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UMinhoTech – Technology for Future

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2017-2019 The UMinhoTech project has as main objective to promote economic recovery of R&D results produced by the University of Minho and its technological interfaces and strengthen the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge for the business sector. The UMinhoTech project aims to be a pioneer project on economic valuation of the scientific knowledge produced at the University of Minho and in its technological interfaces. With the implementation of this project the promoter Consortium seeks to achieve the following operational objectives: promote and facilitate communication with the corporate sector; promote the visibility of R&D units, raise new customers (new companies and new economic sectors); receive new projects (European and national); offer the industrial sector an integrated response University – research centers; promote the internationalization of the University of Minho and its technological interfaces. For the pursuit of these objectives the promoter of this project, consortium aims to operationalize an innovative approach of the corporate sector. Promoters: CCG PIEP CVR Participation: TecMinho Financing: COMPETE2020 through European funds under the ERDF. Approved investment: 897.667,62 Euro ERDF Support granted: 763.017,47 Euro Photo by Hugo Delgado WAPA

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PRODUTECH-SIF (Solutions for the Industry of the Future)

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2017-2020 The umbrella project “programa mobilizador PRODUTECH SIF – Soluções para a Indústria do Futuro” (Solutions for the Industry of the Future) embodies a comprehensive response towards the development and implementation of new production systems, embedding advanced production technologies, that will equip the manufacturing industry to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 4th industrial revolution. It incorporates a strategic, coherent and integrative set of R&D activities in key domains that foresees the development of new production technologies for multi-sectorial application, and with impacts in terms of the reinforcement of the competitiveness and sustainability of the industry at international level, encompassing: Networked production systems Innovative technologies for new cyber-physical production systems Development, management and improvement of cyber-physical production systems Key enabling production technologies, automation and advance robotic systems Integral sustainability and efficiency of production systems Energy technologies Advanced tools for the development of products and services. CCG actuates within PPSs 1 (Networked Production Systems) and 6 (Key Enabling Production Technologies, Automation And Advance Robotic Systems) of this project through its applied research domain EPMQ. In PPS1, the CCG contributes to: Industrial Scenarios and Requirements Analysis Reference Model and Global Architecture Management of Cyber Physical Production Processes and Systems Agile Cloud Collaboration Tools Platform for interoperability of Network Production Systems. In PPS6, the CCG contributes to: Dynamization of Internal Logistics; Flexible Industrial Robotic Manipulators   Partners PRODUTECH – Associação Para As Tecnologias De Produção Sustentável CEI – Companhia De Equipamentos Industriais, Lda. INOVAM, Soluções De Manufactura Assistida Por Computador, Lda. Vanguarda – Soluções de Gestão e Organização Empresarial, Lda. Universidade de Aveiro CCG – Centro de Computação Gráfica Financing Funded by “programa mobilizador PRODUTECH-SIF” under reference POCI-01-0247-FEDER-024541, co-funded by “Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional” (FEDER), through “Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização “(POCI). Total budget: 331.614,86€ Funding: 248.486,145€

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Transfer of Scientific and Technological Knowledge from CCG – SIAC TT

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2017 – 2019 The SIAC TT project has as main objective to reinforce the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge to the business sector, promoting a greater effectiveness in the R & I System and the creation of value in organizations. With this project, the CCG – Centre for Computer Graphics intends to carry out a set of actions that stimulate and foster the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge of its 4 areas of specialization (CVIG, EPMQ, PIU, UMC) to the business sectors, as well as stimulating and enhancing its economic activities of the North region of the country. With the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge, it is intended to contribute to: create value in organizations; improve tradable solutions; increase in exports (of products and services); strengthen the competitiveness of companies and the North region.   In accordance with these objectives, the action plan is constituted by 3 complementary initiatives and one last one, transversal to all others, of dissemination and dissemination of results: Action 1 – Initiatives of Interaction and Knowledge Transfer of “computer graphics”; Action 2 – Actions to disseminate, disseminate and integrate scientific and technological knowledge in the business fabric; Action 3 – Actions for the economic valuation of R & D results; Action 4 – Dissemination actions and dissemination of results. The project NORTE-02-0246-FEDER-000037, approved on 07/06/2018, has the co-financing of the Operational Program Norte2020, and European Union through the European Regional Development Fund. Eligible investment of € 398,184.17 Financial support ERDF: € 338,456.55

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TexBoost – less Commodities more Specialities

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2017-2020 The TexBoost – less Commodities more Specialties mobilizing project is a structuring project of the Textile Cluster: Technology and Fashion. Its objective is to cluster collective R & D initiatives with a strong inductor and demonstrator component, involving Textile and Clothing companies, as well as other complementary sectors of the economy. Activities This project has as main activities:  developing new textile solutions, with the creation of new scientific knowledge;  to develop very innovative products and processes using state-of-the-art technologies that will provide new experiences for consumers and participating businesses;  simplify access by the companies involved in new markets/business areas or reinforce existing markets/business areas, nationally and internationally. Work phases The TexBoost project is organized in 6 PPS – Products, Processes, and Services – built from 50 activities, resulting in 17 innovative solutions in several areas.  PPS 1 – Digitization and dematerialization  PPS 2 – New materials  PPS 3 – New structures  PPS 4 – IE Textiles  PPS 5 – Circular Economy  PPS 6 – Management (management, dissemination and exploitation of results) The contribution of the CCG The CCG – Centre for Computer Graphics – is involved in the PPS phase 1 of the project, more specifically in nuclear activity 1, which includes the technological development in the scope of digitization and dematerialization of tissue samples. The applied research domain EPMQ of the CCG is responsible for the research and development of a computer tool for dematerialization of tissue samples that will comprise the conceptualization and implementation of a digital platform for integration, treatment, and analysis of decision support data in the virtual prototyping of fabrics. For this purpose, we will use approaches applied to the development of interoperability architectures and BigData and Machine Learning algorithms. These algorithms are able to learn from the history of textile data, as well as to predict and optimize variables/parameters useful for decision-making processes in textile production. Partners: CITEVE and Riopele Financing: Compete 2020 Total eligible cost: 9.229.676,60€ European (ERDF) support: 6.364.784,98€ Project website

