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"Adopting Future Internet technologies in manufacturing industries"
  • Project
    Starting date: 01 April 2013
    Duration in months: 30
    FP7 Call: FP7-2012-ICT-FI
    Total costs: € 18,483,000.00
    Consortium: 36 partners from 11 European countries
  • The Mission
    The mission of the FITMAN (Future Internet Technologies for MANufacturing industries) project is to provide the FI PPP Core Platform with 10 industry-led use case trials in the domains of Smart, Digital and Virtual Factories of the Future
    FITMAN Trials (4 conducted by Large Enterprises, 6 by SMEs) will test and assess the suitability, openness and flexibility of FI-WARE Generic Enablers while contributing to the STEEP (social-technological-economical-environmental-political) sustainability of EU Manufacturing Industries.
    The use case trials belong to several manufacturing sectors such as automotive, aeronautics, white goods, furniture, textile/clothing, LED lighting, plastic, construction, and manufacturing assets management.

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Project description

FITMAN facts and figures:


Integrated Project ID604674
Project start April 1, 2013
Duration 30 months
Project EC Budget 12.8 M€
Consortium 36 partners from 11 European countries


FITMAN provides the FIWARE Platform with 10 industry-led use case trials in the domain of Smart, Digital and Virtual Factories of the Future.

Expected results

In order to accomplish the mission statement, the FITMAN project will deliver:

  • FITMAN Generic Platform for Manufacturing Industries, as a collection of several Generic Enablers Implementations belonging to most of the identified technological Chapters of FI-WARE project
  • Generic and flexible Trials Verification and Validation Framework, encompassing concepts, methods and tools for a technical and business assessment of the eleven Trials
  • Open-to-all FITMAN Phase III Package, to support FI-WARE PPP Phase III objective 1.8, Expansion of Use Cases, by providing access to FITMAN Reports and Prototypes for Phase III preparation and implementation
  • FITMAN Specific Platforms for Smart, Digital and Virtual Factories, as a collection of several Specific Enablers Implementations belonging to the background of FITMAN beneficiaries and specifically derived from previous RTD projects in the Factories of the Future and Future Internet Enterprise Systems research
  • Ten FITMAN Trials Platforms as instantiation of the selected Generic and Specific Enablers for 10 industry-driven multi-sectorial Trials
  • Ten FITMAN Trial Experimentations by deploying the FITMAN Trials Platforms in realistic Smart-Digital-Virtual Factories IT and business cases, as well as assess and evaluate the achieved results:

i.          Smart Factories Trials:

TRW (LE*) automotive supplier – Safe & Healthy Workplace,

PIACENZA (SME) textile/clothing – Cloud Manufacturing,

WHIRLPOOL (LE*) white goods manufacturer – Mobile workforce.


ii.         Digital Factories Trials:

VOLKSWAGEN (LE*) automotive manufacturer – PLM ramp-up for reduced Time to Market ,

AGUSTAWESTLAND (LE*) aeronautics manufacturer – Training services for blue collar workers, WHIRLPOOL (LE*) white goods manufacturer – Mobile workforce,

CONSULGAL (SME) construction – As-designed vs. As-built Interoperability,

AIDIMA (SME) furniture – Mass Customised Production.


iii.            Virtual Factories Trials:

APR (SME) plastic industry – Collaboration valorisation,

TANet (SME) manufacturing resource management – Networked Business Innovation,

COMPLUS (SME) LED smart lighting – Collaborative Production.


*LE: Large Enterprise

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