Project Partners

The consortium gather experts of both topics of the twin digital and green transition.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – KIT, was established by the merger of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and the University of Karlsruhe. With more than 6.000 researchers and 24.000 students, KIT combines the tasks of a German university with those of a research centre of the Helmholtz Association in the areas of research, teaching, and innovation. The Department of Building Lifecycle Management – BLM at KIT is engaged with research and the teaching of the development and application of computational methods and rapid prototyping technologies for the realization of integrated building lifecycle management. The research priorities include the development and application of methods and tools to achieve integrated building lifecycle management which some of these tools are directly related to Industry4.0 such as 3D printing, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and different virtual simulation tools.

CETEM is a non-profit scientific research and training organisation located in the southeast of Spain. Created as an initiative of private companies, CETEM aims at transferring any kind of innovation to industries, especially SMEs, actively contributing towards their socioeconomic development through consultancy services, Research and Development activities, and the arrangement of training programmes dependent on the industry needs. Nowadays, CETEM is an organisation comprised of almost 100 associated companies. Most of them are SMEs in continuous search of ways to innovate their products and above all through brand-new and sometimes risky designs that increment their value.

Textile testing institute is R&D institute, VET provider, and a leader in branch testing and certification and involved in many other activities, located in Czech Republic. The accredited testing laboratory offers several hundreds of tests for nearly all types of textile and furniture products. Safety represents the most critical issue and covers not only the detection of harmful substances but also non-flammability and resistance of technical textiles. Its furniture testing laboratory ensures verification of both mechanical and safety properties of furniture and properties of surface treatments and upholstered furniture according to valid national, European and International standards. Furniture testing is used to verify the achieved performance and safety in use by the user. TZÚ is a chairman of the National Technical Commission for Furniture and Textiles by Czech Standardization Agency.

The University of Vaasa (UVA) is a business-oriented, multidisciplinary, and international university. UVA conducts impactful research of a high international standard and educates highly skilled experts for various fields. UVA has about 500 staff members, and the annual operating costs are approximately EUR 39 million. In total, there are about 5 000 students at the university, of whom 240 are foreign students, and 390 PhD students. UVA consists of four schools: Accounting & Finance, Management, Marketing & Communication, Technology & Innovations. In addition, there are three open and multi-disciplinary research platforms: Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre (VEBIC) for energy and sustainable development, InnoLab for innovations and open science, and Digital Economy. The Faculty of Business Studies educates experts and decision makers in the business sector who have the readiness to work in demanding corporate and industrial roles in both local and international operational environments.

IES José Luis Castillo-Puche (JLCP) is a large public state Secondary School located in the southeast of Spain, in Yecla, in the Region of Murcia. 1400 students attend the school, and the number of teachers in the current year is 110. Students come from a wide range of social backgrounds, including families from South America and the North of Africa. In JLCP, it is possible to study Secondary Education, Baccalaureate (Technological and Literary) and several VET degrees, in the Furniture, Electricity, ICT, Health, Childhood Education and Administrative branch. One of its distinguishing features is its Multilingual Section, in Secondary and Baccalaureate, taught in French and English, where it is especially promoted the learning of European languages. JLCP has the Erasmus Chart, in order to allow its VET students to take part into practices in Europe.

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