ISL is part of the new EU project launched to strengthen supply chain resilience in Europe

ISL is delighted to be part of the ResC4EU consortium "Resilient Supply Chains for Europe", which is supported by the European Union with funding of 3 million euros. The three-year project aims to help European companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to strengthen their resilience and sustainability and to adapt quickly to disruptions in supply chains. Such disruptions occurred, for example, during the COVID-19 crisis as well as other ongoing conflicts or disasters, such as the blockade of the Suez Canal, the Ukraine conflict or floods.

The ResC4EU will provide an open space for collaboration, develop and provide models and tools that can assist companies in detecting and anticipating disruptions in their supply chain, and offering SMEs tailored support and training programmes as part of the ResC4EU Net-Zero Industry Academies.

Another focus is to explore collaboration opportunities and building alliances among traditional manufacturing SMEs in need of implementing advanced technologies and tech-savvy SMEs providing innovative solutions for more resilient and sustainable processes.

ISL has the task to develop algorithm and exemplary tools to comprehend and enhance the resilience of supply chains of SME.

The Consortium will start with an assessment of the needs, risks, disruptions, challenges and opportunities for SMEs. ResC4EU will bolster the resilience of European supply chains in Europe’s most critical industrial ecosystems: mobility, transport & automotive, retail, proximity & social economy, textiles, tourism, aerospace & defence, renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, electronics, digital, construction, agri-food, health, and creative & cultural industries.

The ResC4EU consortium comprises six of Europe’s leading industry clusters, one intercluster and innovation management expert (SME), one tech-savvy SME and two research organisations with a direct outreach to up to 1000 SMEs across Europe and covering all envisaged 14 industrial ecosystems. The project will be coordinated by the German Leading-edge Cluster Composites United e.V.

Further Information

Dr. Holger Kramer

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