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INEDIT and sister projects to present their activities at Open Innovation Congress Baden-Württemberg 2021

Open Innovation Congress is the largest Open Innovation events in Germany, which brings together more than 1000 participants yearly. INEDIT together with the sister projects will present their examples of successful open innovation approaches within their projects at the Open Innovation Congress. Four H2020 funded projects aim at bringing Open Innovation in diverse industries: INEDIT […]

Results of the Open Innovation Collaboration workshop (22nd April)

INEDIT along with the projects OpenNext, iProduce, DIY4U funded under Horizon 2020 call Open Innovation for collaborative production engineering came together for a collaborative workshop in on-line format to showcase the projects and the different approaches following the Open Innovation concept. The event was aimed at networking, sharing about the activities and long-term vision, challenges of the projects and […]

INEDIT Platform – Introduction to Smartification: User Story

The INEDIT platform will be a next gen hub for open innovation and co-creation of furniture, with support for the enhancement of furniture pieces with technology, through the process of Smartification. The Smartification framework, in development by Uninova, will enable the transformation of regular furniture into user-aware, interconnected aiding tools, that will help improve the […]

Create Soon Your Own Custom And Sustainable Furniture Thanks To The INEDIT Platform

If you could create in total autonomy or with the help of a designer your own furniture, those that fit 100% to your interior and your decoration… Would you try the experiment? This is the promise of INEDIT, an under construction European project. INEDIT will be a – digital and physical – platform allowing you […]

INEDIT parterns together for the First Review Meeting

On April 29th, researchers and representatives from all the organisations participating in the INEDIT project attended the First Review Meeting which was organized online, due to the already in force restrictions. It was an intense session during which the progress achieved in the different work-packages was presented as a journey to the Project Officer, Mr […]

Innovation and collaboration during COVID: the creation of an on-demand video platform

As CRIT we work to enhance and support innovation processes on a daily basis working with plenty of tools developed and refined along our 20 years of activity. One of the most important is collaboration, among and within companies. Because of this, 2020 was a real challenge for CRIT, forcing us to review our whole […]

Adding layered value to radical innovation from another point of view

Since the development and inception of INEDIT, HUAS is a proud member of the consortium. Originally we were invited to join the consortium because of our expertise in co-creation within Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). Peter Meister Broekema was the coordinator for the Horizon2020 project ACCOMPLISSH, that analysed SSH co-creation in the quadruple helix and […]

The Innovaz1 team wins the INEDIT Makeathon “Build your SMART teacher desk”

  The first edition of the INEDIT Training has been successfully performed from mid February to mid March 2021. 70 students from high-school IIS P.Levi in Vignola (Italy) have been involved with the aim to increase and test the capability of future technicians to develop a new approach to creativity and to apply the Do […]

Open Innovation Collaboration webinar

The projects of the Horizon 2020 call Open Innovation for collaborative production engineering present a joint webinar about the different approaches following the Open Innovation concept. Date: Thursday, 08 April 2021 Time: 10:00 – 12:00   Together with the sister projects, iProduce, OpenNext and DIY4U, STEINBEIS-EUROPA- ZENTRUM organises a webinar to involve stakeholders from all […]

Control of complex DIT ecosystems by simple business model rules

The INEDIT business model consists of multi-dimensional transactions between the respective stakeholders and the INEDIT DIT ecosystem. To manage this complexity, clear and simple business rules have been defined between the different entities. The objective of the business model is that each stakeholder benefits from the cooperation in the DIT process.

The factory of the future has a digital (and smart) twin

Veragouth and Xilema, one of our industrial partner, produces wood fornitures that ensure well-being within the living experience, continually investing in innovation for a sustainable future. This solid vision has brought the company to embrace a Swiss project, aiming to oversee “the factory of the future”, which processes huge volumes of data. Within the joinery […]

The first Gigabot X in Europe at University of Lorraine

Plastic recycling is (and will be) a major issue for cleaning up after these challenging times of the covid-19 response. Since the beginning, the INEDIT project is aware of the importance of the collective intelligence as a mean to develop technical paths that could have a positive impact in the future industrial ecosystem. The Université […]

Collective Behavior in Social Manufacturing Frameworks

When different members of a community interact, they manage to find different solutions for any situation that are different, in general, to those that single individuals or non-interacting ones can provide. This is one key feature of collective behavior, a strongly interdisciplinar field studied in biology, physics or social sciences. Recent studies in this field, […]

INEDIT Data exchange workshops

On the 17th of November TTS launched the first set of internal workshops on data and data exchange between partners involved in the INEDIT platform. Data and the underlying data management platforms are substantial factors for the future of personalized manufacturing and will be key contributors to the development of complex and customized products and […]

Collective Intelligence&Community engagement at the creation of furniture

Fanvoice is one of the INEDIT projects partners. The French start-up offers an online platform dedicated to community building and management, through co-creation and co-innovation projects. Thus it allows brands and organisations to gather different audiences in the same digital space, at the same time to co-create and improve products, services and brands. The Fanvoice Saas software […]

