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MechMate: Strategic Partnership in the field of Mechatronics for innovative and smart growth of European manufacturing SMEs

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Programme Acronym: EACEA: ERASMUS+
Start Date: 2016-11-01
End Date: 2018-10-31
Contract No: 2016-1-PL01-KA202-026350
Role for TUC/MUSIC: Contractor
Funding for TUC/MUSIC: 67331.0 Euros
Principal Investigator for TUC/MUSIC: Stavros Christodoulakis

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Manufacturing is a central pillar of the European economy – the EU manufacturing sector accounts for 2 million companies and 33 million jobs. Our challenge is to ensure that all industrial sectors make the best use of new mechatronics technologies & solutions and manage their transition towards higher value digitized products and processes.

The main objective of the MechMate project is to provide an interactive training on mechatronics and to assist advanced mechatronics - basedtechnologies introduction in manufacturing SMEs across Europe. Thus project realization would increase level of innovativeness of SMEs and finally result for them in a significantly higher competitiveness on the European and global market.

MechMate project addresses the problems of manufacturing SMEs’ managers, people employed in SMEs (technicians, administrative staff) as well as students and trainers/teachers in terms of mechatronics and lack of training means to facilitated innovation mechatronics - based technology introduction in manufacturing SMEs in Europe.

The expected intellectual outputs are the following:

  1. Report of the present State-of-the-art
  2. MechMate Curricula
  3. MechMate Methodology
  4. MechMate Training course
  5. MechMate Guidelines for SMEs and VET providers

All intellectual outputs will be hosted on an interactive web-based platform, including e-learning approach.

The project will have a great impact on how innovation is managed in European manufacturing SMEs. The project’s impact on them will be in form of mechatronics training of their managers and employees. Increased innovativeness of their workers will be further impacts. In addition, increased competitiveness of their operations will increase the competitiveness level of European manufacturing SMEs.

Project Publications

(1) Supporting learning communities and communities of practice with Coursevo

Publication Authors: Pappas N., Arapi P., Moumoutzis N., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), Athens, Greece, 25-28 April 2017
Publication Type: Conference Publications

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Partner Logo PIAP
Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements
Partner Logo TUGAB
Technical University of Gabrovo
Partner Logo ECQ
European Center for Quality Ltd.
Partner Logo TUT
Tallinn University of Technology