Open Call for Manufacturing SMEs

L4MS has launched an Open Call intended for manufacturing companies that have innovative ideas for improving automated logistics within a factory or production facility.

The L4MS will deliver an open integration platform called OPIL (Open Platform for Innovations in Logistics) together with a 3D simulator to completely virtualize the intra-factory logistics automation.

The virtualization will reduce the installation cost and time of automating logistics by a factor of 10, enabling the rapid deployment of small and flexible automated logistics solutions in SMEs and MidCap factories.

This Open Call will provide financing up to 250.000€ for experiments that validate the cost effective and rapid deployment of mobile robots in manufacturing SMEs and MidCaps through virtualization. The experiments will help to confirm if the platform really contributes to the reduction of the installation, deployment and configuration time and cost by a factor of 10.

The experiments will be conducted by using the OPIL integration platform and 3D simulator, for which free licenses and complete guidance will be offered by L4MS. The proposals should address the implementation of small solutions required by manufacturing SMEs such as:

– End-to-end (last mile problem) fully automated logistics solutions

– Hybrid (human-robot collaboration) automated logistics solutions

– Highly configurable (multi-vendor) automated logistics solutions


Proposals can be submitted by manufacturing SMEs or MidCaps, individually or in consortium with System Integrators, Technology Suppliers or Research Organizations.

The Call is open until November 30. For more information, visit: