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Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-FOF-2018

Coordinator

MUNSTER TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 368 250,00
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 P928 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Ireland Southern South-East
 

Participants (8)

FUNDACION CLUSTER DE EMPRESAS DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 249 556,25
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Granxa Rua A Parc 249 250
36400 Porrino
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE BRAGANCA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 121 000,00
Address
Campus De Santa Apolonia
5301 253 Braganca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARCTIC SA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 99 125,00
Address
Strada 13 Decembrie 210
135200 Gaesti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 118 750,00
Address
Ballybrit Business Park
H91 Galway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STEINBEIS 2I GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 222 500,00
Address
Leuschnerstrasse 43
70176 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE DE REGION PARIS ILE-DE-FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 146 102,50
Address
Avenue De Friedland 27
75382 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
 
PROFESSIONSHOJSKOLEN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE NORDJYLLAND
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 167 500,00
Address
Selma Lagerlofs Vej 2
9000 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO SERVIZI INDUSTRIE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 148 750,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Via Fanti 17
10128 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino