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Mondragon Corporación Cooperativa S. Coop. (MCC)

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MONDRAGON Corporacion Cooperativa S. Coop. (MCC) is an SME that represents the headquarters of the big holding group MONDRAGON Corporation. One of its main roles is the management of innovation and technology and the promotion of new technology based companies, services and businesses opportunities.
MCC is one of the biggest Spanish business groups, with more than 83,000 workers, revenues above e15bn and 281 independent companies and co-operatives, it is one of the leading reference points in terms of the co-operative movement worldwide. Present in the industrial, financial and retail sectors, it also pursues important initiatives in the fields of knowledge, education, training and entrepreneurship (Mondragon Corporation has its own Promotion Center/incubator for launching new companies). MCC has a network of 14 technology centres dealing with complementary and industry oriented areas of activity, conforming a team of 822 people dedicated exclusively to R&D deeply involved in several projects of the EU Framework Programs. MCC is a competitive and successful business project, which has become a benchmark worldwide in terms of social responsiveness, work based on co-operation and entrepreneurship.

It is also a model in which people play a true leading role in the company and in which commitment, social responsibility, participation and transparency form part of its co-operative DNA. MONDRAGON has its own university (Mondragon Unibertsitatea) that plays a key role in the preparation of new engineers on the most advanced technologies for the industrial companies and at the same time facilitates the transfer of research results to the industries.

Relevant Expertise for the project:

MCC has large expertise on defining and identifying business strategies and exploitation procedures having developed an exhaustive methodology to track key factors along the different business creation stages, creating value-chain co-operation and bringing technologies to the market.

Role in the project:

MCC will focus its activity in the active coordination and management of exploitation strategies and the business cases development. This exploitation activity will be made along with the partners responsible of the industrial scenarios defined in MANTIS. MCC will also define the business models affordable by the different value chains actors and companies present in MANTIS and contributing to achieve project’s goals. The design of the new business models will take into account aspects of value proposition, interface with the end-users, servisitation (product+services) associated to predictive maintenance, infrastructures, and profit equation, taken into account the point of view derived from stakeholders of the complex business ecosystem.

Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa S. Coop (MGEP)

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The Faculty of Engineering of Mondragon Unibertsitatea (MGEP) is an independent university, internally organised as mixed cooperative, non profit organisation, and with a public service vocation. Their main activities are formation, research and technological transfer to companies and other public or private entities. The Schools or faculties of Mondragon University had been the origin of the denominated co-operative movement of Mondragon, grouped together around the Mondragon Corporation, which represents at present the leading industrial private group of Spain.
Regarding the research team that will participate in the project, the embedded system research group has knowledge in many areas including distributed systems, telematics and security, theory of signal and communications and software engineering applied to embedded system development. We also have an extensive experience in applying our research within these areas in SME companies, most of them in the Manufacturing sector. The embedded system research group is recognised by the Basque Government as an excellent research group.

Relevant Expertise for the project:

Mondragon University has large expertise on signal processing algorithms for communications, embedded system development, application of data analysis and mining algorithms, wireless communications, model based monitoring as well as wireless sensor design. Mondragon University develops industry-funded projects related to the design, implementation and integration of communication systems and signal processing algorithms. It has experience in providing industrial partners intelligent decision making mechanisms.

Role in the project:

Mondragon University University will be the leader of the project and will be involved in WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, WP7 and WP8 and lead WP9.

Kick-off meeting of the MANTIS project

The first MANTIS project meeting tool place in San Sebastian the 3rd of June 2015. The meeting was organized by the coordinator partner, Mondragon University, and 64 participants took place.

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First picture of the MANTIS project kick-off meeting attendees

We discussed the organizational structures, shared information on project management, the tools that will be used for managing all aspects of the project, as well as constitution of the decision bodies (General Assembly, Executive Board and External Advisory Board).

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MANTIS kick-off meeting agenda

The second day the meeting was split in 4 different Working groups, which corresponded to Requirements gathering, Architecture development, Sensors and Intelligent systems to be used in the MANTIS proactive maintenance platform.