I*PROMS - Innovative Production Machines and Systems NoE (2004-2009)

Innovative Production Machines and Systems

(I*PROMS)

Duration:
5 years (2004-2009) Network of Excellence NoE

Partners:

Partner

Country

Activity Type*

Profactor

Austria

REC

Department of Cybernetics
Czech Technical University in Prague

Czech Republic

HES

VTT

Finland

REC

Centre Technique des Industries Mecaniques (CETIM)

France

REC

National Engineering School of Tarbes
Partner Profile

France

REC

INRIA

France

REC

Robosoft .A.

France

IND

Schneider Electric GmbH

Germany

IND

Fraunhofer IPA Institute of Manufacturing
Partner Profile

Germany

REC

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology(IPK)
Partner Profile

Germany

REC

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)
Partner Profile

Germany

REC

Institute of Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Clausthal
Partner Profile

Germany

HES

Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW)
University of Hannover
Partner Profile

Germany

HES

Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics Department
University of Patras

Greece

HES

FIDIA S.P.A.

Italy

IND

Centro Ricerche Fiat

Italy

REC

Department of Materials and Production Engineering
University of Naples Federico II

Italy

HES

PIAP

Poland

REC

Centre for Production Systems Engineering
University of Minho

Portugal

HES

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Dublin City University

Republic of Ireland

HES

Fundacion Fatronik

Spain

REC

Fundacion Tekniker

Spain

REC

TNO Industrial Technology
Partner Profile

The Netherlands

REC

Department of Industrial Engineering
Sakarya University

Turkey

HES

Manufacturing Engineering Centre
Cardiff University
Partner Profile

United Kingdom

HES

Institute for Manufacturing
University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

HES

Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

United Kingdom

HES

International Manufacturing Centre
University of Warwick
Partner Profile

United Kingdom

HES

Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering
UMIST

United Kingdom

HES

Industrial Statistics Research Unit
University of Newcastle upon Tyne

United Kingdom

HES

Research Group:

  • Prof. Nikos Aspragathos
  • Ass.Prof. A. Dentsoras
  • Ass.Prof. E. Dermatas
  • Dr. A. Nearchou
  • Dr. V. Moulianitis
  • Dr. P. Zacharia
  • Dr. E. Xidias
  • H. Valsamos
  • P. Koustoumpardis
  • G. Zoumponos
  • G. Birbilis

Objectives:

The Network of Excellence for Innovative Production Machines and Systems (I*PROMS) is funded under the EU Sixth Framework Programme for a duration of five years.

I*PROMS addresses innovative manufacturing research in an integrated manner in order to reshape this research area and overcome its current fragmentation.

The Network integrates the activities of leading EU research institutions in the field of production research. These institutions possess wide-ranging and complementary human and material resources. This will enable I*PROMS to cover all future research priorities in the field without being prematurely restricted to particular, narrow topics that could lose their significance with time.

I*PROMS is developing concepts, tools and techniques enabling the creation and operation of flexible, re-configurable, fault-tolerant and eco- and user-friendly manufacturing systems that can react to customer needs, environmental requirements, design inputs, and material / process / labour availability to manufacture high quality, cost-effective products.

At present, I*PROMS comprises 30 member institutions representing 14 European countries. They have committed 139 research staff and 71 PhD students to prosecuting the joint programme of activities developed by the Network. In addition to the core research partners, I*PROMS also includes associate partners to assist with the dissemination of results and spreading of excellence to research and user communities beyond the network.