KLIOLab was presented during the 20th ICE Conference, on 24th June in Bergamo, through an interactive workshop, earning many positive feedbacks by an international audience. Mariangela Lazoi presented the KHIRA project, Claudio Sassanelli the KLIOLab. Between the two descriptions an interactive open phase was proposed by the speakers to the participants: everyone of them was equipped with KLIOLab's brochure and posti-it in order to obtain thoughts on Living Lab opportunities, threats and general considerations. The resulting post-its were grouped and collected: 7 macro-areas were obtained for the opportunities, 5 for the threats while the general considerations were useful to raise some ethical issues.
The main outcomes obtained were a network enlargement of around 25 connections and the detection of particular threats to be faced soon (users' switching costs for adopting new IT systems problems, IP and privacy issues, users' motivation to participate issues, hierarchies vs interaction, industrial control).
Knowledge-based Lifecycle Innovation Living Lab
The experience of the KHIRA research project and the KLIO Lab (Knowledge-based Lifecycle InnOvation living Lab)
Antonio Zilli, Mariangela Lazoi, Claudio Sassanelli
KHIRA (Knowledge based Holistic Integrated Research Approach) is a research project funded by the Italian MIUR. It intends to overcome the limits of the current Product Lifecycle Management methodologies and systems as raised with the diffusion of the 'networked enterprise' paradigm and to propose an new integrated and holistic vision, supported by methods and tools, enabling a knowledge-based product lifecycle. The results KHIRA project intends to achieve are: a methodological framework covering the whole product life cycle (design, production, maintenance, testing and validation, up to disposal) ensuring the gathering, usability and reuse of created knowledge and complying with security and management of intellectual property; a system for knowledge-based decision-making processes, catching key information from all product lifecycle phases, in order to set and maintain customer requirements, product standards and all quality, efficiency and environment constraints.
Two innovation strategies are currently pursued: conceptualizing, designing and developing methods and systems for product lifecycle management innovation enabling a multi-organization design process and simplifying the access to visualizing and editing applications (document management systems, CAD systems, CAE systems, simulation systems and any other); involving students, research staff, ICT start-ups, spin-offs and innovative enterprises, aeronautic SMEs as well as project partners in the Knowledge-based Lifecycle InnOvation living Lab - KLIOLab.
KLIOLab has been created in 2014 by formalizing relationships and practices already applied in the network of DHITECH (the promoter of the KHIRA project) and will inherit the mission of the KHIRA project at its conclusion.
The KHIRA Consortium, composed of Alenia Aermacchi, Avio Aero, GE Nuovo Pignone, University of Salento, Politecnico of Bari and Distretto Tecnologico Hi Tech – DHiTech, is strongly committed at nurturing the KLIOLab by leveraging a wide and tied network of local and national actors: a wide pool of students (through the student associations TheQube), a number of spin-offs already involved in ICT innovation projects targeted on the aeronautic industry (and other complex products’ industries) through its association INNOVARS, research teams from University of Salento, Politecnico di Bari, Politecnico di Milano focused on ICT-based innovation management, other ICT enterprises, aeronautic and mechanical enterprises.
The strategic core of the KLIOLab is the organization INNOVARS: its mission is leveraging the competences and capabilities developed in the University of Salento and other educational organizations to strengthen and extend business innovation role of its members (spin-offs and other start-ups) and to catch new business opportunities through new start-up organizations. The main industrial target of KLIOLab is the aeronautic and mechanical industry.
The KLIOLab objective is to provide innovative ICT systems and competences to mechanical and aeronautic industry in particular in order to improve competitiveness of organizations by innovating the management infrastructure (methodologies and technologies) and to increase effectiveness of supply chain relationships (i.e. to reduce business and technological gaps between large enterprises and SMEs).
The workshop is aimed at presenting how the KLIOLab partners are cooperating toward diffusing a culture for innovation among students and employees, sustaining the emerging of innovative ideas and pushing the most promising innovations in business opportunities.