Next dimension of cloudification

cloudSME is core partner of the new Innovation Action CloudiFacturing.

Cloudification of Production Engineering for Predictive Digital Manufacturing

Kick-off Meeting CloudiFacturing at IGD Fraunhofer in Darmstadt

We are glad to announce that we are partner of the recently started Innovation Action CloudiFacturing that is funded with €8.7 million by the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation Programme and coordinated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Stork (IGD Fraunhofer in Darmstadt).

To contribute to a new Innovation Action besides Project COLA is for us at cloudSME highly relevant. Our company is committed to the vision that the European economy and its SMEs can grow sustainable and benefit from each other in a framework like the Horizon 2020. cloudSME is responsible for the Work-Package No. 7 that deals with the Impact and Commercialization of CloudiFacturing.

Innovation Action CloudiFacturing

The mission of CloudiFacturing is to optimize production processes and producibility using Cloud/HPC-based modeling and simulation, leaveraging online factory data and advanced data analytics, thus contributing to the competitiveness and resource efficiency of manufacturing SMEs, ultimately fostering the vision of Factories 4.0 and the circular economy.

A single point of access will conflate the cloud-based technology offerings of the startups clesgo and cloudSME. CloudiFacturings Digital Marketplace will support manufacturing SMEs to compute and solve CPU-intensive workflows that cannot be tackled without cloud and/or HPC technology. Consequently, SMEs can become more competitive by reducing development times for innovative products with better performance

Open Calls of CloudiFacturing

CloudiFacturing will empower over 60 European organizations (many of them being manufacturing SMEs) and will support about 20 cross-national application experiments that will primarily be selected via two Open Calls. Parties interested in the Open Calls can contact us from now on. The responsible person for the Application Experiments run in the Open Call scheme is Tamas Kiss from University of Westminster (

Project Coordinator:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Stork
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
Fraunhoferstraße 5
64283 Darmstadt
+49 6151 155 496