Building blocks, tools and systems for the Factories of the Future is a Slovenian development project for Industry 4.0.

The aim of the GOSTOP (slo: Gradniki, orodja in sistemi za tovarne prihodnosti) programme is to accelerate the development of the Factories of the Future concept in Slovenia and to provide solutions to the current needs of Slovene industry, where some companies have already started to introduce this concept into their production facilities.  That is why GOSTOP includes the development of new products and technologies that are being developed by agile small and mid-sized companies, as well as the development of a complete smart factory concept that will lead to holistic integrated systems, with which the larger manufacturing companies will be able to optimize their manufacturing processes and develop new products with a high added value. An example of such a product is the vision of a turnkey factory for the global market.

GOSTOP aims to develop four key sectors of Industry 4.0:

  • robotics,
  • photonics,
  • tooling,
  • control technologies.

INEA contributes to the programme with two major projects: the development of SSP (Sustainable System Platform) and RTU (Remote Terminal Unit).

The programme is co-funded by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union, from the European Regional Development Fund.