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Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820701

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 641 533,75

  • EU contribution

    € 1 641 533,75

Coordinated by:

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland

Objective

Increased introduction of digital technologies into manufacturing is leading to increased automation. Estimates indicate that the potential for automation in predictable physical work is at 33% followed by 22% in data collection and 11% in data processing. The increased globalisation in manufacturing also introduces requirements in terms of team work, intercultural and language capabilities, the need to deal with shorter production cycles, and changes in demographics requiring workers to stay active for longer. Europe faces considerable challenges in addressing future skills needs. From the perspective of the workforce the issues are increasingly complex where current training and educational solutions are discrete and lack interconnections and are largely dissociated from work activities. Growing gaps in knowledge and know-how make it increasingly challenging to adapt, work proactively and contribute to innovations. FIT4FoF aims at addressing a range of these issues by analysing current skills initiatives, better to understand how to 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. FIT4FoF 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. By applying educational approaches based on Communities of Practice, FIT4FoF will empower workers to be drivers of the design, development and delivery of their own upskilling programmes. FIT4FoF will develop Alliances of Communities of Practice to broaden the approach across Europe, creating replication strategies enabling educational/training design and development practices to be transferred between regional communities across Europe.
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Coordinator

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Address

Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 368 250

Participants (8)

FUNDACION CLUSTER DE EMPRESAS DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 249 556,25

INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE BRAGANCA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 121 000

ARCTIC SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 99 125

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 118 750

STEINBEIS 2I GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 222 500

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE DE REGION PARIS ILE-DE-FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 146 102,50

PROFESSIONSHOJSKOLEN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE NORDJYLLAND

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 167 500

CENTRO SERVIZI INDUSTRIE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 148 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820701

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 641 533,75

  • EU contribution

    € 1 641 533,75

Coordinated by:

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland