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With the DISIRE project the properties of the raw materials or product flows will be fully integrated in a unique inline measuring system that will extend the level of knowledge and awareness of the internal dynamics of the undergoing processes taking place during transformation or integration of raw materials in the next levels of production.
The DISIRE project has been inspired by the real existing needs of multiple industrial sectors, including the world leading sector partners in the non-ferrous, ferrous, chemical and steel industries that are highly connected and already affiliated with the SPIRE PPP and its objectives. The overall clear and measurable objective of the DISIRE project is to evolve the existing processes by advancing the Sustainable Process Industry through an overall Resource and Energy efficiency by the technological breakthroughs and concepts of the DISIRE technological platform in the field of Industrial Process Control (IPC).
With the DISIRE project the properties of the raw materials or product flows will be fully integrated in a unique inline measuring system that will extend the level of knowledge and awareness of the internal dynamics of the undergoing processes taking place during transformation or integration of raw materials in the next levels of production. In this approach, the Integrated Process Control system, instead of having external experts to tune the overall processes, based on the DISIRE concept will enable the self-reconfiguration of all the production lines by the produced products itself.
Specific DISIRE Process Analyzer Technology (PAT) will be able to define quality and performance requirements that for the first time in the process industry will be able to be directly applied on the physical properties of the developed products and thus enabling the overall online and product specific adaptation of the control system. In this way, the whole production can be fully integrated in a holistic approach from the raw materials to the end product, allowing the multiple process reconfigurations and an optimal operation based on the product’s properties that can be generalized in a whole production cycle being spanned in multiple cross-sectorial processes.
The overall DISIRE work plan is divided into 10 Work Packages (WPs); 1 is dedicated to the project management related necessities (WP10), 4 to direct research and development activities (WP1-WP4) in the area of industrial process control, electronics and sensor development and data mining, 3 to research and demonstration activities with respect to real industrial applications and process (WP5-WP8) that cover the ferrous and non-ferrous mineral processing, the steel and the combustion industries, while 1 is dedicated to dissemination and innovation purposes (WP9). Overall, the DISIRE WPs are the following ones:
From all the research and development WPs, WP1 serves a central and highly significant role, namely to establish the common ground upon which the sum of the project's requirements, application scenarios and measurable benchmarks will influence the whole activities of the project. This will be achieved via the full- scale inter-partner involvement, such that the end result is the product of the mutual exchange of application and research-critical information and the achieved consensus reflects a clear picture of all necessary project related specifications and expected impact in their detail.
The core research packages consist of WP2-WP4, which are focused on the development of DISIRE's key technological contributions that are expected to dramatically influence the current operations of the involved industrial processes and in full accordance to the common specification basis being set in WP1. The related research activities in these WPs will be performed in a self-contained approach, each fulfilling their own unique research directives and requirements. The work is being properly organized so that each of these WPs contain relatively independent scientific and technological advances and subsystems, which following the proper integration and industrialization activities will allow for the realization and assessment of the final DISIRE technological platform to four key industrial sectors within WP5-8. An important feature of these WPs is the proper incorporation of specifications being set by WP1 in order to enable the reduction of the future integration effort, mainly concerning the technological transformation of these subsystems to the real life industrial processes.
The concept and the overall impact of the proposed DISIRE technological platform will be delivered from the integration of the aforementioned subsystem primitives in the different industrial sectors being addressed specifically from WP5-8, which also contain inter partner collaboration and contribution. The whole developments in WP 2-4 will be directly influenced by WP1 and WP5-8. The challenging goal of multiple full system integration will be addressed by the DISIRE's technology provider partners that will focus on transferring the pure research results in real life industrial processes.
Furthermore, special "Integration weeks" will be organized along the timeline of the project to keep track and aid the proper execution of this goal. During the integration weeks, the produced DISIRE subsystems in the form of hardware, software or systems will undergo a partial integration procedure, where the respective WP leaders from WP2-WP4 and WP5-WP8 will be able to identify and resolve issues that arise in actual industrial scenarios and also profit from the provided cooperation opportunity. Each integration week will be performed to help in the industrial facilities of related preselected partner. This choice will be determined by the final demonstration objectives and measurable key impacts from WP1.
