establish new human-centric approaches to rote and repetitive industrial processes.
SHOP4CF applicants seeking to solve real challenges in a manufacturing environment and improve human safety and well-being at work are encouraged to apply. Successful applicant use cases will demonstrate an ability to eradicate monotonous and laborious work through the power of automation while increasing human productivity through smart assistance technology.
Applicants eager to develop new modular software components (with optional hardware) that clearly demonstrates a positive impact on human work on a shop floor are strongly encouraged to submit use-cases formatted to answer the questions below:
Which are the most relevant workers or workers groups that are affected by the use-case implementation?
How will the use-case improve the competitive position of the organization?
What is the main relevant human-related issue to be solved or improved?
What kind of human-technology interaction does the use-case introduce?
Successful applicants will receive eight months of support and mentorship, technology training, business and funding coaching, and a lump-sum cheque for up to €100,000.
Interested applicants can complete their online application via this link until October 31st.
For more information, please watch this short video about the SHOP4CF project: link.