The main objective of project is the set-up of a living lab environment, active in all partner countries in which SMEs as final users and R&D organisation as the main developers collaborate to develop new solutions for better use of energy in production and operations.
eServices for Energy Efficient Operations
In the first international living lab eServices for SMEs developed in order to improve the energy efficiency of operations, especially in the context of supply chain relationships are tested in real business environment.
5 local pilots are vital part of a transnational living lab co-creating and testing eServices in SME - R&D collaboration. The services target distributed planning and re-planning, business document exchange, and transport optimisation in two phases:
1. Co-development and testing of eServices for energy efficient operations
2. Operational testing to assess energy savings
Frame of reference for energy efficiency
The second international living lab collaboratively develops a Frame of reference for energy efficiency and use of renewable resources in production and operations. It supports SMEs in the identification of key production processes and operations that could be improved as far as energy efficiency or the use of renewable resources is concerned.
The 5 local pilots are all part of a transnational living lab co-creating and testing a Frame of reference for energy efficiency and use of renewable resources in production and operations. They involve SMEs and R&D stakeholders. The Frame addresses key areas for improvement of energy efficiency and use of renewable resources in production and operations in SMEs. Pilot phases are:
1. Collaborative identification of key areas for improvement
2. Design of analytical tool and indicators in collaboration with companies
3. Testing of the beta version of the analytical tool on a panel of 10 SMEs