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[artisan RSS] 07/06/2018  What will be the main megatrends that will impact on Fashion in the coming years? What research and innovation skills are already available in the Emilia-Romagna region to cope with these scenarios?  [Programma]

07/06/2018  At R2B 2018, the event organized by the Emilia-Romagna Region, Smau and Aster (Regional Consortium for Innovation), focused on the industry of the future, the fashion industry theme conquers new space with two meetings: a seminar with debate on megatrends, digitization and research skills available for the fashion industry in the region and a presentation of regional start-ups with their technological proposals for fashion.  [http://www.rdueb.it]

23/05/2018  Following the first cycle of validation activities with our pilot partners, a new release of the NIMBLE platform has been issued. RELEASE 2 includes improvements to the main platform capabilities: registration and user management; dashboard and search; publishing and catalogue services; business process services. The platform and associated documentation is accessible from the project website.  [Sito Nimble]

19/04/2018  Results of the VISAGE project (http://www.visage-project.eu/) will be presented at the IT4 Fashion Conference on April 19th from 3.30pm to 4pm with the intervention "Advanced finishing effects for fashion fabric 3D virtual design", speaker Alessandro Canepa, Research Manager in Lanificio Piacenza  [IT4Fashion]

18/04/2018  For the IT4Fashion eighth edition, the world of ICT meets the fashion industry in Florence. April 18th - 20th 2017, Pagliere and Royal Stables, Viale Machiavelli, 24, Florence.  [Sito IT4Fashion]

21/12/2017  The latest version 2.5 of the SET tool is now available on the usual EM2M platform. SET Tool is a stand-alone software for self-assessment of energy consumptions in textile companies. It includes also an on-line tool (SET Web) for advanced benchmarking and comparison of the performances across years.  [Piattaforma WEB Energy Made 2 Measure (M2M), applicazione SET WEB]

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ARTISAN : Energy-aware enterprise systems for low-carbon intelligent operations

The ARTISAN project envisions significant reductions (at least 10%) in energy consumption and CO2 emissions of the European Textile Industry by integrating data-capturing technologies, process-based energy measurement and real-time optimization of operations.
It will provide enterprise management systems with services for monitoring and operational decision making, available at each supply chain partner, and, additionally, trading services for energy and carbon permits forging collaboration across supply networks.

Relying on a service-oriented architecture and data capturing through sensors and energy metering devices, expected achievements and technologies to be used of ARTISAN include:

  • an information infrastructure, enabled by AUTO ID, WSN or other hardware components, for efficient capture, storage and communication of energy consumption data;

  • energy performance indicator structures and services for the textile industry;

  • services monitoring, reporting and analyzing energy performance per process;

  • real-time optimization algorithms for planning and scheduling of supply chain processes and enterprise operations in terms of cost reductions and minimum consumption of energy;

  • tools for evaluating overall energy efficiency based on productivity assessment of processes and implicitly of products;

  • intra- and inter-organisational services for energy consumption forecast and trade of energy and CO2;

  • a layered architecture interconnecting the modules in a seamless way, enabling interoperability both internally and among supply chain partners.

Field trials based on representative use-cases drawn from the European textile industry will demonstrate the functionality of the modules and the interconnections in a real context.
Hence, each company is encouraged to become an ARTISAN in energy management, but mostly an ARTISAN in decisions based on energy and environmental indicators in both its day-to-day operations and business partnerships.

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This project has received funding from the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 287933

Challenge 6: ICT for a low carbon economy
Objective ICT-2011.6.2 ICT systems for energy efficiency

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