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On the Road to the Smart Reindustrialization
On the Road to the Smart Reindustrialization

Author(s): Beata Gontar, Zbigniew Gontar
Subject(s): Economy, Business Economy / Management, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: Smart Reindustrialization; Business Model Innovation; Industrial Grid
Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the design of smart reindustrialization projects. The DFKI’s project, called SmartFactoryKL is an attempt to introduce cyber-physical systems and manufacturing intelligence to factories. SmartFactoryKL presents a new way of looking at dispersed factories enabling creation of manufacturing pools in future cities of science. The University of Aachen’s project StreetScooter is providing business model innovation based on dynamic partner and supplier assessment and the concept of on-demand access to products rather than ownership. The MIT’s project FabLab is the example of 3D trend rising in the industry. FabLabs are digital fabrication environment for start-ups which allows to get experience in the future smart environment (smart manufactories, smart grid companies, smart city, smart society). We discuss the design of these initiatives in terms of the mechanism, the business model innovations, and creating the vision of smart reindustrialization on the base of industrial grid.

  • Page Range: 469-478
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English