Representatives from 3 research institutions, 6 companies as well as the project management organization PTKA built the foundation for the next 3 years. Thereby, the agenda strengthened the bridge for future cooperation between research and practice. The industry partners Alfred Kiess GmbH, Friedrich Lütze GmbH, Precitec GmbH, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Unicorn engineering presented their pilot projects in detail. An in-depth understanding of the various fields is an important step for the identification of interfaces, starting points or challenges in the progress of the project.
The initial steps have already been taken interactively by the research partners (KIT, Fraunhofer IAO, and the IKTD of the University of Stuttgart), and the status quo survey has been concretized.
For the wide-ranging survey, Fraunhofer IAO is conceiving a questionnaire. This will record the current situation as well as the needs for the development of smart product-service systems on the company side. The in-depth survey - led by the IKTD of the University of Stuttgart - will include interviews and workshops, primarily to support the indusrty partners in the status quo survey.
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