Rapid Design and Virtual Prototyping of Factories

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Training Session for SMEs

02 May 2014

Footprint Sheffield, one of the SME industrial partners in project Copernico, hosted two training sessions specifically for SME owners in the Sheffield region in conjunction with TEKS, one of the other partners. By having small groups of three to four people it as possible to have in depth sessions where ...Read more »

Virtalis launch Visionary Render at Hannover Messe

19 April 2014

COPERNICO partner Virtalis launched Visionary Render at Hannover Messe on 9 April.  Visionary Render lets users immersively interact with CAD models in real-time, with no previous expertise in virtual reality.  It also offers real-time collaboration in a virtual environment across physically-distant locations. Visionary Render is part of ...Read more »

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Final Review »

09 April 2014

The Copernico Project

We will shortly be opening registration for beta users of the system.

Copernico was funded by the European Seventh Framework Factories of the Future Programme between May 2010 and April 2014. During the project, a tool was developed which allows companies to determine their factory type and gives them an individual route map on how to adapt to meet new challenges. This was achieved using an innovative online classification and modelling system.  Copernico uses an analytical approach, borrowed from the biological sciences, called cladistics – to find out more, see our simple introductory guide.

Copernico is a free online tool which can analyse a company's current operations, suggest ways to improve their performance and guide them through the necessary steps to take their business to the next level. It encompasses a wide range of factory types, from SMEs to global enterprises and has been demonstrated by partner companies from a number of sectors.

Data entered as part of the analysis stage is reused and expanded during the modelling phase to minimise input required from busy company owners and managers. And should consultancy be required, the results and data can be passed on to reduce consultancy costs.

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COPERNICO is a collaborative project of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission.

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