The INSPIRE project will develop innovative business models for a selection of complementary sectors that will create flexible networks based on intensified processing enabling more local production in Europe and reverse the delocalisation trends. This will be possible thanks to a clear identification of research and business (including SMEs) needs, followed by the deployment of routes (roadmap) and guideline targeting to measure and assess the performance of such novel models under different possible scenarios under a cost effective and sustainable perspective.
Flexibility, mass customisation and process intensification are the keys to meet the consumers’ needs of the next future. INSPIRE aims at increasing the competitiveness of European manufacturing which depends on producing differentiated products in an efficient and sustainable way. It intends to disseminate the flexibility paradigm in order to make manufacturing able and ready for the highly dynamic future trends and to realise effective business value.