The design and development of Product Service Systems (PSS), i.e. set of products marketed together with services for fulfilling in a more intelligent way the users’ needs, require a high integration of modern ICT-based engineering tools and technologies. In particular, the easy, ubiquitous and fast sharing of product and process information / knowledge across the entire lifecycle of PSS is of paramount importance. In the context of the Horizon 2020 initiative, the European Commission has recently launched and promoted a European call for research projects in the area of PSS.


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ip4lifeICP4Life (Integrated Collaborative Platform for Managing the Product-Service Engineering Lifecycle) addresses the current needs of today’s manufacturers, providing faster design of modular equipment and components, the seamless collaboration of engineers across a wider network of companies as well as within a single company with disperse engineering offices and production sites and the reuse of knowledge regarding both products and processes for new projects or the configuration of existing lines.
manutelligenceManutelligence (Product Service Design and Manufacturing Intelligence Engineering Platform) aims to improve the product and service development by connecting them together through cross-disciplinary feedback loops by means of modular collaborative secure ICT manufacturing intelligence.
ProRegioProRegio (Customer-driven design of product-services and production networks to adapt to regional market requirements) aims at developing manufacturing intelligence based product-service that will rigorously change the current way how customer requirements are addressed by manufacturing companies.
psymbiosysPSYMBIOSYS (Product-Service Symbiotic Systems) aims at improving the competitiveness of European Manufacturing industries by developing an innovative product-service engineering environment, symbolized by a five-pointed symbiosis star – design-production, product-service, knowledge-sentiment, EDA-SOA, business-innovation – and able to dramatically reduce the time-to-market of more attractive and sustainable product-service solutions.