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An effective project team. Ten organisations from six European
countries are committed to this three year project.
Innovating Innovation
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c/o Cristina Cristalli
Research for Innovation Director
Loccioni Group
Italy
Direct: +39 0731 816280
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bivee.eu
Telemetry Associates Ltd
Consultants in Telemetry Applications
Project Coordinator:
Massimo Canducci
Innovation Director
Engineering Ingegneria
Informatica S.p.A.
via Orvieto, 19
10149 Turin
Italy
Mobile: +39 335 7813509
Email: [email protected]
ENTERPRISE INNOVATION: A MUST TO COMPETE!
European industry, particularly the manufacturing industry, needs a boost in order to compete
with the challenge presented by the globalised markets. Continuous production improvement
and innovation need to become a ‘natural’ attitude of European enterprises.
EU industrial system is characterized by a large majority of SMEs, to innovate and compete they need to rally
in business ecosystems and operate as networked, virtual enterprises. Rallying the forces is a must when
SMEs address innovation, since individually they lack the necessary critical mass.
The BIVEE – Business Innovation in Virtual Enterprise Environments – Project proposes an integrated Software
Environment aimed at promoting and supporting production improvement and enterprise innovation for
networked SMEs and virtual enterprises. The BIVEE Environment includes advanced methods for boosting
creativity and innovation with an open approach, for supporting their lean implementation, for monitoring the
concrete outcomes, managing the innovation ventures in a collaborative networked industrial setting, for
creating shared knowledge repositories, leveraging on the collective intelligence of the communities. Tools
being developed by BIVEE will model the existing environment, create a playground where ideas creation is
encouraged, nurtured, and validated, providing also a testing ground to prove new ideas.
REAL WORLD
VIRTUAL WORLD
REAL WORLD
PRODUCT ION
SPA CE
INNOVA T ION
SPA CE
NEW
PRODUCT ION
SPA CE
BIVEE is a member of the Future
Internet Enterprise Systems
(FInES) Cluster
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BIVEE is a partly funded EU
project bringing 10 organisations
from 6 countries working
together for 3 years to enable
and manage innovation in
industry
Design by Telemetry Associates Ltd. as part of
the deliverables for WP8 of the BIVEE Project
© Telemetry Associates Limited and BIVEE
Partners
INNOVATIVE
SOLUTIONS
INNOVATION
IMPLEMENTATION
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OPTIMISATION
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MONITOR
& ASSESS
MONITOR
& ASSESS
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SOLID SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND
INNOVATING THE WAY WE MANAGE INNOVATION
To manage innovation and production improvement, BIVEE proposes the concepts of two virtual spaces: the
Value Production Space and the Business Innovation Space, where SMEs come together and cooperate in
value production and networked open innovation, respectively.
Innovation is supported by the Shared Semantic Whiteboard that allows for remote creative cooperation, both
synchronous and asynchronous, with a continuous flow and exchange of ideas, comments, suggestions.
The Innovation Observatory gathers and organises new ideas and achievements coming from the most
renown international academic and industrial research centres.
All the relevant knowledge is semantically enriched and
organised in the Production and Innovation Knowledge
Repository. Both spaces, production and innovation, are
constantly monitored by using a semantically enriched system of
Key Performance Indicators.
FRONT END
PRODUCTION ENGINEERS
& MANAGERS
CONTROL PRODUCTION
& LOGISTICS
FRONT END
PRODUCTION
SPACE
THE TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE OF BIVEE
MIDDLE-TIER
INTERIM PROCESS
MISSION
CONTROL ROOM
The Technical Architecture of BIVEE is organised in four main
subsystems, conceived to serve the two tightly interwoven virtual
spaces: Value Production and Business Innovation spaces, that
shape the BIVEE framework.
PRODUCTION
MAP BUILDING & MGMT
• Mission Control Room. This system supports the SMEs in the
continuous improvement of a distributed, networked
production reality to guarantee the effective achievement of
the goals, and to identify opportunities of improvement.
