ENSAIT is coordinator of the FBD_BModel project. In the frame of FBD_BModel, we coordinate the scientific activities of different partners and realize technical development of the project, especially for WP4 and WP5, organise research meetings with concerned researchers and partners, and make promotion and dissemination activities of the project.
The team of ENSAIT is composed 4 teachers-researchers, 2 PhD students, and 1 computer engineer. Moreover, 2 master students and 1 visiting scientist are also involved in this project.
The team of ENSAIT has developed two software systems in the frame of WP4 (interactive fashion and garment design system) and WP5 (supply chain and production management system), including data services, databases and interfaces. A garment library was created with more than 20 digital garments of 4 different business cases.
These systems are being integrated into the final FBD_BModel platform and connected to the platforms of WP4 and WP5, created by University of Manchester and University of Boras respectively. The related deliverables were submitted (D4.3, D5.2, D6.2). Moreover, the project was presented in different research and innovation local and international seminars and conferences. Also, we organized a mid-term workshop in September 2019.
In September 2020, we improved and finalized the development of the two software systems and organized meetings with the researchers of University of Manchester and University of Boras. We gave a demonstration of these systems during the consortium meeting, held on 23 September, and discussed with all the partners on the pilot operations and validation of the developed systems from pilot operations.
We hope that the FBD_BModel digital platform, the two systems (WP4: IDS and WP5: SCPMS) and related data services become a powerful tool for innovations of European fashion companies in terms of digital technology and business model. It will enable to optimize integration and coordination of textile resources in European and make closer producers, designers and consumers. An exploitation of the results will be carried out in the last stage of the project.
FBD_BModel consortium met on December 21st in Brussels, hosted by the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX), to plunge into the project activities, discussing in depth the defined approach, tuning up roles and interaction within the main components of the project.
The consortium set off with a clear plan for the initial phase of project deployment, towards the creation on a new business model for small series fashion products by integrating customized innovative services in big data environment.