Project name: Learning through manufacturing challenges
ID code: 20136
Supported by: EIT Manufacturing – European Union
Project duration: 01/2020 – 12/2020 (12 months)
Budget: Total budget: 306.661 €
Budget CTU: 62.500 €
Principal investigator at CIIRC: Dr. Petr Kolář
Coordinator: Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, University of Patras
Project Partners: Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, University of Patras
Czech Technical University in Prague


ManuLearn aims to enhance the innovation capacity of the participating EIT RIS countries by improving their educational framework and by boosting their digital capabilities in order to face the future manufacturing challenges. In this framework, the activity aims to deliver a programme where students, researchers and companies will work together to mutually develop skills through co-creating solutions to industrial manufacturing challenges; combining Teaching Factory (TF) and Learning Factory (LF) concepts with Open Innovation practices, addressing the demands of both students and professionals.

This will be achieved through a collaborative network, facilitating the exchange of industrial challenges and providing novel solutions, bringing together academia and industry. Each challenge along with the knowledge generated will be shared with the complete network, creating value across all participating EIT RIS countries.