The goal of SMART VORTEX is to provide a technological infrastructure consisting of a comprehensive suite of interoperable tools, services, and methods for intelligent management and analysis of massive data streams to
- achieve goal-driven collaboration and decision-making among all players in the entire product life-cycle,
- foster innovation in collaborative cross-organisational settings and
- create a knowledge-based extension of the value-chains.
Within the project, we focus on improving the collaboration and decision-making processes as well as its technological support. Thereby, SMART VORTEX supports our current research on effective collaborative design and engineering . Being funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme, SMART VORTEX brings together 14 different European partners. Major industry partners are Volvo Construction, AB Sandvik Coromant, Hägglunds Drives and Philips Consumer Lifestyle. Major academic partner are the FernUniversität in Hagen, Technical University Darmstadt, Luleå University of Technology, Uppsala University, and SAPIENZA – Università di Roma.