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Promotor: Politehnica University of Bucharest

Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romaniaromania
MECB, Maltaromania
Inovaformação, Portugalromania
Information Technologies Institute, Lithuaniaromania
Product First ltd., United Kingdomromania
Usesoft As, Estoniaromania

PARTNER P1 - Coordinator
Registered address and type of organisation
Full legal name: University Politehnica of Bucharest
Short name / acronym: PUB
Registered Address: Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest
Country: Romania romania
E-mail: e_andronescu@rectorat.pub.ro
Website: www.pub.ro
General description of the organisation
Type of organisation ENT-UNIV

Politehnica University of Bucharest is the largest Politechnical University from Romania, with great expertise and bearing an essential role in the development of Higher Education in the country. As a promoter, PUB can fulfil all the requirements derived from this quality and can ensure the running of the project under optimal conditions. The Materials Technoloy and Welding Engineering Department (TMS) has a vast experience with European projects. These include FP5 projects, Tempus, Socrates and Leonardo da Vinci projects.

There is a vast experience and expertise in the CAD/CAM domain at the promoter level (PUB), these concepts being taught to our students for several years. CAD training bears an important role in the education in all of the technical faculties. Software packages like Autodesk AutoCAD, Dassault Systems CATIA and SolidWorks have constituted an integral part in the training process of a technical engineer (e.g. technologies engineering from PUB).

PUB is represented by Dr. Catalin Gheorge Amza. Catalin is a senior lecturer at Politehnica University of Bucharest. He was and is involved in several research and development project, including Leonardo da Vinci projects. He studied for his Masters and PhD degree in United Kingdom, De Montfort Univesity, Leicester where he combined ICT technologies in industrial applications (including CAD/CAM applications). He is experienced in management including managing EU projects. In addition he has CAD/CAM experience and skills this also being used to teach CAD/CAM concepts to students. He is a certified CAD trainer/tester for ECDLTM CAD programme.

Registered address and type of organisation
Full legal name: Ufficju Ta’ Konsulenza tal-Inginerija MacDAC
Short name / acronym: MECB
Registered Address: Ta’ Skompi, Triq il-Hwawar, IKL 1951, IKLIN, Malta
Country: Malta  Malta
E-mail: jcb@mecb.com.mt
Website: http://www.mecb.com.mt
General description of the organisation
Type of organisation ENT-SME
MECB Ltd, a corporate member of the Malta Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise and the Malta Federation of Industry, is an established consultancy bureau in Malta providing entities with specialized training and technical support services including mentoring, related to a range of technologies and methodologies including Computer Aided Design (CAD).  MECB’s activities range from knowledge transfer, the generation of ideas/concepts, maintenance management or the selection of relevant technologies and methodologies. MECB has also staff experienced in a number of EU Projects such as Leondardo, Grundtvig, FP6 and EUMEDIS
Of relevance to this project is that MECB has years of experience in designing and developing specialized courseware for industrial entities including SMEs. 
In addition, MECB has experience on projects related to  2D and 3D CAD systems, on Innovation Management Techniques (IMTs).  Also relevant is that MECB has good working relationships with the Malta Federation of Industry (FOI) and Malta’s Innovation Relay Centre (IRC), these beneficial for effective knowledge transfer and dissemination to SMEs.   From a pedagogic perspective, MECB has also experience in projects related to the development of e-Learning based courseware and hosts a Learning Management System (LMS).
MECB is represented in euCAD by Prof. Jonathan C. BORG. Jonathan graduated with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta, an MSc and PhD in Computer Aided Product Development from the University of Strathclyde (UK). He has also attended a one month Commonwealth Scholarship in CADCAM techniques at Hong Kong Polytechnic in Hong Kong. Jonathan has a number of research publications in both refereed journals and conference proceedings related to the theme of CAD. He has a number of years of personal experience in a number of EU Projects ranging from EUMEDIS, FP6 to Leonardo & Grundtvig. He has experience in developing e-Learning content for technical subjects including CAED, CIM, Design Methods and Innovation Techniques, also reflected in EU projects such as euSDET and CECA. After a number of years in the academic sphere leading the Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Malta, coupled with a number of years becoming increasingly consulted in helping industrial entities ranging from SMEs to multinationals improve their competitiveness and innovation through a number of methodologies and technologies, Jonathan setup MECB Ltd which he has been now directing for a number of years.


Registered address and type of organisation
Full legal name: Inovaformação  – Vocational Training Services Provider Ltd.
Short name / acronym: INOVA
Registered Address: Rua Dr. Afonso Cordeiro, 877, Sala 203, Matosinhos
Country: Portugal portugal
E-mail: diana.oliveira@inovafor.pt
Website: http://www.inovafor.pt
General description of the organisation
Type of organisation ENT

INOVAFOR was created by INOVA+ (www.inovamais.pt), a Portuguese company connected to the largest private network of innovation services in Europe, that employs approximately 150 workers, with associates in Rome (Innova Spa - Italy), Luxembourg (Innova Europe Sarl - Luxembourg), Prague (Inova Pro, S.r.o. - Czech Republic), S. Jose and Boston (Innova Consulting Group - USA) and Warsaw (TechIn Sp. Zoo - Poland). INOVA+ has participated in over 20 European projects from the sssssFourth, Fifth and Sixth Framework Programmes, including more than 10 projects as coordinators in the programmes IST (“Star-Net”, “Get-IN”), Innovation and SME participation (”Boost-IT”), eContent (“Innovatrix”) and eTen (“Innovall”), amongst others.

