The EFRO (ESIF/Regional Development Funds) proposal titled “Composite Automation Development Centre (CADC)” approved by the regional authorities
The CADC demonstrates strong synergies with the work from both “TU Delft” and “Fokker”, both CS2JU Core Partners in LPA and in AIR. The total regional funding is €2.25 m and the project is expected to start in the first semester of 2018.
The CADC-programme consists of 7 projects in accordance with the specific automation needs of the consortium partners, which will be executed on shared infrastructure. CADC aims to prepare the aerospace manufacturing supply chain for the imminent ramp-up of current aircraft programs and lay a solid technological foundation for future aircraft.
Establishment of a Fieldlab
Since the CADC-programme has a limited 5-year duration, the establishment of an open-access Fieldlab in the form of a Foundation (or “Stichting” in Dutch) is envisaged to manage and grow the body of knowledge beyond that timeframe, and to expand and exploit the infrastructure further by making it accessible to not only the abovementioned 8 consortium members, but also to new participants.
Located in the Technopolis Science Park, the Fieldlab will form the beating heart of a smart manufacturing ecosystem with ample opportunitiesfor OEMs, SMEs, researchers and students alike.
This Fieldlab is part of the regional Aerospace Agenda Zuid-Holland 2016. In this agenda universities, industries and local governments joined forces in aerospace to show the position of the Zuid-Holland region as the centre of gravity of aerospace within the Netherlands.
Budget: €4.25 million, of which €2 million will go to the Fieldlab and €2.25 million to the CADC programme.
Clean Sky synergies Scenario 1&2: 1&2: Capacity building/Infrastructure investments.
Participants: Delft University of Technology (Aerospace Engineering, Robotics Institute), Fokker Technologies (GKN Aerospace), TNO Industrial Instrumentation, KVE Composites Group, GTM Advanced Structures, Airbus Defense and Space (Netherlands), Suzlon Energy, and Airborne.