Spyridon Georg Koustas

Spyridon Georg Koustas, M. Sc.

Research Associate and Doctoral Student

School of Business, Economics and Society
Chair of Information Systems I, Innovation and Value Creation (Prof. Dr. Möslein)

Room: Room 4.259
Lange Gasse, 20

Research Focus: The Development of Industrial Smart Product-Service Systems

Digital transformation and the constant development of digital technologies have resulted in the emergence of smart product-service systems (sPSS), which are defined as the combination of smart connected products (SCP) and data-driven services, enabled by digital technologies. SPSS allow for numerous new features as well as services that can be offered by manufacturing firms. However, in the process of developing sPSS, manufacturing firms are facing challenges when articulating value propositions. Amongst others, this is attributed to the heterogeneity of technological stacks, which creates uncertainties on how to effectively integrate digital technologies. The solution to these challenges as well as the definitions of opportunities for manufacturing companies to create value through IIoT technologies constitute the research focus of Spyridon.



Third Party Funds Group – Sub projects

  • Entwicklung von Methoden und Werkzeugen für smarte und nachhaltigkeitsorientierte Produkt-Service-Systeme

    (Third Party Funds Group – Sub project)

    Overall project: Harmonisation of the development of complex product smart service systems for SMEs
    Term: 1. June 2020 - 30. November 2023
    Funding source: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
    URL: https://smarthapsss.de

    The increasing spread of digital technologies creates new opportunities for companies to design customer-oriented offers from products and services by using digital data. Such so-called smart product service systems (smart PSS) offer added value specifically to offering companies, as they enable a direct response to individual customer needs and long-term customer loyalty. By creating additional environmental and social benefits, smart PSSs can also help promote sustainability.

    However, the development of smart PSS is complex, as challenges of product development, service development as well as digital technologies have to be mastered in parallel. Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular are currently unable to cope with these complexities, which is due in particular to the following challenges identified in the project:

    • Lack of methods
    • Different understanding of added value
    • Coordination across departmental and company boundaries

    The project "SmartHaPSSS - "Harmonisation of the development of complex product smart service systems for SMEs" aims to bring the individual activities in the development of complex smart PSS in SMEs into resonance with each other in order to create common points of reference in the innovation process. The sustainability-oriented nature of the solutions developed is to be increased without restricting the dynamics of the individual activities. In this regard the product development and the development of smart services are to be harmonized and aligned to common goals. The "SmartHaPSSS" project forms a further component of "Innovations for tomorrow's production, services and work".

Third Party Funds Group – Overall projects

  • Advanced Systems Configuration zur komplexitätsreduzierten sensorgetriebenen Entwicklung von Produktionssystemen im digitalen Zeitalter (ConSensE)

    (Third Party Funds Group – Overall project)

    Term: 1. March 2021 - 29. February 2024
    Funding source: BMBF / Verbundprojekt
    URL: https://consense.tech

FAU Funds

  • Industrie 4.0 lernen, verstehen, anwenden: Praxisorientiertes Lehrkonzept am Demonstrator

    (FAU Funds)

    Term: 1. October 2023 - 30. September 2024