Theoretical and practical experiences show that transition towards IPSS pushes organisations to change their strategies, operations and value chains, technologies, people expertise and system integration capabilities. Innovative knowledge intensive solutions, business and societal value from expertise in varied domains, new solutions design, development and delivery throughout the product lifecycle are the key drivers to promote a competitive advantage in the long term.
As a consequence, different competences and multidisciplinary approaches are requested to have a complete understanfing of the IPSS (Industrial Products-Service System) and PSS (Product-Service System) phenomena. The aim of the IPSS 2016 (Product-Service Systems across Life Cycle) conference is to promote new knowledge in the Product-Service Systems field along all its life cycle phases and facilitate its dissemination among academics and practitioners.