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COllaborative CrEative design PlaTform

From 2013-10-01 to 2016-09-30, closed project | COnCEPT Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 567 613

EU contribution:

EUR 3 300 000

Coordinated in:

Luxembourg

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2013-10See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

A platform to assist professional designers when in remote collaboration during the creative stages of the design process.
Industrial design and development is performed through a range of processes such as analysis, process planning, design engineering, assembly planning, manufacturing, inspection, etc. Professional designers utilize the Internet and Web technologies to collaborate and improve the new product time-to-market, supply chain management, and to reduce development life-cycle cost, in order to stay competitive.

The technology developed to support professional designers focuses mainly on the modelling stages of the design process while the early conceptual stages remain unexplored. The conceptual stage of the design process is mainly focused on ideas generation, which are evaluated against general requirements. Distributed collaborative design is a complex process, and the lack of computer support tools in the field makes it difficult for Small to Medium Enterprise (SME’s) businesses, to bring new products to market, on time and survive market competition. There is a great need for seamlessly integrating product development processes, into a comprehensive collaborative design environment, that could assist professional product designers when distributed during the early stages of the design process, to innovate, and shorten product development life-cycle.

The scope of the COnCEPT project is the implementation of a semantically driven collaboration framework to be integrated into future synchronous/asynchronous collaborative design environments, dedicated to assist professional industrial designers when distributed during the early stages of the design process and in collaboration/communication with their clients. A number of research and technological challenges will be addressed, including the semantic integration of collaborative tools and data, effective methods for communication and interaction among distributed teams, group awareness and the use of metaphors for conceptual design; which have unique considerations and applications during early-stage product design.

Objective

Product design and development is performed through a range of processes such as engineering design, analysis, process planning, assembly planning, manufacturing, inspection, etc. Professional designers utilize the Internet and Web technologies to collaborate and improve the new product time-to-market, supply chain management, and to reduce development life-cycle cost, in order to stay competitive.The technology developed to support professional designers focuses mainly on the modelling stages of the design process while the early conceptual stages remain unexplored. The conceptual stage of the design process is mainly focused on ideas generation, which are evaluated against general requirements. Distributed collaborative design is a complex process, and the lack of computer support tools in the field makes it difficult for Small to Medium Enterprise (SME's) businesses, to bring new products to market, on time and survive market competition. There is a great need for seamlessly integrating product development processes, into a comprehensive collaborative design environment, that could assist professional product designers when distributed during the early stages of the design process, to innovate, and shorten product development life-cycle.The scope of this proposal is the implementation of a semantically driven collaboration framework to be integrated into future synchronous/asynchronous collaborative design environments, dedicated to assist professional product designers when distributed during the early stages of the design process. A number of research and technological challenges will be addressed, including the semantic integration of collaborative tools and data, effective methods for communication and interaction among distributed teams, group awareness and the use of metaphors for conceptual design; which have unique considerations and applications during early-stage product design.

Coordinator

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
Luxembourg

EU contribution: EUR 655 098


RUE NICOLAS BOVE 2B
1253 LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Konstantinos Thivaios
Tel.: +352 4410122186
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Participants

UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 395 548


MARTELARENLAAN 42
3500 HASSELT
Belgium
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Steven Duchateau
Tel.: +32 11268096
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ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 295 500


CALLE DE ALBARRACIN 25
28037 MADRID
Spain
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Schmidt Irene
Tel.: +34 675 268 195
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VIRTUALWARE 2007 SA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 184 800


CALLE USAUSUAGA MODULO 5 6 7 PLANTA 7 SUPERIOR ELEMENTO 3 PARCELA 8 1 POLIGONO ARTUNDUAGA 7
48970 BASAURI
Spain
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Jon Arambarri
Tel.: +34667540756
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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Participation ended
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 429 924


TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
02044 VTT ESPOO
Finland
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Julia Kantorovich
Tel.: +358 407344986
Fax: +358 207222320
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Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 0


VUORIMIEHENTIE 3
02150 Espoo
Finland
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Julia Kantorovich
Tel.: +358 407344986
Fax: +358 207222320
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EDG DESIGNLAB EPE
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 253 000


Garyttou 150
15343 Ag. Paraskevi
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Alexandros Didaskalou
Tel.: +30 2106090900
Fax: +30 2106090999
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KONNEKT ABLE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 106 930


FDW HOUSE BLACKTHORN BUSINESS PARK COES ROAD
R32 DUNDALK CO LOUTH
Ireland
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Paul McCarthy
Tel.: +353578683303
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 448 021


GROENE LOPER 5
5612 AE EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Jos Hermus
Tel.: +31 402475068
Fax: +31 402475376
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GLOBAL SECURITY INTELLIGENCE LIMITED
Participation ended
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 81 670


1 DOUGHTY STREET
WC1N 2PH LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Kush Wadhwa
Tel.: +44 2079935039
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NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 271 576


REDWELL STREET 3-7 FRANCIS HOUSE
NR2 4SN NORWICH
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Alisa Miller
Tel.: +44 1603 610561
Fax: +44 1603 615728
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THE ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY
Participation ended
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 104 333


GARTHDEE HOUSE GARTHDEE ROAD
AB10 7QB ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Carole Lindsay
Tel.: +44122426292
Fax: +441224263323
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FUNDACION VIRTUALWARE LABS
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 73 600


CALLE USAUSUAGA 1 PLANTA 7
48970 BASAURI BIZKAIA
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Jon Arambarri
Tel.: +34 667540756
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