DIGITbrain’s 2nd Open Call at a glance

Are you an SME or MidCap manufacturer willing to be more reactive to demand changes and adapt better to a customised demand? Or an SME or MidCap manufacturing tech provider keen on improving your solutions and expanding your reach?

Then, you may want to apply to the second and last DIGITbrain open innovation call! (closed now!)


What is DIGITbrain about?

In a factory, a Digital Twin is generally the virtual representation of a machine that simulates its physical attributes in real time. By collecting data from its physical counterpart, manufacturers can make predictions with regard to machine failures and therefore maintenance needs.

The DIGITbrain concept will go one step further by developing the “Digital Product Brain” which will store data throughout the entire life cycle of a production line or a machine. By collecting all this data, it will be possible to customise and set up machines/production assets for very specific manufacturing tasks whenever needed. This will enable a new manufacturing model, called Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS), which will allow for on-demand production of much more specialised products, even in smaller quantities and still in an economically profitable way.

This is an opportunity for manufacturers to make their processes more competitive while manufacturing tech providers can improve their offering.

Why an Open Call?

The initiative intends to invite manufacturers and technology providers to apply together in order to lead experiments demonstrating the efficiency of the DIGITBrain solution.

Who can apply?


SME or MidCap end-users from the manufacturing sector (they will be driving the experiments).

Technology providers:

  • Independent Software Vendors (ISVs);
  • Engineering or software consultants.
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC) providers.
  • Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) only if they have the SME status.
  • NB: An application experiment consortium must include at least one end-user and one technical partner.

Financial benefits of the experiments: Up to €97,800 per experiment (€60,000 max. per partner)

Positive outcomes:

For manufacturers:
Customised simulation-based Digital Twin approach, to be transferred to current and future products for more production agility, more resource efficiency and ultimately more competitiveness

For technical partners:
a) Improved interoperability of authoring tools, through the integration of the DIGITBrain reference architecture.
b) Increased business opportunities by showcasing assets within the emGORA Workspace.

Submit your application until 31st May
to the Fundingbox Portal:

Get more details and download
Open Call Documents here:

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