Shaping the Next Generation of manufacturing professionals

Shaping activity

The ShapiNG II project aims at motivating and raise the interest of young Europeans in pursuing a manufacturing career. The programme puts a particular emphasis on secondary school students (aged 12-18) and girls. In doing so, the project is engaging and industring teachers within the EIT RIS countries: Portugal, Spain, Greece, Slovakia, and Czech Republic.

Project goal: To develop and grow a network of Smart Manufacturing Demonstrators, videos, and presentations will aid Universities and RTOs to attract young students across EIT RIS countries, and contributing to creating a realistic and positive image of the manufacturing industry.  By “socializing” with smart manufacturing challenges and career opportunities in early ages, the project hope sto encourage more students to consider a career in manufacturing, and consequently contribute to close the talent and skills gap.

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Lead partner:

Project consortium:

  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • FEUP
  • Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation
  • University of Patras
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
  • Tecnalia

Project leader:

Gil Gonçalves

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




Czech Technical University in Prague

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