• GOSTOP - Building Blocks, Tools and Systems for the Factories of the Future
The Client : Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport ( GOSTOP )
Project type: Projects Structural Funds
Project duration: 2016 - 2020
  • Description

The aim of the proposed GOSTOP programme is

to accelerate the development of the Factories

of the Future concept in Slovenia and to provide

solutions to the current needs of Slovene industry,

and some companies have already started

introducing this concept into their production facilities.

In GOSTOP, a total of 13 companies and 6

research organisations which had compatible research

and development programmes in the Factories

of the Future concept joined forces to push

forward its development. Taking into account

the Smart Specialisation Strategy of Slovenia

prepared by SVRK and the priorities of the Factories

of the Future roadmap under Horizon 2020

prepared by EFFRA, four areas were identified in

which decisive breakthroughs could be achieved

in Slovenia in the near future: control technologies,

tooling, robotics, and photonics. This means

that in GOSTOP we combined the majority of

the horizontal fields pinpointed by the Smart

Specialisation Strategy of Slovenia documents

for the Factories of the Future area. In all these

fields, the most promising research topics of interest

to Slovene industry were determined and,

where the knowledge required in the Slovene

research organisations existed, synergies were

identified between them. Several value chains in

the programme were combined, within the scope

of which new products will be developed in the

near future. In this way, the competitiveness of

Slovenian industry will be improved significantly.

On the one hand, GOSTOP includes the development

of new products and breakthrough technologies

by agile SMEs. On the other hand, however,

the overall Factories of the Future concept

will be developed, thereby leading to integrated

systems to be used by large Slovenian companies

in order to optimise their production and develop

new products with high added value. An example

of the kind of product included in GOSTOP would

be the vision of a turnkey factory. The success of

GOSTOP will contribute to raising the added value

and export volume of the participating companies and Slovenian industry as a whole.