INOVAFOR’s is officially represented in euCAD by Mrs. Joana Soares works since June 2006 as Project Manager in the field of Vocational Training at Inovaformação and is the project coordinator of SME2 project. She holds a degree in Education Sciences and a post-graduation in Strategic Management of Human Resources. Prior to working at Inovaformação, Diana Oliveira worked as Vocational Training Consultant in a higher education institution, being responsible for the management of training plans and the organisation of VET activities. She has also participated in the Portuguese project “Social Charter 2005” coordinated by the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity.


Registered address and type of organisation
Full legal name: Public institution Information technologies institute
Short name / acronym: ITI
Registered Address: S. Daukanto, Kaunas
Country: Lithuania lithuania
E-mail: et@ecdl.lt
Website: www.ecdl.lt
General description of the organisation
Type of organisation RES-PUB

The public institution Information Technologies Institute (ITI) was established in 1997. ITI can be described as an organisation which creates temporary working groups for projects to design Information Systems in a professional manner. ITI has experience in corporative information systems design and computerization of administrative activities (Lotus Domino infrastructures). From year 2000 Information Technologies Institute started with activities in ECDL (European Computer Driving License) Programme implementation in Lithuania. Information Technologies Institute is the official ECDL Foundation Licensee for Lithuania and Belarus. Currently the development and dissemination of ECDL related testing activities have the major importance for the Institute. ITI has developed the automated ECDL test system which was approved by the ECDL Foundation for automated testing.

ITI is represented in euCAD by Dr. Eugenijus Telesius. Eugenijus is Managing Director of ITI, CEO of ECDL Lithuania, Country Representative in IFIP and IT STAR Association, IT Project Manager and ITIL Consultant. He is also appointed as an Associated Professor at Vilnius University.


Registered address and type of organisation
Full legal name: Product First ltd.
Short name / acronym: PF
Registered Address: 10 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, W4 4PH
Country: United Kingdom england
E-mail: john.boult@productfirst.co.uk
Website: www.productfirst.co.uk
General description of the organisation
Type of organisation CONS-CNST
Product first is a Product, Brand and Corporate Innovation Consultancy. The drive for great ideas, or putting the product first, is still the starting point for successful innovative companies. But today you also need to develop, in parallel, the right enabling culture. We help companies do both of these things: create great ideas and build sustainable innovative cultures.
Product First is represented in euCAD by Dr. John Boult who has considerable experience and reputation within the design industry. He is a founding director of Product first- A Product, Brand and Corporate Innovation Consultancy and is a director of Michael Peters (Asia-Pacific) Limited – A Brand Design consultancy specialising in the Japanese market. John is an Associate Professor of Design Strategy at Brunel University, where he also lectures on Innovation, Brand & Design Strategy. Professionally he is a past board member of the Design Council, the first external examiner to the groundbreaking Design Management Masters Course at the Royal College of Art, external examiner at Somerset College Art & Design, former chair of Brunel University Industry Liaison Group. He has also validated number of courses at UK design universities combining design and business related activities.


Registered address and type of organisation
Full legal name: Usesoft AS
Short name / acronym: UAS
Registered Address: Tobiase 8, Tallinn
Country: Estonia estonia
E-mail: kristel@usesoft.ee
Website: www.usesoft.ee
General description of the organisation
Type of organisation ENT-SME

Usesoft is an Estonian IT company which focuses on two main markets - CAD solutions mainly for the building market and business software for the manufacturing market. The company's office is situated in Tallinn and services are provided to customers from Estonia and its neighboring countries Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. The company was founded in 1991 and currently employs 20 people.

Usesoft has 15 years of experience in implementing CAD systems and training CAD users for customers active in the following segments: Architects and Building Engineers, Constructors & Real Estate Developers, Construction Infrastructure Builders and Media/Entertainment. From the beginning of year 2008 Usesoft is also MSD certified and authorized to provide Digital Prototyping solutions (e.g. Inventor) for manufacturing.

The company has been Autodesk’s Authorized Dealer from 1992 and Autodesk Training Center since 1998. Usesoft is a member of BSA Estonia and helped to establish it in 1995, as a representative of Autodesk.

