Western companies are obliged to cut costs and enhance performance of their processes. European enterprises cannot compete anymore on workforce costs, but a general objective is maintaining Europe’s leadership and technology excellence in manufacturing.

In this scenario, ICT has been, throughout the years, the crucial enabler for preserving competitiveness and fostering industry innovation. In particular, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) is a breakthrough research area for ICT in manufacturing and represents the new innovation frontier for matching the EU2020 “smart everywhere” vision.

CPS engineering in manufacturing ensures a competitive advantage for business, market success and jobs creation.

sCorPiuS project investigates the role of CPS as a lever to empower manufacturing performance, proposing the creation of a reliable roadmap which preempts the most important technological trends.

The project purpose is focused on supporting the planning of the Research and Innovation activities with the involvement of the most important European stakeholders.