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Innovative continuous upgrades of high investment product-services

Objective

In the past, customers invested in high cost, long service-life products. Today, they demand complex product-services capable of adapting to new customer goals and rapidly changing markets. The Use-it-wisely project will enable European manufacturers to operate successfully within this new paradigm.

The project will investigate a new business model that implements continuous product-service adaptation through a sequence of small innovative steps. It will demonstrate that product-service agility and extended service life realized in this way is more viable than large and infrequent upgrades in terms of cost, duration and environmental impact.

Use-it-wisely will develop and demonstrate the adaptation platform consisting of the following three elements: (1) multi-disciplinary actors-product-service system model; (2) adaptation mechanism based on the knowledge and skills of all actors involved with the system; (3) interactive collaborative distributed environment, where the actors work out the adaptation steps. The scientific breakthrough will be achieved by creating and validating a holistic systems engineering structure that combines human-machine systems, product lifecycle management, business and organizational dynamics and lifecycle assessment.

The industry-led consortium is founded on complementary clusters in six key industry sectors: energy, machinery, space, office workplace, vehicles, and ship building. Use-it-wisely will enable new business for the manufacturers and their suppliers, subcontractors and open new opportunities for the customers. It will increase their competitive advantage by means of product-service agility, lower costs, shorter lead times, and reduced environmental impact. Finally, it will help to transform people’s knowledge and skills into product-service value thus strengthening Europe’s global competitiveness and securing domestic employment. With Use-it-wisely, the more the product-service is used, the better it gets.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 277 727
Administrative Contact
Sirkku Hoikkala (Ms.)

Participants (20)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sirkku Hoikkala (Ms.)
TECNATOM S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 875
Address
Avenida Montes De Oca 1
28703 San Sebastian De Los Reyes - Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Manuel Mourín (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 409 500
Address
Avda Cervantes, Num. 2
29016 Malaga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Molina Ruiz (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 418 500
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
METSO MINERALS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 131 175
Address
Lokomonkatu 3
33101 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juhamatti Heikkilä (Mr.)
HULD OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 182 100
Address
Keilasatama 5
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tommi Mannerjoki (Mr.)
THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 273 475
Address
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Gaia (Mr.)
AEROSPACE LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING COMPANY SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 179 275
Address
Corso Marche 79
10146 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Trucco (Mr.)
VASTALLA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 190 500
Address
Corso Giulio Cesare 338/26
10154 Torino To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Tommaso Chiadò (Mr.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 262 925
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Lezama (Dr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 417 700
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Haglund (Ms.)
M. MOSCHATOS - K. STRATIS OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 143 950
Address
Anoiksis 8 Ag Georgios
19400 Koropi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vassilis Stratis (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL NAVAL SURVEYS BUREAU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 100 400
Address
Kantharou & Sachtouri Odos 8
18537 Peiraias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evangelos Papakonstantinou (Mr.)
NAYTILIAKES METAFORIKES KAI EPIKOINONIAKES EPIXEIRISEIS SEABILITY EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 109 800
Address
40 Zan Moreas
11745 Athena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evangelia Latsa (Mrs.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 401 800
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yannis Vassiliou (Prof.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 475 300
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gu Van Rhijn (Ms.)
GISPEN INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 156 625
Address
Parallelweg West 23
4104 AZ Culemborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaas Aalbers (Mr.)
BERNER FACHHOCHSCHULE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 436 700
Address
Falkenplatz 24
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Groesser (Prof.)
C.C.I.C.C. LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 498 860
Address
5 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge
D04 PD25 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anthony Hughes (Mr.)
HERMIA YRITYSKEHITYS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 191 813
Address
Hermiankatu 6A
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pekka Jussila (Mr.)