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Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) - Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering (CIGIP) description


Polytechnic University of Valencia

The Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) is a public, dynamic and innovative institution that is dedicated to researching and teaching. The UPV maintains strong bonds with its social environment and a strong presence abroad.

The UPV is a Spanish Public University with 15 High Technical Schools, 58 degrees and 44 Masters. The teaching and research staff is 2.778, the administrative staff is 2.088 and the students are more than 38.000. In 2009 its budget was roughly 382 MEuro (54 MEuro for R+D Projects and contracts).

Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering

The Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering (CIGIP) is at the leading edge of research on Enterprise Modelling, Enterprise Integration, Enterprise Interoperability, Virtual Enterprise, Extended Enterprise, Business Process Models, Supply Chain Management and Knowledge Management. The CIGIP is one of the 13 Research Centres of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

CIGIP gathers more than 30 members including professors, associate professors and full researchers dedicated to teaching and research & development. From 1994 the CIGIP has participated in several European and Spanish Research Projects and several research & development contracts with regional industrial firms from different industrial sectors.

CIGIP is involved in transferring technology to companies and advanced postgraduate training. CIGIP has designed and implemented a series of products that offer solutions for the wide range of everyday problems that modern companies have to face and offers training for those who need to acquire new knowledge in the area of Production Management and Engineering for immediate application in solving new challenges in businesses and other organisations.


The CIGIP is the Coordinator of the REMPLANET Project. In regard to the research activities, the CIGIP offers its knowledge and core competences to develop optimization models for production planning and capacity management of global supply networks; to contribute to the design of the Simulation and Optimization DSS and to define the guidelines to perform what-if simulations; to implement and validate the REMPLANET Service Oriented Platform for Extended Business Process Management; to disseminate the project results through publication of technical articles in journals, conferences and workshops and to support the coordinating of the exploitation activities.

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