An AR cloud and digital twins solution for industry and construction 4.0 (GA No 856994)

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Q-PLAN role
Contact person(s)

European Commission – Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
H2020 – INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP – Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – ICT
1 Oct 2019 – 30 Sep 2022 (36 months)
Available soon
Project Coordinator, Innovation and Exploitation Manager, Dissemination Manager
Mrs. Anastasia Matonaki – +30 2310 411 191,


Industry and construction 4.0 have high expectations of AR technologies in terms of productivity gains and quality improvement. ARtwin project aims to provide European Industry and Construction 4.0 with a ARCloud platform that meets their needs. This platform deployed on a private distant or/and edge cloud ensures the privacy of information and offers three key services:

  • An accurate and robust 3D registration for any AR device in large-scale and dynamic environments, allowing to present relevant information to workers at the right time and place;
  • Reduction of the difference between the physical and digital world by continuously maintaining the Digital Twin/BIM model based on vision sensors available in the factory or on construction sites;
  • Display of complex 3D augmentations on any AR device by remotely rendering them in the cloud with ultra-low-latency.

The ARtwin platform and services will be validated in operational environments through two use cases in Industry 4.0 and a use case in Construction 4.0. The results of the format of the 3D map stored in the cloud will be submitted to standardization bodies to prevent lockin situation with few vendors and encourage an ecosystem with a diverse range of solutions providers (small players, academics, etc.)


Q-PLAN responsibilities

  • Project coordination
  • Communication and dissemination management
  • Business modelling and planning
  • Innovation management and design of ARtwin’s exploitation and sustainability plan
  • Coordination of synergies with relevant initiatives and actions
  • Coordination with relevant Standardisation Bodies focused on Augmented Reality systems