Open! - Methods and tools for community-based product development

  • Bonvoisin, Jeremy (Researcher)
  • Stark, Rainer (PI)
  • Jochem, Roland (PI)
  • Boujut, Jean François (PI)
  • Samuel, Karine (PI)
  • Send, Hendrik (PI)

Project: Other

Project Details


The French-German research project "OPEN! Methods and tools for community-based product development" aims at:
- understanding open source product development, showing concrete evidence of this emerging practice and delivering detailed description of the phenomenon;
- modelling the open source product development process as an alternative to well-anchored industrial product development processes;
- providing concrete process support in the form of methods and IT-tools. It will particularly be focused on the concept of a open design platform.

The project started in March 2016 and is co-financed by the German and the French national research foundations DFG and ANR for a period of three years.
Effective start/end date1/03/1628/02/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


  • open source hardware
  • open innovation
  • open design
  • open source
  • community-based product development
  • commons-based peer production


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