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University of Lorraine, ERPI Laboratory joins ECTP

ECTP will welcome ERPI as a new Member during its upcoming General Assembly.

The ERPI (Research team on innovation process) is one of the University of Lorraine research labs (around 45 members: seniors researchers and PhD students). It is labelled as such by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. ERPI is a research team on Industrial Engineering specialized on the research of innovation processes management. Its activities concern the methods, tools and knowledges allowing to optimize innovation projects management.

The scientific project of the ERPI deals with the Fuzzy Front-End off innovation that is to say from idea generation to materialization (CAD, formulation …). ERPI differs to other innovation research laboratories by considering the product as a “integrating system”.

ERPI Laboratory has 4 research axes:
1. Innovation metrology
2. Prospective & week signals
3. Design & support in Front end
4. Acceptability

Furthermore, ERPI designed and implemented its own innovation space: The Lorraine Fab Living Lab® (LF2L®), a research platform dedicated to the prospective assessment of innovative usages. It supports the creation and achievement of results through an established process based on the usage paradigm bringing together in the same space complementary advanced tools. The originality of the LF2L® is to be able to welcome, support and associate different communities (citizen users, entrepreneurs, researchers, etc.) using a conceptual framework of LF2L taking into consideration the 2D (concept), 3D (object), 4D (evolution scenarios) approaches involving the different type of stakeholders in order to have a foresight usage evaluation of a new concept, technology or project. This approach is useful to accelerate the deployment of industrial or urban demonstrators.

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Source: University of Lorraine, ERPI Laboratory