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2020

The social impact of the use of cyber-physical systems in manufacturing: An initial approach

Authors
Pimenta, D; Rodrigues, JC; Oliveira, JF;

Publication
Studies in Computational Intelligence

Abstract
The beginning of the 21st century brought a new Industrial Revolution - the 4th Industrial Revolution which assumes that each physical object is equipped with an integrated technology that allows its connection with other objects. Therefore, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) are becoming essential elements to be implemented in the companies’ workspace in order to improve their production efficiency and flexibility by bringing digitalisation to the production processes. The implementation of these CPSs creates several changes for companies’ operations that are expected to have a deep impact in human workers. A lack of studies on the social impact of the use of CPSs has been identified and, through a comprehensive literature review, this work aims at contributing for this discussion by defining a questionnaire about the topic. In the future, this questionnaire is intended to be sent to companies to collect data from their C-level managers about the use of CPSs applied to manufacturing. © 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2020

Understanding FinTech Ecosystem Evolution Through Service Innovation and Socio-technical System Perspective

Authors
Castro, P; Rodrigues, JP; Teixeira, JG;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

Abstract
Although interest in FinTech businesses has been growing, research about these companies is still scarce. To address this gap, this paper aims to understand the evolution of the FinTechs ecosystem, through a socio-technical system theory and service innovation lense. A case study research methodology was used, in which 6 Brazilian and 5 Portuguese FinTechs were analyzed. Primary data was collected using semi-structured interviews with managers and employees of the startups, while secondary data was obtained through the analysis of reports from consulting firms and public relations materials of the startups. Results show the evolution of FinTech ecosystems from the perspective of socio-technical system theory and service innovation. From the socio-technical system perspective it was possible to understand the roles of social, technological and organizational actors in the evolution of these ecosystems. From the service innovation perspective, it was possible to understand the dynamics of the evolution of the FinTech ecosystems and its results. © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020.

2020

Overcoming barriers to onshore wind farm implementation in Brazil

Authors
Farkat Diogenes, JRF; Rodrigues, JC; Farkat Diogenes, MCF; Claro, J;

Publication
ENERGY POLICY

Abstract
Brazil has been failing to offer the most favorable conditions for the implementation of onshore wind farms, due to the presence of multiple barriers. However, the country has observed a fast and expressive wind energy (WE) diffusion (the installed WE capacity grew 37 times in the last decade). Furthermore, its onshore wind farms have reached impressive capacity factors (with productivity levels much higher than the average around the world) and a very low levelized cost of electricity. This study aims at identifying how wind developers plan onshore wind farms to overcome existing barriers. Based on forty-one interviews with relevant stakeholders of the Brazilian WE sector, the study identified efforts targeted at overcoming twenty-four previously identified barriers. Although most barriers may be overcome directly through developer initiatives, addressing higher level barriers, namely an unstable macroeconomic environment, a poor transmission infrastructure, and inadequate access to capital, depends on government actions.

2020

Barriers to onshore wind energy implementation: A systematic review

Authors
Farkat Diogenes, JRF; Claro, J; Rodrigues, JC; Loureiro, MV;

Publication
ENERGY RESEARCH & SOCIAL SCIENCE

Abstract
Onshore wind energy (WE) has achieved a significant diffusion worldwide, in spite of the existence of multiple barriers to the large-scale implementation of wind farms. These barriers have been reported in a large number of studies, but the literature is lacking a systematized overview of their categories and locations. Based on a framework for the analysis of barriers to the penetration of renewable energy sources proposed by Painuly [363], this systematic literature review contributes to addressing this gap, identifying barriers to the large-scale implementation of onshore wind farms by category (market failures, market distortions, economic and financial, institutional, technical, social and other barriers) and location (countries around the world), and characterizing them by the level of economic development (least developed, developing, in transition, and developed) and stage of diffusion (recent or advanced) in their locations. The framework showed a high level of fit with the case of WE and allowed the identification of 31 barriers in 159 countries. The barriers were found to be mostly present in developing economies with recent diffusion, although some barriers were found to occur broadly across developed economies, regardless of the stage of diffusion. The three most frequently observed barriers were the inadequate consideration of externalities, uncertain and unsupportive governmental policies, and insufficient transmission grids.

2020

The impact of Industry 4.0 on work: A synthesis of the literature and reflection about the future

Authors
Simoes, AC; Rodrigues, JC; Neto, P;

Publication
2020 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC)

Abstract

Supervised
thesis

2017

Utilização de Business Intelligence com Smart Connected Products: Estudo qualitativo

Author
Luís Eduardo Santos Costa Nogueira

Institution
UP-FEP

2017

Difusão de eco-inovações no contexto europeu

Author
Miguel José Santos Vaz

Institution
UP-FEP

2017

Explore business models and operations of start up companies in healthcare

Author
Nuno Miguel da Cunha Monteiro Terra

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

"em definição"

Author
Orlanda Filipa Jacinto e Simas

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

Redesigning the ophthalmology service in the diabetic retinopathy screening program

Author
Nuno Alexandre da Rosa Pinto

Institution
UP-FEUP