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.


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Title Ecosystem for Collaborative Manufacturing Processes _ Intra- and Interfactory Integration and Automation
Description This technology acts as the technical operating system for business connections between factories and their suppliers.
  Integrated Business Model Decision System Result title Integrated Business Model Decision System Result comments Business model aspects of digital platform deployment
  Sustainable business models for IIMS in manufacturing industries Result description The Value Based Business Models methodology is used for this ecosystem. Result comments Business model aspects of digital platform deployment
  Market segmentation and potential of the COMPOSITION in European Industry Result comments Business model aspects of digital platform deployment
  Business model aspects of digital platform deployment Taxon title Business model aspects of digital platform deployment Taxon description In particular, the strict “partner” and “customer”- view has to be replaced by an ecosystem-perspective. Search keywords Business Comments Viable business framework for deploying the platform embedded in a multistakeholder ecosystem considering IPR, ownership and protection of data.
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Description ConnectedFactories enhances the awareness among companies of the use of digital technologies in the manufacturing sector, and equip them with knowledge to make informed decisions regarding technology and business
  Industrie 4.0 paper: Germany's evolving platform landscape Result comments Reference docs Business model aspects of digital platform deployment
  Business ecosystem Taxon title Business ecosystem Search keywords Business ecosystem
  Business model aspects of digital platform deployment Taxon description In particular, the strict “partner” and “customer”- view has to be replaced by an ecosystem-perspective.
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Description AUTOWARE will establish and push forward an open CPPS ecosystem, allowing SMEs to access all the different components in order to develop digital automation cognitive solutions for their manufacturing
  D4.3a AUTOWARE Open CPPS ecosystem development Result title D4.3a AUTOWARE Open CPPS ecosystem development
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - AUTOWARE (Wireless Autonomous, Reliable and Resilient ProductIon Operation ARchitecture for Cognitive Manufacturing) Result description AUTOWARE approach is to set and use the business development framework as the overarching and driving element of the AUTOWARE ecosystem guiding the manufacturing side of the digital ecosystem through the
  Business model aspects of digital platform deployment Taxon title Business model aspects of digital platform deployment Taxon description In particular, the strict “partner” and “customer”- view has to be replaced by an ecosystem-perspective. Search keywords Business Comments Provisioning of robust business development frameworks that will drive a business-oriented and RoI rooted approach to migration towards digital automation.
  Supply chain management Comments Provisioning of robust business development frameworks that will drive a business-oriented and RoI rooted approach to migration towards digital automation.
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Title Collaboration Network for Industry, Manufacturing, Business and Logistics in Europe
Description This will foster the growth of a net-centric business ecosystem for sustainable innovation and fair competition as envisaged by the Digital Agenda 2020.
  Project Business Plan (year 1) Result title Project Business Plan (year 1)
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - NIMBLE (Collaboration Network for Industry, Manufacturing, Business and Logistics in Europe) Result description NIMBLE will develop a federated, multi-sided and cloud services-based business ecosystem that supports: a. B2B collaboration for industry, manufacturers, business and logistics; b.
  Business ecosystem Taxon title Business ecosystem Search keywords Business ecosystem Comments Note: ecosystem includes also the platform provider, 3rd party software as a service, financial services, smart contracts, etc.
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Title Distributed control and simulAtion platform to support an Ecosystem of DigitAL aUtomation developerS
Description CPS (Cyber Physical System) concept of virtualized intelligence, through the adoption of a completely distributed automation platform based on IEC 61499 standard, fostering the creation of a Digital Ecosystem
  Business model for the multi-sided market of Daedalus?s Automation Ecosystem Result title Business model for the multi-sided market of Daedalus?s Automation Ecosystem Result description Business model for the multi-sided market of Daedalus?s Automation Ecosystem. Result comments result_rcn_EC deliverableType_EC Documents, reports Business ecosystem
  Technical and Economic functional architecture of Daedalus Digital Marketplace Result comments result_rcn_EC deliverableType_EC Documents, reports Business ecosystem
  Business ecosystem Taxon title Business ecosystem Search keywords Business ecosystem
  Business model aspects of digital platform deployment Taxon description In particular, the strict “partner” and “customer”- view has to be replaced by an ecosystem-perspective.
  Manufacturing system life-cycle stages Comments Enterprises’ business will be indirectly impacted by accessing a new automation market with different dynamics with respect to today.
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Title Decentralised architectures for optimised operations via virtualised processes and manufacturing ecosystem collaboration
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - DISRUPT (Decentralised architectures for optimised operations via virtualised processes and manufacturing ecosystem collaboration) Result title Periodic Reporting for period 1 - DISRUPT (Decentralised architectures for optimised operations via virtualised processes and manufacturing ecosystem collaboration) Result description To foster ecosystem-wide collaboration between developers and machine providers so that they address specific manufacturing business cases by offering ready-to-deploy solutions; ?
  D2.4: Validation and Improvement of KPIs for the DISRUPT environment Result comments Business requirements
  Business ecosystem Taxon title Business ecosystem Search keywords Business ecosystem
  Business model aspects of digital platform deployment Taxon description In particular, the strict “partner” and “customer”- view has to be replaced by an ecosystem-perspective.
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  ICP4Life Designer Component Result comments Product Design (integration of PLM and CRM) Closed loop PSS Design (Connected to users data) Service Innovation and new Business Models
  Service Innovation and new Business Models Taxon title Service Innovation and new Business Models Search keywords Business
  Business model aspects of digital platform deployment Taxon description In particular, the strict “partner” and “customer”- view has to be replaced by an ecosystem-perspective. Comments On the other, the platform: The business model is under development and there are several approaches. A CANVAS model is under development-.
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  D1.3: Service Concept & Business Model Final Revision Result title D1.3: Service Concept & Business Model Final Revision Result comments Business model aspects of digital platform deployment
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - DIGICOR (Decentralised Agile Coordination Across Supply Chains) Result description The platform will thus form an ecosystem for collaboration within supply chains and between manufacturing and service companies.
  Business ecosystem Taxon title Business ecosystem Search keywords Business ecosystem
  Business model aspects of digital platform deployment Taxon description In particular, the strict “partner” and “customer”- view has to be replaced by an ecosystem-perspective.
  Other eco-system aspects Comments One of the aspects of DIGICOR ecosystem is the Tool Store, where software developers and service providers can offer their tools and services to DIGICOR users.
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Description Manufacturing Resource providers, Service Providers and Software Developers to cooperate and demand, build, select, and use vf-OS applications with the vf-OS exploiters, like classical App stores, having a business
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - vf-OS (Virtual Factory Open Operating System) Result description At present, a widely used reference implementation of platforms supporting market ecosystems for developing applications for the virtual factory does not exist. vf-OS aims not to just provide 'never
  Business ecosystem Taxon title Business ecosystem Search keywords Business ecosystem Comments Developers will engage on this business digital model.
  Innovation Taxon description Finally, innovation should become a business model in itself and a continuously run business process (the factory innovation): increasing the competitiveness through the design of a new product requires

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Title Periodic Reporting for period 1 - DISRUPT (Decentralised architectures for optimised operations via virtualised processes and manufacturing ecosystem collaboration)
Description To foster ecosystem-wide collaboration between developers and machine providers so that they address specific manufacturing business cases by offering ready-to-deploy solutions; ?
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Title Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Daedalus (Distributed control and simulAtion platform to support an Ecosystem of DigitAL aUtomation developerS)
Description ""Industrial automation market as a multi-sided ecosystem"" Today the structure of industrial automation market is approximately composed by large companies producing both hardware and software automation