sCorPiuS is a Support Actions aiming at fostering the European leadership in the field of Cyber-­‐Physical Systems for the Factory of the Future, by identifying and prioritizing the most relevant research and innovation challenges in engineering and manufacturing as well as by building consensus through the involvement of all the stakeholders along the whole value chain.

In particular the sCorPiuS objectives are:

  • to carry out an extensive analysis of the current framework and state-­‐of-­‐the art of CPS technologies, applications in industry, supplier and users as well the most relevant RD&I initiatives at global level;
  • to increase the understanding of how CPS technologies can improve engineering and manufacturing performance;
  • to analyze current development and needs in order to identify possible gaps and areas that need to be further researched;
  • to identify technological challenges and drivers in line with the needs of the vision for the future of engineering and manufacturing;
  • to develop, with the support of academic and industrial experts, a reference roadmap addressing the advances of CPSs (in terms of technology and implementation) that could also support the definition of further research streams in this area;
  • to increase knowledge and awareness (i.e. consensus building) about the use and impacts of CPSs in engineering and manufacturing by fostering a cross-sectorial dialogue involving potential users, experts and technology providers.