Wolfgang Marquardt, Manfred Nagl:
Review from an industrial perspective
In: Nagl, M., Marquardt, W. (Eds.): Collaborative and distributed chemical engineering : from understanding to substantial design process support ; results of the IMPROVE project , Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2008, 764-773
This short section presents some thoughts on the relevance and the impact of the research work in IMPROVE on industrial practice. Though, the research program has been linked to industrial requirements and has seen a continuous review from industrial colleagues to refocus the research objectives and to assure practical relevance of the IMPROVE research approach, only few concrete results have made it yet into industrial practice. However, the problems addressed in IMPROVE have been receiving significant attention in industry, in particular in the recent past. In this sense, IMPROVE has been addressing a timely and forward-looking fundamental research program, which has come too early to be readily absorbed by industry. However, it will be of significant impact on industrial practice in the future in both, the software as well as the chemical and process industries.
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