Funding: Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi)
Duration: 15.04.2019 - 15.10.2019 (6 months)
Funding Volume: 295.863€

In the processing industry a mutable production, in line with Industry 4.0, leads to necessity of fast retooling and learning processes, increased susceptibility to errors and to the necessity of resilience, meaning resistance against internal and external disturbances and changes. Objective of the research project SPAICER is the development of a framework model for AI-based resilience management for production companies within production networks. In the course of hybrid AI-platforms and accompanying economic and legal utilization concepts, the base for ecosystems of Smart Resilience Services for various stakeholder groups is created.


Within the scope of the “AI Innovation Contest”, project SPAICER is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Out of 130 proposals, the 35 best projects were chosen for competition phase. In this period, detailed roadmaps are developed and consortia are built for realization of their concept idea.

SPAICER: “Scalable adaptive production systems through AI-based resilience optimization” had its kickoff on 12th April 2019. The research group “Smart Service Engineering” of DFKI, headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maaß as consortium leader is working together with the Chair of Technology and Innovations Management (TIME) and the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen as well as with senseering GmbH.

The project will run for 6 months (from 15th April 2019 till 15th October 2019) and is going to be accompanied by the Project Management Agency of German Aerospace Center (DLR) as project sponsor.

Keeping contact with versatile industrial companies is essential for the project success. This is why the researchers of DFKI and RWTH are dependent on the dialogue with Industry and Economy. This is the only way to correctly identify and evaluate the needs – therefore become part of the SPAICER network!


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