The “servitization wave” of manufacturing has already spread out to the advanced countries and many leading high-capital investment sectors (e.g. aerospace and automotive) are already competing in the international markets providing to their customers a composition of services for product operation (e.g. maintenance, reliability, upgrades), and end-of-life use (e.g. re-manufacturing, recycling, disposal). Especially SMEs are trying to compete in the international markets with their niche solutions, adding innovative services to their value propositions. Such innovative business models are based on a dynamic network of companies, continuously moving and changing in order to afford more and more complex compositions of services. In such a context, there is a strong need to create distributed, adaptive, and interoperable virtual enterprise environments supporting these undergoing processes. In order to do so, new tools must be provided for enabling and fostering the dynamic composition of enterprise networks. In particular, SMEs call for tools and instruments which follow them in their continuously re-shaping process, enabling collaboration and communication among the different actors of the product-service value chains. New IPR methods are also needed.

Associated projects

Show all
Showing 10 out of 95
Show more information
Description Data and services have become the key factor in optimising manufacturing processes. The need to react to dynamically changing market demands is dramatically rising.
  Collaborative manufacturing services ontology and language I Result title Collaborative manufacturing services ontology and language I
  Collaborative manufacturing services ontology and language II Result title Collaborative manufacturing services ontology and language I
  The COMPOSITION architecture specification I Result description The main services realised by COMPOSITION are: Materialand Component Tracking Product Quality Monitoring Manufacturing Forecasting Automated Procurement Ecosystem Collaboration Framework
  The COMPOSITION architecture specification II Result description The main services realised by COMPOSITION are: Materialand Component Tracking Product Quality Monitoring Manufacturing Forecasting Automated Procurement Ecosystem Collaboration Framework
  COMPOSITION Brokering and Matchmaking components II Result comments nbsp; The  Matchmaker  is  a  core  component  of  the  COMPOSITION Collaborative Ecosystem, providing matching of buyers and sellers in the supply chain,based on services
  Product quality - Quality assurance Taxon title Product quality - Quality assurance Search keywords Product
  AAA - Access, Authorisation and Authentication Taxon description Authorisation is the process of allowing an entity (humans, systems or devices) to access information systems or facilities where information and processing capabilities are being stored.
Show more information
Description ConnectedFactories explores pathways to the digital integration and interoperability of manufacturing systems and processes and the benefits this will bring.
  Key enablers and cross-cutting factors Result description From a more technical point of view, interoperability is extremely relevant, not only since systems and tools will very likely come from different vendors, but also since many legacy systems have to be
  CELOS DMG: Success stories Result comments Paul Horn GmbH in Tübingen is a leading specialist in standard and custom high-performance tools and systems.
  Collaborative Product-Service Factories Taxon title Collaborative Product-Service Factories Search keywords Product
  PLM Systems (integrating CAD and PDM) Taxon description Product Life Cycle systems integrating Computer Aided Design and Product Data Management systems.
Show more information
Title Cloud-based Situational Analysis for Factories providing Real-time Reconfiguration Services
Description Connected Product Networks (CPNs) where networked smart products collect data, can be adapted in the field, and can deliver extended services to customers through optimisation of smart product performance
  SAFIRE Electrolux pilot: Cloud-driven product optimization Result title SAFIRE Electrolux pilot: Cloud-driven product optimization
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SAFIRE (Cloud-based Situational Analysis for Factories providing Real-time Reconfiguration Services) Result description The project targets two related technology challenges for factories of the future that present new opportunities for improving production, products and services: 1) Interconnected Systems of Production
  SAFIRE OAS pilot: Optimisation of production processes and preventive maintenance activities Result comments Connected Products Production of product Product use phase Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems
  SAFIRE ONA pilot: Adaptive Machining Result comments Connected Products Production of product Product use phase Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems
  Product quality - Quality assurance Taxon title Product quality - Quality assurance Search keywords Product
  AAA - Access, Authorisation and Authentication Taxon description Authorisation is the process of allowing an entity (humans, systems or devices) to access information systems or facilities where information and processing capabilities are being stored.
Show more information
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - AUTOWARE (Wireless Autonomous, Reliable and Resilient ProductIon Operation ARchitecture for Cognitive Manufacturing) Result description Providers of cloud and HPC simulation and computation services that could host the operation of advanced cognitive services.
  Operating systems Taxon title Operating systems Search keywords systems
  Cybersecurity Taxon description Security for information and infrastructure related to digital systems 
Show more information
Description Prospective NIMBLE providers can take the open source infrastructure and bundle it with sectoral, regional or functional added value services and launch a new platform in the federation.
  Product and Service Search Engine and Search Mediator Result title Product and Service Search Engine and Search Mediator
  Design and Implementation of Security and Privacy for Core Business Services Result description A design and implementation report on privacy and security services
