Research



ServTech is in the center of different European and international networks of excellence.

In varying consortia with leading industries and research organisations in Europe, ServTech has acquired substantial research funds for large-scale research projects from the European Commission. They include FP7 IP projects, such as the Management of Dynamic Manufacturing Networks (IMAGINE), and Horizon 2020 projects, such as An Integrated Platform for Managing the Product-Service Lifecycle (ICP4Life).

ServTech’s expertise lies in:

  • service engineering methodologies for advanced service-based applications,
  • the use of business process management techniques in conjunction with SOA,
  • business process compliance techniques for regulatory purposes,
  • on-demand declarative languages and techniques for empowering users, and
  • event analysis and processing for service-enabled applications.

ServTech is committed to pooling, coordinating and consolidating research activities in service science and innovation all across Europe. It focuses on real-world challenges that demand the use of multiple conceptual, methodological and substantive approaches.

Research & Development Projects

ServTech has been successful in acquiring research funds from European resources.

HORIZON 2020

ServTech continues its research on innovative management concepts in manufacturing in the context of the Horizon 2020 project ICP4Life, which started January 2015 and will extend over 4 years. The core research challenge of the project is to develop methods and prototype tools that allow manufacturing industry to co-design products and supporting services to enhance consumers' capabilities to adapt products and services to their needs.

7th Framework Programme

ServTech was a partner in a large consortium pursuing the research and development project IMAGINE. IMAGINE was funded by the Commission in the topic area "Flexible Manufacturing" in the period September 2011 to December 2014. ServTech's main contributions include a blueprinting approach towards end-to-end management of dynamic manufacturing networks and the architectural design of a support platform. A range of research reports that ServTech project members produced are publicly accessible under Resources on this site.