Kick-off meeting of the FIT4FoF project
The kick-off meeting of the EU H2020 FiFt4FoF (Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future) project was held last November 14-15 November in the Nimbus at Cork Institute of Technology facilities, Ireland. This project analyses the current skills initiatives to better understand how best address workers' needs, analysing technology trends across 6 industrial areas of robotics, additive manufacturing, mechatronics/ machine automation, data analytics, cybersecurity and human machine interaction, to define new job profiles, which will inform education and training requirements. The project will develop a new education and training framework, which places workers (women and men) at the centre of a co-design and development process that recognises and addresses their skills needs. The project consortium is coordinated by Cork Institute of Technology and includes the participation of CeDRI / IPB among other 9 partners. The project will have a duration of 36 months.
The project SAFe – Forest Alert System
The project SAFe was recently selected for funding by the “Fundação La Caixa” under the Promove programme, has been covered by the national newspaper Público. Accessible and flexible detection and communications technology will be developed to be used in forest observation and detection of fires in the Nogeira mountain range. This technology is expected to be later made availale to other areas in the country and abroad. SAFe is lead by CeDRI, the Research Centre in Digitalization and Intelligent Robotics, at IPB, and has the participation of CIMO and INESC Tec
Kick-off meeting of the On-Surf project
The kick-off meeting of the On-Surf Mobilizador project, funded by Portugal 2020, was held last October 31st in the CENIMAT (FCT-UNL) facilities, Monte da Caparica.
This project aims to mobilize the different national actors of the value chain in the industrialization of solutions in the area of Surface Engineering in response to the great challenges of this technological sector directed to the automotive, tooling, pharmaceutical, food and decorative markets, among others. The project consortium is coordinated by TEandM and includes the participation of CeDRI / IPB, among other 19 partners. The project will have a duration of 36 months.