The ExtremeFactories project proposes the conception of a collaborative internetbased
platform with semantic capabilities (by means of ontology modeling) that implements
a new methodology for the adoption of a systematic innovation process in globally
acting networked SMEs. The platform will support SMEs to manage and implement the
complex innovation processes arisen in a networked environment, taking into account
their internal and external links, by enabling an open multi-agent focused innovation
(i.e. a customer/provider/supplier/employee focused innovation). The solution will
be specifically focused on the needs of manufacturing companies and will observe
both product and process innovation.
The project has a strong industrial basis; putting together the efforts of 7 industrial
manufacturing SMEs in the way to become virtual networked organizations by the way
they handle their relationships to third parties, such as customers, suppliers,
distributors, etc. This big effort will result in a methodology and platform that
will be validated and assessed in predefined business scenarios at these organizations.
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