RECODE Consumer Goods, Big Data and Re-Distributed Manufacturing

Lead Research Organisation: Cranfield University
Department Name: School of Water, Energy and Environment

Abstract

The EPSRC-ESRC Network in Consumer Goods, Big Data and Re-Distributed Manufacturing (RECODE) aims to develop an active and engaged community through which to identify, test and evaluate a multi-disciplinary vision and research agenda associated with the application of big data in the transition towards a re-distributed manufacturing model for consumer goods.
Transforming the consumer goods industry through the use of big data and re-distributed models of manufacture poses entirely new challenges inherent to the capture, storage, analysis, visualisation and interpretation of big data. Combined with this is the cross-disciplinary requirement for radically new methods of engaging end-users, empowering customer interaction, facilitating ad-hoc supply chains, re-capturing and re-deploying valuable materials, optimising manufacturing processes, informing new user-driven design of customised goods and services, developing novel business models and implementing data-driven open innovation.
The world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data every day and global big data technology and services is growing by 40% per year, predicted to reach USD 16.9 billion in 2015. The exponential growth of available and potentially valuable data, often referred to as big data, is already facilitating transformational change across sectors and holds enormous potential to address many of the key challenges being faced by the manufacturing industry including increasing scarcity of resources, diverse global markets and a trend towards mass customisation. The consumer goods industry, one of the world's largest sectors worth approximately USD3.2 trillion, has remained largely unchanged and is characterised by mass manufacture through multi-national corporations and globally dispersed supply chains with 80% of materials ending up in landfill. The role of re-distributed manufacturing in this sector is often overlooked, yet there is great potential, when combined with timely advancements in big data, to re-define the consumer goods industry by changing the economics and organisation of manufacturing, particularly with regard to location and scale.
RECODE will develop novel methods to engage communities of academics, international experts, user groups, government and industrial organisations to define and scope the shared multi-disciplinary vision and research agenda. New perspectives and contributions from user groups and stakeholders will be used to ensure that the vision of the network is fully inclusive and sensitive to regional trends, variances and scales. Short-term studies will be undertaken across the breadth of the theme to test and evaluate the feasibility of specific research challenges, the findings of which will contribute to an interactive roadmap representing local and global communities and research agendas of the network.
Closing the gap between manufacturers, suppliers and consumers will provide opportunities for personalisation of products and services, up scaling of local enterprise and the development of user-driven products tuned to the requirements of local markets providing economic competitiveness for the UK. Improved understanding of skills and training required for interpreting big data and transforming industries will ensure that the UK can take full advantage of opportunities for job creation. Moving towards a localised and regenerative model of consumer goods manufacture will create more efficient and effective supply chains capable of on-demand responses; increasing productivity and competitiveness of the manufacturing industry.
This challenging two year network will bring together an internationally renowned team of experts from Cranfield, Brunel, Cambridge, Manchester and Teesside universities drawing on leading-edge strengths of the host institutions and international connections with research communities, companies, business intermediaries and governance at local, national and international scales.

Planned Impact

The EPSRC-ESRC RECODE Network aims to develop an active and engaged community through which to identify, test and evaluate a multi-disciplinary vision and research agenda associated with the application of big data in the transition towards a re-distributed manufacturing model for consumer goods. The impact generated in terms of new knowledge, new collaborations and future research opportunities will be measures of success of the network over the two-year programme and its legacy beyond.
A wide community of national and international academics, experts, user groups, government, policy makers and industrial organisations will directly benefit from the new scientific knowledge and theoretical advancement created through activities, research findings and multi-media outputs of the network over the two year duration
Research at the interfaces of big data and re-distributed manufacturing within the context of the multi-trillion dollar consumer goods industry presents significant economic, social, environmental and technological opportunities to be realised over the next 2, 5 and 10 years. The growth in global big data technology and services is predicted to reach USD 16.9 billion in 2015 with the number of big data staff specialists set to increase by 240% over the next five years in the UK alone. The research challenges to be investigated by the network will contribute to understanding of skills and training required for interpreting big data and transforming industries ensuring that the UK can take full advantage of opportunities for job creation. Closing the gap between manufacturers, suppliers and consumers will provide opportunities for personalisation of products and services, up scaling of local enterprise and the development of user-driven products that are tuned to the requirements of local markets providing economic competitiveness for the UK. The network has the potential to re-define the consumer goods industry by changing the economics and organisation of manufacturing, particularly with regard to location and scale. This can be achieved by providing companies with new competitive advantage through data-driven insights into their businesses, consumers and new business models through which to achieve system level change. This network can also contribute to the emergence of a whole new industry sector that specialises in providing big data analytics for the consumer goods industry. Moving towards a localised and regenerative model of consumer goods manufacture will create more efficient and effective supply chains capable of on-demand responses and therefore increasing productivity and competitiveness of the manufacturing industry. Furthermore organisations will have the ability to re-capture and re-deploy valuable materials and resources therefore reducing the cost of raw materials and increasing the margin of products and services. A revolutionised understanding of consumer behaviour and the empowerment of customer interaction will inform opportunities for new services and circular business models through which the organisation will retain ownership of consumer goods, significantly reducing the amount of consumer goods that currently end up as landfill (80%). Engaging consumer groups will increase knowledge of UK manufacturing and debunk old-fashioned perceptions of the industry. An improved understanding of how big data can be harnessed and shared has significant opportunity for the discovery of new products, services, organisations and even industry sectors.
 
