Open Innovation 4.0 is a public-private collaboration initiative between IDEPA, CEEI Asturias and 6 tractor companies, with interests in Asturias, for the development of an innovative program that allows the acceleration and traction to the market of young innovative companies through a process of open innovation in which they interact with other more consolidated companies to jointly face a series of technological challenges on Industry 4.0.

The programme was structured as follows:

Tractor companies have defined their specific challenges and an open call is opening to attract young innovative companies to offer their solutions as digital enablers. To this end, a working meeting was held with the tractor companies.

08/05/2018 – 6 leading companies from Asturias launch their technological challenges in the field of industry 4.0

Phase 1

It started once each tractor company selected the solution it considered most appropriate, whose promoters will now participate in an Industria 4.0 acceleration program with individual and joint tutoring and financing of 2,000 euros for the preparation and definition of the tractor/enabling project.

03/07/2018 – Young innovative companies will solve the challenges proposed by seven leading companies in the field of industry 4.0

09/10/2018 – Second meeting with expert in tThe first stage of the second edition of the program “Open Innovation 4.0” ends up with the celebration of the third group sessionhe V Metal Forum

Phase 2

The developed viable tractor/enablement projects were eligible for a specific financing line that IDEPA called last September for the development and real implementation of these projects in the tractor companies. 4 collaborative projects (tractor – startup) were presented, all of which were approved with a total of 83.236,60 euros of funding obtained.