Industrial scenarios for connected factories

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Industrial scenarios for connected factories

Business ecosystems associated to digital platforms

General description

By definition, by bringing together actors from different sides, platforms are defined by their stakeholders. There are core stakeholders (target customers, core suppliers, value chain partners), but it should not be forgotten that there are also actors with an indirect or external interest in the activities in the platform (competitors, existing customers not addressed through the platform). A platform also defines the relationship with and the channels with the different user groups.

The business ecosystem within a digital platform have to attract, involve and interconnect value creators on both the supply and demand sides. The platform enables the interaction (value co-creation) between two main groups: demand side (target clients = value users) and supply side (value producers).

Network effects of platform has two dimensions: direct network effects explain how a platform attracts other value creators to participate whereas indirect network effects arise from attracting other platforms to contribute.


Specifics for Project ConnectedFactories | Industrial scenarios for connected factories

Description business model choices.
Comments Business ecosystems associated to digital platforms Business ecosystems Interoperability (ICT) ICT performance characteristics Cybersecurity ICT performance characteristics Skills, training, new job
 Pathways to digitalisation Result title Pathways to digitalisation
 Video - Autonomous & Smart Factories Pathway Result description   The deployment of digital platforms for manufacturing is situated on this level.
 Key enablers and cross-cutting factors Result comments Mechatronics Technologies and enablers Information and communication technologies Technologies and enablers Digital manufacturing platforms Technologies and enablers Information and communication technologies