Title 3D printed shoe prototype 
Description The current "take-make-sell-use-dispose" system, as a linear economy, is not sustainable anymore, and needs to be rethought. Design is not considered in that system as predominant element, but it should, given that Industrial Designers define to a large degree, the materials needed and the way an object will be produced, displayed, advertised, sold, used and disposed. Currently 80% of materials end up in landfills, and the only way designers can do something about is knowing the impact and possible solutions. The concept is simple; humans need to change the linear process into a circular one. This concept 3D printed sport shoe made from recycled materials demonstrates the application of the circular economy principles. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Mr Oscar Ponte successfully defended his thesis using this prototype. It has been used as a tangible demonstrator in a number of engagement activities. The ideas embodied are being leveraged in another MSc group project based at Cranfield. 
URL http://www.recode-network.com/blank-c21os
 
Title A guide for Circular Design: A footwear industry case study 
Description The current "take-make-sell-use-dispose" system, as a linear economy, is not sustainable anymore, and needs to be rethought. Design is not considered in that system as predominant element, but it should, given that Industrial Designers define to a large degree, the materials needed and the way an object will be produced, displayed, advertised, sold, used and disposed. Currently 80% of materials end up in landfills, and the only way designers can do something about is knowing the impact and possible solutions. The concept is simple; humans need to change the linear process into a circular one. This project aims to create a guide for Industrial designers, to implement Circular Economy in their process through the development of a tool, based on literature review and secondary data from experts in the field. This is a video that explains the methodology for Mdes Thesis work done by Oscar Ponte that seeks to create a Circular Design Tool. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This video has been used by Oscar Ponte to defend his thesis. The work is being taken forward by another group project in Cranfield University. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGOEo6u14Os
 
Title Hack_dif hackathon round-up from Disruptive Innovation Festival 
Description Organised by the team behind the Disruptive Innovation Festival, the hack_dif hackathon challenges teams at the National Institute of Design, India, Cranfield University and MIT to re-design consumer products through the lens of a circular economy, while taking advantage of internet-enabled technologies. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This video has been used to publicise the DIF festival. The idea of a hackathon will be used in another research project focusing on combining Circular Economy principles with Big Data technologies; this video will be used to woo participants. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f8EvrxEZ2k
 
Title How do we shift to re-distributed manufacturing 
Description This video shows a deeper description of the challenges associated with the current system and proposed the potential scenario for the transition to RdM. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact This video has been to multiple audiences to explain the concept of RdM 
URL https://youtu.be/9DGxSm302DU
 
Title On line training video on the Open Food Preference Marketplace web application 
Description The on line video is an on line training and onboarding tool for a registered user on the use of the preference marketplace web application. A preference marketplace is web based crowdsourcing approach to collect and aggregate information and extract new knowledge from a large diverse group around a specific idea or concept and identify the most promising. This application has been developed by the Harris Research Group to allow anyone, anywhere, to have a say in the design and development of any product feature or idea through a game-like interface. In particular, to crowdsource the design of food products. This is the first time this approach has ever been used to provide a direct input into food product design, ultimately placing the consumer into the food product design and development loop and its manufacture. The digital artefact was purposely prepared for information, public engagement and training provision. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact On line training for registered users of the preference marketplace. This has been a valuable artefact in providing remote training to participants of our research who used the web application and provided inputs and data. The video is accessible after creation of an account and first log in. 
URL http://www.foodpreferencemarketplace.com/Welcome.jsp
 
Title Pitch of "Business as Unusual: designing products with consumers in the loop" (winner of RECODE Sandpit 2016) 
Description This is the video of one of the winning pitches for feasibility study projects in RECODE Sandpit 2016. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This video has helped increase the exposure of the Network and the feasibility study project to project stakeholders. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sa9f43eKK8
 
Title Pitch of "Digital Re-Distributed Manufacturing (RDM) Studio" (winner of RECODE Sandpit 2016) 
Description This is the video of one of the winning pitches for feasibility study projects in RECODE Sandpit 2016. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This video has helped increase the exposure of the Network and the feasibility study project to project stakeholders. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MWGr82lAxQ
 
Title Pitch of "SME-Oriented Collaborative Customer Insight Platform for User-driven RdM (SOC-UDRdM)" (winner of RECODE Sandpit 2016) 
Description This is the video of one of the winning pitches for feasibility study projects in RECODE Sandpit 2016. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This video has helped increase the exposure of the Network and the feasibility study project to project stakeholders. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PS0JCEk1RM
 
Title Public engagement and onboarding video for the Open Food Preference Marketplace Web Application and Research 
Description The on line video provides an easy to follow description and basic training of what a preference marketplace is for the purpose of subsequently using the preference marketplace web application I developed. A preference marketplace is web based crowdsourcing approach to collect and aggregate information and extract new knowledge from a large diverse group around a specific idea or concept and identify the most promising. I have developed this web application to allow anyone, anywhere, to have a say in the design and development of any product feature or idea through a game-like interface. In particular, to crowdsource the design of food products. This is the first time this approach has ever been used to provide a direct input into food product design, ultimately placing the consumer into the food product design and development loop and its manufacture. This digital artefact has been purposely prepared by the Harris Research Group for training provision. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The video has been used to provide overview training on the overall concept, project and crowdsourcing web application I developed. Subsequently users have been able to sign up and use the software and provided data and inputs to the research through the various workshops my team and I organised. The video remains available on line for anyone to access and understand the research in this area, use the web application and continuously provide inputs into the research. Also it plays the role of explaining the research to instigate new collaborations and engagement with specialists and the general public. 
URL http://www.foodpreferencemarketplace.com/Welcome.jsp
 
Title RECODE Network Map 
Description The RECODE Network Map provides a visual representation in of various network stakeholders and there relationship between them, as well as their interrelationship with a typical supply chain. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The RECODE Network Map was published as part of a report produced by Cranfield Students. 
URL https://redistributed.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/recode-network-map-1.pdf
 
Title RECODE Sandpit 2016 Highlights 
Description A video that summarises the two-day RECODE Sandpit activity on 2-3 March 2016, which aims to foster the development of research proposals based on stakeholder engagement in the two-day sandpit event. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This video has increased the exposure of the RECODE project among the general public. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1KhS0i64wY
 
Title Recode System Map 
Description The Systems Map aimed to provide an understanding of supply chain entities and the application of big data along the supply chain. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The system map has been published as part of a report produced by Cranfield Students. 
URL https://redistributed.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/big-data-map.pdf
 
Title Smart Circular Baby PushChair 
Description This case study was created to show the potential of big data in mainstream products, such as a pushchair. And how this relation between circular business models and Big Data can generate new benefits for both manufacturers and users. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact This video has been shown to a multiple audience in different mediums such as the disruptive innovation festival. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELiheecSO1s&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Smart Circular Washing Machine 
Description This video show the potential of big data in mainstream products such as a washing machine, and how this relation between circular business models and Big Data can generate new benefits for both manufacturers and users. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact This video has been shown in different mediums to a range of audiences including the disruptive innovation festival 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqNzM2cFNPk&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Smart Circular luggage 
Description This video was created to show the potential of big data in mainstream products, such as a luggage. And how this relation between circular business models and Big Data can generate new benefits for both manufacturers and users. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact This video won the EASYJet 'Future of Flight Competition 2015' 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yb3U4JeF3E&feature=youtu.be
 
