ICT-BIOCHAIN has established two Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) focused on biomass supply-chains.
These are the first of its kind DIHs for the bio-based sector, bringing together established Model Demonstrator Regions and linking biomass suppliers and bio-industry with digital technology experts and other multi-actors (agribusinesses, entrepreneurs, academia, local authorities) to leverage the opportunities of the “digital bioeconomy”.
The ICT-BIOCHAIN project has held different events as a way to mobilise the Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and engage stakeholders, making the most out of this initiative.
These events and the best practices learned from them are presented next as a suggestion of potential activities to be conducted.
This report introduces a collection of ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0 technologies utilized in Biomass Supply Chains that constitute current state-of-the-art along with their brief descriptions. The technologies are divided by the location of their applications into two categories:
a) regional state-of-the-art describes solutions utilized in the involved demonstrator regions of Andalusia, Spain, and South-Eastern Ireland;
b) Pan-European state-of-the-art describes solutions utilized in other regions of Europe.
This report analyses the efficiency and sustainability of the three identified value chains from the two regions, to recognise the ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0 development needs in biomass supply.
T1.1 Regional State of the Art in the ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0 practices in Biomass Supply Chains
T1.2 Pan-European State of the Art in ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0 solutions for Biomass Supply Chains
T1.3 ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0 needs and opportunities in Biomass Supply Chains
T1.4 Region specific data models
ICT-BIOCHAIN brings leading experts and support networks to develop Digital Innovation Hubs within ready-made test bed bioeconomy regions to examine opportunities for ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0. to increase the efficiency of high potential value biomass supply chains. In 2016, the EU selected 6 “”model demonstrator regions”” to lead the way towards sustainable chemical production.
Within ICT-BIOCHAIN, two of these high potential Model Demonstrator Regions, South East Ireland and Andalusia, will serve as test bed locations for the development of digital innovation hubs for biomass mobilisation.
The competence centres will provide access within hubs to the best knowledge, information and technology to promote opportunities for ICT, IoT and Industry to be integrated into biomass supply chains.
This will support the development of the EU bioeconomy by facilitating greater availability of competitively priced and sustainable biomass. ICT-BIOCHAIN will build on the work done in improving forestry biomass supply chains through integration of ICT tools, transferring state-of-the-art and new ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0 solution to region specific biomass supply chains.
To ensure commercial opportunities are realised, project will build on ongoing regional bioeconomy developments and opportunities identified in existing Investment Readiness Analyses carried out for the Model Demonstrator Regions.
To ensure consistency of regional biomass data sets, the ICT-CHAIN platform will build upon previous data sets tested within the Scottish Model Demonstrator Region. Once region-specific opportunities are identified, value chain coalitions of multi-actors will be developed through intensive knowledge transfer activities.
Finally, the project will build networks with other bioeconomy regions, providing a roadmap and training to allow further replication of digital innovation hubs for the biobased sector in Europe.
Grant Agreement ID792221
DurationFrom: 2018-06-01To: 2020-05-31
Overall Budget999 668 €
CoordinatorCONSEJERIA DE AGRICULTURA , GANADERÍA, PESCA Y DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE