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Reference number
Coordinator Linköpings universitet - Department of Management and Engineering
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 958 584
Project duration April 2017 - October 2019
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for Production2030

Purpose and goal

The objective of the Simon project was to create an inventory of AI techniques for maintenance services, apply AI techniques to three industrial cases provided by the three industry partners, and evaluate their economic and environmental implications in quantitative terms. The project also aimed to disseminate the results to industry and thereby to increase the knowledge in industry.

Expected results and effects

The inventory of AI techniques was mainly documented in a report in English and, thanks to additional dissemination funding, was transformed into an easier-to-read version in Swedish. AI techniques were applied to cases of maintenance provided by the three industry partners. The consequences of the application were assessed by life cycle costing and life cycle assessment. These results were disseminated to industry beyond the consortium, and the project is expected to be exploited by upcoming spin-off projects (company internal projects and public projects).

Planned approach and implementation

The project adjusted its activities to a minor extent while it was carried out. The adjustment concerned how AI techniques were applied to cases. The motivation was difficulty for a company to use data of products in operation for a public project due to its sensitiveness. Except this aspect, the project was carried out according to the project design as efficiently as possible, e.g., using university students’ works.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 16 September 2019

Reference number 2017-01649

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