Title The future of the toothbrush 
Description A product scenario for a toothbrush was created to describe the proposed transformation of the supply chain from a product perspective. This video highlighted the potential for changes in the roles of entities and the relationships of existing entities and the application of big data in these future systems. In particular, the use of a product scenario was used to make the concept more relatable through a product that is used on a daily basis and highlight the potential benefits that RdM systems can provide to both companies and consumers. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact This video has been shown to a multiple audiences not just by the RECODE Network but other RdM networks as well as funding bodies to explain the concept of RdM 
URL https://youtu.be/ZG_lje80WxU
 
Title What is re-distributed manufacturing? 
Description Three minute video that aimed to introduce the concept of RdM and the associated benefits. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact This video has been shown to a multiple audiences to explain the concept of RdM 
URL https://youtu.be/bJ04S4_ANS8
 
Description The research undertaken by the Network has identified new methods of analysing existing activity in the field of re-distributed manufacturing and developed tools to enable business to identify the value to them.
Exploitation Route Tools and frameworks can be used by organisations to further their own exploration of the value of re-distributed manufacturing.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

URL http://www.recode-network.com
 
Description The topic of re-distributed manufacturing has gained significant interest since the start of the Network - particularly informed by the use of data, communications, social media etc. A specific example of this is the use of findings from the network being used to inform and influence decision making by our partners e.g. Presentation of the Network and findings were used internally in Cisco to support the development of a department focused around the Circular Economy
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Transport,Other
Impact Types Economic

 
Description APMG Term Paper: Redistributed Manufacturing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/apmg/sites/site_apmg/files/agm_summary_income_and_expenditure.pdf
 
Description CIWM Master Support Programme 2016
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Description CIWM Master Support Programme 2017
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description CIWM Masters Support Programme
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description Cambridge Big Data - EPSRC Collaborative Workshops Fund
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 05/2016
 
Description Circular Business Models: Feasibility study
Amount £34,476 (GBP)
Funding ID 56436-414320 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Connected Everything II: Accelerating Digital Manufacturing Research Collaboration and Innovation
Amount £1,065,312 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S036113/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 08/2022
 
Description DS-Smith: Knowledge base capital tool for DS-Smith recycling Division
Amount £7,500 (GBP)
Organisation D S Smith 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 05/2017
 
Description Digital Fabrication, Redistributed Manufacturing, and Governance
Amount £98,331 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2021
 
Description Network Plus: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age
Amount £59,623 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P001246/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description New Industrial Systems Sandpit
Amount £2,191,901 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R020957/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 01/2021
 
Description Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Ellen MacArthur Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Ellen MacArthur Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Description Standard scheme
Amount £776,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R032041/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 01/2022
 
Title Circular Design Tool 
Description Circular Design Tool is a tool to select appropriate circular design strategies according to the selected business model. It builds on research carried out by RECODE-NETWORK identifying and evaluating the opportunities a re-distributed production model offers to disrupt traditional industry models when combined with big data. The current "take-make-sell-use-dispose" system, as a linear economy, is not sustainable anymore, and needs to be rethought. Design is not considered in that system as predominant element, but it should, given that Industrial Designers define to a large degree, the materials needed and the way an object will be produced, displayed, advertised, sold, used and disposed. Currently 80% of materials end up in landfills, and the only way designers can do something about is knowing the impact and possible solutions. The concept is simple; humans need to change the linear process into a circular one. This project aims to create a guide for Industrial designers, to implement Circular Economy in their process through the development of a tool, based on literature review and secondary data from experts in the field. A case study will be developed, designing a concept 3D printed sport shoe to show the application of the guide. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The video shows the methodology followed to design the final shoe as an outcome of the project. The research tool is being leveraged into another research project involving four students, currently ongoing, looking at using more sophisticated data-driven approaches to devise circular design strategies. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGOEo6u14Os
 
Title Four Lens Framework 
Description A tool to enable organisations to assess the value of re-distributed manufacturing and the use of digital intelligence for circular innovation. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - in vitro 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Organisations that have used the framework have reported a greater understanding of the benefits associated with re-distributed manufacturing and circular innovation. 
 
Title Narratives of Repair 
Description Nowadays the way products are produced and consumed is not sustainable, people are replacing products are a fastest rate than ever. Several of these products are considered obsolete and as a consequence are replaced. There are other options that extend a product lifetime, such as product repair. Through ethnographic research, the study captured different repair narratives to develop an understanding of how a range of consumer interactions in product repair can be expanded and built upon to inform more circular models of production and consumption. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The research tool is being leveraged into another research project involving four students, currently ongoing, looking at using more sophisticated data-driven approaches to devise circular design strategies that conforms to particular models of production and consumption. 
 
Title Consumer Driven New Product Development in Future Re-Distributed Models of Sustainable Production and Consumption 
Description Database linked to our accepted paper to be presented at the 50th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems will be held on May 3rd-5th, 2017 in Taichung, Taiwan 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CIRP conference and subsequent use and analysis by the Cranfield team and the research collaborators of the Harris Research Group 
URL https://figshare.com/articles/Consumer_Driven_New_Product_Development_in_Future_Re-Distributed_Model...
 
