EEF Future Manufacturing “Innovation Category” Award for project

Laing O’Rourke won an award for the OPTIMISED project at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards in the Innovation category winning the Midlands region, the heartland of UK manufacturing. Dr Herries said: “This award is testament to our hard working and dedicated team, and we are delighted to have won. It puts us on the map as a modern and innovative company with great engineers and consortium partners in our OPTIMISED project.

It’s fantastic to get this far and now we’re all looking forward to the national finals in January to see how we measure up against the rest of the UK.”


2nd IAG meeting held

The OPTIMISED project held its second Industrial Advisory Group (IAG) workshop on 11th of September in Elgoibar, Spain.

The IAG meeting was attended by SINTEF independent research organization, SAVVY Data Systems and The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. The project received good feedback on the results and exploitation plan presented and particularly useful were the comments from the IAG members which were included in the recent deliverables submitted to the EC portal.


7th consortium meeting

The OPTIMISED project's 7th consortium meeting will be hosted by advanced data processing gmbh (ADPG) company in Dresden, Germany on the 15th and 16th of May, 2018. During this meeting, all partners will be gathered to share the latest update on the significant progress on the Demonstrators 1, 2 & 3 and positive achievements.

The first Industrial Advisory Group

The OPTIMISED project held its first Industrial Advisory Group (IAG) workshop on 16th of the November at ALSTOM facilities in Manchester. 

The IAG is formed of four members which are, SINTEF independent research organization , SAVVY Data Systems, The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre is part of the AMRC Group and  The Polytechnic di Milano. OPTIMISED project received very positive comments and valuable advice from the IAG members.

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Exploitation Strategy Seminar

On the 26th of September, IK4-Ideko will hold an Exploitation Strategy Seminar (ESS) in the frame of OPTIMISED H2020 European Project. Partners of OPTIMISED will meet to celebrate the ESS Exploitation Strategy Seminar at IK4-Ideko facilities, Elgoibar, Spain.

The overall aim of the project is to develop novel methods and tools for deployment of highly optimised and reactive planning systems that incorporate extensive factory modelling and simulation based on empirical data captured using smart embedded sensors and pro-active human-machine interfaces.

The ESS will be driven by Arkaitz Uriarte and Jon Nuñez from IK4-Ideko and the aim of this seminar is to identify project exploitable results, partner’s expectation and design an exploitation strategy for different project results. 

This seminar will allow us to identify the exploitation routes and risks for each exploitable result and recommend the partners on the best possible strategies to exploit them, solving the possible ownership and conflicts that arise in the process.

OPTIMISED Kick Off Meeting

The 23 attendees from the ten partner consortium met together to discuss and confirm the detailed project work plan, the approach to management of the project and to discuss the next steps in the project. This was the first face to face meeting since the project start on 31st October 2015.

Importantly, the Consortium includes four SMEs: Smarter Grid Solutions – UK, Advanced Data Processing – Germany, Simplan – Germany and Keonys – France.

The kick off meeting of the project OPTIMISED, 100% funded by the EU under the H2020 program, took place on 16th and 17th November 2015.