Diversity (Cloud Manufacturing and Social Software Based Context Sensitive Product-Service Engineering Environment for Globally Distributed Enterprise) is a European project funded under the H2020 program (GA no: 636692) started in February 2015 and planned to finish in January 2018.
The project aims at developing a new cloud-based engineering environment to support modern enterprises in managing their multi-directional exchange of knowledge and dynamic and real time feedback loops both internally (among product design, service design, and manufacturing) and externally (with customers, suppliers and other relevant organisations across the value chain, distributed all over the globe). In this sense, Diversity aims at providing a concurrent collaborative environment for product-service design supporting companies from the context sensitive capturing and searching of knowledge to the transformation of these data into product-service functionalities.
In particular, the project ambition is to support those companies that are changing their business model by extending their products offering with services (PSS – Product Service System) and that are adopting the new mass-customization paradigm.
One of the main focus within the Diversity project is the development of a Product Service System (PSS) ontology. The developed PSS ontology which was evolved in cooperation with EPFL (EU project FALCON) aims to become a basis ontology for enhancing engineering of PSS in the manufacturing domain.
Some early results were published under the following papers:
- Ontology for Collaborative Development of Product Service Systems Based on Basic Formal Ontology
- Product Service System (PSS) Ontology for Discrete Manufacturing
More information under: http://www.diversity-project.eu/
Diversity has received funding from the European Union’s RP 7 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 636692