Title Consumer Intervention Map 
Description Consumer Intervention Map. Forms part of a toolkit developed for the Business As Unusual Feasibility Project under the EPSRC RECODE network. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Provided insight and guidance for businesses seeking to devise circular intervention strategies on their customers. 
URL https://figshare.com/articles/Consumer_Intervention_Map/4743577
 
Title Database of analysed case studies: RdM and Circular Innovation 
Description This is a database of case studies that has been analysed in Re-Distributed Manufacturing and Circular Innovation research. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Provided insight and guidance for researchers seeking to investigate Re-Distributed Manufacturing and Circular Innovation. This product served as a basis for subsequent developments of research ideas in the Network. 
URL https://figshare.com/articles/Case_Study_Database/3695862/1
 
Title Discrete-Event Analysis: RdM and Circular Innovation 
Description Supportive data sets for the DES simulations. Users need the Anylogic software to open some of the files. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Provided insight and guidance for researchers seeking to investigate Re-Distributed Manufacturing and Circular Innovation. This data and model set served as a basis for subsequent developments of research ideas in the Network. 
URL https://figshare.com/articles/DES_Simulation/3695742/1
 
Title Discrete-Event Simulation and Case Study Analysis: RdM and Circular Innovation Data Set 
Description Supportive information for the full case study analysis and the Discrete-Event Simulation simulation. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data set is being used as a starting point for an ongoing follow-on research project. 
URL https://figshare.com/articles/Supportive_Information_DES_and_Case_Study_Analysis/3696420/1
 
Title Durability for Workhorse products survey results 
Description Results of a survey that look into attitudes and behaviours of people towards purchasing, use and dispose of workhorse products to design a durability label. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Provided insight and guidance for researchers seeking to investigate Re-Distributed Manufacturing on Workhorse products. This product served as a basis for subsequent developments of research ideas in the Networik. 
URL https://figshare.com/articles/Survey_Results_Durability_labelling/4746904
 
Title Innovation Roadmap 
Description Innovation Roadmap is an online tool to capture challenges, opportunities, research questions and case studies on the topic of re-distributed manufacturing, consumer goods and big data. Data will be captured during the 2 years of the network to then be statistically analysed to develop a roadmap that will set up the future of re-distributed manufacturing in the UK 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Foresee impacts are to collect a range of data from different industry sectors that could draw the path towards the future of UK manufacturing, accounting for its challenges and opportunities, in a real timescale. 
URL http://www.recode-network.com/#!innovation-roadmap/c15tf
 
Title Preference Marketplaces for Consumer Goods 
Description This is a collection of data and a database of the results of a workshop conducted as part of a feasibility study of the RECODE project which I executed, using my on-line preference marketplace web application. The title of the RECODE Network case study is "Business as Unusual: Consumers in the Loop". 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Provided insight in the use of the preference marketplace crowdsourcing approach to guide product development for consumer goods and allow analysis and further experimentation. 
URL https://figshare.com/s/a135292b8e299e2afe3b
 
Title Shoe Survey 
Description 470 UK consumers were surveyed to understand their purchasing, use and disposal behaviours towards shoes. Also the survey assessed consumer preferences towards different shoes. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact has come from the survey as the project still is in progress. 
 
Title Thematic analysis roadmap: vision of RdM for the UK's consuemr goods industry 
Description Complete thematic analysis to create the roadmap that sets the vision for the UK's consumer goods industry. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Provided insight and guidance for researchers seeking to investigate Re-Distributed Manufacturing. This product served as a basis for subsequent developments of research ideas in the project. 
URL https://figshare.com/articles/Thematic_Analysis_-_Final_Roadmap/4746901/1
 
Title Workshop findings: Vision of Re-Distributed Manufacturing for the UK's Consumer Goods Industry 
Description This is a collection of data and a database of the resulting from thematic analysis in 3 workshops conducted by the RECODE Network on the Vision of RdM for the UK's consumer goods industry. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Captured the vision of consumer goods industry. Provided insight and guidance for researchers seeking to investigate Re-Distributed Manufacturing. This product served as a basis for subsequent developments of research ideas in the project. 
URL https://figshare.com/articles/Workshop_Findings/4746898/1
 
Description Asset Tracking 
Organisation CISCO Systems
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data collection and analysis surrounding the drivers, barriers and opportunities for intelligent assets within the aerospace and healthcare sectors. Development of a framework to assess current practice and predict future scenarios.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, facilities and experts for purposes of data collection. Guidance on research through weekly meetings and review of resulting documentation and reports.
Impact Industrial Report 1x Academic paper published 1x Academic paper submitted
Start Year 2015
 
Description Asset Tracking 
Organisation Philips Healthcare
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data collection and analysis surrounding the drivers, barriers and opportunities for intelligent assets within the aerospace and healthcare sectors. Development of a framework to assess current practice and predict future scenarios.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, facilities and experts for purposes of data collection. Guidance on research through weekly meetings and review of resulting documentation and reports.
Impact Industrial Report 1x Academic paper published 1x Academic paper submitted
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement of retail customer in Circular Economy 
Organisation Arizona State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The research team brought expertise in innovative Circular Economy strategies and business models which can play a crucial role in the collaborators' future survival. Their involvement in this project can potentially give them 'first-mover advantage' in the highly competitive domain of retail goods.
Collaborator Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The partners provide their knowledge and experience on retail customers preference and behaviours.
Impact The project is still ongoing, with initial outputs expected in early May 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Engagement of retail customer in Circular Economy 
Organisation Kingfisher plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The research team brought expertise in innovative Circular Economy strategies and business models which can play a crucial role in the collaborators' future survival. Their involvement in this project can potentially give them 'first-mover advantage' in the highly competitive domain of retail goods.
Collaborator Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The partners provide their knowledge and experience on retail customers preference and behaviours.
Impact The project is still ongoing, with initial outputs expected in early May 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Engagement of retail customer in Circular Economy 
Organisation Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
Department Philips
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The research team brought expertise in innovative Circular Economy strategies and business models which can play a crucial role in the collaborators' future survival. Their involvement in this project can potentially give them 'first-mover advantage' in the highly competitive domain of retail goods.
Collaborator Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The partners provide their knowledge and experience on retail customers preference and behaviours.
Impact The project is still ongoing, with initial outputs expected in early May 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Engagement of retail customer in Circular Economy 
Organisation PA Consulting
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The research team brought expertise in innovative Circular Economy strategies and business models which can play a crucial role in the collaborators' future survival. Their involvement in this project can potentially give them 'first-mover advantage' in the highly competitive domain of retail goods.
Collaborator Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The partners provide their knowledge and experience on retail customers preference and behaviours.
Impact The project is still ongoing, with initial outputs expected in early May 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Engagement of retail customer in Circular Economy 
Organisation Stuffstr
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The research team brought expertise in innovative Circular Economy strategies and business models which can play a crucial role in the collaborators' future survival. Their involvement in this project can potentially give them 'first-mover advantage' in the highly competitive domain of retail goods.
Collaborator Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The partners provide their knowledge and experience on retail customers preference and behaviours.
Impact The project is still ongoing, with initial outputs expected in early May 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Engagement of retail customer in Circular Economy 
Organisation Walmart
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The research team brought expertise in innovative Circular Economy strategies and business models which can play a crucial role in the collaborators' future survival. Their involvement in this project can potentially give them 'first-mover advantage' in the highly competitive domain of retail goods.
Collaborator Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The partners provide their knowledge and experience on retail customers preference and behaviours.
Impact The project is still ongoing, with initial outputs expected in early May 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Engagement of retail customer in Circular Economy 
Organisation Waste and Resources Action Programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The research team brought expertise in innovative Circular Economy strategies and business models which can play a crucial role in the collaborators' future survival. Their involvement in this project can potentially give them 'first-mover advantage' in the highly competitive domain of retail goods.
Collaborator Contribution Project aiming to understand attitudes and behaviours of end-of-life and the role of the retailer to engage customers towards adopting CE business models. The partners provide their knowledge and experience on retail customers preference and behaviours.
Impact The project is still ongoing, with initial outputs expected in early May 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Intelligent Shoe 
Organisation Agency of Design
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration was formed to develop a proof of concept for an intelligent shoe that shows elements of Re-distributed manufacturing and digital technologies for a consumer good. Our research team has been conducting all the secondary and primary research to inform this project. This has included a literature review, a consumer survey on shoes, and a student assignment on the proposing a new re-distributed models for shoes.
Collaborator Contribution Cisco has contributed with their technology expertise to develop the concept The Clearing has contributed in developing the concept with their creative team Agency of design will contribute in the development of the prototype
Impact - Literature review completed - Survey completed - Student Assignments completed
Start Year 2015
 
Description Intelligent Shoe 
Organisation CISCO Systems
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration was formed to develop a proof of concept for an intelligent shoe that shows elements of Re-distributed manufacturing and digital technologies for a consumer good. Our research team has been conducting all the secondary and primary research to inform this project. This has included a literature review, a consumer survey on shoes, and a student assignment on the proposing a new re-distributed models for shoes.
Collaborator Contribution Cisco has contributed with their technology expertise to develop the concept The Clearing has contributed in developing the concept with their creative team Agency of design will contribute in the development of the prototype
Impact - Literature review completed - Survey completed - Student Assignments completed
Start Year 2015
 
Description Intelligent Shoe 
Organisation The Clearing Consultancy Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration was formed to develop a proof of concept for an intelligent shoe that shows elements of Re-distributed manufacturing and digital technologies for a consumer good. Our research team has been conducting all the secondary and primary research to inform this project. This has included a literature review, a consumer survey on shoes, and a student assignment on the proposing a new re-distributed models for shoes.
Collaborator Contribution Cisco has contributed with their technology expertise to develop the concept The Clearing has contributed in developing the concept with their creative team Agency of design will contribute in the development of the prototype
Impact - Literature review completed - Survey completed - Student Assignments completed
Start Year 2015
 
Title The Open Food Preference Marketplace 
Description A preference marketplace is web based crowdsourcing approach to collect and aggregate information and extract new knowledge from a large diverse group around a specific idea or concept and identify the most promising. This web application was conceived, designed and implemented into it s present form by the Harris Research Group to allow anyone, anywhere, to have a say in the design and development of any product feature or idea through a game-like interface. In particular, to crowdsource the design of food products. This is the first time this approach has ever been used to provide a direct input into food product design, ultimately placing the consumer into the food product design and development loop and its manufacture. The software has been used to date in several workshops involving a number of participants for food actual food products from my industrial collaborators. The results of these workshops can be found by following the DOIs provided. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The software has been used to conduct several workshops related to two EPSRC projects. The results of these can be found here: A. DOI: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.4737694 B. DOI: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.4740397 C. DOI: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.4740397 
URL http://www.foodpreferencemarketplace.com/Welcome.jsp
 
Description 2015 Global Supply Chain 'thought leadership' Summit  
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation on a Panel discusion about 'Big data' and 'Big calculations' to reduce complexity in enterprise supply chains
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.2015gscs.com/
 
Description Big Data and the Opportunities for Industry and Supply Chains - the RECODE Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation at NEPIC (North East Process Industry Cluster) on the vision of the RECODE Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nepic.co.uk/
 
Description CE100 Acceleration Workshop (Berlin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Approximately 100 people attended the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) acceleration workshop, where the Network's representative was able to engage with corporates, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators and affiliates in a unique multi-stakeholder platform. There were interest from attendees to develop new opportunities and realise their circular economy ambitions faster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/ce100/the-programme/networking
 
Description CE100 Acceleration Workshop (Milan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Two-day acceleration workshops held twice a year focus on promoting cross-company and cross-sector collaboration. Members create Co.Projects - collaborative ventures with the objective of enabling their transition towards a circular economy. In addition to collaboration, the acceleration workshops provide opportunities for members to learn about the circular economy through plenary sessions and forum sessions. Introduction of the RECODE Network to CE100 members from across sectors initiated questions and discussion around the use of data to enable re-distributed manufacturing and circular innovation. This resulted in new contacts for the network, enquiries about participation and opportunities for future research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/ce100/the-programme/enabling-collaboration
 
Description CE100 Acceleration Workshop (Oxford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Approximately 100 people attended the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) acceleration workshop, where the Network's representative was able to engage with corporates, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators and affiliates in a unique multi-stakeholder platform. There were interest from attendees to develop new opportunities and realise their circular economy ambitions faster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/ce100/the-programme/networking
 
Description CE100 Annual Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The CE100 Annual Summit takes place each year in early summer in London. This one-day event aims to engage senior level and C-suite representatives with the latest cutting-edge thinking, share leading case examples, and to provide a wealth of networking opportunities. Past speakers include Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt; senior figures from Philips, Veolia, Cisco; leading thinkers Walter Stahel, Michael Braungart, William McDonough and Janine Benyus; and innovators such as Ecovative. Themes of the Annual Summit reflect the most current developments across industries. This was an opportunity to speak to a diverse range of stakeholders about the research that is taking place as part of the RECODE Network and resulted in enquiries for further information and participation and discussion about opportunities for the development of further research proposals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/ce100/the-programme/networking
 
