Horizon 2020 is a strategy presented by the European Commission in November, 2011, whose stated objective is the “re-industrialization” of Europe. Such reindustrialization is based on ICT technologies as a core element to substitute a decadent industrial fabric based on low-tech, labor-intensive products with highly sophisticated, value-added ones. The ICT sector has designed and launched, in conjunction with the Department of Industry, Energy and Tourism, the Digital Agenda for Spain which aims to respond to four great challenges: the reindustrialization of the country based on a digital economy, the extension of ultrafast broadband, the enhancement of competitiveness and productivity, and confidence and security in the digital environment.
There is an added unattended demand of considerably significant dimensions in terms of process digitalization tools as well as a low digitalization of productive processes in the area of SMEs which affects their competitiveness.
The vision of Project ProDiGi is to cater to the needs of such latent demand by launching
the first European Marketplace for the Digitalization of Industrial Processes. The vision of
ProdiGi goes beyond the migration of industrial ICT tools (design, engineering, modeling,
production, logistics, automation…) and advises the implementation of a digital ecosystem
focused on the design, validation and delivery of digitalized productive processes in the cloud.
The objective of Project ProDiGi is, thus, to address the implementation of a marketplace devoted to providing services and applications based on technologies of the Internet of the future, supported by an open, innovative ecosystem, for the digitalization of industrial processes in the automotive auxiliary industry.
The goal of Project ProDiGi may be broken down into the following sub objectives:
- To furnish ICT solution and service development companies with the components, tools and methodologies required to enable a swift and effective development of new process digitalization applications, with native support in the cloud and on mobility.
- To provide manufacturing companies with the mechanisms required to take part in invitations to tender to industrial process digitalization needs and services.
- Enable manufacturing companies and ICT service providers to access collaborative and open environments for development seeking to allow for quick production of ICT service prototypes and the evaluation and interaction with the applications.
- To deliver certification programs and testing environments for remote performance validation and verification of the applications developed.
- To present a catalog and a suitable platform to provide services and applications with native support in the cloud and on mobility where manufacturing companies may find reliable solutions to their productive process digitalization requirements.
- Provide a legal framework for intellectual property management and the hiring of cloud service level agreements (SLAs).