Diversity project



The Diversity project aims at developing an engineering environment able to support European small and medium sized companies that are changing their business model by extending their products offering with services (PSS – Product Service System) and by adopting the new mass-customization paradigm, which represents the trend towards the production of highly customized product-services. To allow a successfully transition, companies need to involve their customers and all the other significant stakeholders since the first phases of the design process and provide them with the ability to co-design product-service(s).

Therefore, the project proposes to meet the requirements of manufacturing enterprises to allow for effective product/service design and engineering by a proper combination of classical product engineering tools, cloud manufacturing and social software solutions.



Diversity aims to provide benefits for industrial companies on both short and long term. On the short term, the companies will receive an innovative engineering environment and a set of methods/tools to support the concurrent collaborative design of product-service (PSS) based on the knowledge captured and shared across the value chain actors and the PSS life cycle. On the long term, the functionalities of the tools will be applicable to build different product-service solutions and collaborations within Extended Enterprise, opening new business opportunities and making manufacturing industry less prone to failure.


Project Coordinator

Dr. Ana Rita Campos – Senior Researcher

Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias UNINOVA

Campus da FCT, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

E-mail: arc@uninova.pt

Tel. +351 21 294 78 32; Fax. +351 21 295 77 86


Dissemination and exploitation manager

Dr. Mariangela Lazoi – R&D practice assistant coordinator

Engineering Knowledge Accademy

Dhitech Building, campus Ecotekne, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy

E-mail: mariangela.lazoi@eka-systems.com

Tel.: +39 080 5212313; Fax: +39 080 5234353





Università degli Studi di Bergamo


LMS – Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation- University of Patras



N. Bazigos SA



Wesite: www.diversity-project.eu


Diversity (Cloud Manufacturing and Social Software Based Context Sensitive Product-Service Engineering Environment for Globally Distributed Enterprise)This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 636692(Project started 1st February 2015 – ending 31st January 2018)

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