Description Circular Economy Roundtable Event (Unilever, London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A roundtable event was held at the Unilever Headquarters, London to bring together practitioners, academics, third sector organisations, policy makers and business to discuss the future opportunities, drivers and challenges of moving towards a circular economy. Dr Charnley presented the RECODE Network which initiated discussion on the challenges of re-distributed manufacture and the opportunities of big data, IOT and digital intelligence. The event resulted in strengthening the relationship with Unilever and ongoing discussion surrounding future research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Circular Value Chains Event (HSSMI, London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Circular Value Chains event was organised by the High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI) to bring together practitioners, industrial organisations and third sector organisations to discuss the value of the circular economy for future manufacturing. Fiona Charnley was invited to join an expert panel and introduced research resulting from the RECODE Network which resulted in questions and enquiries for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://hssmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Final-Agenda.pdf
 
Description Consumer market preference workshops: Beverage Challenge (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Network organised two workshops involving around 100 participants for testing the crowdsourcing the design of beverage products, ultimately placing the consumer into the beverage product design and development loop and its manufacture. The software can be found under 'Software & Technical Products' outcomes. There are plans to further extend the work by leveraging the software.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.foodpreferencemarketplace.com/Welcome.jsp
 
Description Consumer market preference workshops: Food Challenge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Network organised two workshops involving around 100 participants for testing the crowdsourcing the design of food products, ultimately placing the consumer into the food product design and development loop and its manufacture. The software can be found under 'Software & Technical Products' outcomes. There are plans to further extend the work by leveraging the software.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.foodpreferencemarketplace.com/Welcome.jsp
 
Description Cross Network Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Two cross-network events had taken place. The RECODE Network has presented its progress and findings in the following events:
RECODE Presentation in Cross-Network Event: RdM in Healthcare
RECODE Presentation in Cross-Network Event: 3D Printing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description DHL Technology Sector Event: Supply Chains for Circular Economy (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event brought together 35 participants from organisations such as DHL, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Ricoh to discuss drivers and enablers of a Circular Economy with emphasis on manufacture and supply chains. Presentation of the research being undertaken as part of the RECODE Network initiated questions and debate surrounding re-distributed manufacture and the use of big data, IOT and digital intelligence. The event has resulted in a number of new contacts for the network and conversation around ideas for future research proposals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.event-dhl.com/ehome/technology-london
 
Description DHL Technology Sector Event: Supply Chains for Circular Economy (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of the one day DHL Technology Sector event on Circular Economy, the RECODE Network delivered a workshop on 'SUPPLY CHAINS FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY', in which 50 international participants attended. The attendees consisted of academics, industrial organisations, third sector organisations, media representatives and students. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.event-dhl.com/ehome/technology-london
 
Description DIF presentation: "Mapping the future of UK manufacturing" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Approximately 8 people attended the presentation, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards, leading to interest in future activities on roadmapping the future of UK manufacturing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.thinkdif.co/big-top-tents/cranfield-university
 
Description DIF presentation: "Open Food Preference Market and Circularity" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of the Disruptive Innovation Festival, the Network delivered a talk on "Open Food Preference Market and Circularity", in which 10 international participants attended. The attendees consisted of academics, industrial organisations, students. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by circular economy in food industry and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.thinkdif.co/news/whats-on-at-the-dif-today-tuesday-november-15
 
Description DIF presentation: "Re-Distributing the future of consumer goods" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Mariale Moreno, Fiona Charnley (Cranfield University) introduced a case study of a re-distributed and circular consumer good. The case study was presented as an ideal scenario. Participants of this webinar were able to share their views on the challenges, opportunities and requirements for big data to enable the success of this case study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.thinkdif.co/big-top-tents/cranfield-university
 
Description DIF presentation: "Re-distributing manufacturing and circular economy" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Mariale Moreno, Fiona Charnley (Cranfield University); Daniel Keely (Cisco); Nick Liddell (Dragon Rouge) and Rich Gilbert (Agency of Design) introduced a case study of a re-distributed and circular consumer good. The case study was presented as an ideal scenario. Participants of this webinar were able to share their views on the challenges, opportunities and requirements for big data to enable the success of this case study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.thinkdif.co/big-top-tents/cranfield-university
 
Description Disruptive Innovation Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in three sessions of the Disruptive Innovation Festival to present the Network and engage with a range of audience on the topic of re-distributed manufacture. Participants in each session engaged in Q&A session. The three sessions were:
1) Re-Distributing the future of consumer goods
2) Re-distributing manufacturing and circular economy
3) Mapping the future of UK Manufacturing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.thinkdif.co/big-top-tents/cranfield-university
 
Description Disruptive Innovation Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Fiona was interviewed for the Disruptive Innovation Festival which was broadcast online and has received over 16,000 views from around the world
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtia7dEsdUw
 
Description EAUC Annual Conference 2016 (UWE-Bristol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of the two-day EAUCConf16 event, Network delivered a workshop on"Circular Economy - from Compliance to Champion", in which 40 international participants attended. It included an exemplar case-study from Cranfield University and an extended discussion session to allow delegates to apply circular economy thinking - and practice - in their own organisations. The attendees consisted of academics, industrial organisations, third sector organisations, media representatives and students. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk/circular_economy_from_compliance_to_champion
 
Description Engagement of retail customer in Circular Economy (Cranfield MSc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is an ongoing study that engages retail customers in order to inform strategies for Circular Economy on consumer goods. The study is ongoing, but is showing excellent progress with results expected to be published in early May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Engagment Study blog: Re-distributed manufacture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog was created as a result of the engagement study conducted by Cranfield Students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://redistributed.wordpress.com/
 
Description EurOMA 2016 Conference (Norway) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The RECODE Network hosted with the Re-distributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Research a special session in Re-distributed Manufacturing, in which 200 international participants attended. We invited OM scholars and practitioners to explore key issues affecting the realisation of RDM. The attendees consisted of academics, industrial organisations, third sector organisations, media representatives, policymakers, donor organisations, and students. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.euroma2016.org/special-sessions/
 
Description Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Forum on Redistributed Manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Engage SMEs to discuss the role of Big Data in the joinery sector discuss plans to create a roadmap for SMEs, practitioners and academics towards re-distributed manufacturing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.recode-network.com/#!Big-data-consumer-goods-and-redistributed-event/c9a3/55edaef70cf2de9...
 
