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.
Based on an extensive literature review and the application of surveys, iPRODUCE (via partner CBS) has exhaustively mapped and assessed methods and tools with a strong application in Design Thinking and co-creation/ co-production projects and approaches, as well as...
The German cMDF-promoted online-workshop series “Innovations from the Home-Office” continued on 18 August 2020. It was the fourth online session with key stakeholders from the German cMDF. Having attracted SMEs and maker spaces, partner Fraunhofer FIT gave a brief...
The Danish cMDF, represented by CBS and betaFactory, are starting their face-to-face activities on 27 August 2020 with a two-part event. The event will start with a co-creation workshop with local schools and will be followed by an official kick-off event. In this...
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