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What is OPTIMAI?

OPTIMAI is a European research and innovation project aiming to create a new European industry ecosystem focused on innovative solutions to optimise production, reduce defects and improve quality to safeguard European industry for generations to come.

Keywords: artificial intelligence (AI), digital twins, factories of the future, smart sensors, virtualisation, zero-defect manufacturing


How is the project funded?

OPTIMAI is funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 958264.

EU contribution: €8,359,087.50

Programme: Technologies for Factories of the Future

Topic: Quality control in smart manufacturing


Who coordinates the project?

OPTIMAI is coordinated by the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI) based in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The Project Coordinator is Dr Nikolaos Dimitriou, Electrical and Computer Engineer, PhD.


What partners are involved?

The OPTIMAI project team comprises 16 different organisations from 8 countries across Europe. Find out more about the project partners here:


How long does the project run for?

OPTIMAI is a three-year project running from January 2021 to December 2023.


What are the key results?

OPTIMAI will result in a toolkit of smart technologies designed to optimise production processes in industry. These technologies include:

  • Decision support Framework for zero-defect manufacturing, optimal production planning and rapid efficient reconfiguration of industrial equipment.
  • Adaptive multi-sensorial network and fog computing framework.
  • Blockchain-enabled ecosystem.
  • AI methodologies for defect detection and prediction.
  • Digital Twins, Augmented reality interface and visual analytics.
  • Intelligent Marketplace for profiling, indexing and repurposing of defective parts.

Stay tuned for updates on the progress and results!


How will the OPTIMAI solutions be tested and validated?

The OPTIMAI solutions are tested and validated in three different pilot sites:

  • Kleemann: Manufacturing of lifts (Greece)
  • Televés: Manufacturing of antennas (Spain)
  • Microchip Technology Caldicot Ltd.: Assembly of microelectronics (UK)

For more information, see


How can I get involved?

Please join the OPTIMAI Forum for Industry 4.0 Stakeholders

We would love to hear from you! If you are interested in the OPTIMAI solutions, please contact us to discuss how you could get involved:

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