Developing a Toolbox of supports for small and medium sized manufacturing companies
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AuthorMoore, John; Loughran, Anne; McCusker, Edel; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sziebig, Gabor; Yu, Hao; Ericson, Åsa; Holmqvist, Johann; Wenngren, Johann; Pieskä, Sakari; Vahasoyrinki, Juoni; Kaartinen, Heidi
TARGET is a collaborative project involving a partnership of universities and institutes of higher education in UK, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The project will develop tools to enhance capacity in regional manufacturing companies to adapt and embrace new technologies and innovation. This is to be done in collaboration with small/medium sized manufacturing engineering companies - developing, applying and piloting the tools through individual companies' processes. The Toolbox developed will consist of subsets such as Digital manufacturing (robotics and simulation), New Ideas and Thinking (human centred and environmental thinking, competitiveness), Business Models and modern Product Innovation. On completion of the Project, the Toolbox of supports will be made available for use through open access to manufacturing companies. The initial project phase with development of a Toolbox suitable for use in all the project partners' regions is presented.
Embargoed OA, manuscript version after 24 months from publishing date. Link to publishers version:http://doi.org/10.1109/SIMS.2016.7802907