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LEVEL-UP Kick-off Meeting

General O Porriño (Pontevedra, Spain)

LEVEL-UP Project organised its kick-off meeting in O Porriño (Spain) the 23rd and 24th of October 2019.

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 was a milestone for LEVEL-UP H2020 project. At the premises of AIMEN, the project coordinator, at O Porriño (Spain), 32 partners came together for the Kick-off meeting. The meeting lasted for 2 days dedicated to getting informed by both the partners and the project.

During the 1st day of the meeting, each partner presented their organisations, their team involved as well as their role in the project. Next, it was the turn of the Work Package Leaders to analyse and present the ambitions and challenges in each given task.

The 2nd day of the meeting, we focused on the end-users. There are seven (7) demonstrators in LEVEL-UP and each end-user has unique characteristics. The technical partners were divided into 5 groups; 1 for receiving-aggregate and deal with the data, 1 for machine learning and knowledge management, 1 for refurbishment technologies, 1 for the development of the digital twins and, 1 for inspection & NDT. Each group listened to each demonstrator having a fruitful discussion on how these challenges will be met. The last module involved the presentation of all the notes during the workshop. The meeting closed with the presentation of the dissemination, communication, and exploitation management. The visual identity and the collaboration of partners in all levels, how to raise awareness, how to allow others to use our results, and how to commercialise LEVEL-UP set the tune for the next 48 months.

About the project

LEVEL-UP will offer a scalable platform covering the overall lifecycle, ranging from the digital twins’ setup, modernisation actions to diagnose and predict the operation of physical assets, to the refurbishment and remanufacturing activities towards end of life. In-situ repair technologies and the redesign for new upgraded components will be facilitated through virtual simulations for increased performance and lifetime. LEVEL-UP will therefore comprise new hardware and software components interfaced with the current facilities through IoT and data-management platforms, while being orchestrated through eight (8) scalable strategies at component, workstation and shopfloor level. The actions for modernising, upgrading, refurbishing, remanufacturing, and recycling will be structured and formalised into ten (10) special Protocols, linked with an Industrial Digital Thread weaving a seamless digital integration with all actors in the value chain for improved future iterations. LEVEL-UP will be demonstrated in 7 demo sites from different sectors.