“Smart” machines pave the way for collaborative manufacturing

During the 57th edition of Smau, the digital software and services integrated with the SCM machines won the “SMAU Innovation” Prize. The topic of the event, held at the Fieramilanocity on 20 and 21 October, was: “Interconnection of integrated and digital production systems and processes: the factory turns smart”. The prize is an important acknowledgement […]


From November 4th to November 6th, the whole INEDIT consortium has been involved in the Second Periodic Meeting..we all hoped we could physically meet again, but we were forced to organise an online meeting. The strong collaboration between partners was the basis for the “co-creation” of a very active meeting, full of engaging online workshops. […]

Applications for Customizable Smartification of Products

UNINOVA team members are the organisers of the Special Session “Applications for Customizable Smartification of Products” during the 17th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing. The approach of taking a regular consumer product, such as a chair, a cabinet, or a table, and sensitizing it to extract usage data or to extend its […]

INEDIT platform services as a starting point for future developments

At the end of September, the INEDIT team closed the first project work package, that lays the foundation for all the future activities of the project. The performed work started with the definition of the Do-It-Together approach, the identification of the INEDIT primary stakeholders and their needs, till the creation of the INEDIT specification map. […]

Could the future hold us new emergency challenges?

In the past months, the global emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the reality in which we live, and the way people and organizations relate. Forced isolation and social distancing have underlined the importance of a strong and synergistic relational network, raising many question marks on how to approach the new future reality. Organizations today are faced with old and […]

The INEDIT team is going a step further

Almost one year has passed since the beginning of the INEDIT project, and our consortium is proposing a new approach to furniture design and furniture manufacturing. Despite the CoViD period, we have been able to identify the stakeholders involved in the process and enumerate their needs and expectations based on INEDIT concepts. We have produced a substantial state of the art regarding Do It Yourself trends, Open Innovation, social product development and social manufacturing, to elaborate a holistic model […]

The benefits of a Smartification of Furniture framework

On the INEDIT project, Uninova is responsible for one case study: “Smartification of Furniture”, meaning the integration of technology hardware in the furniture pieces, either via add-on to existing furniture or within the design and manufacturing processes. The goal of this smartification is to empower the DIT community, to easily integrate intelligent features in their […]

Synergy “Design and prototype model” pilot action

CRIT is a key partner in the Interreg Central Europe SYNERGY Project. Recently a very interesting pilot action has been launched! Find below all the details: DESIGN AND PROTOTYPE MODEL Topic: HOUSE OF THE FUTURE Call for development of a house ornament, object or piece of furniture with possibility of integration of advanced technologies (sensors, […]

The impact of COVID-19 and INEDIT @Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Hanze University of Applied Sciences is a proud member of the INEDIT project. We are contributing to a number of different Work Packages by bringing in our vast  experience in open innovation in regional ecosystems. The insights from INEDIT will also be used in our so called Innovation Work Places where students, scholars, enterprises, governments […]

SYNERGY “Crowd Innovation for Companies” Pilot Action

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum is an active partner of the Interreg Central Europe Project SYNERGY which has successfully launched the Synergic Crowd Innovation Platform (SCIP). This pilot action connects companies with a project idea that requires technical solutions with suitable problem solvers from the online crowd who present matching technical solutions from the key project areas of Additive […]

Building in wood is the key to a sustainable future

For over 80 years, Veragouth and Xilema have been offering to their customers wood of superior quality, products designed and manufactured to guarantee well-being and uniqueness within the living experience. There is no question that building in wood is the key to a sustainable future. Equally so, building in wood expresses the perfect synthesis of […]

“Do-It-Together” and innovation, towards the Factories of the Future (FoF)

The Université de Lorraine team members are the guest editors for the new special issue of the Journal of Innovation Economics & Management (JIE&M), in collaboration with the Michigan Technological University and Delft University of Technology. The aim of this special issue is to contribute to the conceptualization of the new “Do-It-Together” approach and to […]

Development of a sustainable DIT business model

Working together is the key to achieve the design of sustainable furniture. To create an incentive for all stakeholders of the DIT (Do-It-Together) process to collaborate, we need a business model! It takes the diverse contributions of heterogeneous and multidisciplinary stakeholders to create the basis for real innovation in the development of sustainable products. There […]

AI powered furniture design

In the recent years, Artificial Intelligence is increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives, whether we are reading mails, browsing through social media or driving our car. But only recently, with the development of generative models, AI is entering the creativity domain, with new applications in architecture, art and design. As part of INEDIT […]

A social app uniting the entire Scm Group

Working with Scm Group means being part of a community of 4000 people spread across the entire globe. An essential human resource for our company which we need to make the most of, in terms of relations. This is why Management instantly took on this new project, devised by a group of employees working as part […]