DIGITbrain – digital brain for companies

Direct support of SMEs with "Digital Twin" technology

DIGITbrain H2020 project for the direct support of SMEs with the "Digital Twin" technology, several experimental places will be awarded by open tender. 

Over the next three and a half years, Duisburg-based cloudSME will be active as a consortium partner in the DIGITbrain project. The innovation action is coordinated by PNO Consultants and is funded within the European framework under the funding number 952071 by the research and innovation program Horizon 2020, from July 1, 2020.

DIGITbrain and it's new concept

The "Digital Brain" is a completely new concept that extends the Digital Twin to fully cover the life cycle of industrial products and facilitates the configuration and orchestration of components related to an instance of an industrial product. DIGITbrain aims to enable small and medium-sized European manufacturing companies to benefit from AI-based manufacturing as a service (MaaS).

What is a Digital Twin? "Digital twins" are virtual reproductions of physical devices that data scientists and IT professionals can use to run simulations before the actual devices are built and deployed. They also change the way IoT, AI and analytics can be optimized and used more efficiently.

The goal of DIGITbrain

The aim of the project is to develop the "digital brain" that supports manufacturing companies with data and related AI-based optimization algorithms to create a whole new level of personalized and optimized manufacturing. The digital brain will collect and store data about production lines/machines used in factories throughout their entire life cycle.

With all this information used by artificial intelligence (AI) and data analysis applications, users will be able to customize and set up these machines whenever necessary for specific manufacturing tasks. This will enable a new digital manufacturing model called "Manufacturing as a Service" (MaaS) that supports the cost-effective manufacture of on-demand products.

Independent of individual providers

We equip DIGITbrain with a testbed platform, a seed of the CloudBroker platform to connect to various cloud and HPC infrastructures of different cloud providers. The integrated open-source cloud orchestrator and autoscaler "MiCADOscale" simplifies the complex implementation of applications, as implementations and runtime orchestrations of applications within the testbed environment can be automated.

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The advanced CloudiFacturing project and its solution offer community areas, an area for demonstration of software solutions and a direct interface for direct execution of tested services. At a later stage, the results will be consolidated on several H2020 projects, so the novel concept MaaS will be available to every manufacturing company.

Funded by

DIGITbrain is an EU innovation program to give SMEs easy access to digital twins. A Digital Twin is a computer-based application/simulation that mimics the real production line of a company and runs in parallel with the real manufacturing process.

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