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Showcasing Innovation in Sustainable Manufacturing

Leading manufacturing experts from research, academia, industry and policy presented the research results of the EU FP7-funded Use-it-Wisely project at an event in Neth-ER (Netherlands House of Education and Research) today, 18th October 2016.

Results will have widespread impact for European manufacturers, enabling the adaption of high investment complex products and services in rapidly changing markets. Speakers examined how this will affect the changing business environment, and customer needs.  Read more

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About Use-It-Wisely

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PDF eBook Downloads

Click here, or on the thumbnail image below, to download a PDF of the eBook “Strategic Design of Innovative Production Systems: Strategic Design Symbol System v.1” by Stephen Fox and Päivi Vahala, published by VTT. Please note, you will be redirected to the VTT web site for the download.

Click here, or on the thumbnail image below, to download a PDF of the eBook “Dismantling The Box of Preconceptions: Reducing Influence of the Past on the Future” by Stephen Fox and Päivi Vahala, published by VTT. Please note, you will be redirected to the VTT web site for the download.

Dismantling The Box of Preconceptions: Reducing Influence of the Past on the Future

Use-it-Wisely's Community of Practice

Collaboration for Innovation: Use It Wisely’s Sector Connector Community

Collaboration between previously unconnected sectors has emerged as one of the main benefits of the Use-It-Wisely project. Industrial, SME, academic and research partners have connected their thinking and ways of working to address challenges and objectives they didn’t even know they had in common. This has inspired UIW partners to think outside the box and apply tools and methods from a completely different sector to their own business, with surprising results. Read more

Circular economy: An investment that pays off

The following article is written by Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for the Environment, Martitime Affairs and Fisheries. It outlines clearly the actions taken by the European Commission to promote circular economy practices across Europe.  Read more

Ocean Shipyards

Keeping Tourism Afloat

Ocean Shipyard is a family-run business whose history can be traced back almost a hundred years. The father and grandfather of Vassilis Stratis founded Ocean and started out supplying small wooden fishing boats to fishermen in Northern Greece. Vassilis now works with his father in a state of the art shipyard just outside Athens in Greece, supplying a range of vessels, from passenger boats for the tourism industry, to boats for personal and recreational use, as well as industrial and professional uses. Read more

Thought Leader

The transition from consumption to reuse requires systematic change says Pieter Noorlander, CEO of innovative Dutch furniture manufacturers Gispen.
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ALTEC - Interstellar Advances

(Inter)Stellar Advances

Augmented collaboration behind the scenes in the space industry is improving customer experience through increased customer involvement. Use-It-Wisely space partners set out almost three years ago to develop innovative software that will allow adaptable and customisable systems for spacecraft manufacturing and upgrades. This involves direct involvement of the customer, so that the overall system is adaptable to different types of space missions. Read more

Volvo

Industry Partner – Vehicle Manufacturing and Engineering

Sweden

AB Volvo
SE-405 08 Gothenburg,
Sweden.

Tel (Switch): +46 31 660000
Tel (Reception): +46 31 665170
Email: groupinfo@volvo.com
Web: www.volvogroup.com

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. Success is largely due to the company’s ability to continuously develop new innovative solutions that assist customers in their operations and that increase safety and reduce the environmental impact.

Most of the Group’s technical developments take place in Volvo Group Trucks Technology. All research, engine development and most of the purchasing for the entire Volvo Group are located here and this is where the Group’s trucks are developed.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology has approximately 10,000 employees, mostly engineers. They work in global teams with offices, workshops and laboratories in many countries worldwide.

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TNO

Research Partner

The Netherlands

TNO
Polarisavenue 151,
2132 JJ Hoofddorp,
The Netherlands.

Tel: (+31.88) 866 60 00
Infodesk: (+31.88) 866 08 66
Web: www.tno.nl

TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. TNO’s unique position is attributable to its versatility and capacity to integrate this knowledge.

Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society.

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Göran Granholm

Note from the Use-It-Wisely Project Coordinator: It’s Showtime!

As Use-It-Wisely is in its final year, the project coordinator Göran Granholm took the time to write a short note on where he sees the project going during its final year. Find out what he had to say below.

Following over two years of intense research and development, the project is now in its final stage. It is time to bring to light the excellent outcomes of the six industrial clusters which span turbines, spacecrafts, office furniture, trucks, vessels and rock crushing machinery research. This will be achieved through a series of live demonstrations and dissemination events carried out both locally on the factory floors of different organisations across Europe, and collectively through joint dissemination events.
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Resources for Ideation and Analysis

About Use-It-Wisely

Resources for Ideation and Analysis

PDF eBook Downloads

Click here, or on the thumbnail image below, to download a PDF of the eBook “Strategic Design of Innovative Production Systems: Strategic Design Symbol System v.1” by Stephen Fox and Päivi Vahala, published by VTT. Please note, you will be redirected to the VTT web site for the download.

Click here, or on the thumbnail image below, to download a PDF of the eBook “Dismantling The Box of Preconceptions: Reducing Influence of the Past on the Future” by Stephen Fox and Päivi Vahala, published by VTT. Please note, you will be redirected to the VTT web site for the download.

Dismantling The Box of Preconceptions: Reducing Influence of the Past on the Future

Volvo

Industry Partner – Vehicle Manufacturing and Engineering

Sweden

AB Volvo
SE-405 08 Gothenburg,
Sweden.

Tel (Switch): +46 31 660000
Tel (Reception): +46 31 665170
Email: groupinfo@volvo.com
Web: www.volvogroup.com

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. Success is largely due to the company’s ability to continuously develop new innovative solutions that assist customers in their operations and that increase safety and reduce the environmental impact.

Most of the Group’s technical developments take place in Volvo Group Trucks Technology. All research, engine development and most of the purchasing for the entire Volvo Group are located here and this is where the Group’s trucks are developed.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology has approximately 10,000 employees, mostly engineers. They work in global teams with offices, workshops and laboratories in many countries worldwide.

All Project Partners

Latest Updates

TNO

Research Partner

The Netherlands

TNO
Polarisavenue 151,
2132 JJ Hoofddorp,
The Netherlands.

Tel: (+31.88) 866 60 00
Infodesk: (+31.88) 866 08 66
Web: www.tno.nl

TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. TNO’s unique position is attributable to its versatility and capacity to integrate this knowledge.

Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society.

All Project Partners

Latest Updates