Horizon 2020’s New Project Eur3ka Will Fight Pandemic with a Manufacturing Network

Jan 14, 2021 | News

IDSA member Engineering Ingegneria Informatica announced the launch of Project Eur3ka, a major research and innovation effort focused on helping the manufacturing and health care industries respond quickly and efficiently to major medical crises.

The project is part of the Horizon 2020 programme and brings together 24 partners from 11 countries to improve global emergency preparedness. A key partner in the effort is the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA).

Linking manufacturing, supply chains and medical knowledge

The secure exchange of data and the effective connection of supply chains has proven to be one of the main challenges in the COVID pandemic and in industry more broadly. Eur3ka will create the basis for linking global manufacturing capacities, supply chains and medical knowledge according to demand and realigning them in the shortest possible time. To achieve optimal alignment of global production capacity and rapid adaptation of manufacturing and supply chains, Eur3ka relies on IDSA.

The IDS standard will ensure secure communication and control for data transfer across factory borders. A key element of Project Eur3ka will have partners developing IDS-certified connectors for sharing data for the additive manufacturing of components for medical devices on demand.

Eur3ka has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement Nº 101016175.

To learn more about the project, visit the website: https://www.eur3ka.eu/

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