Dieses Vorhaben wird gefördert aus den Mitteln der Europäischen Union, Erasmus+: Leitaktion 2 – Wissensallianzen.
Knowledge Alliance for Upskilling Europe's SMEs to meet the challenges of Smart Engineering
The greatest challenge for Europe’s engineering economies is the so-called smart industry, which is understood as the intelligent IT-based components and systems within all key areas of supply, production and distribution chains. For example, this innovation process also includes Cloud Computing or the Internet of Things. This irreversible leap forward in industrial development is comparable with the introduction of steam power, electricity or basic IT at previous stages and is therefore known as the fourth industrial revolution.
Engineering enterprises must act quickly because they need to:
Unfortunately, Europe’s enterprises are poorly prepared for these developments and lag behind their competitors in the USA and Asia. In particular SMEs, the backbone of Europe’s industry and still global leaders in many parts of the market, are under enormous pressure in order not to completely lose contact and their share of the market in the medium-term. Recently, some national initiatives have put smart industry on the agenda, however these are very generic, not interlinked with each other and provide little support to SMEs.
Therefore, the SMeART project has been initiated to build up sustainable cooperation between HEIs and engineering SMEs to ensure the successful transfer to smart industry. Four main results will ensure the knowledge-transfer:
Within 7 work packages (3 ones are mainly scientifically oriented; 4 ones are mainly characterised administratively), the partnership controls the smooth and effective operation of the project. According to the main results, they are as follows:
Only a very comprehensive and strong partnership can deliver these outcomes. Therefore, the partnership consists of 15 very capable, well-chosen partners, who...