|Coordinator||Linköpings universitet - Department of Management and Engineering|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 958 584|
|Project duration||April 2017 - October 2019|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for Production2030|
|Call||Strategiska innovationsprogrammet Produktion2030 Våren 2017:1|
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.