prototyping environment for industrial services

The aim of the project is to develop and test a research, innovation and demonstration environment, Co-Protolab, for developing industrial services in collaboration with universities and companies. Co-Protolab brings together key competences related to development of industrial services: industrial processes, IoT and information management, service and interaction design, and protection of immaterial rights.

Co-Protolab is a physical and virtual platform for quick experiments. The laboratory has facilities for research and development of industrial service solutions in multidisciplinary collaboration as well as digital technologies for service development and production. In addition, Co-Protolab supports commercialisation of service innovations through studying and developing digital tools for protecting immaterial rights.

The key phases of the project are: planning and action plan for the laboratory, planning and implementing physical and virtual environment as well as producing demonstration and dissemination of the results. The project results in an action plan, physical and virtual platform and demonstrations of service prototypes.

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Co-Protolab concept published in

Lammi, Miia & Petri Helo, Juha Arrasvuori, Pirjo Yli-Viitala, Janne Pekkala, Sanna Peltonen (2018). Development of a rapid co-prototyping environment for industrial services. In DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference p. 1197-1208.

The project is carried out in collaboration with Design Centre MUOVA as a lead partner, and the departments of University of Vaasa: Industrial Management and SC Research. The project started 1.9.2017 ja contunies on  31.12.2019. The project is funded by EU ERDF European Regional Development Fund, The Regional Council of Ostrobothnia, University of Vaasa, VAMK Ltd University of Applied Sciences, and VASEK.