Description Hack_DIF as part of the Disruptive Innovation Festival (Cranfield-UK/MIT-US/NID-India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of the Disruptive Innovation Festival, hack_dif is a new hackathon curated by the Network team where over a 48-hour period hackers in three continents will gather to collaborate and innovate. The Hackathon seeks to solve real business challenges, developed by Cisco and Philips, through a circular economy lens. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.thinkdif.co/hackathon
 
Description Hayfield Cross Primary School Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Fiona Charnley ran a workshop at Hayfield Cross Primary School as part of 'Engineering Week' to 60 children aged between 6 and 7. The purpose of the workshop was to raise awareness of Design and Engineering to school children. The concept of self-healing products sparked many questions and discussion amongst the children and the school reported an increase in interest and related subject areas and the number of children wishing to go into engineering focused careers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.hayfieldcross.org.uk/index.php/news-pages/blog/465-engineering-week
 
Description Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Environmental, Sustainability and Innovation Conference (Watford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of The second Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce's Environmental, Sustainability and Innovation Conference - 'The Circular Economy 2016', RECODE Network (M Moreno) presented a keynote speech that gives a holistic view as to how business benefits can be gained from adopting Circular Economy principles and how business processes can be adapted for tangible gains. The attendees consisted of academics, industrial organisations, third sector organisations, media representatives and students. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.hertschamber.com/circular-economy-conference-2016
 
Description Industry 4.0 Event: RECODE Poster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a poster and participated at the Industry 4.0 Event in Nottingham organised by EPSRC, Innovate UK and University of Nottingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-eng/dtmi2015/index.aspx
 
Description Intelligent Assets (World Economic Forum, Geneva) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An expert group of practitioners, business organisations, policy makers and third sector organisations was brought together by the World Economic Forum to discuss the use of digital technology in the transition towards a circular economy. Dr Charnley was invited to contribute to the workshop and introduce the RECODE Network. The event resulted in discussion, future collaborations and a report on 'Intelligent Assets' that was released in February 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/publications/intelligent-assets
 
Description International Festival for Business Club (Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of the International Festival for Business 2016, the Network (F Charnley) was invited as a keynote speaker in a panel discussion on Circular Economy. The event was attended by around 5,000 participants. The attendees consisted of professional practitioners, academics, industrial organisations, third sector organisations, media representatives and students. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ifb2016.com/en/festival/speakers/83
 
Description Loughborough University Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Merryn Haines-Gadd presented a lecture to students at Loughborough Univeristy on her research activities which included discussing our activities on the self-healing materials. The lecture resulted in questions and discussion around self-healing materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Manufactring Analytics - The role of big data in the future of manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Network with representatives from a range of UK manufacturing and technology sectors (SME and established companies), research councils, academics, government policy makers. Understand the cutting edge of data science techniques that are currently being used by leading industries. Understand how industrial companies can benefit (rather than suffering) from big data. Identify key areas to encourage collaborations between academia and industry to promote more innovative research. Engage in discussions about the challenges of big data in manufacturing and potential solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/events/manufacturing-analytics16/
 
Description Mobilising Collective Action, SDSN Youth and Circular Economy Round Table Discussion (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of an Unilever event focused on mobilising collective action to help drive progress against the Sustainable Development Goals, RECODE Network participated in a roundtable discussion on circular economy, in which around 1000 international participants attended. Leaders from business, government, civil society and youth organisations joined series of action-oriented discussions. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://sdsnyouth.org/blog-posts/2016/5/22/unilever-mobilising-collective-action
 
Description Module on "New Models for Manufacturing" at The Manufacturing Institute (Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of a module on Global Markets and Future Manufacturing at The Manufacturing Institute, the RECODE Network presented "New Models for Manufacturing" which led to discussion with senior and mid-level managers in manufacturing firms. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.manufacturinginstitute.co.uk/msc-in-manufacturing-leadership
 
Description Online Research Workshop on Preference Marketplace for Beverage Product Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 9 Phd Students were attended to online research workshop in order to develop a personalized beverage product. the aim of the workshop was to link with manufacturers and customers towards consumer driven product development. Workshop time was 1 hour. First, preference marketplace was used to understand required sensory attributes for a beverage product then we used to continuous beverage formulation platform to prototype the personalized beverage products and finally we asked participants to continue with preference marketplace to evaluate the prototyped products quality. Participants feedback was positive and we collected good data to publish a conference paper. This workshop was organised by the Harris Makatsoris research group at Cranfield University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.foodpreferencemarketplace.com/Welcome.jsp
 
Description Positive Economy Forum 2016 (Le Havre) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of the Positive Economy Forum 2016 conference, the Network (M Moreno) was invited as a keynote speaker in a panel discussion: "How to be free from big data?". The event was attended by approximately 3,000 people. The attendees consisted of professional practitioners, policy makers, academics, industrial organisations, third sector organisations, media representatives, students, and general public. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by the use of big data in re-manufacturing and re-distributed manufacturing. Many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkt-y9gNP14
 
Description RECODE Hosted Cross Network Meeting (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The RECODE Network hosted a cross-network event, attended by sister networks from Sustainable Food, Makespaces, Cities, 3D Printing, and Healthcare research consisting of 20 practitioners and researchers from across the UK. The event was very productive and resulted in plans for the future research in re-distributed manufacturing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description RECODE Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The aim of this event was to introduce the network, and to start developing a multi-disciplinary community that will contribute to this EPSRC-ESCRC funded project. The event resulted in the growth of the network through more academic and industrial partners, increased understanding of re-distributed manufacturing and further enquiries about the work of the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.recode-network.com/#!Launch-Event-in-London/c9a3/1
 
Description RECODE Network Overview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Present an overview of the Network at the India-UK re-distributed manufacturing event at the University of Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description RECODE Network blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The RECODE Network maintains a blog that is regularly updated to engage widely with the general public, but also targeting media, policymakers, professional practitioners, general public, industry/business, students, third sector organisations, and any other audiences. The blog has served as the first point of contact, which leads to requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
URL http://www.recode-network.com/blog
 