PRODUCTION
DATA INTEGRATION
& MGMT
• Virtual Innovation Factory. This system provides the services
aimed at promoting networked innovation for SMEs, fostering
a collaborative, open innovation approach, supporting the
sharing of creative ideas, feasibility studies, prototyping
experiences, and engineering, with a continuous monitoring of
achieved results and resource consumption.
Innovation management is traditionally based on an empirical background, BIVEE proposes a systematic
approach based on a solid scientific background. From Business Science to Enterprise Architecture
Frameworks (such as SCOR and VRM), from social network theory to cooperative systems, from
Measurement Theory and performance management to computational semantics and ontologies, BIVEE
achieved an unprecedented systematic study on the foundation of collaborative open innovation that drove
the development of the proposed Business Innovation Reference Framework (BIRF).
The Virtual Innovation Factory is based on BIRF and its � innovation waves:
Creativity – where BIVEE Environment promotes and supports
new ideas and creative thinking
Feasibility – where new ideas are preliminarily confronted with
market, economic, and technical challenges
PRODUCTION R&D ENGINEERS
& MANAGERS
Prototyping – where the innovation is materialised, to prove its
APPLY INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS
AND METHODS
technical and concrete viability
Engineering – where the achieved prototype is transformed into an
INNOVATION
SPACE
industrial artefact, and operational/production plans are defined.
VIRTUAL
INNOVATION FACTORY
INNOVATION
MAP BUILDING & MGMT
REAL WORLD MANUFACTURING DATA
BACK END
INNOVATION MGMT
SYSTEM
KNOWLEDGE & MODELS
META REPOSITORY
AGGREGATION
/ INTEGRATION
AGGREGATION
/ INTEGRATION
INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURING METHODS & IDEAS
REAL WORLD
REAL WORLD
VIRTUAL WORLD
INNOVATION
SPACE
PRODUCTION
SPACE
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• Production and Innovation Knowledge Repository. This system
operates as a central hub that guarantees a continuous
cross-flow of information and knowledge, within and across
the two spaces, but also with the external world. Semantic
annotation and indexing, semantic similarity reasoning,
ontology management, and Key Performance Indicators
management, are among the key offered services.
• Real World Data and Service Management. This platform connects and integrates the real world production
and innovation data in order to provide a unified, integrated view of the actual State-of-Play in the
production and innovation spaces. Furthermore, it provides all the infrastructural services to administrate
the BIVEE Environment.
INNOVATIVE
SOLUTIONS
INNOVATION
IMPLEMENTATION
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OPTIMISATION
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MONITOR
& ASSESS
MONITOR
& ASSESS
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Each wave is effectively managed, with a continuous monitoring
(based on a system of semantically enriched KPIs) of the actors
operating in the Business Innovation Space: a subsequent wave can
be only activated after a positive outcome of a go/no-go appraisal.
The Mission Control Room represents the cockpit that governs
Virtual Enterprises (i.e., networked SMEs) while their members
cooperate in the distributed Business Production Space (tightly
connected to the innovation space). The Virtual Enterprise
Modelling Framework (VEMF) sees the networked production
organised in 4 Phases: Plan, Source, Build, Deliver.
Here the challenge is to harmonise and continuously monitor the
value production going on in a highly distributed, networked space.
The Production and Innovation Knowledge Repository is based on
advanced distributed knowledge representation and management
methods, exploiting the Linked Open Data and Knowledge
paradigm, including a suite of reference ontologies. It manages a
shared knowledge pool gathering resources coming from within
and outside of the Virtual Enterprise.
BIVEE SOLUTIONS TESTED IN PRACTICE
The BIVEE Environment has gone through extensively test,
validation, and refinement phases in two radically different pilots,
to also prove its flexibility and adoptability.
A Pilot in the High-tech sector of robotics and automatic measuring equipment, where the Loccioni Group
leads a Virtual Innovation Factory involving several partners, suppliers, customers, cooperating in extensive
trialling of BIVEE solutions.
A Pilot in the traditional sector of wood and furniture, where AIDIMA leads a focused trial to improve a
networked production, involving low-tech SMEs that represent the main actors of the furniture industry value
chain: suppliers of raw materials, external operations providers, and internal manufacturing operators.
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