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The workshop is organized in two days with the aim to share knowledge and experiences about PLM-related issues, tools and methodologies developed within the research project KHIRA (Knowledge Holistic Integrated Research Approach) and the KLIOLab (Knowledge Based Innovation Lifecycle Living Lab).

The Project KHIRA aims to develop new methods and technologies to overcome the limitations of product life cycle management by proposing an integrated and holistic approach through the development of a technological platform, a methodological framework and a critical mass of capabilities.

The KLIOLab has been established within the KHIRA project with the intention to support the IT companies operating in the aviation or automotive fields by providing them with user-centric and user-driven innovation. Due to the presence of both public and private sectors (People Public Private Partnership), the KLIOLab is an environment to create, prototype, test and validate new services, products and systems in real life context. The KLIOLab is a member of the ENoLL network (European Network of Living Labs).

During the morning session of the workshop first day, the results originated from the collaboration among universities, industries and software vendors within the KHIRA project are presented and discussed. The afternoon session is instead, focalized on the definition of innovative research streams for the optimization of product design. Keynote speakers will introduce topics and trends for an integrated and extended management of the product life cycle that will be object of a panel discussion with managers and executives of Finmeccanica, GE Avio and GE Nuovo Pignone.

The second day sessions is dedicated to promote the objectives of KLIOLab and its partners and to the exposition of their activities in the fields of research, industrialization and development. During the first session the KLIOLab background, its goals and its guidelines are presented. The second part of the day will be arranged in a number of parallel sessions called “MiniLabs”. In a single “Minilab” companies will bring out some of the relevant issues they are experiencing and participants will have the opportunity to explain their own point of view thus contributing to innovative solutions. The MiniLabs’ purpose is developing a new collaborative network among organizations, university and experts to make more effective the process of innovation and industrialization. The day ends with a plenary session dedicated to the presentation of the “MiniLab” results in the presence of staff from KLIOLab partner companies.

Exhibition stands of leading software vendors and demo desks with prototypes will be available for all the duration of the event.

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