Maria Weiland was invited to present LOCOMACHS in the March edition 2016 (n°18) of Clean Sky's Skyline magazine. The article can be found on page 9.More
This project is co-funded by the European Union
The LOCOMACHS project aims to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of new part production manufacturing and assembly operations of composite and hybrid aero-structures parts. To achieve the ambitious LOCOMACHS objectives, it is necessary to gather expertise in a wide range of skills, and, in order to reach the highest possible impact, the main stakeholders in the field.
The LOCOMACHS Consortium has been drawn up in this spirit and gathers 30 partners covering the full range of the value chain, from early design and development (process, method, software and hardware tools providers), to skills and facilities needed for manufacturing and assembly. Such a coherent set of competencies would be very difficult to find at national level with the same level of expertise in all fields.
The consortium include:
Created in 1987, ARTTIC is an independent European provider of management services, especially in the area of large international collaborative R&D projects. ARTTIC is a set of companies based in France, Belgium, Germany and Israel. ARTTIC is an SME with a total workforce of about 50 persons, providing specific and practical help with all aspects of international R&D projects.
Services include helping clients to establish project feasibility; finding international partners; establishing consortia; managing the proposal development activities; helping negotiate contracts; taking charge of all management aspects of live projects and helping to disseminate and exploit successful project results.
In LOCOMACHS, ARTTIC will be in charge of the project office, provide methods and tools to support the collaboration within the consortium and to manage the project. ARTTIC will support the consortium in the daily administrative and contractual tasks to ensure the collaboration is working, the project is properly monitored and decisions and actions are prepared and taken according to the project progress and contractual obligations. An important aspect of the role of ARTTIC is also to simplify as much as possible the contractual work requested from the researchers and to develop a collaborative spirit inside the consortium.
Project administration and coordination support; Web-based collaborative tools and public web site.