European projects

Start date: 1 janvier 2024
End date: 31 décembre 2026


The project's main objective is to improve the competitiveness and enhance the growth of SMEs, using collaborative robotics solutions that respond to endogenous challenges and guarantee respect for the environment. The project aims to put innovation at the service of territorial actors to improve the quality of life and increase the potential and attractiveness of the entire SUDOE space, particularly rural areas.

Start date: December 2023
End date: November 2026


IDEALIST’s primary goal is to empower Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in three key industrial sectors: Energy-intensive industries, Aerospace and Defence, and Mobility, Transport & Automotive. These sectors are crucial to the European economy and face shared challenges, such as transitioning to sustainable practices, competitiveness in a context of limited raw materials and rising energy costs, and adapting to changing consumer habits.

Program: I3-2021-INV1
Start date: December 2022
End date: November 2025


The overall goal the project is to foster, enable and facilitate SME targeted and interregional investment actions to implement or bring to the market innovative digital solutions to concrete challenges of the food processing companies and thus contributing to the Farm to Fork strategy.

Start date: September 2022
End date: August 2025


The project aims to support manufacturing companies in the 5 identified sectors (Aeronautics/Defence, Energy, Mobility, Agriculture/Agrifood, Materials) in their green transition and resilience initiatives. A whole set of awareness-raising and diagnostic activities are planned (workshops, brainstorm sessions, etc.). Calls for projects that can finance innovative projects up to 40K€ will be launched over the 3 years of the project. In parallel with support for companies, the project will enable partners to develop a new service offer.

Program: INNOSUP
Start date: 01/05/2019
End date: 30/09/2022


CIMES is partner of the S3FOOD project started in May 2019. The project aims at facilitating the digitalization of the food processing industry by stimulating the implementation of smart sensor systems in the food production processes and thus making the generation of digital data possible and also by providing training and support in relation to data collection, management and mining. The financing of innovative projects led by European companies is provided by the launch of two calls for projects for nearly 3 million euros.

Program: Interreg SUDOE
Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/12/2022


The project aims at setting up transnational collaborative initiatives/activities in order to increase the knowledge of the blockchain technology for the industrial SMEs (sensitization phase) and to facilitate the implementation of the technology in order to transform production processes, product traceability, logistics and e-commerce (implementation phase).

Program: COSME
Start date: 01/11/2018
End date: 31/10/2020


CIMES took part as partner of the CONNSENSYS project in November 2018. The aim of this project was to set-up a platform between food- and electronic/IT cluster organisations, relevant research and technology organisations (RTO’s) and other stakeholders, to lower the barriers for food companies to access and implement the newest smart electronic systems and to enable the Internet of Things (IoT) transition of the food industry.

Program: Interreg Alpine Space
Start date: 01/11/2016
End date: 31/10/2018


CIMES took part as partner of the BIFOCALps project in November 2016. This project aimed to boost collaboration and synergies among main actors of the Alpine region innovation system for a sustainable, smart and competitive development of the value chain of manufacturing sector towards Factory of the Future (FoF) practices. In 2017, CIMES alongside Grenoble INP coordinated a work package in order to identify best practices and gain better knowledge on successful and sustainable implementation of 4.0 technologies.

Program: Erasmus + Knowledge Alliance
Start date: 01/01/2019
End date: 31/12/2021


CIMES is partner of the DIGIFOF project since January 2019. The project proposes a network of training environments where HEIs, companies and training institutions come together to develop skills profiles, trainings concepts as well as materials for design aspects of the Factory of the Future (FoF). It helps to create an organizational structure to foster knowledge transfer between industry and academia, aiming to provide educational and experimental OMiLAB4FoF, where FoF-aspects can be taught practically or experimented with. The partners develop a large range of open source tools suitable to the FoF-aspects (industry cases, webinars, training modules…).