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.
Just over four months ago, the 20-partner iPRODUCE consortium met up in Valencia to kick off the project. Although the world has changed significantly since then, the partners have all adapted, are fully committed to the project, and good progress has been made. Last...
We continue with our review of some of the efforts iPRODUCE partners have been making in recent months, particularly due to the COVID-19 situation. Today we look at partner Materalia, a French competitiveness cluster that has not shut down due to the COVID-19...
On the evening of Tuesday, 19th of May 2020 the iPRODUCE German cMDF invited makers, SMEs, and consumers to participate in a 2nd round of the newly established online webinar series “Creating innovations from the Home-Office”. This time the topic tackled “Advantages...
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