Change2Twin is a EU-funded project (part of I4MS) which helps manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps in their digitization efforts to deploy digital twins. We are a consortium of 18 partners from all over Europe and we believe that the concept of digital twin is one of the big game-changers in manufacturing allowing companies to significantly increase their global competitiveness. Therefore, we teamed up for this project and provide an easy scheme for manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps to acquire the right digital twin solution.

Our scheme is unique for its strong focus on the individual needs of companies. It reaches from the analysis of their digitization potential, individual mentoring plan to ready-to-use recipe for digital twin deployment. We provide companies with funding, which covers the assessment of their digital fitness, preparedness for digital twinning as well as the deployment of the digital twin (incl. application experiments). For this purpose, Change2Twin cooperates with local Digital Innovation Hubs, technology providers and related European projects.

From Autumn 2020 to Spring 2021 Change2Twin executes four pilot experiments with companies from diverse manufacturing branches. The experiments are being documented and will be made available on this website. In January 2021 Change2Twin launched the first open call for SMEs and mid-caps, other calls will follow during 2021 and 2022. The entire process is accompanied by a support programme, including webinars and help desk.

Our offer in a nutshell:

-> for manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps: we provide funding so you get a ready-to-use recipe for digital twin deployment

-> for digital twin technology providers: we list your tools and solutions in Change2Twin marketplace and make your offer available to manufacturers

-> for Digital Innovation Hubs: you can be our certified broker and guide your local companies to deploy the digital twin solution from Change2Twin marketplace.

3 Questions about Change2Twin

  • WHY? we work on Change2Twin because we want to give every SME and mid-cap in Europe the chance to work with Digital Twins
  • HOW? we do this by creating enabling technologies that are missing, by making everything that is needed available on a marketplace, providing training and even financial support
  • WHAT? this would lead to the details of the items above

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 951956.

Project duration: June 2020 – May 2024