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. (FEI STU). FEI STU is the largest faculty of
electrotechnics in Slovakia with almost 380 fulltime equivalent employees and over 2 200 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, FEI STU will take the lead in A2005 – Communication and dissemination activities, although it will also actively
participate in all the other tasks.

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 A2002 – Demonstrators and Seminars for ages 15-17, 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 tasks.

FundaciĆ³n 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 focused on promoting science for women
and mobilising women in science. It has a large background in gender-oriented projects: HELENA, WOMEN-CORE, Monitoring Progress towards
Gender Equality in FP6, European Platform of Women Scientist, GendERC, GENDERTIME!. TECNALIA is actively involved in the INSPIRA STEAM
initiative of the Deusto University, bringing science and technology closer to girls and boys in schools (aged 11-14) 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 proposal a long experience in projects and programmes and proven capabilities to develop entrepreneurial mindset and transversal skills
using learning by doing methodologies. It will take the lead on A2003 – Demonstrators and Seminars for ages 12-15 but will actively participate in all
other tasks.

The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), founded in 1707, is one of the oldest technical universities and with more than 18 000 students is
the major technical university in the Czech Republic. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME) will participate in the project. FME CTU integrates
science, education and technology transfer in fields of automatic control and optimisation, robotics and collaborative robotics, artificial intelligence,
computer vision and machine learning. Applied research successfully focuses on distributed decision support systems, industrial diagnostics,
telematics, digital twins (machine tools and processes), virtual prototyping and virtual testing of machines and production systems, industrial
monitoring and diagnostics of machines and production systems, predictive maintenance, technology development incl. additive technologies and
hybrid technologies combining subtractive and additive strategies. FME aware of the situation already provides summers schools, open days and
workshops for young students to engage them in technical disciplines and raise awareness about future possibilities in manufacturing. We would like
to share and improve our know-how as a member of consortium and prepare demonstrators and workshops focused on AM, machining and human
robot collaboration. CTU will lead activity A2004 – Activities Implementation, although it will also actively participate in all the other tasks.

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. 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 teachers training and organizing the Summer school as well as the Open day, targeting the specificities of Portugal.