Network for Empowering People in Added-Value Manufacturing Systems and Technologies (M-NEST)

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M-NEST-II aims to deliver innovative courses enabling the financial exploitation of educational assets, such as learning nuggets and Training and Learning Factories.

Developing on two previous activities, M-NEST-I and M-NEST-RIS, this course has three main goals:

1) to start implementing educational programmes based on EIT Manufacturing educational assets to up-/re-skill CEOs/executives, professionals and engineers on emergent technologies of added-value manufacturing;

2) to increase the number of industrial organizations / participants involved in EIT Manufacturing activities;

3) to build a robust and flexible business model for the M-NEST distributed factory, aiming at long-term financial return of EIT Manufacturing-supported educational assets, as well as a self-sustainable strategic agenda for the M-NEST network. This activity will contribute direcdtly to the financial sustainability of EIT Manufacturing.
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Project consortium:

  • Aalto University
  • Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • EIT Manufacturing ASBL
  • FEUP
  • INEGI – Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • INESC TEC – Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering
  • Technology and Science
  • Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation
  • University of Patras
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
  • University of Tartu


Gil Gonçalves

Assistant Professor Software and Systems Engineering | Prod-Dean of International Affairs @ U.PORTO/ FEUP