Manufacturers need to be trained on new technologies and business models for more responsible production to trigger a shift in their practices. The DIT-EU project aims at training and disseminating the "Do It Together"(DIT) approach concepts allowing for greener and sustainable design to production of consumer goods based on the H2020 INEDIT project outcomes. INEDIT develops a DIT process which intends to empower consumers, designers, makers, and producers with innovative technologies centralised by a co-creation platform to produce custom furniture. 

It demonstrates and evaluates it through four use cases: 

  • Wood working centres developed by GOMARCO: adapting machines to small batch production; 
  • Additive Manufacturing of recycled plastic: a circular economy process to collect, recycle plastic waste to print new parts; 
  • Additive Manufacturing of wood filaments: a six-axis robot cell able to print large parts; 
  • Smartification: a service for engineering connected sensors and actuators to make smart furniture.

The value chain unlocks possibilities for consumers and designers to imagine and customize their designs thanks to digital technologies developed by A&M: mobile scanning, immersive meetings for creativity and Computer Assisted Designs drawings. 

Environmental impacts of manufacturing processes are assessed by a sustainability driven orchestrator developed by SUPSI, based on LCA. To operate this technological value chain over the long term, FIR has developed an innovative business model for integrating the individual stakeholders of the DIT process as equal partners on a level basis. Value propositions, value flows, resources and deliverables, monetary transactions, IP management, and monetization of sustainability measurements are captured to enable a long-term sustainable business for all partners involved in the process. We will develop learning units and paths based on these project outcomes. The consortium will make trainings in 4 countries.