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UH4SP – Unified Hub for Smart Plants

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2016-2018 The goal of project UH4SP is the development of a software service-oriented architecture and technology solutions, under the paradigm of IoT and Industry 4.0, which promotes corporate and aggregate vision of industrial units operations dispersed across different geographies through remote and local access; building collaborative and cross-cutting tools; optimization of operations and user experience in industrial units and, finally, system reliability. The main technical and scientific objectives of the project are as follows: Definition of design mechanisms of logical architectures for technological platforms for logistics optimization under Industry 4.0 standard. Design of services and business applications addressed to the various stakeholders invoking resources transparently. Development of new algorithms and sensing methods to improve the recognition of people and vehicles, interactions with drivers and remote technical assistance. Development of simulation models and heuristics in order to optimize logistics. Development of computing platforms supporting system operations. Development of a data storage platform appropriate to the requirements Industry 4.0. CCG’s contribution by its EPMQ and cVIG domains of applied research are critical for the project development.   EPMQ will contribute in the following topics: Cloud Computing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 referential requirements analysis and study;  Conception of a Services Oriented Architecture ( SOA); Development of business services and applications with transparent resources invocation; Business model definition with the use of “business/IT” alignment methodologies; cVIG will contribute in three main axes related with smart sensing and support, namely: Trucker & Driver Automatic Identification with computer vision; Mobile Driver Interface with in-plant navigation support by the use of augmented reality; Remote Assistance, exploring new concepts of tele-presence in augmented reality. Partners: Cachapuz – Equipamentos para Pesagem, Lda (PT) Universidade do Minho (PT) Associação C.C.G/ZGDV – Centro de Computação Gráfica (PT) Eurotux Informática, SA (PT) Financing: UH4SP: Unified Hub 4 Smart Plants, (project nº 017871), supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the COMPETE2020 – Portuguese National Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization. Total eligible cost: 898542,76 Euros EU financing support: 581115,26 Euros Project’s Website

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Cloud Applications for SMART Cars

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2015-2018 This project will develop a new architecture and a new development process of cloud-based applications for smart cars, as well as the development of three prototype applications that cover infotainment services in the context of smart cities. This project intends to develop a new line of software products, suitable to the context of SMART Cars. Therefore, a development process adapted to the needs of the Software Development Competency Centre (SDCC) of Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, in Braga, will be formalized and institutionalized. In order to achieve this, management strategies for software products variability, product management and portfolios management in SDCC will be defined. Client: • Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A. Partners: • Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A. • Universidade do Minho, Centro Algoritmi

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Integrated Management Platform

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2015-2017 The IMP_4.0 project aims the research and development of a cloud computing integrated and interoperable service platform, which supports the Software Product Lines variability. (“Software Product Lines”) The IMP_4.0 platform will be developed and properly supported by a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), which will integrate the services in a generic and standardized way, making it later available to the market as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. This project is an answer to the critical need of F3M – Information Systems, SA Company to optimize and accelerate its developing process of innovative and technologically advanced solutions capable of providing business customers with tools to support all their processes of decision-making.   Client:F3M – INFORMATION SYSTEMS, S.A.  

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Business Intelligence platform for data integration

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2015-2018 This project intends to develop an integrated data system, which allows, through an iterative process, the development of the Organizational Data Warehouse, contributing to increase the operational quality of Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, SA factory, in Braga-Portugal, in terms of efficiency and the quality of critical information required for decision-making and stakeholders’ involvement, upstream and downstream of the value chain. The expected outcomes are: Elicitation of business processes (processes, data, responsible people, business rules, workflows and stakeholders). Characterisation of data sources and of the quality of available data. A DataMart, integrating different processes and indicators. A Business Intelligence platform to support decision-making on a set of Business processes. Client: • Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A. Partners: • Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A. • Universidade do Minho

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IGPM – Integrated Global Project Management of Industrialization Projects


This project aims to improve the performance of Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A., in Braga-Portugal, in the development and management of industrialization projects. With this project, the company will achieve recognition as a leading unit in the establishment and definition of new management practices of industrialization projects and in supplying IT technologies to support the management of industrialization projects throughout the Car Multimedia division. The project aims to develop an integrated management system for industrialization projects. To achieve this, it requires a new approach to the industrialization project management, as well as the extension and integration of existing IT tools into a single IT tool, in order to generate quality information. As results, a new systematized, integrated, global and social approach to manage industrialization projects is expected; an institutionalized and integrated approach in industrialization projects, managed by the Bosch Braga engineering unit; a prototype of an IT system to manage Industrialization projects, which will try to integrate the existing IT management tools of Bosch; and a guide to apply the systematized, integrated and global approach to the management of industrialization projects. Client: • Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A. Partners: • Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A. • Universidade do Minho

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