Industrial Product Service Systems (PSS) are a new concept offering strong opportunities both for business innovation and sustainability improvement. Coupling or even integrating industrial production and service delivering poses many innovative challenges for the manufacturing industry at the technological, organizational and even human level. In the recent years, many international projects have contributed to important scientific advances in the field. IPS2 Conference largely contributes to constitute a very active research community, to capitalize and share a huge body of empiric knowledge and to put the basis of theoretical foundations for this multidisciplinary domain.
The scope of the conference addresses the theme “Industry transformation for sustainability and business”, thus putting the focus on two specific issues:
The transformations needed to implement and boost Industrial Product Service Systems , both at the firm level (Servitization) and at the territory level (Ecosystem), which cover multiple dimensions : Business model transformation, Collaborative behaviour enhancement, Cultural changes, Consumption model evolution , etc.
The needs and difficulties to integrate sustainability and business innovation, which puts forth the requirements for new sustainability assessment methods to address the complexity and diversity of PSS, together with the need to carefully manage the conditions for their positive externalities.
IPS2 Conference aims at increasing industrial and academic collaborations. The Conference brings together industrial, experts and researchers in this area, to exchanges ideas, innovations and recent progresses in providing concrete solutions to enhance world-class capabilities in enabling industry transformation towards more services. The conference topics include but are not limited to:
New business models, innovation and value creation
Methodologies for PSS Sustainable Assessment
Sustainability of PSS strategies
Design tools and methodologies for PSS
Servitization of manufacturing industry
Economic justification and PSS cost models
Organizational transformation for PSS
Decision aid methods and tool supporting Servitization