The AGILE Project ("AGILE Manufacturing for Competitiveness and Product Innovation") is coordinated by SINFONET and sees the partnership of M3NET, an innovative regional network on precision mechanics, micro-technologies and additive manufacturing. The project proposal was born from a wide and in-depth comparison with the Venetian system of companies and research, which allowed to identify, as a strategic line to guide the development of the Venetian socio-economic system in a post-emergency perspective, the ability to convert "agile" production systems through the application of advanced solutions for agile product innovation.
The project has a declared manufacturing vocation: the proposing group intends to develop interdisciplinary methodologies and approaches, based on the ability of agile conversion of processes and production lines, aimed at increasing competitiveness and product innovation. It is therefore an "industrial reaction" to the emergency COVID-19, built on flexibility, conversion and resilience, the results of which however have repercussions that exceed the time limits of the emergency, to be placed in a wider field of corporate competitiveness.
The detail of this "reaction", particularly focused on the fields of manufacturing and metal production, is divided into four types of actions:
The operational structure of the project essentially corresponds to a matrix, which "crosses" the areas of activity identified with the families of selected processes, which correspond to the main categories of manufacturing processes in the engineering sector: foundry, rolling and stamping, welding and assembly:
The AGILE Project introduces these three aspects within specific (and well representative of regional manufacturing) types of production lines:
The innovative actions compared to the production lines mentioned are complemented by:
Eligible expense: 2.545.625,00 euro
Contribution: 1.702.983,50 euro
The Engineer N. Gramegna and the Professor F. Bonollo wrote together an essay about AGILE: READ THEABSTRACT
Below the English introduction video of the project: