Multidisciplinary Competences in AI for Manufacturing Industry

The COALA consortium combines multidisciplinary competences and resources from the industry and research community focusing in AI technologies in the manufacturing industry. It consists of  14 partners representing research institutes, technology providers and industrial partners (including 7 SMEs), from 5 EU member states, i.e. Germany, Greece, France, Italy and Netherlands. The project brings together experienced partners dedicated to contributing, each in their respective area of expertise, to the successful implementation of the project.

BIBA – Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH

BIBA – Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH is an engineering research institute developing technical and organizational solutions for tasks from various areas of production technology as well as from other related scientific disciplines and puts them into practice both in SMEs as well as multinational companies. Read More

Technische Universiteit Delft

Founded in 1842, TUDelft is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive university of technology in The Netherlands educating over 25.000 students, with 5.000 staff at 8 Faculties with over 40 Masters. TU Delft has excellent international rankings, e.g. ranked 17th globally by QS World Universities for engineering and technology and belongs to the top 20 Horizon 2020 beneficiaries. Read More

Institute of Communication and Computer Systems

ICCS is a non-profit private law body associated with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). ICCS was established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education of Greece in order to promote research and development activity in all diverse aspects of computer and telecommunications systems and their applications. Read More

ANITI – Artificial & Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute, Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

ANITI is one of the four interdisciplinary institutes set up in 2019 for spearheading research, education and economic development on AI in France. It will bring together more than 200 researchers from universities, engineering schools and research organizations (e.g., from IMT, IRIT, LAAS-CNRS, TSE in Toulouse, and also from international research labs, e.g., MIT or Brown University in the United States), and about thirty companies (Airbus, Thales, Continental, etc.). Read More

Città Studi S.p.A.

Città Studi Spa represents one of the European most important, and historically-based, industrial culture hub on textile-related issues. Città Studi Biella is one of the most important educational and training centers in Northern Italy, established in 2004 in the oldest wool district in Europe, by a merger between two companies, Città degli Studi S.p.A. and Texilia S.p.A. Città Studi solidly fulfils the strategic integration between the various fields of university education, vocational training, research and business services; though operating in an international dimension, it remains faithful to its original vocation: growth and development for its territory. Read More

Fratelli Piacenza S.p.A.

Piacenza is an SME manufacturer of fine woollen fabrics for fashion and luxury markets. Based in Italian textile district of Biella, where all its production is realized, and it is one of the oldest textile industries of the world, founded in 1733 and from then on owned by the Piacenza family. Read More

Whirlpool Management EMEA SRL

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the leading major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and research technology centers in 2019. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit, Hotpoint and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Read More

Diversey B.V.

Diversey is a provider of cleaning, sanitation and maintenance products, systems and services that efficiently integrate chemicals, machines and sustainability programs. Everything Diversey does is based on the implicit belief that cleaning and hygiene are life essentials and that what Diversey undertake constitutes a vital service. Read More

i-Deal S.R.L.

I-Deal is currently active in the app development for mobile data collection and is strongly committed to enter the new domain of human-centric manufacturing optimisation explored by COALA. Being an SME with commercial development purposes, the company expect to reach a result which will be ready for commercialisation at the end of the project. Read More

Gioumpitek Meleti Schediasmos Ylopoiisi Kai Polisi Ergon Pliroforikis Etaireia Periorismenis Efthynis

UBITECH is a leading, highly innovative software house, systems integrator and technology provider, established to provide leading edge intelligent technical solutions and consulting services to businesses, organizations and government to allow the efficient and effective secure access and communication with various heterogeneous information resources and services, anytime and anywhere. Read More

Holonix S.R.L.

Holonix was born as a spin-off from Politecnico di Milano; now it is an “innovative company” specialized in ICT solutions for the manufacturing domain. The Company provides advanced ICT solutions mainly for the manufacturing domain, focused on the creation of value from data collected with IoT/CPS technologies and on the involvement of different companies from the value chain. Read More

Mews Partners

Mews Partners is an independent management consulting firm that has been dedicated to the improvement of its customers’ operational performance for the past 25 years. Mews Partners combines value chain expertise (Innovation, R&D, MRO and Services, Management), methodology (Lean Transformation, IT Governance) and human values (customer proximity, team spirit) to deliver tangible results. Read More

University of Bremen – Institut Technik und Bildung

The Institute of Technology and Education (ITB) is a central scientific research institution of the University of Bremen founded in 1986 with a staff of about 50 employees, it is one of the largest independent research institutions for vocational education and training worldwide. The four departments of the institute are headed by professors from the faculties 01 (Physics/Electrical Engineering), 04 (Production Engineering) and 12 (Educational Sciences). Read More


STAM is an engineering firm specialized in the high-tech sector. We provide turnkey solutions in the following areas: Space & Defence, Security & Transport, Energy & Environment, and Industry & Automation. Since the company establishment in 1997, we have been designing and developing innovative mechanisms and mechatronic devices. Read More