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MAESTRI - a H2020-Project under the SPIRE-PPP Initiative

The MAESTRI project aims to advance the sustainability of European manufacturing and process industries. This is done by providing a management system in the form of a flexible and scalable platform, and to guide and simplify the implementation of an innovative approach, the Total Efficiency Framework. The overall aim of this framework is to encourage a culture of improvement within process industries by assisting the decision-making process, supporting the development of improvement strategies and helping define the priorities to improve the company’s environmental and economic performance. Its development and validation will be achieved through application in four real industrial settings across a variety of activity sectors.
The Total Efficiency Framework will be based on four main pillars to overcome the current barriers and promote sustainable improvements:

a) an effective management system targeted at process and continuous improvement;

b) efficiency assessment tools to define improvement and optimisation strategies and support decision-making processes;

c) integration with a toolkit for Industrial Symbiosis focusing on material and energy exchange;

d) a software Platform, based on the Internet of Things (IoT), to simplify the concept implementation and ensure an integrated control of improvement process.

Over a period of 4 years, the project will deliver exploitable results clustered into technological outputs (including eco-innovative products, processes and services tailored to industrial end-users) and structured solutions (involving technical, economical, legislative and policy solutions synergistically combined).

Industrial Partners


Under the umbrella of the Worlée group, three business pillars in the areas of chemical, natural and cosmetic raw materials have each established themselves in their very own market segment.


Across 20 European countries JWO group supplies specialised trade magazines, Do It Yourself retail-chains, and industry thus being ranked among the top ten producers of decorative paint worldwide.


MCG mind for metal has been involved in the metallic component industry for 60 years. We have been undertaking our activity in line with ethics and sustainability. We take great pride in being a reliable partner with a name recognised by our client and partner base.

GLN Plast

GLN is a dynamic company geared towards the injection of plastic parts, we guarantee the execution of projects in thermoplastic injection. Supported by more than 15 years’ experience covering the most demanding industries, such as electronics, automotive, electrical and packaging.

R&D Partners


ISQ is a private non-profit making technological association with Public interest status with a turnover of 83M€ in 2013. More than 800 staff members are teamed up with customers, partners and alliances in more than 20 countries worldwide. ISQ has more than two hundred company members and approximately the same number of individual members. It was privately founded in 1965 as the Portuguese Welding Institute.


INEGI is an interface Institution between University and Industry, oriented to the activities of Research and Development, Innovation and Technology Transfer. It was founded in 1986, as an organization to empower the relationship between the University of Porto and National Industry on mechanical engineering and industrial management knowledge fields.


LINKS Foundation is a non-profit Institution operating at a national and international level carrying out applied research in the sectors of engineering and architecture, thus focusing both on information and telecommunication and on territorial and environmental sciences. The LINKS Foundation was founded in 2016 exploiting and enhancing the experience gained – from the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (LINKS) and from the Istituto Superiore on Territorial Systems for Innovation (SiTI). As part of the knowledge chain, LINKS aims to boost the interaction between research and the business world towards the internationalization of the local socioeconomic system, promoting, conducting and strengthening innovation, research processes and the technology transfer.


ATB Institute for Applied Systems Technology Bremen GmbH is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1991. Shareholders are the State of Bremen, Bremen University and a group of industrial companies (Daimler AG, KUKA Systems GmbH, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, OAS AG and OHB Orbitale Hochtechnologie Bremen – System AG).

Fraunhofer FIT

Fraunhofer FIT has a long history of successful participations in international projects ranging from integration of heterogeneous systems and devices over to systems and application engineering in a user-centered manner. The fields of activities include smart factories (with the current project ebbits as well as BEMO-COFRA), energy-efficiency in public spaces and smart buildings (current projects: DIMMER, ALMANAC, IMPReSS, Adapt4EE and SEAM4US). FIT’s aim is to bring the knowledge gained in research projects to higher readiness levels afterwards.

University of Cambridge (UC)

University of Cambridge (UC) is one of the world’s oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Cambridge comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions. The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge takes a cross-disciplinary approach, bringing together expertise in management, technology and policy to address the full spectrum of industrial issues.


Lean Enterprise Institute Polska (LEI Poland) is a private legal entity registered in Poland. LEI Poland is a spin-off company from Wroclaw University of Technology (WUT). LEI Poland was created in 2006; however its roots date back to 1999 when the Lean Manufacturing Program of WUT was started.


SINERGIE Soc. Cons. a r. l. (SINERGIE) is a VET provider and a centre for Research Development and Innovation. It is authorised by the Emilia Romagna Region for the management and delivery of higher, vocational, continuous and distance training. SINERGIE Quality Management System is certified in conformity with UNI EN ISO 9001: 2008, in relation with the provision of training and research services.


IZNAB Sp. z o.o. ( is an engineering SME, focused on Cost-Effective processing technologies for Energy-efficient Buildings, Smart & Green Transport, Clean & Green Energy, Environmental and Nano-Bio-Technology applications. The company headquarters are located in Warsaw, Poland.


The Microprocessor – Digital Systems, s.a. is a company founded in 1979 by a group of teachers linked to Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto. Since then the company has evolved with various transformations in its shareholder structure having belonged mostly to large national groups such as the Sonae and Efacec.


OAS is privately owned SME with headquarters in Bremen, Germany, with 150 employees in 5 plants distributed over Germany. OAS is a company developing turnkey solutions for food and chemical industry. Focus of the company is on the process control and management systems for highly automated processes.

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