INCOBOTICS. A new European project on Collaborative Robots.

The kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ project INCOBOTICS took place in Politeknika Txorierri last week. The INCOBOTICS: Ready for Industry 5.0 project (2019-2021) unites four EU partners from France, Italy, Greece and Spain (Basque Country) in the development of innovative didactic materials in cobotics. The integration of cobots (collaborative robots) into the industrial and business sectors of the EU which will work side by side with their human counterparts in workspaces is predicted to grow from 2020.

Future electronics and robotics graduates will be required to work alongside AI data technicians to programme, monitor and analyse the data fed into and coming from cobots and their integrated artificial vision (AV) systems. Skilled programming and monitoring will see cobots safely perform an ever wider range of (interactive) functions in the world of work.

The INCOBOTICS project will create an INCOBOTICS Module with a general visual introduction to Industry 5.0 for all students, presenting current or planned examples from companies in each partner region. It will then cover the main characteristics and functions of cobots and develop structured units of learning in understanding and programming cobots and AV systems. The Project will develop a Best Practice Guide for teachers and trainers and offer “challenges” for students around which to develop competence in cobotics. The Guide will support user staff in the understanding of Challenge Based Learning and how to adapt or develop challenges for students in their cobotics and other courses.

The INCOBOTICS Module and Best Practice Guide will be tested by pilot groups in Spain, France and Italy in 2020-2021, refined and freely available in Sept 2021 for downloading from the project website. The final products will be reviewed and validated by major cobot distributors and industrial representatives from partner countries. Politeknika Txorierri (EUS-ES), ADAMICS (FR), APRO (IT) and IDEC (EL) aim to provide higher education providers with the most innovative, quality and ready to use didactical materials in cobotics which will see student graduates in electronics and robotics better prepared for the emerging 5.0 scenario. The INCOBOTICS Module comes with integrated ECT accreditation guidelines.

All INCOBOTICS outputs will be produced under the Creative Commons License. Project partners actively encourage higher educational organisations and other training entities to use the INCOBOTICS: Ready for Industry 5.0 Module and Guide.

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In the photo you can see the participants of the Global Training grants during the training course given in October at Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri.

In the European project called Life OnLine we have developed a course called “Master your future” and within this training we have piloted two modules of this course that are: Communicate like a Pro and Master the art of Teamwork.

We have considered that these are two very important competences for the 60 Global Training participants who are going to do a 6 month internships abroad this year.

To see more information about the course http://lifeonline.education/

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vet_gpsThe VET-GPS project partners attended the first meeting of this new project in Porto, Portugal, the last week of November.

The partners are developing a professional development programme aimed at integrating soft skills into the VET curricula for young people. The aim of which is to prepare young people with the skills to meet today’s and future labour market needs and prevent early leaving.

Politeknika Ikastegia Txorrieri takes part in this Project together with the coordinators of the Project Mentortec, CECE, ANESPO, Blickpunkt Identität, Efvet, Pixel and Connectis. In total 8 partners from 5 different countries.

Quality assurance in teachers team is the building block for the cultivation of quality culture and eventually for improving quality in an education and training organisation. Qual4T2 project aims to support teachers teams in their effort to improve quality planning within their teams.

QUAL4T2 third project meeting took place at Politeknika Txorierri. In this meeting the members of the Steering board jointly discussed and agreed on the pilot version of Quality Guide and 17 Quality Tools, including lay-out, and agreed on the pilot materials and report to exploit and complete by each partners during the piloting.

The meeting was really demanding in terms of work and contribution by all participants, but the atmosphere, the respect and the active listening to the ideas of each other proved to be the keys of a successful and fruitful meeting.

You can access to the partners’  testimonials in this video:

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net_entThe first meeting of the Erasmus + Networking for Entrepreneurship project (NET-ENT) took place on 6th and 7th November at the SSOF Design and Photography Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The coordinating center of the project, SCNG of Nova Gorica, and the technical universities of Helsinki and Glasgow also participated in the meeting.

On Monday, 6 all the partners presented our centers and the way in which we can contribute to the development and future impact of the results of the project. A representative of the Slovenian National Agency also participated in the meeting.

On Tuesday 7 we focused on the development of the content of the training that will be provided to teachers from the participating countries at Haaga Helia University, in Helsinki, Finland, in June 2018. NET-ENT will develop an interdisciplinary and international module to promote entrepreneurship that integrates and develops these 3 aspects: knowledge about business management and marketing; graphic and industrial design; and production and manufacture of the product.

We counted with an accredited facilitator in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method to promote innovation and participation of the entire partnership in the development this module.

The next transnational meeting will take place in March 2018 at Politeknika Txorierri

safety4el

safety4elThe first Multiplier Event of the European Erasmus+ Safety4El (Safety for electricians), coordinated by Politeknika Txorieri, took place in Derio in October. 22 participants took part in the meeting. This participants where teachers, mainly of the Biscay region (17) and Gipuzkoa (3).

Anabel Menica presented the Safety4El project by introducing the aims, the partners, the expected impact of the project and the pilot products. She also showed the participants the web page of the project where the Training Courses will be available for free downloading.

There was a short break when the participants had the opportunity to network and share their impressions about the event so far.

After the break Jokin Goioaga presented the following to topics:

  • Practical cases to assess risks in the working environment.
  • The manual that describes how to use the materials available in Moodle:
    • The educational interactive resources.
    • Practical course with 270 test questions on occupational safety divided into 11 units on safety in general and in the field of electricity.

Throughout the presentations Jokin used and explained the operation of the web and the moodle where the material is available in Spanish and English among other languages.

OpenIn

OpenIn The first Multiplier Event of the European Erasmus+ OpenIN project (Open Source Applications for Industrial Automation), coordinated by Politeknika Txorieri, took place in Derio in October. 50 Participants from 34 different colleges in the Basque Country were informed about the project outcomes so far.

Anabel Menica presented the OpenIN project by introducing the aims, the partners, the expected impact of the project and the pilot products. She also showed the participants the web page of the project where the Training Courses will be available for free downloading.

There was a short break when the participants had the opportunity to network and share their impressions about the event so far. After the break Xabier Ugarte presented the pilot training Course, the structure of it and the methodology to be applied. The OpenIn pilot training course is made up of 14 units separated into 4 Topics:

  • Topic A: Introduction
  • Topic B: Sensors.
  • Topic C: Communications.
  • Topic D: Actuators.

During the traning, students will be asked to answer a complex question or solve a complex problem. This problem solving includes researching the question, synthesizing the information, working with others, and presenting the work.

Xabier also showed the attendees the project Moodle for the pilot products. He presented some practical examples of the application of Arduino based on the units of OpenIN and encouraged the participants to join a pilot training for Teachers that will be taking place at Politeknika Txorierri in November.