Erasmus+ Project No. 22019-1-MT01-KA203-051265
An Innovative Higher Education Institution Training Toolbox to EffeCtively AddRess the EUropean InduStry 4.0 Skills Gap and Mismatches – ICARUS
Project ICARUS brings together a number of experts and leaders in Industry 4.0 from European Higher Education Institutions and lead by the University of Malta to collaborate together to develop specific training content and support HEI trainers and learners.
It is a known fact that the world of work is increasingly becoming digitialised, this is evident from what has been termed the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). Technology is developing at such a fast pace that even HEI educators are finding difficulties to catch up and keep abreast of the latest technologies. This problem of EU educators needing to urgently catch up with Industry 4.0 technologies is even highlighted by the EU Commision, and World Economic Forum. This implies that educators will not be in an effective position to pass on knowledge to their students who are the workers of future generations. At the same time past generations of students who graduated a few years back find themselves in a position where they do not have the required knowledge to implement Industry 4.0 technologies that had not been developed or thought at the time.
This situation implies that there is an urgent need for HEI trainers and learners to be given the chance to catch up with Industry 4.0 technologies such as:
Blockchain in Industry
Industrial Internet of Things
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Big Data Analysis
Drones in manufacturing industry
The aim of the ICARUS KA2 Erasmus+ project is to develop an open and digital training toolbox which can be utilised by trainers in Higher Education Institutions to educate both current and previous generations of learners in Industry 4.0 technologies.
A Training Toolbox To effectively address European Industry 4.0 skills gap and mismatches
This project is aimed at supporting Trainers and Learners from Higher Education Institutions
The ICARUS project is a partnership between 5 European Universities in Malta, Sweden, Portugal, Romania and Italy and is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
University of Malta (Malta)
The University of Malta is the Project Coordinator, and will provide expertise in the fields of Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and Knowledge Management.
University of Minho (Portugal)
The Universidade Do Minho will provide expertise in Cyber Physical Production Systems (CPPS) and Social Networked pedagogical based approaches.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
The KTH will be supporting the ICARUS Project by providing their expertise in Robotics, Smart Production and Industry 4.0 Business Models.
Free University of Bolzano (Italy)
The partners from the Free University of Bolzano are experts in Industry 4.0, Smart Production Systems and Robotics.
Politehnica University of Bucharest (Romania)
UPB-CAMIS research center provides Experts in AR/VR technologies, 3D Printing, Industry 4.0, development of drones and e-learning environments.
For more information, please visit the digi4HEALTH project website here.