  Platform Architecture Specification and Component Design Result comments result_rcn_EC deliverableType_EC Documents, reports Operating systems
  Operating systems Taxon title Operating systems Search keywords systems
  AAA - Access, Authorisation and Authentication Taxon description Authorisation is the process of allowing an entity (humans, systems or devices) to access information systems or facilities where information and processing capabilities are being stored.
  Data communication and interoperability Comments Platform-independent micro-service architecture (micro-services are designed to be independent of Bluemix stack (but can use it if it’s there)) Standards compliance for product categorisation (eClass)
Show more information
Description the adoption of a completely distributed automation platform based on IEC 61499 standard, fostering the creation of a Digital Ecosystem that could go beyond the current limits of manufacturing control systems
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Daedalus (Distributed control and simulAtion platform to support an Ecosystem of DigitAL aUtomation developerS) Result description provision of services to other elements of the automation pyramid.
  Web-services / Composability Taxon title Web-services / Composability Search keywords services
  Mechatronics Taxon description a combination of robotics, electronics, computer, telecommunications, systems, control, and product engineering.
Show more information
Description ICT-based systems will play a major role, mainly by creating a virtual copy of the physical world and facilitating decentralised structures through Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - DISRUPT (Decentralised architectures for optimised operations via virtualised processes and manufacturing ecosystem collaboration) Result description provide modelling and design services that allow the abstract representation of actual manufacturing systems ? offer co-simulation tools combined with optimisation algorithms ?
  D2.3: The DISRUPT Platform Integration Plan Result comments Connected IT and OT MOM-SCADA systems connected Platform enabled optimisation
  Cybersecurity Taxon description Security for information and infrastructure related to digital systems 
Show more information
Title An Integrated Collaborative Platform for Managing the Product-Service Engineering Lifecycle
Description ICP4Life proposes an integrated, collaborative platform for the design, development and support of product-service systems for SMEs, equipment manufacturers and energy suppliers in order to maximize the
  Existing Product-Services Result title Existing Product-Services
  State of the Art on product-services development Result description Review of the state of the art on different development methods for product services.
  ICP4Life Designer Component Result comments Manufacturing system life-cycle stages Product levels and life-cycle stages Service orient.
  Web-services / Composability Taxon title Web-services / Composability Search keywords services
  Service-enabled Product Design Taxon description Product-Service-System Design Engineering open to customers and final users. Advanced services integrated.
Show more information
Description cooperate and demand, build, select, and use vf-OS applications with the vf-OS exploiters, like classical App stores, having a business model based on taking a share of purchases of applications and services
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - vf-OS (Virtual Factory Open Operating System) Result description Factories are complex systems of systems and there is a need to develop a platform on which future manufacturing applications can be built.
  From Product/Services Systems (product centric approach) to Services through Product (solution oriented approach) Taxon title From Product/Services Systems (product centric approach) to Services through Product (solution oriented approach) Search keywords Product Services Systems
  Virtualisation and digitalisation of the interrelation between manufacturing and new business models Taxon description The complexity of these tools is higher than that of tools for product development, due the need for holistic modelling of product and processes.
  Information and communication technologies Comments The Open vf-OS covers from the control device level, where information from the systems (IoT, CPS, embedded systems) is gathered, processed and empowered.
Show more information
Description Comau is an integrated company, including 20 subsidiaries, which develops and produces process automation, manufacturing and service products and specializes in welding robots Systems Sunlight S.A.,
  Online Intelligent Decision Support for Workers/Technicians at Continuous Process Systems Result title Online Intelligent Decision Support for Workers/Technicians at Continuous Process Systems
  Modular Plant Data Exchange Software Result description Applications that combine industrial automation systems with web services are very limited in the industry market and exchange information using standards such as B2MML, so this product can be used in
  MOM-SCADA systems connected Taxon title MOM-SCADA systems connected Search keywords systems
  Mechatronics Taxon description a combination of robotics, electronics, computer, telecommunications, systems, control, and product engineering.
  Autonomous Smart Factories Comments Autonomy in factories is achieved by security systems that produce alerts and warnings, by training courses that does not require a trainer and by applications that signs daily jobs automatically

Associated results & demonstrators

Show all
Showing 10 out of 33

Product portfolio | Product portfolio

Project: GLONET

Type: /

Updated at: 21-06-2018

Show more information
Title Product portfolio
Description Expected value: The product portfolio is a powerful asset for the efficient manage-ment of relevant information on complex products and service-enhancement for fur-ther use by other sub-systems and services

MetaCAM tool | Meta CAM tool

Project: ENEPLAN

Type: /

Updated at: 22-06-2018

Show more information
Description There is potential for a start-up, as partners have expressed their interest in commercially exploiting the MetaCAM tool, either as a product for sale or to provide services to third parties.