Successfully started - on March 26th was the kick-off in the bi.smart project

Successfully started - on March 26th was the kick-off in the bi.smart project. The 9 project partners from science and industry are getting started - over a period of 3 years, they will work together intensively to achieve collective success.

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.

bi.smart - let's go!

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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.

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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