vf-OS Partner

Productie is uiteraard een interdisciplinair onderwerp, en bij de onderwerpen die aan bod komen in vf-OS is het nodig dat partners met verschillende expertises samenwerken. Industriële partners zijn niet alleen belangrijk voor het beschrijven van use cases, maar hun standpunten en behoeften zijn ook van fundamenteel belang voor de RTD die binnen het project wordt uitgevoerd. Daarom is het vf-OS consortium gelijk verdeeld in partners met een achtergrond in productie (IKERLAN, UPV, UNINOVA en LYON2) en een achtergrond in ICT (ICE, CMS, ASC and ALMENDE).

ICE is a UK based SME that leads the vf-OS project with its RTD competences in software systems, services integration, data analytics, data harmonisation and process. ICE is coordinator and conceptor of vf-OS and has acted as coordinator, WP lead, Technical Lead, Task Leads, Dissemination Leads, Project Manager both in commercial and research environments.

IKERLAN is a Spanish private non-profit Technology Centre  and a technological R&D actor within the Mondragon Corporation. IKERLAN is a point of reference for innovation, dedicated to advanced technology transfer to industry and comprehensive product development 

INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS (UNINOVA) is a multidisciplinary, independent, and non-profit research institute that pursues excellence in scientific research, technical development, advanced training and education.

The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is a Spanish Public University that is at the leading edge of enterprise modelling, manufacturing planning research, manufacturing assembly, distribution and service supply chain management research issues.

Caixa Mágica Software (CMS) is a Portuguese SME, leader in multiple segments of the Open Source market in Portugal. It offers competent professional services on Linux systems, software package distribution and management, algorithms and solvers, networks and systems, virtualisation and development of mobile systems (particularly for Android). CMS has an extensive experience in solving integration problems in Open Source, actively supporting IT solutions for the Public Administration as well as being part of research consortia

The University of Lyon 2 is distinguished among other universities in France. The DISP lab at the university of Lyon 2 develops research in enterprise and information system engineering with applications in industrial manufacturing. The particular expertise of LYON 2 research team remains at the development, the integration and the assessment of new service-based business applications in industry.

Ascora GmbH (ASC) is an SME IT company based in northern Germany (Lower Saxony). Since 1994, Ascora GmbH has been developing and selling software as an Independent Software Vendor with products that are used around the world. In addition, Ascora has broad expertise within the virtual manufacturing domain.

Almende is een Nederlands onderzoeksbedrijf dat zelf-organiserende agent-gebaseerde oplossingen onderzoekt en ontwikkelt om de communicatie, coördinatie en samenwerking tussen groeiende netwerken van mensen en ICT-oplossingen te verbeteren.

Mondragon Assembly Sociedad Cooperativa (MASS) designs and manufactures systems and equipment for process automation. MASS integrate a wide range of commercial elements in our systems and we develop tailor made solutions to adapt to our customers' requirements providing the most profitable solution in each case.

Consulgal is one of the major Portuguese consultancy companies, providing a wide range of multi-disciplinary services to its Clients in engineering fields, particularly those related to Project Management and Supervision.


Knowledgebiz LDA (KBZ) is a Portuguese innovation and information systems consultancy company. It specializes in developing strategies for interoperability and information integration using intelligent mapping, meta-modelling, open platforms, architectures and toolkits to support and speed-up the implementation and adoption of  web-based systems

APPLICATIONS PLASTIQUES DU RHONE (APR) company  develops its business activity in the plastic manufacturing industry. To meet the customer expectations, it has built over its 40 years in existence other technical solutions such as boilers, injection, trading, thermoforming or moulding by casting.

TARDY is an active player in mechanical industry in the south east France. It offers a high level of design technicity and advanced manufacturing equipment’s serving the machining (4kg - 40T) and engineering of mechanical parts.

Bedankt voor uw interesse in vf-OS. Mocht u meer willen weten over het project, kunt u het e-mail formulier invullen en versturen. Wij zullen daarna zo spoedig mogelijk contact met u opnemen.

Dit project heeft subsidie ontvangen vanuit het Horizon 2020 Onderzoeks- en Innovatieprogramma van de Europese Unie, onder subsidieovereenkomst nr. 723710.

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