How KYKLOS 4.0 research contributes to Industry 5.0

Industry 5.0 complements and extends Industry 4.0. It emphasizes aspects that will be deciding factors, not just economic or technological, for the place of industry in the future European society. These factors have also environmental, social, and fundamental rights’ dimensions. Industry 5.0 should not be understood as a chronological continuation of, nor an alternative to, the existing Industry 4.0 paradigm. It is the result of a forward-looking exercise to help framing how European industry and emerging societal trends and needs can co-exist.


In circular manufacturing, manufacturers find ways to eliminate waste by reusing and recycling materials and goods. The KYKLOS 4.0 project aims to show how cyber-physical systems, product life-cycle management, life-cycle assessment, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence technologies and methods are able to transform circular manufacturing. It will achieve this through 7 large-scale pilot projects that will demonstrate improvements in operational efficiency and deliver solutions for resource reuse. It will further ensure the scalability of novel circular manufacturing technologies, engage over 100 European industry actors, transfer know-how and mobilize additional sector investments. The project’s advanced ecosystem can reshape factory processes and services so as to benefit manufacturing throughout Europe and change the business models that companies adopt, by fostering circular manufacturing. Go through the KYKLOS 4.0 website and learn more about its circular manufacturing technologies.


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More info @EC Industry 5.0 Report and @EC Industry 5.0 Infographic