The overall management and oversight functions of DISIRE are contained within WP10, with a single leader assigned to it and its respective tasks. The setup of governance bodies and the functions of internal project communication, quality assurance, and economic management are responsibilities which are also located in the context of this WP.
The significance of the world wide leading industrial partners being involved, coming from the field of Mining, Mineral Processing, Steel and Chemical are ensuring that the DISIRE technologies will be applied in the full product cycle and will significantly alter the existing concepts in Integrated Process Control. Additional to the DISIRE's industrial partners, the top European RTD partners in the field of Industrial Process in collaboration with the specialized SMEs in technology and integrated solutions providers, as well as the Europe's leading industrial control supplier will ensure a direct impact of the DISIRE project in the current state of the art in the industrial processes.
The majority of the DISIRE's partners are existing members of SPIRE and the consortium is aiming in RDI activities that will revolutionize the industry sector in Europe and produce a direct and measurable impact.
This section will contain links to all the publically available deliverables of DISIRE, including links to the DISIRE created data, in accordance to the Open Data Innitiative in H2020.
Current methods and possibilities to determine the variability of Cu content in the copper ore on a conveyor belt in one of KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. minesProject
DISIRE (H2020) – an idea of annotating of ore with sensors in the KGHM PM S.A. underground copper ore mines
Fault Diagnosis, Failure Prognosis and Fault Tolerant Control of Aerospace/Unmanned Aerial Systems
The objectives of the Information Management Office (IMO) is to support DISIRE consortium partners within their innovation activities and with a helpful and interactive framework of innovation tools and methods (IIT - Interactive Innovation Toolkit) as well as to provide them with practical examples in order to foster successful realization of the project idea and drive profitable innovation. As such, the IMO conducted a series of workshops and trainings to address specific challenges of research commercialization such as time to market, design quality and functionality, manufacturability and cost efficiency in all anticipated user environments. The key activities of the Information Management Office are as follows:
The Interactive Innovation Toolkit (IIT) is a collection of best practices that provide practical advice and guidance to the DISIRE partners on how to foster innovation within the DISIRE consortium. The motivation behind IIT is to guide the successful realization of the project idea into real products or business models, which requires a structured innovation process and a problem solving approach. Thus, the IIT aims to support partners within their innovation acti-vates and gives easily accessible, helpful and interactive framework of innovation tools and methods which can be applied at each stage of the innovation process within the DISIRE project.
Methods & Tools: Innovation Process, Design Thinking, Innovation Flowchart, Gener-ating Ideas, Product Development, Research commercialization, Stakeholder analy-sis tools, Risk management Tools, Outputs & impact review tools.
Porter's five forces analysis.
Good understanding of the market is of upmost importance for the commercial success of every product and service. Therefore, one of the main activities of the IMO is to analyse all relevant market data regarding customers, competitors, market trends and barriers and cross-check it against all the knowledge and technical results obtained from the execution of the technical activities in the DISIRE project. Hence, this will contribute substantially to the successful implementation of the project’s exploitation and commercialization activities, creation of the business cases for the efficient deployment of the projects's exploitation results in order to attain the highest possible impact.
Methods & Tools: Desktop Research, Expert interviews, Questionnaires
Business Model Canvas - Source
Business model is the rationale of how an organisation creates, delivers and captures value. Using the data about the market environment and the identified potential customers, the IMO assists the DISIRE consortium to define how it could generate long-term revenues after the end of the funding period. As such, the IMO guides the partners in the definition of specific business cases and the development of siutable business models. Furthermore, the IMO helps to define the role of individual partners in making these business models work.
Methods & Tools: Workshops, Business Model Canvas, Business Development Booster Activity supported by the EU
Next to the strategy development and the internal discussion related to the development of business model alternatives, the IMO supports the consortium partners in the dissemination of findings through participation and organization of workshops, conferences and events, newsletters, press releases and publications.
Methods & Tools: Events, Conferences, Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter), Website, Newsletter
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Professor on Robotics and Automation
Luleå University of Technology
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
SE-97187 Luleå, SWEDEN