Integrated design of smart product-service systems in SMEs

Project duration: March 2021 - February 2024

Our vision

bi.smart introduces a new perspective
for the design of smart product-service systems.

We develop innovative tools for manufacturing companies, particularly SMEs, to support the integrated development of smart products and data-based services.

Project partners

Our modules

DYNAMIC PROCEDURE MODEL

A central procedure model specifies individual process steps, tasks as well as roles for the integrated development of smart product-service systems. Instead of a stiff guideline, we intend to develop a dynamic model which adjusts to the individual situation of a company.

INTERACTIVE COMPETENCE MODULES

The idea of our competence modules converts innovative research results into practicable concepts and actions. Furthermore, we generate new knowledge on data-based business models as well as on data ecosystems and on the implementation of intelligent components.

PRACTICE-ORIENTED RESEARCH

As part of five pilot projects, specific smart product-service systems are being developed. These solutions can be included in the service portfolio of the application partners involved in the project. Our approaches will be constantly improved and evaluated regarding their applicability in practice. Therefore, an intensive exchange between industry and research builds a foundation of generating new knowledge throughout our project.

INTERACTIVE WEB APPLICATION

In the “SMARTSYSTEM Launchpad” – an interactive web application – both the process model and the competence modules are implemented. In this web portal, decision-makers and developers are offered target-oriented know-how and tools for their individual maturity stage. This enables them to successfully develop smart product-service systems.

The SMARTSYSTEM Launchpad

The SMARTSYSTEM Launchpad offers SMEs an IT-based application for the targeted development of product service systems.

Effective development processes with an interactive web application

Situation-based recommendations through a dynamic structure

Integration of scientific results developed and tested in close dialogue with practitioners

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Support as an interview partner!

Practical research only works if there is a real connection to practice. For this reason, we are looking for interview partners in the months of May/June 2021.

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Survey " development and spread of smart product service systems"

The BMBF project "Integrated Design of Smart Product-Service Systems in SMEs (bi.smart)" is currently conducting a survey to determine how far products and services are already being developed in an integrated process in German companies. Thereby, the survey is addressed to all companies, irrespective of the industry.

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