Better Factory provides a methodology for manufacturing SMEs to collaborate with artists to develop new and personalized products. At the same time, it supplies technology for SMEs to become cyber-physical systems, transforming them into lean-agile production facilities capable of manufacturing new and personalised products along with existing ones in collaboration with technology suppliers.
Manufacturers can tap into disruptive product innovation that responds to new market demands while keeping production resources optimal. Better Factory helps manufacturers to enter new markets with customizable, personalized product or service portfolio. Together with Business and Arts Mentors, artists and technology partners, manufacturers can discover new business models and digitalise their factories to match the production of new or personalized products.
In4Art is involved in this project as partner and steward of the art-driven experimentation and innovation process, supporting the APPS developers to achieve impact in the SMEs and supporting the artists from the earliest stages of matchmaking to the final outcomes and next steps.
Read the article on our role in the project.
Sara Alvarez, Frederik de Wilde, Nicola Ellis, Jesse Howard, Isaac Monté, Gareth Neal, Tomas Libertiny, David Rickard, Anna Dumitriu, Gilbert Sinnott, Kristina Pulejkova, Anna Walicka, Govert Flint, Nick Ervinck, Sébastien Wierinck, Javier Masa.
Meet the artists (Round 1)
Meet the artists (Round 2)
October 2020 – September 2024
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 951813.