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Virtual research lab: A new way to do research

: Tichkiewitch, S.; Shpitalni, M.; Krause, F.-L.


CIRP Annals. Manufacturing Technology 55 (2006), Nr.2, S.769-792
ISSN: 0007-8506
Fraunhofer IPK ()

Through the VRL-KCiP network of excellence, Europe is able to federate many research teams in the field of design, production and innovation and thus preserve its common inheritance of manufacturing processes while carrying out a collaborative system of design that integrates a module of virtual production. Twenty research units, comprised of 220 researchers, decided to work together in order to provide a strong integration of their teams and thus break the fragmentation of European research in this area and work more efficiently. A new organisation of the research system can only lead to a clearer vision of research orientations, improvement in the quality of research by exploiting complementarities, the avoidance of duplication, and finally a better impact on industry for the good health of our society.