Periodic Reporting for period 1 - IDEAS (Immersive Datacentre ExplorAtion and Supervision)
Reporting period: 2019-06-01 to 2020-11-30
However, the next key steps could not be addressed in MANGO project to take results beyond research and enable innovation potential.
Therefore, next project named IDEAS was submitted relying once again on the complementarity of the consortium between UNIZG-FER and EIF in order to define and validate a business model based on a DCSO as a Service (DCSOaaS) platform available to partners across Europe.
This new DCSOaaS extends the approach taken for complex monitoring software initially developed within MANGO project, this time generalizing the use of 3D technology which is a Key Enabling Technology to offer immersive user experience and open the door to disruptive technologies such as Augmented Reality.
IDEAS ambitions to cover a broad range of stages within the lifecycle of a DC (from initial configuration and commissioning down to the end of life) while providing intuitive interfaces to end users and releasing the constraint of extensive training to handle complex user interfaces.
Followed sub-objectives are planned to enable fast commercialization:
• Competitiveness analysis incl. existing competitors, products, pricing, intellectual property (IP) landscape assessment, data privacy assessment refer to EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The objective is to verify / adjust assumptions of given business plan.
• “Voice of Customer” analysis incl. assessed customer expectations covering technical requirements, usability/HMI, services, value. The objective is to align and if necessary adjust the product concept and business plan based on intensive workshops with potential end customers and channel partners. WP2 Mentioned sub-objectives will lead to a consolidated and step-by-step “Go To Market” plan. The objective is to create a detailed “Go To Market plan” based on the business hypothesis to ensure a fast and large market penetration.