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.
iPRODUCE will be present at this year’s Maker Faire Galicia, represented by partner Océano Naranja, and will participate with a talk titled “Maker and fablabs spaces, a meeting point also between companies and the users of their products?” As suggested by the title,...
Submit your idea to the iPRODUCE open competition “Solutions and services for the prosumer competition”
The iPRODUCE open competition #1 is now open! We welcome individuals, groups of individuals or organisations to submit their ideas and solutions to the Solutions and services for the prosumer competition. The competition was launched on 5 May 2021 and runs until 30...
The European-funded iPRODUCE, INEDIT, DIY4U, and OPENNEXT projects held on 22 April 2021 a joint webinar titled “Open Innovation for collaborative production engineering”, which is also the title of the Horizon 2020 topic that funded these four projects. The objective...