H2020 LEVEL-UP – Protocols and Strategies for extending the useful life of major capital investments and Large Industrial Equipment


Europe is still lacking an efficient systemic multi-level approach that enables a recursive, cost-effective, holistic and integrated application of circular principles to the digital uplifting of factory 4.0 capital investments. LEVEL-UP will offer a scalable platform covering the overall lifecycle, ranging from the digital twins’ setup, modernisation actions to diagnose and predict the operation of physical assets, to the refurbishment and remanufacturing activities towards the end of life. In-situ repair technologies and the redesign for new upgraded components will be facilitated through virtual simulations for increased performance and lifetime.

The actions for modernising, upgrading, refurbishing, remanufacturing, and recycling will be structured and formalised into ten special Protocols, linked with an Industrial Digital Thread weaving a seamless digital integration with all actors in the value chain for improved future iterations.

Sofies is the leading partner in the development of the Recycling Protocol and will contribute formalizing the End of Life Strategies. In this context, Sofies will develop a decision support tool based on environmental and cost analysis to assess various End of Life management scenarios.

This project receives funding in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research Programme under Grant Agreement Number 869991.

Call: H2020-NMBP-FOF-2019

Type of action: IA

Duration: 48 months

Start date: 01 October 2019


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