According to the 2010 EC Competitiveness Report, manufacturing is still the driving force of Europe's economy, contributing over € 6553 billion in GDP and providing more than 30 million jobs. It covers more than 25 different industrial sectors, largely dominated by SMEs, and generates annually over € 1535 billion (42%) of value-added services.
The mission of the FITMAN (Future Internet Technologies for MANufacturing industries) project is to provide the FI-PPP with a set of industry-led trials in Smart, Digital and Virtual Factories of the Future use cases. These will test and assess the suitability, openness and flexibility of Future Internet technologies.
In order to accomplish this, the FITMAN project will deliver:
FITMAN has received EC research funding.