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Product-Service System across Life Cycle

Objective

Nowadays, customers’ purchase habits have changed: they do not buy more goods or services in the traditional sense, perceiving them as two separated entities. They rather look for a solution, whose value encompasses many intertwined components, some of them being services and some being goods. In this context, the Product-Service System (PSS) concept finds its root. The servitization process of a product manufacturer into a provider of a PSS still constitutes a major managerial challenge. This challenge is based on a new kind of solution, which considers the continuum between services and products, where services represent a key element for gaining competitiveness. Theoretical and practical experiences show that servitization pushes organisations to change their strategies, operations and value chain, technologies, people expertise and system integration capabilities. As a consequence, different competences are requested to be analysed to have a complete vision of the PSS phenomenon. An international interdisciplinary working group is important to fulfil the need to provide a complete vision of the PSS. Due to the vastness of the area, it is relevant to bring together, in the context of a collaborative scheme of research exchanges, the reciprocal knowledge of the partners. The project proposal links 10 members: 4 EU, 2 AC, and 4 third country partners, which have agreed for a common exchange program on the analysis of the “Product-Service System across Life Cycle”. The exchange program aims to facilitate the deployment of a collaborative scheme focused on the exchange of the knowledge required to develop new models/methods/ICT tools to support the PSS across all its Life Cycle phases. Each member provides complementary knowledge on the field.
The project will concern the exchange of a set of various activities of PhD students, researchers and professors. The planned exchange scheme will enable the reciprocal transfer of knowledge between the members.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI BERGAMO
Address
Via Salvecchio 19
24129 Bergamo
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 115 500
Administrative Contact
Sergio Cavalieri (Prof.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mario Rapaccini (Prof.)
ORT BRAUDE COLLEGE

Participation ended

Israel
Address
Snunit Street 51
21982 Karmiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maya Kaner (Dr.)
SHENKAR ENGINEERING.DESIGN.ART (PBC)
Israel
EU contribution
€ 6 300
Address
Anna Frank Street 12
52526 Ramat Gan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reuven Karni (Prof.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 25 200
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petra Kristensen (Ms.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 900
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veronica Martinez (Dr.)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 12 600
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
åsa Ericson (Prof.)