The BIVEE consortium aims to develop a conceptual reference framework, a novel management method and a service-oriented ICT platform (called BIVEE) to enable Business Innovation in Virtual Factories and Enterprises. In particular, BIVEE addresses the sector of SMEs that represents the backbone of the European industrial system. There are a number of barriers that EU SMEs still face and which prevent them from making the leapfrog into the new emerging paradigms of collaborative business innovation. Among these barriers, the high fragmentation of the SMEs industrial fabric, the limited resources (such as financial, management expertise and competencies) available for SMEs, the lack of systematic connections with research centers, their naïve and unfocused approach to innovation may be cited. However, there are a number of new business models and ICT solutions for supporting and fostering innovation in SMEs, such as Open Innovation, crowd-sourcing, new forms of social networking, that need to seized and transformed into a systematic framework at the service of European SMEs. Rethinking the value production space, in a way capable of integrating different ideas, people, cultures, is the only way Europe has to contrast the impetuous emergence of the BRICs economies that are continuously and rapidly progressing.
To overcome the crisis, European enterprises need to deeply change introducing continuous improvement and innovation. In order to remain competitive in the globalised economy, an extensive use of knowledge in enterprise management is needed.
BIVEE addresses the full lifecycle of the ‘inventive enterprise’ that spans from creativity and idea generation to engineering of new businesses, to continuous production improvement. The approach is aimed at putting people in the center, with their creativity and competencies, providing a nurturing environment where open thinking and free interaction is more important than formal processes and stringent control (without relaxing on effective monitoring and performance evaluation).
As the leader of WP7 – User Requirements, Application and Validation Cases, SRDC leads structuring the requirements collected from the end users, definition of BIVEE Pilot Application validation cases and finally identification of tools and methods for BIVEE impact analysis. Within this role, SRDC acts as a facilitator between the end user organisations and technical partners of the BIVEE project. Apart from the facilitator role, having a strong background in semantic interoperability, SRDC is a core partner in WP5 – The BIVEE Semantic Meta-Space, especially for the Task 5.2 Development of data source wrappers with Linked Open Data approach. In this task, the key contribution is the loose integration of the eDoCreator tool into the Production and Innovation Knowledge Repository of BIVEE.
|1.||Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica SPA||Italy|
|2.||Bremer Institut Fuer Produktion und Logistik GMBH||Germany|
|3.||BOC Asset Management GMBH||Austria|
|4.||ATOS Spain SA||Spain|
|5.||Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche||Italy|
|8.||Loccioni - General Impianti SRL||Italy|
|9.||Universita Politecnica Delle Marche||Italy|