The iPRODUCE project introduces a novel social manufacturing platform (SMF) that embraces manufacturing companies in the consumer goods sector, their associations/ networks, Fablabs/ makers spaces, DIY communities and various other innovation players at the local level.
The objectives of iPRODUCE are centred around several key concepts, namely: platforms and tools, establishing collaborative Manufacturing Demonstration Facilities (cMDFs), defining a SMF, developing business models and IPR, fostering integration and promoting open innovation challenges.
iPRODUCE is structured into 10 Work Packages, that will address activities ranging from the identification of business challenges in social manufacturing to the establishment and improvement of cMDFs, and from defining core services for the social manufacturing platform to the validation and evaluation of the social manufacturing space.
Open innovation and co-creation activities will be carried out in six pilot cMDFs located in different countries: France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Germany and Greece. These cMDFs will address various sectors, including furniture, automotive, medical, electronics and microelectronics.
The Danish cMDF has been active in its stakeholder engagement activities in the first months of 2021, and has recently organised its 3rd and 4th Women Makers workshops. On 28 February 2021, the Danish cMDF held its third workshop, this time online to keep everyone...
As part of the iPRODUCE project activities, each of the six cMDFs was tasked with the responsibility of defining several use cases, which are the baseline for the evaluation of the iPRODUCE platform. In this post, we focus on the progress of the Danish cMDF's three...
German cMDF at the Hannover fair: How SMEs can benefit from MakerSpaces for their product development
The iPRODUCE German cMDF, consisting of partners ZENIT, Makerspace Bonn, and Fraunhofer FIT hosted a 1 hour online event at the Hannover Fair, one of the world's largest trade fairs with around 6,500 exhibitors and 250,000 visitors. During 3 short 10-minute...