The FACTS4WORKERS Consortium

The FACTS4WORKERS consortium includes fifteen partners from eight European countries. Seven of them are European Union members, namely Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Spain and one is a third country, namely Switzerland.
All partners have high competences and innovation capabilities related to the FACTS4WORKERS objectives in scientific, technological, innovation and business scenarios domains.

Project Coordinator:

Virtual Vehicle Research Center - VIF

Area A - Information & Process Management

VIRTUAL VEHICLE is an international research and development center which deals with application-oriented vehicle development and future vehicle concepts for road and rail.
Currently, around 200 people are employed at the location in Graz, and their expertise enables the efficient development of affordable, safe and environmentally friendly vehicles.

Contact Person:
Martin Wifling

Vienna University of Technology - VUT

Institute for Engineering Design and Logistics Engineering

The Institute for Engineering Design and Logistics Engineering on the Vienna University of Technology has an internationally recognized expertise in a wide range of product development, from the methodological side (design methodology, Ecodesign) over the core application areas of machine elements up to the level of IT support in terms of virtual product development.

Contact Person:
Prof. Detlef Gerhard

Hidria Tehnoloski Center - HID

Hidria TC is an innovative industrial technology company and part of the Hidria Corporation, one of the biggest Slovenian industrial groups.
Hidria TC designs, constructs and manufactures automation modules and automated manufacturing assembly lines.

Contact Person:
Aleš Bizjak

Università degli Studi di Firenze - UFI

Department of Industrial Engineering

The Università degli Studi di Firenze, Department of Industrial Engineering, is an institution active in the higher education and research sector. The staff consists of 180 people (professors, research assistants and technical staff) that work in most of the fields of industrial engineering such as Manufacturing, Organization, Design, Energy, and Environment.

Contact Person:
Gianni Campatelli

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe - TKSE

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is a globally operating corporation and one of Europe’s largest flat-rolled steel producers. The central location for producing, processing, and finishing high quality flat-rolled steel is Duisburg. One of the most important customers of their products is the automotive industry, others include construction, electrical, and household appliances industries.

Contact Person:
Alexandra Wassermann

imec - IMI

Imec is a world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. As a trusted partner for companies, startups and academia it brings together brilliant minds from all over the world in a creative and stimulating environment. By leveraging its world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of diverse partners across a multitude of industries, imec is accelerating progress towards a connected, sustainable future.

Contact Person:
Erik Mannens

Sieva - SIA

The SiEVA Development Centre is one of 17 so-called Development Centres of the Slovenian economy. The Centre came about as a result of a PPP Government sponsored programme that brought together the 9 biggest Slovenian companies from the automotive sector.
SiEVA today operates as a network-based research hub with affiliates at its member companies and is also established as a body governed by public law.

Contact Person:
Samanta Krapez

University of Zurich - UZH

Department of Informatics

The University of Zurich (UZH) with its 26,000 enrolled students is Switzerland's largest university.
The Institute for Informatics currently has 14 professors on all levels and has been continuously involved in EU projects for more than two decades.

Contact Person:
Alexander Richter

Thermolympic - THO

Thermolympic, is an Spanish SME founded in Zaragoza in 1991 although its origins go back to just one businessman who started up business in 1971.
They are around 50 high qualified professionals with a wide experience in the field of thermal plastic injection as well as in the design and construction of moulds.

Contact Person:
Jorge Millán

EMO-Orodjarna - EMO

EMO - Orodjarna is one of the leading Slovenian SME tool and die producers with more than 170 employees, most of which are highly experienced and well educated in the field of high tech tool production.

Contact Person:
Matjaž Milfelner

Evolaris next level Gmbh - EVO

Evolaris is the leading competence centre for mobile communication and innovation in Austria and specializes in the prototypical development of mobile applications, especially in terms of convergence with other interactive and traditional media.

Contact Person:
Peter Brandl

Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón - ITA

The Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón is a non-profit Technology Centre whose main objective is to promote competitiveness in the industrial sector and to support the growth of business sectors by means of the development, acquisition, adaptation, transfer and diffusion of innovative technologies in a multi-agent collaborative framework.

Contact Person:
Miguel Angel Gracia

Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG - SCA

Schaeffler develops and manufactures precision products for everything that moves – in machines, equipment, and vehicles as well as in aviation and aerospace applications – with its INA, LuK, and FAG brands. Schaeffler is a leading manufacturer of bearings worldwide and a renowned supplier to the automotive industry.

Contact Person:
Konrad J. Struller

Lappeenranta University of Technology - LUT

Lappeenranta University of Technology, established in 1969, is a Finnish national university of technology and economics.
LUT has been active on several projects taking place on both national and international levels.

Contact Person:
Lea Hannola

Hidria Rotomatika - HIR

Hidria Rotomatika is an innovative industrial technology company from Slovenia and part of the Hidria Corporation, one of the biggest Slovenian industrial groups.
Hidria Rotomatika develops, produces, and markets aluminium components, special electric motors, fans, external rotor motors, laminations, rotors, and fine blanked parts.

Contact Person:
Martin Hladnik