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Highly customerised solutions (hics). solution-oriented design, production and delivery systems.

Objective

Todays consumption patterns ask for HiCS, i.e. customised solutions for specific customers in specific contexts of use and in specific socio-cultural and physical habitats. The project aims at defining the technological and organisational architecture of HiCS design, production and delivery system, i.e. an agile and customer-driven network of units that co-operate to provide value added solutions.

To this purpose, the SOP methodology is developed to build these networks and deliver HiCS at shorter time to market, less life-cycle cost and improved eco-efficiency. This methodology is implemented by four industrial users and a consumer association to design new solutions that allow people with reduced mobility to prepare and eat food. Four permanent HiCS centres are established by four research centres to support other companies in implementing the SOP meth.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy

Participants (8)

ACU-ASSOCIAZIONE CONSUMATORI UTENTI - ONLUS
Italy
Address
Via Bazzini 4
20131 Milano
BIOLOGICA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Durini 25
20122 Milano
COMPETITIVE DESIGN NETWORK - INTERNATIONAL
Spain
Address
Ciclisme 1-3
08191 Rubi
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY*
United Kingdom
Address
Cranfield
MK43 0AL Cranfield,bedford
DE STER N.V.
Belgium
Address
Gemelstraat 96
2320 Hoogstraten
NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
Portugal
Address
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar 22
1649-038 Lisboa
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
2628 VK Delft
PHILIPS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Emmasingel 24
5611 AZ Eindhoven