Partners participating in the ibus Project

Both the Enterprise Research Centre and the Design Factors Group at the University of Limerick are participating in the iBUS project. The Enterprise Research Centre is committed to solving the challenges facing current and next generation enterprises. Design Factors is a group of Professional and Post Graduate researchers working in a collaborative, pragmatic, and user-centered approach to research and innovation driving creative, iterative and technical solutions. Collectively Design Factors results take the form of products, services and systems that benefit society, industry and end users alike. Design Factors is part of the new School of Design within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Limerick.

Fábrica de Juguetes is a consumer products company that creates, develops and manufactures toys for kids aged from 10 months up to 12 years old. It sells and distributes its products worldwide, focusing in the European Union and South American markets.


Juguettos is the largest chain of toy stores in Spain with 264 stores distributed through Spain.

Under the slogan “The land of never ending fun”, we have a different way to understand the sector, and apart from selling toys, we offer illusion, happiness, and moments to share because we are completely convinced that playing is the best way for children to grow as happy adults.

The entertainment, as the development of the child´s personality and abilities, are our principal targets.

Our perfect land is where the Juguettos stores are much more than a commercial area. We want them to be a place where playing is the engine that moves the illusions. A place where playing is a way of life).

Le FabShop is a design and innovation studio for digital manufacturing and 3D printing. Its team of designers and technicians supports its customers in the fields of:
* R&D : software, materials, technology, custom machines
* Design : product design, prototyping, 3D models publishing
* Business solutions : integration strategy, applied use, training.

Paris FabClub is a place dedicated to digital manufacturing : makerspace, innovation platform and training space. Please come visit us!

Mcor Technologies Ltd is an innovative manufacturer of the world’s most affordable, full-color premium 3D printers. Established in 2005 with a talented team of specialists in the area of 3D printing hardware and software, Mcor’s vision is to make 3D printing more accessible to everyone. The company operates internationally from offices in Ireland, the UK, America and APAC.


Entellexi’s business is performance prediction for enterprises. Our software provides visualisation, prediction and optimality with confidence using robust technologies. We can model the very complex, dynamic and inter-related resources within enterprises and supply chains and apply optimisation technologies to maximise multiple performance objectives. Entellexi brings foresight to organisation’s performance through breakthrough predictive performance technology. Our technologies have been researched, developed and implemented in the real world in collaboration with leading international research institutions and industry partners.

Dassault Systemes UK LTD

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SOLIDWORKS focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.



In 2008 a new institute, the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC), was founded at the University of Paderborn (UPB). The DMRC is a proactive collaboration of interdisciplinary key technology stakeholders who have a common interest in advancing Rapid Prototyping technology into dependable, production rugged additive manufacturing technology. The close relationship to UPB is the most particular advantage of DRMC. The research group Computer Application and Integration in Design and Planning (C.I.K.) takes advantage of basic technologies and innovative IT concepts and technologies together with the related methodologies.

AIJU is the Technologican Institute for children’s products & leisure. Since 1985, its aim is to boost research development and technological innovation within children´s products and related industry, to increase their competitiveness and product quality. AIJU is made up of a multidisciplinary team of over 100 experts in child safety, advanced manufacturing, market, consumer psychology, education, etc. AIJU is an active member of the committees that set the standards both in the National and International level, in the fields of children´s products safety and additive manufacturing, having a broad experience in both disciplines and technologies.

Cartamundi Digital is the digital division of Cartamundi, one of the world market leaders in the production of card and board games.
Cartamundi Digital provides its digital experience and knowledge to clients from all sectors and markets. For diverse applications, from promotion to education to entertainment. We seek the most interactive way to bring the story in a playful hybrid or digital way to the end customer. We strongly believe in the power and added value of gamification. Furthermore, one of our core competences is personalization and the know-how to offer unique, personalized products to the end-consumer.


The Association for Toy and Play (SHH), represents and brings together the entire toy community in the Czech Republic comprising toys manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, schools, designers, testing institutes. Our main goal is to ensure that children receive in their hands safe toys that would positively affect their personality.


Wazp creates simple supply chain solutions for the 3D Printing industry by giving brands the tools to develop, produce and sell 3D printed products at volume and at costs that compete with legacy production. This is done using our software platform, industry leading pricing and smart supply chain automation.


MOR are a digital engagement agency that specialise in driving real engagement with targeted audiences across a number of digital platforms.