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2016-1-RO01-KA202-024578

Training in 3D Printing To Foster EU Innovation & Creativity [3DP]

 

3D printing (3D-P) has a large effect on creativity and innovation and it has identified by EU as one of the technologies that will boost the development of future products and services. The EU 3D-P market is expected to grow rapidly, creating new jobs that requires new skills and qualifications. As the development of these skills is not commonly supported by VET programs, there is an urgent need for teaching tools dedicated to 3D-P.

Main objective
The project aims to give people the opportunity to develop their skills in 3D printing and to acquire the knowledge that allows them to activate in this field, like employee, entrepreneur, trainer, intermediary, etc. It is addressed to organizations, companies and persons interested to use or to support others to use the 3D printing revolution, in various domains: education, industry, art, entrepreneurship, intermediation, law, politics, finance, etc. The partners will develop a 3D printing curricula with courseware, a trainer guideline and an e-learning platform. They will be available in 6 languages (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Lithuanian), free and open to all.

Partners
Ludor Engineering, RO
Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, centrul CAMIS, RO
Centro de Formación Somorrostro, ES
Danmar Computers, PL
MECB Ltd, MT
Public institution Information Technologies Institute (ITI), LT
Liceul Teoretic de Informatica „Grigore Moisil“ Iasi, RO
GoDesk, IT
Northern Lithuania College, LT

The project is addressing the following target groups:

At local/regional level:
- VET organisations, educational organizations with VET activities; VET students willing to enhance their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit
- Companies, in particular SMEs, engaging in design or related industries, and relevant key staff in those industries (industrial design, architecture, home and office design, etc.) to boost their entrepreneurial spirit and their innovation and creativity
-  Post-tertiary graduates in the fields of design, engineering, architecture, who are willing to enhance their knowledge and skills base before starting their career in industry;
-  Intermediaries and intermediary organizations, Industrial Liaison Offices of universities, research and technology centres (RTC), as well as their key staff;
At National and EU level: VET providers, regional development agencies, political decision makers, chambers of commerce and industry, industrial associations, foundations relating to design and 3D printing, capital investors, patent attorneys etc.
 As the study shows, all 6 countries share the same problem – growing requirement for 3D-P skills and education systems not prepared for the challenge. The partnership strongly believe that the project needs to be carried out transnationally in order to take advantage on the synergy created by the right mixt of education, business and public organizations from countries with different and complementary experiences. Also, we believe that the same problem is present in the entire European Union and the project results could be further used at European level.


Main results
IO1. Guidelines and case-studies on the use of 3D printing in VET education
IO2. Curricula of 3DP course
IO3. 3DP courseware,  English
IO4. 3DP trainer guidelines, English
IO5. 3DP courseware, multilingual
IO6. P3DP trainer guidelines, multilingual
IO7. 3DP learning management system (e-learning), multilingual