Project name: Network for Empowering People in Added-Value Manufacturing Systems and Technologies – Regional Innovation Scheme
ID code: 20039
Website: m-nest-ris.eu
Supported by: EIT Manufacturing – European Union
Project duration: 01/2020 – 12/2020 (12 months)
Budget: Total budget: 244.248 €
Budget CTU: 70.000 €
Principal investigator at CIIRC: Dr. Petr Kolář
Coordinator: Faculty of Engineering – University of Porto
Project Partners: Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS), University of Patras
Czech Technical University in Prague
INESC-TEC Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering – University of Porto
University of Tartu


M-NEST-RIS will support the development and implementation of a new paradigm in the learning of added-value manufacturing (AVM) in Europe, based on the creation of a distributed Teaching and Learning Factory prepared to address the challenges raised by the exponential introduction of new AVM technologies (in the context of Industry 4.0) concerning people qualification.

The aim is to nurture and empower people to work in and to foster AVM in EIT RIS countries with moderate or modest innovation capacity, such as Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece and Portugal. Considering the RIS3 priorities of these regions, but also its important turnover and employment capacity all over Europe, the automotive sector is focused. Relevant AVM technologies, processes, machines and SW gathered within the partners’ testbeds will be used to build innovative learning activities and demonstrate the feasibility and the added value of the network to address the RIS/ sector/ qualification needs identified.