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FP7 iProd

iProd

Project reference: 257657
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Integrated management of product heterogeneous data [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2011-02-01 to 2014-01-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 664 858

EU contribution:

EUR 3 300 180

Coordinated in:

Belgium

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-5

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

iProd aims to improve the efficiency and quality of the Product Development Process of innovative products by developing a flexible, service oriented, customer driven software framework

Data and knowledge management technologies are of strategic importance for industrial innovation, provided they are integrated in the company processes, in the organisational structure, and can be flexibly adapted to company evolution. In particular the Product Development Process (PDP) of manufacturing companies, requires the efficient management of huge amounts of data from different sources and their integration in the subprocesses that compose the product chain. The efficient use of information lifecycle, by the large adoption of virtual testing and by the inter-functional management of related data in the product management would become a strategic advantage for the innovation race. Present ICT solutions separately address parts of product development, but an integrated approach that includes data and services required for the whole Product Development Process does not yet exist.

iProd will improve the efficiency and quality of the Product Development Process developing a flexible, service oriented, customer driven software framework that will be the backbone of computer systems associated with current and new development processes.

To achieve these goals, iProd will rely on knowledge management (KM), knowledge based engineering (KBE) and process integration and automation technologies. iProd will assume the challenge of complexity, semantic diversity and richness of content establishing semantically rich, open and transparent methodologies that will enable knowledge workers from aerospace, automotive and home appliances industries to manage product and process complexity, managing higher value information like functional specifications, requirements, decision rationale and engineering and business knowledge in general. This knowledge base along with a reasoning engine will support information sharing, collaboration across companies, common understanding of PDP among different industries and will promote efficient decision taking.

Objective

Data and knowledge management technologies are of strategic importance for industrial innovation, provided they are integrated in the company processes, in the organisational structure, and can be flexibly adapted to company evolution. In particular the Product Development Process (PDP) of manufacturing companies, requires the efficient management of huge amounts of data from different sources and their integration in the subprocesses that compose the product chain. The efficient use of information lifecycle, by the large adoption of virtual testing and by the inter-functional management of related data in the product management would become a strategic advantage for the innovation race. Present ICT solutions separately address parts of product development, but an integrated approach that includes data and services required for the whole Product Development Process does not yet exist.iProd will improve the efficiency and quality of the Product Development Process developing a flexible, service oriented, customer driven software framework that will be the backbone of computer systems associated with current and new development processes. To achieve these goals, iProd will rely on knowledge management (KM), knowledge based engineering (KBE) and process integration and automation technologies.iProd will assume the challenge of complexity, semantic diversity and richness of content establishing semantically rich, open and transparent methodologies that will enable knowledge workers from aerospace, automotive and home appliances industries to manage product and process complexity, managing higher value information like functional specifications, requirements, decision rationale and engineering and business knowledge in general. This knowledge base along with a reasoning engine will support information sharing, collaboration across companies, common understanding of PDP among different industries and will promote efficient decision taking.

Related information

Coordinator

LMS INTERNATIONAL NV
Belgium
Interleuvenlaan 70
Leuven, Belgium
Administrative contact: Nick Tzannetakis
Tel.: +32 16 384 200
Fax: +32 16 384 350
E-mail

Participants

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO
Belgium
Batiment Eole, 1er étage - rue des Frères Wright
GOSSELIES, Belgium
Administrative contact: Bertrand Herry
Tel.: +32 71 919428
Fax: +32 71 91 93 31
E-mail
NOESIS SOLUTIONS
Belgium
GEENSLAAN GASTON GEBOUW
LEUVEN, Belgium
Administrative contact: Inge Bergers
Tel.: +32 16 317040
E-mail
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
LAUSANNE, Switzerland
Administrative contact: PAUL XIROUCHAKIS
Tel.: +41 21 693 2914
Fax: +41 21 693 3553
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Hansastrasse
MUENCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Krause
Tel.: +49 89 12052713
Fax: +49 89 12057534
E-mail
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
Parque Tecnologico de Boecillo, Parcela
VALLADOLID, Spain
Administrative contact: MARIA TERESA FERNANDEZ PEÑA
Tel.: +34 983 54 80 35
Fax: +34 983 54 80 62
E-mail
PARAGON ANONYMH ETAIREIA MELETON EREVNAS KAI EMPORIOU PROIGMENHS TEXNOLOGIAS
Greece
PROTOPAPADAKI STR
GALATSI, Greece
Administrative contact: LENA SIMITSOPOULOU
Tel.: +30 210 2220 008
Fax: +30 210 2220 019
E-mail
ELECTROLUX ITALIA S.P.A.
Italy
Corso Lino Zanussi
Porcia (PN), Italy
Administrative contact: Alessandro Mazzon
Tel.: +39 0434396044
Fax: +39 0434 395063
E-mail
SCREEN 99 S.A.S DI BARUZZO &C
Italy
LARGO RE UMBERTO
TORINO, Italy
Administrative contact: Marialuisa Sanseverino
Tel.: +39011595249
Fax: +39 011 5099915
E-mail
PININFARINA SPA
Italy
VIA BRUNO BUOZZI
TURIN, Italy
Administrative contact: Filippo Cappadona
Tel.: +39 011 9438220
Fax: +39 011 9438116
E-mail
ALESSI SPA
Italy
VIA PRIVATA ALESSI
OMEGNA, Italy
Administrative contact: Stefano Calderoni
Tel.: +39 0323 868611
Fax: +39 0323 643124
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Stevinweg
DELFT, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Martin Hoekstra
Tel.: +31152785214
Fax: +31152785214
E-mail
KE-WORKS BV
Netherlands
MOLENGRAAFFSINGEL
DELFT, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Jochem Berends
Tel.: +31 15 711 1104
Fax: +31 15 711 1104
E-mail
SCAI POLSKA SPZOO
Poland
ULICA KRAKOWSKIE PRZEDMIESCIE
WARSZAWA, Poland
Administrative contact: Marek Kosnik
Tel.: +48 2 24036730
Fax: +39 011 2273699
E-mail
LMS NUMERICAL TECHNOLOGIES NV
Belgium
Interleuvenlaan
Leuven, Belgium
Administrative contact: N/A N/A
Tel.: +32 16 384519
E-mail
LMS ITALIANA SRL
Italy
Piazza Carlo Felice
Torino, Italy
Administrative contact: N/A N/A
Tel.: +39 0321 445020
E-mail
Record Number: 97446 / Last updated on: 2015-03-27