Programme: H2020 
Topic: EIT Manufacturing.
Project Coordinator: STUBA – Slovenská Technická Univerzita v Bratislave  (SVN)  
Start year: 2021 
Project website:  http://www.factoris.digital/


The goal of FactoRIS is to support the case-specific digital transformation of RIS (Regional Innovation Scheme) based on SMEs, by evolving existing production facilities towards Industry 4.0. This will be achieved by developing and networking established learning factories, providing modular testbed demonstrators for acute and real manufacturing problems, and adopting and sharing innovative education and training concepts with SME stakeholders.
Emphasis will be on technology solutions for smart manufacturing ecosystems, where e.g. maintenance activities can be supported by shared knowledge from a number of similar devices operated by ecosystem partners – solution suppliers and manufacturers.

Key enabling technologies will be IIoT, edge computing, data collection and evaluation in cloud. This requires upskilling relevant personnel to adopt new possibilities in their work, which will be performed by means of innovative hands-on courses and best practice guidelines delivered as digital learning nuggets.

A survey on Digital Maturity of manufacturing SMEs and start-ups has been proposed to better understand the company context and needs. The survey has been promoted on websites and social networks of the main project partners.

XiLab is one of the project learning factory and supports the adoption of virtual reality technologies, focusing on virtual training.