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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Antonello Monti, Ph.D.
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.06.2019 to 31.05.2022
EU contribution:
2.022.687,50 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857065.  


Aligning Reference Architectures, Open Platforms and Large Scale Pilots in Digitising European Industry


The EC communication “Digitising European Industry: Reaping the full benefits of a Digital Single Market” aims to reinforce the EU's competitiveness in digital technologies and to ensure that every industry in Europe, in whichever sector, wherever situated, and no matter of what size can fully benefit from digital innovations. In the H2020 LEIT ICT WP2018-2020, the section “Platforms and Pilots” is launching the six calls (DT-ICT-07 to DT-ICT-12) for implementing next generation Digital Platforms in four basic industrial domains: Manufacturing, Agriculture (and Rural Areas), Energy (and Smart Homes / Grids) and Healthcare (Smart Hospitals).

Moreover, outside of the specific suggested Digital Transformation (DT) topics, the development of EU Digital Industrial Platforms (a battle Europe cannot afford to lose) is a key priority also e.g. in Smart Systems (Smart Anything Everywhere SAE), Robotics, Photonics and Process Industry (SPIRE2030) domains.

The OPEN DEI proposal aims at leveraging synergies, identifying gaps, sharing best practices, reinforcing regional/national relationships as well as putting in place the necessary joint measures to implement common dissemination, communication, training and exploitation action plans among the Innovation Actions implementing the EU DT strategy. OPEN DEI is structured around twelve coordinated and complementary objectives grouped in four main action lines: in Platform Building a reference architecture, a set of open source reference implementations and an Industrial Data Platform; in Large Scale Piloting a digital maturity model, a set of assessment methods and a migration journey benchmarking tool; in Ecosystem Building an Innovation and Collaboration Platform, a pan-EU network of Industrial DIHs, an Industrial Skills catalogue and observatory; in Standardisation a cross-domain survey, a promotion and implementation plan and a strategic alliance with existing EU and International SDOs.


  • IDC Italia SRL, Italy (Coordinator)
  • Engineerung – Ingegneria Informatica SPA, Italy
  • Atos Spain SA, Spain
  • Fiware Foundation e.V., Germany
  • International Data Spaces e.V., Germany
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia, Spain
  • European Health Telematics Association, Belgium
  • Tecnoalimenti SCPA, Italy