Teaching Factory Knowledge Sharing Network (TF Knownet)

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TF KnowNet aims to deliver a programme where students, researchers and companies work together to mutually develop skills and share expert knowledge by co-creating solutions to industrial manufacturing challenges. Extending the established Teaching Factory (TF) paradigm on a network level while combining it with open innovation practices to address the demands of both students and professionals.

This will be achieved through a collaborative Knowledge Sharing Network of organisations (academia and industry) that can exchange information effectively.

The developed programme can be used in two ways:

  • As part of academic learning through virtually connected classrooms and labs, exploiting the expertise and specialised equipment of each partner and becoming an inherent part of the qualification process;
  • For professional learning, where it will be used for introducing RTD advancements to manufacturing practitioners and re-skilling workers.TF Knownet map

Leading partner:

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Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, University of Patras (LMS)

Project consortium:

  • Aalto University
  • Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation;University of Patras [LMS]
  • MONDRAGON Corporation
  • Mondragon University
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • TU Braunschweig
  • Volvo Group

Project lead contact:

Panagiotis Stavropoulos

Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation (LMS), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Patras 26504, Greece
+30 2610 910160



Politecnico di Milano

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TU Braunschweig

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