Coordinated by the University of Patras in Greece, this project involves 7 partners from 5 Member States.
The aim of the project is to address the failure of educational institutions to deliver the type of educational program that is required by industry and manufacturing. It is the view of this partnership that many aspects of manufacturing cannot be addressed within a higher education institution and more hands on experience and training is needed to keep up with the rapid developments in the sector. Integrating the factory environment with the classroom seems to be the only way to move forward and address this problem. All the partners in this project are complimentary in the field of manufacturing with strong R&D departments and will provide real-life environments for training and teaching, either real or simulated. It will also address research environments in an effort to bring the theory into closer contact with real-time implementation.
For more information on the project activities and partners visit their site: http://www.knowfact-project.eu/