Description RECODE Presentation in Cross-Network Event: NEXUS Network (Nov 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Network took part in a Cross-Network event organised by the ESRC Nexus Network, attended by 20 national attendees. The attendees consisted of academics, professional practitioners and students. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and deepened their understanding of the cross-links between the sister networks, leading to plans for future related activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description RECODE Presentation in Cross-Network Event: NEXUS Network (Sep-16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Network took part in a Cross-Network event organised by the ESRC Nexus Network, attended by 20 national attendees. The attendees consisted of academics, professional practitioners and students. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and deepened their understanding of the cross-links between the sister networks, leading to plans for future related activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description RECODE Presentation in Cross-Network Event: Resilient Cities (Bristol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Network took part in a Cross-Network event organised by a sister network on Sustainable Cities in Bristol, attended by 20 national attendees. The attendees consisted of academics, professional practitioners and students. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and deepened their understanding of the cross-links between the sister networks, leading to plans for future related activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description RECODE Sandpit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The RECODE Sandpit aimed to bring together academics and industrial organisations to develop ideas for feasibility studies. The event attracted an audience of 30 participants from 12 different UK institutions with 5 industrial organisations and 2 funding bodies and groups were formed to propose research ideas in line with the Network Vision on re-distributed manufacturing. The event resulted in the proposition of multiple future research projects, several of which will be developed further for submission to funding bodies, and new collaborations across disciplines and institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.recode-network.com/#!future-events/c1evx
 
Description RECODE: International Symposium - Future Visions of Manufacturing: Customisation, Redistribution and Technology (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Network is organising the RECODE International Symposium, bringing together industrial organisations and research institutions from around the world to share and create future visions for manufacturing focusing on the topics of customisation, re-distribution and technology. The Symposium offers: six parallel sessions, internationally recognised keynote speakers, networking sessions and a symposium dinner. Currently at preparation stage, the preparation activities and engagement with speakers have already led to some tentative plans for future activities after the end of the Network funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/events/events-2017/recode-international-symposium
 
Description RESOURCE Stand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Cranfield University had a stand in RESOURCE, the leading exhibition and Event in Circular Economy. The Network was present at that stand to engage with industry members, policy makers and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.resource-event.com/
 
Description RESOURCE Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of the three day RESOURCE event, Network delivered a workshop on 'EXPLORING NEW CIRCULAR AND REDISTRIBUTED MODELS OF PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION FOR THE CONSUMER GOODS SECTOR', in which 50 international participants attended. The attendees consisted of academics, industrial organisations, third sector organisations, media representatives and students. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.resource-event.com/workshops
 
Description SDM 2016 Conference (Crete) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Network sent representatives to the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, in which 70 international participants attended. The attendees consisted of academics, industrial organisations, third sector organisations, professional practitioners, and students. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://sdm-16.kesinternational.org/
 
Description Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship and Summer School (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship is a 12 month international programme on the circular economy open to postgraduate students in design, engineering and business from a network of fourteen Partner Universities. Each year the Fellowship also runs a Wild Card competition to identify one or two exceptional students from any other universities in the world, to win a place on the programme. The programme includes a week long summer school in the UK, an online support programme and a cash bursary, as well as the opportunity to link with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's wider programme of activities and networks. In 2015 one of the fellows conducted his research in collaboration with the RECODE Network and he and his mentor (Dr Charnley) disseminated knowledge and findings of the network through the Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship programme and summer school. This resulted in detailed discussion on re-distributed manufacturing and also led to a collaborative partnership and further funding with Cisco.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2015
URL http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/programmes/education/schmidt-macarthur-fellowship/fellowship
 
Description Science for the Green Economy (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Science for the Green Economy event brought together an audience of academics, industrial organisations, practitioners, third sector organisations, policy makers and postgraduate students to debate technology and governance for a green economy. Presentation of research related to the RECODE Network initiated questions and discussion around technology-led de-centralised manufacture and resulted in a number of requests from new contacts for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/About/Events/listings/event-details/Science-for-the-Green-Economy-Previo...
 
Description Science of the Green Economy -- Data driven Innovation and CE: Shoe Lab project (Cranfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of the first national debate on science for the green economy, the Network was able to present its findings in "Data driven Innovation and CE: Shoe Lab project". The attendees consists of policymakers, industrial organisations, professional practitioners, academia/students, and third sector organisations. There were questions and discussions, resulting in audience reporting greater understanding of re-distributed manufacturing and the data-driven innovation necessary to bring it about.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/events/events-2016/science-for-the-green-economy-conference
 
Description Session in R&D Management Conference 2016 (Cambridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the R&D Management Conference 2016 (organised by the Centre for Technology Management, University of Cambridge), the Network delivered a special session on 'Re-Distributed Manufacturing', in which 500 international participants attended. The attendees consisted of professional practitioners, academics, industrial organisations, students, and third sector organisations. Participants reported that the event has increased their understanding of the opportunities presented by re-distributed manufacturing and many asked for further information about the network and how they could get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.rnd2016.eng.cam.ac.uk/sessiondescriptions/session39
 
Description The Manufacturing Smart Factory Expo 2016 (Birmingham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Approximately 2,000 people attended the inaugural The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo, where the Network's steering group members are invited as keynote speakers. Their presentations were well received, sparked discussions, and the audience showed interest in further information in re-distributed manufacturing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.tmsmartfactoryexpo.com/
 
Description Workshop on the Futures of Business as Unusual Products and Journeys (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 researchers attended the workshop on Business as Unusual, focusing on future RdM research to help businesses and industries engage with people across the lifecycle of products, to not only drive future new product development and manufacture but also to develop new models of RdM and ultimately sustainable business practice. The workshop resulted in ideas on how to bring about the future of crowdsourcing of product designs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshops on "What Big Data and Customer Insights can do for your Company" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact These workshops (10 March 2017, Cardiff University; 17 March 2017, Manchester Metropolitan University) shows how big data could be used to help businesses improve existing products and develop new products, featuring a demonstration of a customer insight platform developed for manufacturers. Open discussions, attended by around 20 participants, identified opportunities for future participation and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://soc-urdm-mmu.eventbrite.co.uk