Acronym: SIM4.0

Project Title: Smart Monitoring Systems 4.0

Total Cost: 572.761,50

Funding: 486.847,28


SIM4.0 main objective is to transfer scientific and technological knowledge concerning smart monitoring systems to industry. The knowledge to be transferred is the result of R&D national and European projects already past and it is intended to reduce information and knowledge gaps about the use of digital technologies in traditional industrial contexts. The knowledge transfer is to be done through workshops and demonstration actions in different industrial scenarios aiming to show the potential of advanced technologies (i.e., smart monitoring based in sensors networks; data analysis in real time; artificial intelligence) implementation on increasing the efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability of industrial systems.


At the actual state of high technological development and in-depth alterations in markets and business models, new approaches in industrial production models are required in order to safeguard industrial competitiveness and its essential role in the economic and social European model.

The transition of enterprises (mainly SME) to new industrial referential requires both its sensitization for the need of change as well as the improvement of its capacity for the implementation and exploitation of new concepts.

SIM4.0 main propose is to deal with the above needs in a quite relevant domain in the industrial context: the monitoring of machines, processes and systems and the smart management of data and information flows, which are in the base of i4.0 paradigm. The approach to underline the benefits of i4.0 paradigm implementation, is made through scientific and technological knowledge transfer, to real industrial contexts in SME, thus demonstrating and disseminating the necessary knowledge to improve the technological maturity of enterprises.


SIM4.0 strategy starts by promoting generic workshops about the new industrial paradigms and challenges in XXI century, whose aim is to sensitize industry, followed by specific workshops focused in the project targeted sectors: capital equipment; components and agro-food. In order to substantiate the new knowledge, three demonstrations will be carried out in the above mentioned sectors, which will be extensively disseminated. Technological Roadmaps integrating the whole project results will be developed in order to support the future implementation of Smart Monitoring System solutions in industry.


  • Workshops (WS) for acknowledgement and diagnosis

Workshops main objective is to make SIM4.0 known in industry, acknowledging the challenges coming from the new industrial paradigms and simultaneously making a diagnosis of the actual industrial condition and needs concerning the implementation of smart monitoring systems in its equipment and facilities. The implementation of new solutions is focused on two important industrial issues: predictive maintenance and eco-efficiency. In this activity a diagnosis will be carried out to several PME from 3 different industrial sectors: capital equipment; components and agro-food. From this diagnosis 3 PME will be selected to host the development and demonstration of a pilot application.

  • Development of Demonstration Actions

The project foresees the development of 3 demonstrations in pilots, 2 aiming at the predictive maintenance area and the other one in the eco-efficiency management. The pilot applications development will be based on existing results from R&D projects, either national as European on the field of Smart Monitoring Systems and eco-efficiency software. The existing project outputs will be adapted/customized to the real selected applications.

  • Roadmaps

Three roadmaps gathering all project results will be developed, with a focus on each of the industrial selected sector. The roadmaps are seen as a tool to guide enterprises to select, acquire/develop and implement new technological solutions. They are also a tool for public decision-makers, when selecting initiatives/mechanisms to mitigate market gaps. Roadmaps will also be one of the most important project communication tools, able to give a vision of sectors’ technological development for the future.

  • Dissemination

Project type: SIAC – Sistema de Apoio a Ações Coletivas (Transferência de Conhecimento Científico e Tecnológico).

Type of Project: R&D and Innovation
Project Website:
Project Programme: H2020
Project Coordinaton: ISQ (PORTUGAL)
Project Contact: Helena Gouveia (
Start Year: 2017
Project Duration: september 2017 to august 2019

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