EMMC member Eurecat coordinates the FormPlanet Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) project, which has launched an Open Call for European SMEs and companies to access to services to better characterise sheet metal properties and predict the formation of defects in an early stage of design, forecast part performance and prevent production losses.
FormPlanet services comprise novel and differentiated metal characterisation tests, in-process control systems and new modelling approaches, as well as materials information and other complimentary services, including consulting or on-demand training.
The project aims to tackle the upcoming challenges in formability and part quality assessment and support the usage of advanced high-strength materials in sheet-metal forming end-user sectors, such as transport, home appliances, machinery, packaging or construction.
The call for receiving applications is open and will run until March 31, 2021 offering up to 140,000 euros of financing to SMEs and companies. Applicants are able to propose a problem to be solved with FormPlanet offering and will receive technical services, advisory support and visibility through FormPlanet project channels.
FormPlanet is a project coordinated by Eurecat technology center. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 814517.
More information - https://formplanet.eu/
Application guide: https://formplanet.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Formplanet_Open-Call-Application-Guide_vdef.pdf