PredMAIn (Interreg, 2021-2022)

AI-based predictive maintenance


Initial situation

AI-based Predictive Maintenance Project (ATCZ279)

The Interreg programme area Austria-Czech Republic is a region with a high number of SMEs. Many of them are active in the production and manufacturing of production equipment.



Predictive maintenance (PM) is currently considered the main application of artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing. For several reasons, the associated potential is insufficiently exploited by manufacturing SMEs, which are very strongly represented in the programme region. To a large extent, the prerequisites for the widespread application of AI in predictive maintenance by SMEs are lacking. This includes easy and uncomplicated application by the operating personnel on site. Unlike maintenance staff in large companies, they are often not specially trained in the possible applications, advantages and potential dangers of AI in predictive maintenance.



The project objective is therefore the creation and transfer of general and transferable knowledge for manufacturing SMEs on AI-based predictive maintenance (output) applicable in
various sectors of production and manufacturing.


Approach and cross border approach

  • This will be achieved through research and demonstration of AI algorithms for predictive maintenance, with special attention to the knowledge and needs of SMEs in the programme region, and
  • through cross-border networking of relevant research partners in this field to establish long-term (research) cooperation with the aim of synthesising, exchanging and jointly developing the state of knowledge on the topic of AI-based predictive. Maintenance of wear-prone equipment or components for manufacturing SMEs. The careful composition of the consortium with partners from
    all six programme regions, who are all active in this thematic area and who, for their part, also have corresponding contacts outside the programme region, ensures on the one hand further know-how gain in the thematic area, which is passed on to the target group SMEs in the programme region in the form of knowledge transfer events, and on the other hand can thus also increase the impact of the project outside the programme area.


Project consortium

PredMAIn bundles all necessary scientific & technological competences by the partners

  • SCCH Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (AT)
  • Intemac Solutions, s.r.o. (CZ)
  • AC2T research GmbH (AT)
  • University of South Bohemia (CZ)
  • Compas automatizaca, spol. s.r.o (CZ)
  • Profactor GmbH (AT)


Project duration: 01.10.2021 – 31.12.2022

Project budget: € 589.000

Funding body: The project is funded within the framework of INTERREG Austria-Czech Republic 2014-2020.

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