Sustainable and Digital Factories and Services


Sustainable and Digital Factories and Services

Development of core competences on Future Sustainable Digital Factories and Services, developing knowledge in the following scientific domains:

  • Lean, Green and Sustainability
  • Supply chain Management
  • Digital Platforms & Blockchain
  • Digital Twins & IoT
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Quality Engineering
  • Service Design
  • Axiomatic Design Theory
  • User-Centred Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Portfolio, Program Management
  • Organizational Risk Management
  • Human-Systems Interfaces

Some current Research Challenges SDF&S researchers are addressing:

  • How to use digital platforms and artificial intelligence in the Circular Economy?
  • How can artificial intelligence improve Quality of Service in Digital Platforms?
  • How to design human-centered configurable technological systems, based on Big Data, and optimized by the profile of the human agents and operators?
  • How to develop lean,green & low-risk manufacturing and service processes, grounded on digital, robots, artificial intelligence and emergent technologies?
  • What are the human and societal impacts of digital and emerging technologies ?
  • What are the physical and unknown risks emerging from new composite materials, new chemicals, work-alone trends, ageing workers?