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Advanced Industrial Technologies

Those innovative technologies geared towards improving products, manufacturing processes or the production of goods. They are based on other key enabling technologies (e.g. micro- and nanoelectronic technologies, photonic technologies, cyber connectivity, artificial intelligence and computing). This group of technologies includes production equipment/systems for the manufacturing of specific materials/components; measurement, testing and control instruments; as well as automated manufacturing technologies and IECT-based technologies. It can also include equipment and processes for the production of other key enabling technologies (e.g. manufacturing/manipulation of advanced materials and nanotechnologies, manufacturing of nanoelectronic devices, manufacturing of organic compounds).


Equipment/systems to improve the efficiency, flexibility and sustainability of production systems through the digital interconnection of different production aspects (horizontal integration through value chains, vertical integration within the factory, product life-cycle management, people orchestrating the value chain). This includes technologies and processes for smart production optimization (for example, demand forecasts and production planning, scheduling and sequencing) and flexible supply chain optimization.


Equipment/systems and processes to optimize production performance, guaranteeing the required quality and high productivity while maintaining efficient costs. They combine speed, precision, quality and reliability. They include technologies/components to monitor processes and production process modelling or simulation, associated with innovative optimization and maintenance strategies. This includes advanced mechatronics solutions and manufacturing equipment with embedded intelligence.


Equipment/systems and processes geared towards the manufacturing of high-value parts/goods and which require extreme precision and thus very demanding quality levels. This equipment guarantees precision and productivity while reducing overall costs and maximizing production.

This category includes systems associated with zero-defect manufacturing, with increased precision and smart quality control for machine tools and manufacturing systems as well as rapid reconfigurability for the manufacturing of small batches. This includes precise product digitization technologies for CNC automated manufacturing, automated quality inspection technologies and high-precision positioning and assembly technologies.


Equipment, solutions, technologies and components for the additive manufacturing of models/prototypes, tool components and products..

  • 3D digitization/scanning. Technologies for the automated creation of digital 3D objects based on real objects, thus allowing for their digitization and manufacturing using additive manufacturing techniques.
  • 3D printing. Systems for 3D printing based on materials such as plastic, metal, wood, ceramic, glass, etc. This also includes support systems/components for the additive manufacturing process such as the incorporation of non-destructive onsite quality control and testing processes.
  • Bioprinting. Systems for the 3D printing of medical materials or materials compatible with biological systems using biomaterials for the production of organic items (e.g. prostheses, cells, artificial vascular systems, tissue).



Solutions/technologies for the horizontal virtual or physical interconnection of production machines/assets and smart coordination, which guarantees the efficient flow of materials between production units and assembly and/or companies in the value chain. This includes, for example, technologies for smart warehouse management, advanced filling and packaging technologies and route optimization solutions.


Technologies, equipment and systems for the construction of bio-refineries which allow available biomass to be used and valorized as much as possible. This includes technologies and processes for both primary (cost-effective division and separation of biomass, waste minimization, component extraction or separation, increased productivity, etc.) and secondary conversion (biotechnological, thermo-chemical, hybrid, downstream processes, etc.).


New propulsion systems for environmentally sustainable transportation, guaranteeing safety and reliability. This includes systems based on alternative fuels such as biofuels, fuel cells and electric.


Robotic equipment and solutions designed for industrial environments which, guaranteeing safety, offer adaptability and flexibility for applications such as inspection, infrastructure maintenance and streamlined production. This includes smart collaborative robots, high-power collaborative industrial robots and service robotics.