Partners

Slovak University of Technology is research-oriented university. During its existence, the university significantly contributed to the development of scientific knowledge, enrichment and utilisation of scientific knowledge for the benefit of mankind. Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava recognizes great potential in extension of communication networks supporting transfer of know-how gained at the university to practice. The proposed project will include The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and information technology. (FEEIT SUT). FEEIT SUT is the largest faculty of electrotechnics in Slovakia with almost 380 fulltime equivalent employees and 2 268 students (data from the academic year 2017/2018). Faculty institutes are focused on information and communication technologies, informatics, electrical engineering, physical and nuclear engineering, electric power, automotive mechatronics, robotics, cybernetics, microelectronics and photonics. The objective is to find appropriate way of commercialisation and economic valorisation for the ideas born at the university and let these ideas to contribute to development of entrepreneurial environment of sophisticated activities. Due to this, FEEIT SUT will take the lead in WP5 Communication and dissemination activities, although it will also actively participate in all the other WPs.

The Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation (LMS) is part of the University of Patras, Greece, founded in the city of Patras in 1964. LMS is oriented on research and development in cutting edge scientific and technological fields, and is involved in a number of research projects funded by the CEU and European industrial partners. LMS has a proven track-record in manufacturing-oriented education, Teaching and Learning Factories, developing educational demonstrators for students in various levels. Moreover, LMS has been involved in a number of awareness activities towards high schools, by organizing school visits, awareness events regarding manufacturing and summer courses/schools where pupils are involved in hands-on projects. Organization of such activities, accompanied by organization of several manufacturing related events and joined with its experience in R&D projects puts LMS in best position to be the leader of WP3: Development of Seminars and Workshops, aiding in the development of the presentations for the high schools of each country. Moreover, LMS will be in charge of piloting the activity in Greece, while it will are involved in hands-on projects. Organization of such activities, accompanied by organization of several manufacturing related events and joined with its experience in R&D projects puts LMS in best position to be the leader of WP3: Development of Seminars and Workshops, aiding in the development of the presentations for the high schools of each country. Moreover, LMS will be in charge of piloting the activity in Greece, while it will also actively participate in all other WPs.

Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TECNALIA) (www.tecnalia.com) is the leading private, non-profit, and independent research and technology entity in Spain.TECNALIA is committed to generate major impacts in economic terms, by means of innovation and technological development, addressed by divisions covering the domains of Energy, Environment, Industry, Transport, Construction, Health and ICT. Since 2000 with the participation in the EQUAL programme, TECNALIA, have been working on gender equality mainly focus on promoting science for women and mobilising women in science. It has a large background in projects focused on gender: HELENA, WOMEN-CORE, Monitoring Progress towards Gender Equality in FP6, European Platform of Women Scientist, GendERC, GENDERTIME!. TECNALIA takes a very active part in the INSPIRA STEAM initiative of Deusto University, bringing science and technology closer to girls in schools and is also a member of the European Gender Projects Network, supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. TECNALIA will also bring into the ShapiNG I proposal a long experience in projects and programmes and proven capabilities to develop entreprenurial midset and transversal skills using learning by doing methodologies. It will take the lead on WP2 but will actively participate in all other WPs.

INEGI, the Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, is, together with FEUP, a Linked Third Party (LTP) of EIT-M member INESC TEC. INEGI will support FEUP in the demonstration of the added-value of Additive Manufacturing (AM), in the context of customized and efficient Manufacturing Technologies. INEGI stands out as the most capable and knowledge aggregating entity in the field of AM in the Portuguese scientific research scene. Since the early days of INEGI, rapid prototyping has been one of the cornerstones of the developments taking place inside the institution. Concerning Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technologies, INEGI was one of the pioneers together with Markforged to acquire a printer that enables reinforcements in carbon fibre, Kevlar and glass fibres. This led to the further development of in-house solutions for high performance thermoplastic-reinforced extrusion systems. Alongside, and for large scale metal parts, Direct Energy Deposition (DED) technologies have been object of study for some time. Within ShapiNG, INEGI will make available a set of portable AM machines which are part of the INEGI’s AM laboratories (the AMTecHub) to be used in the targeted activities, and which are currently involved in several collaborative national and international R&D projects

FEUP, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, is part of the University of Porto (UPORTO). UPORTO origins dates back to the eighteenth century, and it is currently one the most prestigious Higher Education Institutions of Europe. FEUP is the largest faculty of UPORTO, with about 9035 students, 932 teachers and researchers across 9 departments. FEUP is in the heart of Porto Innovation District and is the engine behind the success of The Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, UPTEC, the winner of the 2013 European Region Stars Award for Smart Growth. FEUP will act as Lead Partner, assuming A2001 Activity Management, A2002 Requirements and specification, and A2005 Demonstrators and Seminars. The work will be shared with INEGI, the Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The project will benefit from the complementarity within this group, with FEUP locally leading the design of the educational contents, while INEGI provides the access to highly innovative and differentiated industrial technologies, building on each other facilities and resources. FEUP is assuming most of the structuring of the didactical tools and methods, based on their sound experience with e-learning tools and training courses. FEUP will be involved in all the activities, developing demonstrators, seminars, and workshop and organizing the Summer school as well as the Open day, targeting the specificities of Portugal.