Usesoft is represented in euCAD by Mrs. Kristel Uibo . Project Manager. Kristel has a Degree in Sociology from Estonian Institute of Humanities. Works in Usesoft as a Training Centre manager (before) and project manager since 1999. Before that, Kristel worked as a Foreign Affairs Counsellor in Tallinn City Council. In Usesoft was a project manager of development of recourse planning software ProdMaster for manufacturing industry. This project was partly financed by European innovation support funds and EAS (Enterprise Estonia)

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Latest News:
Records New CAD Courses for C&I

New CAD courses for Creativity and Innovation are starting on 22nd of March 2012. For more information please send an email to acata1@camis.pub.ro

SMEs seminar on Autodesk Inventor

UPB is proud to invite prospective stakeholders to an SMEs seminar that is scheduled for 16th of January 2012. There is a limited number of guests. Please confirm your participantion at acata1@camis.pub.ro

euCAD courses

The euCAD courses on Creativity and Innovation through Computer Aided Design are scheduled to start around 10th of April 2011. If you want to participate, please send an email message to acata1@camis.pub.ro.

euCAD SMEs mentoring service

The euCAD consortium has mentored collectively around 20 SMEs in Romania, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Lithuania and Estonia. If you would like your SME to be mentored, please contact us at acata1@camis.pub.ro.

euCAD visit to Porto Chamber of Commerce

During the last project meeting, the consortium has been given a presentation at the premises of Porto Chamber of Commerce (23rd of September 2010).

euCad Last Consortium meeting

The euCAD 6th consortium meeting took place in Porto, Portugal, hosted by Inovafor Lda on the 23rd-25th of September 2010.

SMEs On-site mentoring service

The euCAD partners will start the SMEs on-site mentoring service shortly. Further details will be posted on the project website in due time.If your organisation would like to be mentored (in one of the countries of the consortium RO, MT, PT, LT, UK and EE) please send your request to acata1@camis.pub.ro.

euCAD seminar

Bistrita Nasaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with University Politehnica of Bucharest is organising a free seminar entitled "Creativity and Innovation through CAD" on the 27th of March 2010. Venue: premises of Bistrita Nasaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry Time:10.00-12.00 am Registration is free and can be done by sending an email to acata1@camis,pub.ro. Any other querries can be redirected to the same email address.

euCAD visit to Estonian Chamber of Commerce

The Estonian partner of the euCAD consortium had organised a free seminar in cooperation with the Estonia Chamber of COmmerce and Industry (ECC) at their premises on the 7th of May 2010. All partners had participated to this event.

euCAD 5th consortium meeting

The euCAD 5th consortium meeting took place in Tallinn, Estonia, at the premises of Usesoft AS on the 6th-8th of May 2010.

Romanian section of the euCAD forum

A Romanian section of the euCAD forum is now available to our target audience. If you would like to benefit from our CAD/CAM, creativity and innovation discussions, please go to euCAD forum.

euCAD workshop

University Politehnica of Bucharest is organising a free seminar entitled "Creativity and Innovation through CAD" on the 11th of March 2010. Venue: "Mihai Eminescu" Vocational College, Slobozia, Ialomita 10.00-12.00 am Registration is free and can be done by sending an email to acata1@camis,pub.ro.

euCAD seminar

University Politehnica of Bucharest is organising a free seminar entitled "Creativity and Innovation through CAD" on the 11th of March 2010. Venue: Faculty of IMST, Splaiul Independentei 313, Bucharest. Room: CB213 10.00-12.00 am Registration is free and can be done by sending an email to acata1@camis.pub.ro.

euCAD visited UK Design Council

The euCAD consortium has visited the UK Design Council on the 18th of December 2009.

Fourth consortium meeting

The euCAD project fourth consortium meeting took place in London, United Kingdom on 17th-19th of December 2009. Host: Product First ltd.

euCAD third consortium meeting

The euCAD third consortium meeting took place in Bucharest, Romania, on 10-12th of September.

euCAD Newsletter 2

The euCAD newsletter is available here.

euCAD Newsletter 1

The euCAD newsletter is now available at here

euCAD mirror sites

We are pleased to announce that mirror sites for the euCAD project are now available here (designed and implemented by the Maltese partner MECB) and here (designed and implemented by the Lithuanian parner ITI).

euCAD - present in The Parliament Magazine

euCAD project is present in The Parliament Magazine, in the special 27th of April issue (no.287) that is focused on the SMEs week in Europe. The online version can be found here.

2009- European Year of Creativity & Innovation

This year is the European Year of Creativity and Innovation. The European Year of Creativity and Innovation - 2009 aims to raise awareness of the importance of creativity and innovation for personal, social and economic development. For more information please visit this link.

Design as a driver of user-centred innovation

"Design as a driver of user-centred innovation" published in the "Enterprise & Industry - e-Newsletter - 24/04/2009" available in the link.

Second Consortium Meeting

The second consortium meeting will be held in Malta, 26th of March -28th of March 2009. Host: MECB Ltd.

euCAD on ADAM portal

The euCAD project is now present in the ADAM portal, the official Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency - EACEA portal to Leonardo da Vinci projects. Information on euCAD is available here.

First consortium meeting

The first consortium meeting was held in Kaunas, Lithuania, 18th of December-20th of December 2008. Host: Information Technology Institute.