HORIZON projects unite and spark Innovation in European Industries

The European Commission’s HORIZON-CL4-2021-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-08 call has fostered remarkable innovation in various industries. In this blog post, we will delve into three distinctive projects that emerged from this call: Zero-SWARM, RE4DY, and 5G-TIMBER.

Each project addresses specific challenges and aims to leverage advanced technologies to revolutionize their respective sectors within the same cluster. Let’s explore the unique features and objectives of each project. 

Advancing Manufacturing through 5G Technologies, the Zero-SWARM project is quite ambitious in its primary objective to accelerate the adoption of advanced 5G technologies in the European manufacturing sector, facilitating climate-neutral and digitized production. What sets Zero-SWARM apart is its focus on developing a zero-enabling smart networked control framework for agile cyber-physical production systems of systems. 

The project embraces a multidisciplinary and human-centric approach, aiming to foster technical solutions for open swarm frameworks, non-public 5G networks, active information continuum, and digital twins. By bringing together various technologies such as 5G, cloud-edge continuum, data analysis, and operational automation, Zero-SWARM aims to break down silos and foster collaborative design and creation through ten trials. This innovative approach has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing processes, making them more efficient, sustainable, and adaptable to future challenges. 

Enabling Data Autonomy in the European Manufacturing Industry, RE4DY is another project born out of the HORIZON-CL4-2021 call, with a focus on empowering the industry to transition from manual operations to data-driven processes. By integrating and managing data space participation effectively, RE4DY aims to enhance data engineering and management autonomy while facilitating the seamless delivery of integrated AI and digital twin solutions. 

This project recognizes the urgent need for the manufacturing industry to keep pace with digital advancements. RE4DY aims to provide continuous delivery of transformative solutions, enabling manufacturers to optimize their operations, improve efficiency, and gain a competitive edge. The project’s emphasis on data autonomy and continuous improvement highlights its commitment to fostering innovation and sustainability in the European manufacturing landscape. 

Revolutionizing the EU Timber Industry with 5G, 5G-TIMBER, as the name suggests, aims to leverage the potential of 5G technologies to support the rapid adoption of advanced solutions in the EU timber industry. The project recognizes the significance of real industrial practices and constraints across the wood value chain. By harnessing the power of 5G, this project aims to address industry-specific challenges, unlock new opportunities, and drive sustainable growth within the timber sector. 

The project focuses on developing and implementing 5G-based solutions that cater to the unique requirements of the timber industry. By enhancing connectivity, data management, and automation, 5G-TIMBER aims to boost efficiency, productivity, and resource optimization throughout the whole value chain. This project’s innovative approach has the potential to transform the timber industry, fostering sustainable practices and enhancing its competitiveness in the global market. 


Some overlapping points are obvious and the possibility of achieving success by joining efforts and aligning activities is beyond doubt. Going forward this cluster of projects will strive to work closely and leverage the research being conducted in each individual project. 

These projects exemplify the European Commission’s commitment to fostering innovation, sustainability, digital transformation and collaboration. As they continue to progress, they will hold the intention of shaping the future of their respective industries and contributing to Europe’s technological advancement on a global scale.