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FxC

Hub information

EDIH Title

FactoryxChange

Geographical scope

National

Information

info@FactoryXChange.ie

Description

Manufacturing Digital Transformation

The FactoryXChange (FXC), European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) will enable Industry 5.0 factories to integrate ecological, digital, and societal solutions into their core business models. FxC is best positioned to support the ambitions of the Digital Europe Programme 2021-2027 to ensure that Europe embraces the digital transformation of the economy and society and brings its benefits to businesses and citizens.

FxC will extend digital competencies (high performance computing, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity) and advanced skills in digital technologies to stakeholders, particularly Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), contributing to Europe’s strategic autonomy, and accelerating deployment and best use in areas of public interest and the private sector. FxC will operationalise Ireland’s Smart Specialisation Strategy priority areas of Manufacturing (Industry5.0) and where industry overlaps with ICT, energy, health, and Key Digital Technologies considering the ethical, security, data, and equality challenges.

The overall objective of FxC is to realise the EDIH as a one-stop-shop with impact. Operationalising an Industry 5.0 EDIH that responds to customer needs in a fast flexible manner, removing financial and operational barriers, by disrupting the way we make things through digital innovations and knowledge exchange. No matter where you are on the island of Ireland you are never more than a 90-minute journey (or a few clicks online) from a trusted broker (Digital Strategist) your connection to the digital capacities offered through FxC.

FXC integrates the world-class technical competencies of ICHEC (the National Centre for high performance computing) and INSIGHT (the National Centre for data analytics) to realise a state-of-the-art offering for Enterprise, augmented by the services of at three additional Digital Innovation Hubs in advanced digital capacity and skills, available through Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) and Data Value Hub (DVH) with KPMG Future Analytics adding to the digital solutions and digital interoperability, with a particular focus on Public Organisations.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Irish Manufacturing Research
+353 1 5675000

Operational contact information

Irish Manufacturing Research
+353 1 5675000

Coordinator address

National Science Park
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath
N91 TX80
Ireland

Coordinator Business name

IMR

Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Department
Business Development

Market and services

Technologies

data
5/5
Additive manufacturing
5/5
Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
5/5
Big data
5/5
Internet of Things
4/5
Internet Services & Applications
4/5
Robotics
4/5
Simulation engineering and modelling
5/5
Cybersecurity
5/5

Sectors

Education
5/5
Financial
5/5
Manufacturing and processing
5/5
Metal working and industrial production
4/5

Services

Circular economy
3/5
SME support
5/5
Sme Business Development
5/5
Knowledge transfer
4/5
Finance
4/5
Innovation management
3/5
Technology transfer
4/5
Technological innovation
3/5

Beneficiaries

Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
Venkatesh Kannan Partner Ireland University road, Galway, H91 TK33, Ireland ICHEC https://www.ichec.ie/
Luciana Herda Partner Ireland GALWAY BUSINESS PARK, DANGAN, Galway, H91 AEX4, Ireland INSIGHT https://www.insight-centre.org/
John Cosgrove Partner Ireland Moylish park campus, Limerick, V94 EC5T, Ireland TUS http://www.tus.ie
William Hynes Partner Ireland 1 stokes place - st stephens green, Dublin, D02DE03, Ireland KPMG-FA http://www.kpmg.ie
Fergal Geraghty Partner Ireland M-tek building 1, Monaghan, H18 KV40, Ireland DVH http://www.datavaluehub.com