Design and Development of Custom Knowledge Management and Knowledge Discovery cloud platforms developed over a comprehensive infrastructure for flexible Data Organisation and easily customisable discovery functionality.
Typical application areas include Knowledge Management and Discovery in large historic Product Development data in sports goods, fashion and other consumer product industries, but the concept and the tools can easily be deployed in any other industrial application area.
Design and Product Development data of commercial products is typically organised in PLM systems; however, experience has shown that a large amount of valuable knowledge acquired during New Product Development (material tests, experimentation with new processes, testing of experimental product samples, etc) is usually scattered in various desktop applications or in the designers and engineers memory (expert knowledge). This valuable knowledge cannot be easily structured according to the standard Product Lifecycle Management data models, being the outcome of inherently unstructured trial and error experimental processes.
Our new Engineering Knowledge Management platform developed in the framework of the Sport Infinity project is a cloud based platform collecting and providing access to detailed knowledge on new product samples, materials, and their properties, new manufacturing processes, and their correlations with required product morphology and properties. Its advanced search capabilities as well as a series of data analysis tools are key product innovation enablers.