The COMET panel of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), which met in Vienna on 8/9 April 2014, unanimously recommended supporting the K-Project “AEDA – Advanced Engineering Design Automation”, for which V-Research submitted an application as consortium leader. Furthermore, V-Research participates as a scientific partner in the COMET project “HOPL – Heuristic Optimization in Production and Logistics”, for which an application has been submitted. This project also received a positive support recommendation from the jury.
In total, applications were submitted for 21 projects, of which support was recommended for 11.
AEDA achieves a significant reduction in the time required for development and design and in production costs, at the same time as supporting the sales process for machines and systems:
The project has a duration of four years, with a total volume of around 5.5 million euros.
In addition to reducing production and development costs, V-Research's scientific analyses, carried out in cooperation with leading Vorarlberg industrial companies, show that the automation of design and development processes can realise great advantages at the customer-relationship level:
With the planned project, V-Research is pursuing the aim of establishing a leading international R&D group in the field of design-process automation at its location in Dornbirn. Together with the already well-established tribology working group, it therefore intends to make a contribution to strengthening its industry partners in the mechanical and plant engineering sector and to work towards securing the production and development locations in Vorarlberg.