Spoke 8

Digitally-oriented factory design and management through AI and data driven approaches

Spoke 8

Digitally-oriented factory design and management through AI and data driven approaches

Ambition: a new concept for sustainable and resilient digital factory in which AI, digital technologies and collaborative robotics will establish a trustworthy human-machine coevolution relationship and lead to high-performance, inclusive, sustainable human-machine working systems.

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  • To develop sustainable data-driven approaches, data-centric AI, and advancements in smart processes.
  • To develop and test innovative and multi-perspective digital technologies, collaborative robotic solutions.
  • To exploit future digital technologies for defining innovative design and management principles and guidelines to achieve sustainable and resilient production and logistics processes in the factory of the future.

Main activities


Definition and conceptualization of a human-centric digital work environment.


Development and testing of digital techniques, such as

  • AI based on ML models
  • Internet of Things (IoT).

Investigation of new solutions for Digital Twins (DT), virtualizing also human workers parameters and well-being metrics by reducing the manufacturing system dependency on non-predictable events


Development and testing of digital technologies for the wellbeing of workers, prosperity beyond jobs, and sustainable growth and testing of a resilient and flexible manufacturing system in extended value chains.

Other Spokes

Digital Advanced Design: technologies, processes, and tools
Eco-Design strategies: from materials to Product Service Systems – PSS
Green and sustainable products & materials from non-critical & secondary raw sources
Smart and sustainable materials for circular and augmented industrial products and processes
Closed-loop, sustainable, inclusive factories and processes
Additive Manufacturing as disruptive enabler of the Twin Transition
New and consumer-driven business models for resilient and circular supply chains