SHERLOCK nomination to the Industry 5.0 Award of the European Commission

The EC Industry 5.0 Award aims to highlight EU-funded projects whose results make European industry more:

  • Resilient
  • Sustainable
  • Human-centric

It contributes to raising awareness, taking stock of the implementation of Industry 5.0 in research and innovation programmes, and developing the framework moving forward. The award has been prepared in collaboration with European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) and industrial platform ManuFUTURE.

Out of a total of 60 submissions that were evaluated by a high-level independent jury from industry, civil society , social partners and academia, three EU projects were nominated as finalists. These are:

  • RAMP-PV: has developed a green recycling process to up-cycle high quality raw materials (such as silicon and silver) from industrially generated photo-voltaic waste. In addition to the  environmental benefits, the project helps reduce the dependence of European industry on raw materials and also aims to minimise the health-related risks for its workers.
  • SECOIIA: focuses on cybersecurity, which is an important component of industry’s resilience in the digital age. The project develops solutions for data-driven circular economic business models. It contributes to workers’ health, safety and wellbeing by demonstrating safe and secure human-robot interactions in non-segregated spaces.
  • SHERLOCK: develops human-centric solutions by improving working conditions and ergonomics, reducing physical and cognitive load, thereby increasing the attractiveness of industry. It reduces the environmental footprint of the production process by increasing efficiency and reducing waste. The project develops collaborative robots that can be reconfigured, which leads to greater flexibility, and therefore resilience.

The winner will be announced during the R&I Days 2022 on 28 September 2022, at 15.45-16.00 CET.