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, together with its sister projects funded under the topic DT-FOF-05-2019 - OPENNEXT, INEDIT, and DIY4U - met up last 7 October 2021 for their first of several upcoming collaboration sessions. The topic of the first session was on Open Competitions. The...
iPRODUCE partners CERTH, namely its Additive Manufacturing Unit (AMU) within the Information Technologies Institute (ITI), participated on 25 September 2021 in the "1821-2021… Through the eyes of the children” event, organised by the Union of Parents and Guardians of...
iPRODUCE will be present at this HÁBITAT CONGRESS 2021, organised by iPRODUCE partner AIDIMME, and to be held on 21 October 2021 in both an online and face-to-face format. The HÁBITAT CONGRESS will address strategic innovation and foster competitive environment and...