Project name: Network for Empowering People in Added-Value Manufacturing Systems and Technologies
ID code: 21215
Supported by: EIT Manufacturing – European Union
Project duration: 01/2021 – 12/2021
Budget: Total budget: 296.869 €
Budget CTU: 30.000 €
Principal investigator at CIIRC: Dr. Petr Kolář
Coordinator: Faculty of Engineering – University of Porto
Project Partners: Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, University of Patras
Aalto University
CTU in Prague
Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology
INESC-TEC Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Souther
University of Tartu


M-NEST-II aims to deliver innovative courses enabling the financial exploitation of educational assets (e.g., nuggets, T&LFs, etc.) resultant from two previous activities:

M-NEST-II has three main goals:

  • to start implementing educational programs based on EIT-M educational assets targeting the up-/re-skill of executives and professionals on emergent technologies of added-value manufacturing (AVM);
  • to increase the number of industrial organizations / participants involved in EIT-M activities;
  • to build a robust and flexible business model for the M-NEST distributed factory, aiming the long-term financial return (beyond 2021) of EIT-M-supported educational assets, as well as a self-sustainable strategic agenda for the M-NEST network, covering upcoming industrial needs and other EIT-M flagships. This activity will directly contribute to the financial sustainability of the EIT-M.