The I-VLab Management is currently involved in two research projects:
|UpgradiNg ICT excellence by strengthening cooperation between research Teams in an enlarged Europe||FP7 EC project||completed|
Cutting edge Process Modelling and
Product-Service sYMBIOtic SYStems
|C2NET||Cloud Collaborative Manufacturing Networks||H2020 project||completed|
|FITMAN||Future Internet Technologies for Manufacturing||FI-PPP project||completed|
|TELL ME||Technology Enhanced Learning Living Lab for Manufacturing Environments||FP7 EC project||completed|
|MSEE||Manufacturing Service Ecosystem||FP7 EC project||completed|
|Increasing the competitiveness of enterprises by improving and specializing human resources in the field of new technologies, in a knowledge based society and for a durable development||EU Social fund||completed|
|UNITE||UpgradiNg ICT excellence by strengthening cooperation between research Teams in an enlarged Europe||FP7 EC project||completed|
Cutting edge Process Modelling and Simulation
Research areaOpen calls BeinCPPSDuration15 months / start date: 2017-05-01 / ongoingDescription
The main objective of CPMSinCPPS is to investigate the applicability of the
BEinCPPS components to improve the performance of the SMEs’
The industrial use-case, CRISTEMA, is a SME cutlery manufacturer located in
North of Portugal. CRISTEMA is seeking to move towards an operational
CPS-based production process with the support of BEinCPPS modelling and
simulation components to improve its performances. The design, the
development and the implementation are performed with the support of
UNINOVA (PT), INTEROP-VLab (BE) and the contribution of University of
The challenges faced are the automation of data collection as well as the
analysis of the production data for process management. Therefore two
solutions are developed: a data collector and a process modeler which
will enable flexibility and optimization of the manufacturing system and
therefore decrease the company’s costs.
|PSYMBIOSYS||H2020 / Project No. 636804|
|Full title||Product-Service sYMBIOtic SYStems|
|Research area||H2020-FoF5-2014 Innovative product-service design using manufacturing
|Duration||36 months / start date: 2015-02-01 / ongoing|
PSYMBIOSYS concept is based on a holistic and unifying collaboration concept (the symbiosis) implemented through a five-pointed star symbolizing the following 5 main dichotomies we have identified in product-service design.
The 5 main dichotomies or tussles which are currently preventing service innovation to be pervasively adopted by all EU manufacturing industries, SMEs included:
|C2NET||H2020 / Project No. 636909|
|Full title||Cloud Collaborative Manufacturing Networks|
Process Optimisation of Manufacturing Assets
|Duration||36 months / start date: 01/01/2015 / ongoing|
|Description||The goal of C2NET Project is the creation of cloud-enabled tools for supporting the SMEs supply network optimization of manufacturing and logistic assets based on collaborative demand, production and delivery plans. C2NET Project will provide a scalable real-time architecture, platform and software to allow the supply network partners:
project phase 2 / Integrated Project No. 604674
|Full title||Future Internet
Technologies for Manufacturing
obj:FI.ICT-2011.1.8: Use Case scenarios and early trials
|Duration||24 months / start date: 2013-04-01 / completed|
|Description||FITMAN aims to provide industry-led use case trials in the domain of smart, digital and virtual factories of the future. The trials will test and assess the suitability, openness and flexibility of FI-WARE’s Generic Enablers while contributing to the sustainability of EU manufacturing industries.
The mission of the FITMAN (Future Internet Technologies for MANufacturing industries) project is to provide the FI PPP Core Platform with 10 industry-led use case trials in the domains of Smart, Digital and Virtual Factories of the Future.FITMAN Trials (4 conducted by Large Enterprises, 6 by SMEs) will test and assess the suitability, openness and flexibility of FI-WARE Generic Enablers while contributing to the STEEP (social-technological-economical-environmental-political) sustainability of EU Manufacturing Industries.
The use case trials belong to several manufacturing sectors such as automotive, aeronautics, white goods, furniture, textile/clothing, LED lighting, plastic, construction, and manufacturing assets management.
|Details||link to the FI-PPP web site|
|TELL ME||FP7 –
318329 / Integrated Project
Enhanced Learning Living Lab for Manufacturing Environments
ICT-2011.8.1 Technology-Enhanced Learning
|Duration||36 months / start date: 2012-11-01 / completed|
|Description||The TELL-ME project aims to develop and experiment in authentic contexts (SME- driven human-centric and service-oriented manufacturing workplaces) an innovative cross-enterprise methodology and IT platforms for continuous education & training in heterogeneous business ecosystems – blending Precision Teaching (PT) – Lifelong Learning and Living Lab (LL) – with participative co-creation aspects that can fulfill more business needs than traditional training.|
|Details||link to the Cordis factsheet|
|MSEE||FP7-ICT / Project No. 284860|
|Full title||Manufacturing Service Ecosystem|
|Research area||FoF-ICT-2011.7.3 – Virtual Factories and enterprises|
|Duration||36 months / start date: 2011-10-01 / completed|
By 2015, novel service-oriented management methodologies and the Future Internet universal business infrastructure will enable European virtual factories and enterprises to self-organize in distributed, autonomous, interoperable, non-hierarchical innovation ecosystems of tangible and intangible manufacturing assets, to be virtually described, on-the-fly composed and dynamically delivered as a Service, end-to-end along the globalised value chain.
The MSEE 2015 Vision stems upon two complementary pillars, which have characterized the last 10 years of research about Virtual Organizations, Factories and Enterprises: Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Digital Business Ecosystems (DBE).
The first Grand Challenge for MSEE project is to make SSME (Service Science, Management and Engineering) evolve towards Manufacturing Systems and Factories of the Future, i.e.:
The second Grand Challenge for MSEE project is to transform current manufacturing hierarchical supply chains into manufacturing open ecosystems, i.e.:
The synthesis of the two Grand Challenges above in industrial business scenarios and their full adoption in some European test cases will result in new Virtual Factory Industrial Models, where service orientation and collaborative innovation will support a new renaissance of Europe in the global manufacturing context.
|CHT||European Social Fund project – POSDRU/81/3.2/S/53084|
|Full title||ComHigh Tech
Increasing the competitiveness of enterprises by improving and specializing human resources in the field of new technologies, in a knowledge based society and for a durable development
|Research area||Sectorial Operational Programme for the Development of Human|
|Duration||36 months / start date: 2010-07-01 / completed|
|Description||Development of a system to support the enterprise adaptability towards the new requirements of the knowledge based economy in Romania.
The main objective of the project is to support the enterprise adaptability in Romania by developing training centers where executive managers, engineers and researchers will acquire the skills in IT and Automation knowledge management in enterprise and investment management, for increasing the competitiveness of enterprises by developing adaptability of human resources.
|UNITE||FP7-248583 / Coordination and Support Action|
ICT excellence by strengthening cooperation between research Teams in an
Strengthening cooperation in ICT R&D in an enlarged Europe
|Duration||36 months / start date: 2010-02-01 / completed|
|Description||UNITE promotes secondment of research teams working in the area of the future Internet, as an enabler to achieve sustainable knowledge sharing within the enlarged Europe.
– Financed secondment and connection of researchers from one to 12 months, following an already pre-identified offer/demand matrix of organizations based on expertise (targeted mobility);
– Organization of targeted workshops and two doctoral symposiums, across an enlarged Europe to build-up synergies and support networking and collaborations;
– Sharing of public knowledge generated by other EU funded research projects;
– Creation an “Eastern Europe” INTEROP-Vlab Pole to achieve long-term cooperation with the organizations from that region.
|Details||link to the Cordis factsheet|