European project ReBORN
Innovative Reuse of modular knowledge Based devices and technologies for Old, Renewed and New factories
ReBORN is a European project in the machinery industry which aims at demonstrating strategies and technologies helping to reuse production equipment in old, renewed and new factories. The strategies and technologies will be demonstrated on several industrial demonstration scenarios.
ReBORN results will lead to a more efficient and intelligent reuse of production equipment, will make the factory design process easier, and will shorten the ramp-up time in order to increase the production efficiency and flexibility. This paradigm will give new life to decommissioned production systems and equipment, making it possible their “reborn” in new production lines.
Integration of ReBORN results will extend production equipment life cycle and contribute to economic and environmental sustainability of production systems.
Furthermore ReBORN paves the way for the European machinery industry to a new business model that is based stronger on services. Hence the European machinery industry will move from an equipment-based business to a value added business, where equipment servicing and equipment knowledge are main business drivers.
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum assisted the coordinator Harms&Wende in writing the proposal and during the contract negotiations in Brussels and now, as project partner, SEZ supports the management of knowledge as well as administrative and financial project management. It also assumes the clarification of intellectual property, exploitation of research results and training for the consortium.
Project duration: 09/2013 – 08/2016
Countries: Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain