Post Term: ICT-BIOCHAIN

Key steps to establishing a Digital Innovation Hub

Key steps to establishing a Digital Innovation Hub

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”.

Recommendations for Digital Innovation Hubs mobilisation

Recommendations for Digital Innovation Hubs mobilisation

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. 

Assessment of the current ICT, IoT, and Industry 4.0 solutions in European biomass utilization

Assessment of the current ICT, IoT, and Industry 4.0 solutions in European biomass utilization

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.

Assessment of potential improvements in efficiency and sustainability of biomass supply chains

Assessment of potential improvements in efficiency and sustainability of biomass supply chains

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 – ICT Tools in Efficient Biomass Supply Chains for Sustainable Chemical Production

ICT-BIOCHAIN – ICT Tools in Efficient Biomass Supply Chains for Sustainable Chemical Production

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 ID
    792221
  • Call Topic
    H2020-EU.3.2.6.1.
  • Project Website
  • Duration
    From: 2018-06-01
    To: 2020-05-31
  • Overall Budget
    999 668 €
  • Coordinator
    CONSEJERIA DE AGRICULTURA , GANADERÍA, PESCA Y DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE

PROJECT CONTENTS

Assessment of potential improvements in efficiency and sustainability of biomass supply chains
This report analyses the efficiency and sustainability of the three identified value chains from the two regions, to recognise the
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Assessment of the current ICT, IoT, and Industry 4.0 solutions in European biomass utilization
This report introduces a collection of ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0 technologies utilized in Biomass Supply Chains that constitute current
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ICT-BIOCHAIN Project Presentation
This deliverable includes the first video of the project and a brief description of its content. Media:
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Key steps to establishing a Digital Innovation Hub
ICT-BIOCHAIN has established two Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) focused on biomass supply-chains.  These are the first of its kind DIHs for the
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Opportunities for ICT in the Biomass sector
Overview of the main benefits of applying ICT technologies in the biomass sector. Media:
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Recommendations for Digital Innovation Hubs mobilisation
The ICT-BIOCHAIN project has held different events as a way to mobilise the Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and engage stakeholders, making the
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Tips from the Andalusian DIH
Two representatives from the Andalusian DIH share advices on key steps to establishing a DIH, stakeholders, engagement activities and financing.
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Tips from the Irish DIH
A representative from the Irish DIH shares tips on key steps to enabling a DIH, stakeholders, mobilisation actions and funding
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Webinar: Train the trainer and ICT-BIOCHAIN platform launch
Train-the-trainer webinar held on April 2, 2020, where ICT-BIOCHAIN and STAR-ProBio presented the tools they developed to enhance efficiency in
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