Connecting digital services to your product, how to get started?

The revenue model of digital servitisation, in which physical products are enriched with digital services, offers product builders a range of new possibilities, but also presents new challenges. On 12 December Sirris organises an inspiration workshop to provide companies that build physical products and want to explore the possibilities to take the step to smart, connected products with an overview of the inns and outs of digital servitisation and to give them the tools to get started.

Digital servitisation is a revenue model in which traditional physical products are enhanced with digital services, such as a smart rubbish bin which takes care of more optimal garbage collection or a production machine which orders the necessary input materials itself. This offers product builders a range of new options, but also creates a number of new challenges. Companies that want to make their products smart and connected need to think about integrating sensors and connectivity into their product, this involves not only hardware but also software, an impact on the existing business model, etc. These factors may heighten the threshold to get started with it.

The aim of this inspiration workshop on 12 December is to give companies the necessary insights into the what, why and how of digital servitisation and to help them get started. We do this according to the ‘How was it made’ principle; we analyse an existing proof-of-concept and explain each of the building blocks, as well as the choices we made along the way to achieve this result. In addition to the technological aspects, we also discuss the possible impact on the business model.

Why participate?

  • As a company that builds physical products, you get a better insight into the what and why of smart, connected products.
  • You will leave with an overview of the opportunities and challenges of digital servitisation, which are explained using concrete examples.
  • By analysing an existing proof-of-concept according to the ‘how was it made’ principle, it is explained what to consider if you also want to build a digital servitisation proof-of-concept for your own company. You will get an overview of the technological building blocks involved, the underlying choices and the impact on the business model.

The following topics will be discussed during this workshop:

  • Digital servitisation: what and why?
  • How was it made - rapid prototyping of a smart connected vacuum cleaner: architecture and technological building blocks: 
    • Sensor system
    • Connectivity
    • Data processing and analysis
    • Edge and cloud computing
  • Impact on the business model
  • Towards a proof-of-concept of your own smart, connected product

Interested? Be quick, the number of places is limited! All practical information and the registration form available in our agenda!

This workshop is part of the Testing ground Digital Servitisation to support companies in the development of digital servitisation proof-of-concepts within their own product context.