EuProGiant | European Production Giganet for calamity-reducing self-orchestration of value creation and learning ecosystems

Coordination: Viktor Berchtenbreiter M.Sc. (TEC)
Contact person in the research groups:
Felix Hoffmann M.Sc. (MiP)
Fabian Gast M.Sc. (TEC)

Duration: 01.03.2021 – 28.02.2025
Total volume: 8,6 Mio. Euro
Funded by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (DE) and Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (AT)

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The objective of the project is to demonstrate and scale a multi-site digitally connected production ecosystem with resilient, data-driven and sustainable value creation to strengthen European industry. The value creation speed and flexibility through the implementation of the technical architecture of the data ecosystem in terms of GAIA-X will be demonstrated. The unique selling point of the approach is the creation of a European knowledge base as a platform for long-term secure and sovereign holistic data storage in the cloud.


To connect machines to the platform, a vertical integration solution is created taking into account the interfaces between machines, tooling and clamping systems, edge devices, on-premise solutions and systems for business resource planning (Enterprise Resource Planning) and production control systems (Manufacturing Execution System). Developed intelligent data connectors are used for data aggregation and pre-processing to differentiate between smart data and big data.

The calamity-reducing effects and resilience will be tested by means of a stress test to evaluate data-driven production. At the end of the project, digital services will be available via GAIA-X that can control the self-orchestration of the data and compensate for and regulate disturbance variables. To exploit the results, the European knowledge database and the developed vertical integration solution will be made available to companies and research institutions, including the digital services.

Project structure of the project
Project structure of the project


The research and development project EuProGiant is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) and supervised by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). We thank for the opportunity to work on this project.

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