Genometri is spinning-off new user manufacturing start-up, JuJups

Customization veteran Sivam Krish (CEO of is in the progress of launching a new company, JuJups. The idea of JuJups is to create a kind of Über-Personalization site combining ideas we have seen at Ponoko, Shapeways, Fabidoo … etc. shall become a new generation 3-D design creation gateway that allows consumers to create their own 3D content. Through JuJups, a worldwide community of users will come together to co-create, share, and co-produce designs – designs that can be realized as real-world products.

3D printing and Rapid Manufacturing methods are now maturing into affordable and reliable technologies which are increasingly accessible to companies. Combined with online design tools, this is opening up a whole new dimension of product possibilities where products can be designed, personalized and customized by customers themselves. Given the great capabilities Genometri has with regard to 3D design tools, this is a venture to watch!

In a new blog, he is reporting about his venture.
In today's posting, he provides a nice quote by Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos (old, but not known to me before):

"Before long, “user-generated content” won’t refer only to media, but to just about anything: user-generated jeans, user-generated sports cars, user-generated breakfast meals.
This is because setting up a company that designs, makes and globally sells physical products could become almost as easy as starting a blog – and the repercussions would be earthshaking."

In his blog post, Sivam summarizes neatly that this already is happening. His company, Genometri, is working on some of the technologies that will take this much further. The prosumer economy is taking shape as the result of convergence of three major developments: 1. Online Content Creation, 2. Mass Customization, 3. Social Networking.

Read his full blog post for a good summary of recent companies in the field.

By | 2018-06-14T12:53:46+00:00 September 16th, 2008|Co-creation, Co-Design Process, MC Alternatives, User Manufacturing|

About the Author:

Frank T. Piller is a Co-Director of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and a chair professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology. Before entering his recent position in Aachen, he worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2004-2007) and has been an associate professor of management at TUM Business School, Technische Universitaet Muenchen. Frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week, amongst others, Frank is regarded as one of the leading experts on strategies for customer-centric value creation, like mass customization, personalization, and innovation co-creation. His recent analysis of the crowdsourcing business model “Threadless” (co-authored with Susumu Ogawa), an innovative crowdsourcing business model in the fashion industry, has been elected as one of the Top-20 articles in MIT Sloan Management Review.