ADMA TranS4MErs: Advanced Manufacturing Assistance and Training for SME Transformation

A project supporting the transformation of 1,000+ manufacturing SMEs to become ‘Factories of the Future’ embracing the ecological, digital, and societal challenges across Europe by 2025. 

The well-established technology centre Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), will lead a new, 38 partner, EU funded research project, amplifying pan-European advanced manufacturing assistance and training for SMEs, over the next 3 years.  
The ADMA TranS4MErs project will reinforce the competitiveness of manufacturing SMEs by providing, fast and flexible, pan-European access to advanced manufacturing advice and expertise, as well as training, benefitting from the expertise contained within the consortium of partners representing all EU-27 member states.  

Lise-Ann Sheahan and Peter Purcell have led the coordination of a project valued at over €5.6 million from the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises work programme, building on the effort of European Advanced Manufacturing (ADMA) Support Centre.  

“31 proposals were submitted to the Horizon 2020 INNOSUP-08-2020 call for proposals resulting in one winning bid, ADMA TranS4MErs, demonstrating how national investment in manufacturing research leverages success in international projects for the benefit of the Irish and European industry”  Sean Burke, National Delegate and Contact Point, Innovative Europe (EIC and EIE) Horizon Europe, Enterprise Ireland. 

Who is ADMA TranS4MErs for?

  • Manufacturing Industry, particularly SMEs: See how your SME can benefit through assistance and training with support from an ADMA TranS4MEr. 

  • Research and innovation community: If your organisation is involved in delivering assistance and training for SME transformation see how you can join the learning network and reinforce the knowledge supergrid.  

Subscribe at this link: https://imr.ie/pages/adma-trans4mers/  

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About the ADMA TranS4MErs project

ADMA TranS4MErs is a €5.6M project funded by Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme of the European Union, building on the work of ADMA, the European Advanced Manufacturing Support Centre.

The project is officially launched (1st October 2021). The project will run for 3 years and will be implemented by a consortium of 38 partners from the 27 European Union member states. Coordinated by the Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), ADMA TranS4MErs brings a pan-European multi-partner cooperation together, including research and technology organizations, universities, industry associations, chambers of commerce, incubators/accelerators, regional development agencies and vocational training institutes. 

The project will support ambitious SMEs on their digital transformation journey, designed to ensure that Europe embraces the transformation of the economy and society and brings its benefits to ALL citizens and businesses. ADMA TranS4MErs will build and deliver assistance with digital competencies (underpinned by technology: high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity) and training in advanced skills in digital technologies in SMEs. 

To achieve this, firstly a knowledge super-grid infrastructure will be reinforced, which will act as the main architecture of the project. The core elements such as the refinement of the SME transformation methodology, the pilot website and success stories from ADMA will be complemented by some new additions:  

  • a Cohort of TranS4MErs, experts in advising SMEs will be mobilised, connected to the SME via an application; 

  • a Catalogue of Services/Tools, which aims to assist SMEs to choose the most suitable transformation journey for their businesses; 

  • the TranS4MErs Quality Mark, which ensures to have the top-quality experts in advising SMEs and implementing significant digitalisation projects; 

  • the 70 xChange events, taking place across the EU-27 member states, connected using the most advanced physical and virtual tools, 3 per country in 3 years.  

  • The TranS4MErs Digital Platform/Toolbox which will act as a collaboration space for SMEs, large enterprises, and business support organizations providing access to workshops to develop technical expertise in the SMEs, remote advisory services on financial and legal aspects, virtual trainings and webinars, ad-hoc remote support, services and tools of the innovation ecosystem; 

  • The TranS4MErs Vocational education and Training framework(s) related to advanced manufacturing, including a pathway for further scaling-up under the European Social Fund. 

In addition, the project will launch two open calls with a diverse value proposition addressing the needs of European Manufacturing SMEs depending on their digital maturity. In each call, the selected SMEs will go through a 2-stage scheme.  

  1. In the 1st stage (Design) SMEs will be guided towards the development of their Transformation Plans while having access to TranS4MErs platform as well as a series of trainings and resources to upgrade their team knowledge and skills;  

  1. whereas in the 2nd stage (Revamp) TranS4MErs will provide expertise and resources to boost the deployment/ implementation of their Transformation Plan, revamping their facilities towards Factories of the Future. 

The geographic reach of the ADMA TranS4MErs partners:  

 

Coordinating partner 

Irish Manufacturing Research 

www.imr.ie 

Ireland 

Partners   

IMP'ROVE  

www.imp3rove.de 

Germany 

F6S Network Ireland 

www.f6s.com 

Ireland  

Technalia 

www.tecnalia.com 

Spain 

MADE 

en.made.dk/

Denmark 

ARC Consulting  

www.arcfund.net 

Bulgaria 

EUROPA MEDIA  

www.europamedia.org 

Hungary 

Latvian Technological Center 

www.techcenter.lv 

Latvia 

RISE IVF 

www.ri.se 

Sweden 

Mazovia Development Agency 

www.en.armsa.pl 

Poland 

PIAP 

www.piap.pl 

Poland 

AFIL  

www.afil.it 

Italy 

Systematic 

www.systematic-paris-region.org 

France 

DIMECC  

www.dimecc.com 

Finland 

MASOC 

www.masoc.lv 

Latvia 

North-West Regional Development Agency 

www.nord-vest.ro 

Romania 

Cyprus Digital Innovation Hub 

www.cyric.eu 

Cyprus 

Tehimpuls 

www.tehimpuls.ro 

Romania 

Malta Enterprise 

www.maltaenterprise.com 

Malta  

Pragma 

www.pragma-iot.com  

Greece 

Business and Innovation Centre Bratislava 

www.bic.sk 

Slovakia 

Civitta 

www.civitta.com 

Estonia 

INTRASOFT  

www.intrasoft-intl.com 

Luxembourg 

Fasttrack Action 

www.fasttrack.vc  

Portugal 

University of Maribor 

www.um.si 

Slovenia 

Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences 

www.tc.cz  

Czechia 

Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts 

www.cci.lt 

Lithuania 

European Crowdfunding Network  

www.eurocrowd.org 

Belgium 

BEIA  

www.beia.eu 

Austria 

Lithuanian Innovation Centre 

www.lic.lt 

Lithuania 

Innovation Quarter 

www.smitzh.nl 

Netherlands 

RiniGARD  

www.rinigard.com 

Croatia 

Danish Technological Institute 

www.dti.dk 

Denmark 

RISE AB  

www.ri.se 

Sweden 

RISE SWECAST 

www.ri.se 

Sweden 

RISE SICOMP  

www.ri.se 

Sweden 

F6S Network  

www.f6s.com 

United Kingdom 

IMH 

www.imh.eus 

Spain 

 

Contact in relation to this press release

Gloria Bevilacqua, Communication Manager, Europa Media  

Email: gloria.bevilacqua@europamedia.org 

ADMA TranS4MErs: Advanced Manufacturing Assistance and Training for SME Transformation