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iBUS – an integrated business model for customer driven custom product supply chains

Objective

The overall objective for iBUS is to develop and demonstrate by 2018 an innovative internet based business model for the sustainable supply of traditional toy and furniture products that is demand driven, manufactured locally and sustainably, meeting all product safety guidelines, within the EU. The iBUS model focuses on the capture, creation and delivery of value for all stakeholders – consumers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
The main focus of iBUS is to drive sales for EU traditional toy and furniture manufacturers by leveraging internet based technologies, focusing on safe products, quality, design and innovation. In this new iBUS model consumers become designers, designing, customising and placing orders for their own products online in the iBUS cloud. They will be supported by embedded services in iBUS, developed in the main by SME Technology providers. These services include augmented reality design assistants, design verification tools for compliance with EU product safety guidelines, analysis of environmental footprint and prototyping with additive layer / 3D printing. Subsequently, parametric engineering design principles will take the design from concept to demand. This demand will then be synchronised and optimised across the supply chain, supported by the embedded supply chain optimisation tools, to produce sustainable demand driven production and supply plans. Manufacturers will then produce the furniture and toys in small scale series production driven by the actual customer demand. Suppliers will have visibility of, and make decisions based on, end-customer demand. Likewise customers will have visibility of their orders through all stages of production and delivery. The infrastructure will be cloud based using internet and social media technologies, allowing interaction and collaboration, but also accessible to home-based or small business users, promoting social inclusion.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 748 735

Participants (13)

MILL HOUSE MANUFACTURING DESIGN LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Roughton Road Kirkby On Bain
LN10 6YL Woodhall Spa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FABRICA DE JUGUETES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 257 927,25
Address
Avenida Del Juguete Sn
03440 Ibi Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JUGUETTOS CENTRAL DE COMPRAS SCOOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 241 535
Address
Poligono Industrial El Rubial Calle 7 Parcela 100
03400 Villena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVRO TECH

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
14 Rue De L Herminette Zone De La Madeleine
35350 Saint Meloir Des Ondes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MCOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 34 543,06
Address
Unit 1 Ida Business Park Ardee Road
0000 Dunleer Louth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MANOPT SYSTEMS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 821 523,50
Address
Mg Hayes & Co Annacotty Business Park
Annacotty Limerick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DASSAULT SYSTEMES UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 152 075
Address
Milburn Hill Road Riley Court Suite 9
CV4 7HP Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 539 010
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL JUGUETE CONEXAS Y AFINES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 882 000
Address
Avenida De La Industria 23
03440 Ibi (Alicante)
Activity type
Research Organisations
CARTAMUNDI DIGITAL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 435 274
Address
Deinsesteenweg 108 Bus B
9031 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SDRUZENI PRO HRACKU A HRU
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 133 512
Address
Jindriska 2
11360 Praha
Activity type
Other
OCEAN PRINT LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 442 400
Address
Anne Brady Mcquillan Iveagh Court Harcourt St
Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAHER O'ROURKE LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 306 250
Address
Unit B201, An Tsean Mhargadh, Green Lanes
A92 DE72 Drogheda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)