IN4.0 Interreg Atlantic Project

  • Enang, Etieno (Research Assistant)

Project: Project at former HEI

Project Details


A. General descriptionIN 4.0 is aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the companies in the naval sector through their adaptation to the production model of the industry 4.0, granting in this way the sector participation in an increasingly demanding market, where innovation is a key factor for their strategic positioning. For this purpose, several actions will be carried out: a diagnosis of the main barriers the sector faces in the process of adapting its business model, the determination of the level of maturity of the existing technologies likely to be implemented in SMEs, the definition of the work organization systems, the training of the staff of the sector to move towards IN 4.0, the design of innovative strategies to reduce costs in the application of technology, the identification of new marketing methods, and the implementation of the innovations designed in IN 4.0 in the selected SMEs of the regions involved.

Key findings

Report of the survey results and contributions of the companies of the main naval agents to assess the situation of the implementation of the factory of the future
Catalogue containing a minimum of 20 existing potential technologies to be implemented
Report on the maturity level of the identified technologies: a minimum of 5Transnational validation workshop
Protocol to redefine jobs
Training programme25 job placements for young university graduates
2 training activities in each country (a total of 10)
Web system: ship building open knowledge
A mentor network in the 5 countries involved50 qualified SMEs of the sector
List of options to reduce the costs associated with the acquisition of technology (after a market survey)
A guide showing the new methods used in commercialization in other sectors: 5 commercialization and marketing innovative methods in the naval sector
A tool to match and map more than 100 business sectors in Europe
5 cross-sectoral workshops, acting as a meeting point for companies of the naval sector and other sectors, to promote the collaboration and the sharing of experiences
Identification of 5 success cases, one in each country, of companies in the naval sector
External evaluation to measure the growth of the SMEs after adopting the industry 4.0: 50 quantitative and qualitative indicators
Short titleIN 4.0
Effective start/end date1/05/1931/08/20


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