AIMEN Technology Centre is a Non-Profit Innovation and Technology Centre, that was set up in 1967. It provides technological support to more than 500 companies dedicated to industrial or commercial activity in the fields of Automotive, Aeronautics, Shipbuilding, Metal- Mechanical, Wind Energy, Metallurgy, Chemical and Building. AIMEN promotes and undertakes research, as well as improves design, simulation and manufacturing technologies.
Located in the Northwest of Spain (headquarters) with office also in Madrid and Sevilla, AIMEN is a highly professionalized organisation, with more than 240 employees specialised in the fields of Smart Manufacturing and Smart Systems, Materials and Manufacturing Process Engineering. Its mission is to improve the competitiveness and the technological know-how of the manufacturing industry through the following activities: (i) R&D projects, (ii) Technology forecasting, (iii) Acquisition and development of emergent technologies, (iv) Promotion of technological innovation inside the companies.
In this project, AIMEN will contribute with its competence in the field of embedded processing, Artificial Intelligence, flexible manufacturing, robotics and data aggregation. Its interdisciplinary team of engineers and physicists provides competencies in the fields of embedded control, deep learning, monitoring, robotics, material processing, and software development for manufacturing applications. AIMEN has active presence in the main European and National technology platforms and initiatives related with materials and manufacturing technologies, specifically in EFFRA (related to Factories of the Future PPP), EuRobotics (linked to SPARC PPP) and EU Platforms like EuMAT, ManuFUTURE or Photonics21. AIMEN has an active role in these initiatives and has contributed to the definition of R&D&i priorities at European or national level, including the RIS3-Galicia strategy. AIMEN is also present in other national and international expert panels,
consulting committees, groups and societies like the International Institute of Welding (IIW), EARTO, the European Laser Institute (ELI), sectorial industry clusters (automotive, shipbuilding, metalworking), as well as in SECPhO (Southern European Cluster in Photonics and Optics).


Main Tasks in MAS4AI

In the MAS4AI project, AIMEN will lead WP1 by managing the definition of the digital architecture implemented for AI deployment in different hierarchical layers –i.e. edge and cloud in the factory level—. Moreover, AIMEN will support the implementation of MAS4AI methodology in the wood processing use-case by implementing the different AI-based algorithms for optimising the production value chain.